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Dharma Talks given at Cloud Mountain Retreat Center
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2024-06-12 Finding Your Own Inspiration 17:33
Ayya Santussika
What do you find inspiring? Sutta Nipata 5.19, "Preserving the Way to the Far Shore", or Anguttara Nikaya 11.2, "Making a Wish", or is it something else?
Cloud Mountain Retreat Center Cooling the Mind, Warming the Heart

2024-06-11 Choosing Mudita 45:03
Ayya Santussika
Examples from the suttas of mudita arising from living in harmony and its importance in developing the practice.
Cloud Mountain Retreat Center Cooling the Mind, Warming the Heart

2024-06-11 Compassion 30:00
Ayya Santussika
Cloud Mountain Retreat Center Cooling the Mind, Warming the Heart

2024-06-11 Karuna - compassion - is not about "suffering with" others 31:39
Ayya Santussika
Using wisdom to develop the true brahmavihara of karuna, without becoming enmeshed in "suffering with" others.
Cloud Mountain Retreat Center Cooling the Mind, Warming the Heart

2024-06-10 Q&A 1 68:35
Ayya Santussika
Sila, samadhi, panna, rebirth.
Cloud Mountain Retreat Center Cooling the Mind, Warming the Heart

2024-06-10 Immersion through Metta 32:48
Ayya Santussika
Establishing metta and tending towards immersion factors.
Cloud Mountain Retreat Center Cooling the Mind, Warming the Heart

2024-06-09 Making Loving Kindness Our Basis and Vehicle 35:54
Ayya Santussika
When your mind is steady and well settled internally, and bad, unskillful qualities that have arisen don’t occupy your mind, then you should train like this: ‘I will develop the heart’s release by love. I’ll cultivate it, make it my vehicle and my basis, keep it up, consolidate it, and properly implement it.’ That’s how you should train. AN 8.63
Cloud Mountain Retreat Center Cooling the Mind, Warming the Heart

2024-06-09 Dropping What Binds Us 34:05
Ayya Santussika
Dissolving the layers of identity for relief and insight.
Cloud Mountain Retreat Center Cooling the Mind, Warming the Heart

2024-06-09 Relaxing into Retreat 2 33:19
Ayya Santussika
Anapanasati - Body, feeling, mind
Cloud Mountain Retreat Center Cooling the Mind, Warming the Heart

2024-06-08 Cooling the Mind, Making it Firm 49:29
Ayya Santussika
What methods are you using to cool the mind? How about making it steady? Using anapanasati and various reflections, including the three characteristics.
Cloud Mountain Retreat Center Cooling the Mind, Warming the Heart

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