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John Travis's Dharma Talks
John Travis
After thirty-five years of experience around the dharma, with eight of these years in Asia, I am still deeply inspired, as a teacher, by students' progress with the practice. I see the questioning I do with myself reflected in others. The infinite loop of my practice and my teaching becomes a self-fulling prophecy. As I see others letting go of old baggage, it inspires me to continue questioning myself.
2014-03-03 First Foundation - Kaya 46:55
Exploring the body with mindfulness
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Month Long Retreat
2013-12-31 The Long and Winding Road to Joy and Inspiration 52:13
Tales from the dharma gypsy.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center New Year's Retreat
2013-12-20 Sitting in the Center 46:33
The talk begins with the stories and teachings of the Thai Forest meditation masters, and continues with personal stories and the teaching of 'taking the one seat'. How to work with hindrances, pleasant and unpleasant, and allow the knowing quality to shine forth; 'sitting in the center' of all things.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation Solstice Retreat
2013-05-10 Sitting on the Edge 46:03
The spiritual journey through retreat and trekking; vulnerability, humility and knowing.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center May Insight Meditation Retreat
2013-05-06 Bodiness: First Foundation of Mindfulness 44:08
This talk explores the vertical and horizontal paths of practice, revealed through adventure stories, poetry and teachings.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center May Insight Meditation Retreat
2013-03-29 Humility, Vulnerability, Trust in the Dharma 45:11
Last night talk of the one month/two month. Exploring humility, humor, holding this simple trust through the Dharma.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Insight Meditation - 1 Month Retreat
2013-03-23 The Scent of Freedom 48:41
Poem and journey of awakening through vision of story telling.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Insight Meditation - 1 Month Retreat
2013-03-16 The Small Crack 50:33
Working with the wheel of Dependent Origination
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Insight Meditation - 1 Month Retreat
2013-03-09 The Tattered Self 48:33
Poem and then explore aspect of not-self and relative self
Spirit Rock Meditation Center March Insight Meditation - 1 Month Retreat
2012-12-21 Dissolving Storyline 51:47
In usual fashion, one of John's poems followed a teaching on dissolving the four types of mental fixations and opening to the radiant mystery.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation at the Solstice

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