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Kittisaro's Dharma Talks
Kittisaro
Kittisaro, from Tennessee, a Rhodes Scholar and a Buddhist practitioner for over 35 years including 15 years as a Theravada monk in the Forest School of Ajahn Chah. He is also a practitioner of Pure Land and Chan Buddhism. He is co-founder, with Thanissara of Dharmagiri Sacred Mountain Retreat in South Africa and has completed two year long retreats. Kittisaro currently lives in the North Bay, California, teaches at IMS and Spirit Rock, and is co-author of Listening to the Heart, A Contemplative Journey to Engaged Buddhism. He lives in the North Bay CA, and is on the Teacher Council at Spirit Rock, and is a core teacher at IMS.
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2015-03-13 Ox and Cart. Blessing Chant 67:16
A path that leads inward. Ajahn Chah's simile of the ox and cart
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center An Integrated Awakening: Insight Meditation Retreat
2015-01-18 Practice Guided by Wisdom 35:26
Moving beyond rigidity and attachment to views about practice into agility in response to conditions. Working with doubt.
Dharmagiri Being Dharma Month Long at Dharmagiri, South Africa
2015-01-16 Hatred is Never Appeased by Hatred 38:54
Moving beyond the tendency to make a problem. Metta as an aspect of wisdom. Apartheid of the soul. The eternal law. The Buddha's simile of the saw.
Dharmagiri Being Dharma Month Long at Dharmagiri, South Africa
2015-01-14 Mother of All Phenomena - Contemplating Thus! 34:00
The liberating aspect of the teaching. Realization of the "unborn, uncreated" The door to the Dharma is never closed. Depth of Kuan Yin.
Dharmagiri Being Dharma Month Long at Dharmagiri, South Africa
2015-01-13 A Heavenly Messenger Arrives: Today My Father Died. 50:47
Kittisaro reflects on his father and his death. The ending of greed, hatred and delusion is nibbana. An analogy from the Shurangama Sutra. Entering the living silence.
Dharmagiri Being Dharma Month Long at Dharmagiri, South Africa
2015-01-12 Nature of Phenonmena Through Insight 35:04
Balance of samatha and vipassana. Exploration of phenomena, and dhammas, power of seeing impermanence, dispassion and relinquishment.
Dharmagiri Being Dharma Month Long at Dharmagiri, South Africa
2015-01-11 Ajahn Chah's Advice about "Terrorists" 37:36
Kittisaro reflects on his father's life, as his father approaches death. Seeing and working through the force of greed, hatred and delusion.
Dharmagiri Being Dharma Month Long at Dharmagiri, South Africa
2015-01-10 The Training of Samadhi - Guided Meditation 30:59
Dharmagiri Being Dharma Month Long at Dharmagiri, South Africa
2015-01-09 Higher Training of the Mind/ Heart 49:09
The ancient practice of religion and yoga binds us to limitation in order to go beyond limitation. Cultivating inner access to stability, healing and an abiding of well being through the cultivation of samadhi and jhana.
Dharmagiri Being Dharma Month Long at Dharmagiri, South Africa
2015-01-08 Leaving Behind Apartheid of the Heart 37:58
Introduction to Mindfulness and Satipatthana Sutta as a training in freedom. Sakka's question to the Buddha about conflict.
Dharmagiri Being Dharma Month Long at Dharmagiri, South Africa

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