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2018 Awareness/MahaSati Public Talk
2018-4-30 Wisdom-Awareness Map (MahaSati) 60:01
An introduction to a wisdom-awareness map from the Thai Forest tradition: Mindfulness - Great Mindfulness - Mindfulness-Wisdom - Wisdom which leads to Release. Includes metaphors & descriptions of maturing awareness which is able to release reactivity & access the 3 Lenses of Wisdom (impermanence, unsatisfactoriness, not self). Concludes with a fun somatic exercise on holding on & letting go, based on a teaching from Ajahn Chah. For more information about these teachings, visit Heather's website & look up Talks & Retreat Schedule.
2017-1-13 Metta for the Difficult 64:48
2017-5-16 Body As Teacher 53:58
2017-12-20 Transforming Fear Into Love 55:49
2017 Awareness/MahaSati Public Talk
2017-5-19 Mindfulness-Wisdom 50:36
An introduction to A Map of Awareness from the Thai Forest Tradition: Sati-Mindfulness-Mahi Sati (Great Mindfulness), Sati Panna (Mindfulness Wisdom), Panna-Vimutti (Wisdom which leads to release). Includes teachings on how to approach teachings and practices of awareness, how to use the Three Characteristics, (impermanence, unsatisfactotoriness, not self) to decrease and release activity of the Defilements (greed, hatred and delusion) and a fun experiential exercise based on a teaching from Ajahn Chah about letting go. For more information about these teachings, visit Heather's website and look up Talks, Retreat Schedule and ongoing trainings on MahaSati.
2016-1-19 5 Things Which Wake Us Up! 61.59
1. Wise Friends 2. Celebrating Basic Integrity 3. Hearing the Dharma 4. Wise Effort 5. Harmony with Impermanence
2016-1-15 Meeting Life with Equanimity 56:28
Talk explores Six Qualities of Equanimity: Equanimity is the Spacious (1) Balance (2) of the Non Reactive (3) mind-heart, grounded in Wisdom (4), with supports a deep Caring (5) , and leads to an Appropriate Response (6).
2016 Awareness/MahaSati Talks
2016 -11- 5 MahaSati (Awareness) Map Overview, Including Awakening in the Body 53:30
2016 -11- 9 MahaSati (Awareness), Mindfulness-Wisdom (Sati-Panna), Wisdom Leading to Release (Panna-Vimutti) 1:00
2016 Metta Guided Meditations & Instructions
2016-1-12 Metta Meditation Overview 37:43
Instructions provide overview of metta, the phrases of well-wishing, the muses (categories), and the supports of using an internal image and somatic resonance.
2016-1-16 Metta For the Difficult Person 42:09
Instructions provide overview of metta for the difficult person + a guided Metta Mandala meditation using all of the categories (muses).
2015-11-7 MahaSati (Pure Awareness) Map Talk+ Guided Meditations 59:13
2015-11-5 Monkeys on the Kora: Mindfulness & Metta of the Body 1:05:52
2015 -5-14 The Five Spiritual Faculties: The Awakened Mind IS the Awakened Heart 60:40
These 5 Talks are from the March Monthlong Retreat at SRMC 2015:
2015-3-23 Integrating Insights & Other Ah-ha Moments in Practice 62:58
2015-3-19 Mindfulness, Great Mindfulness, Wisdom & Release (MahaSati) 60:48
2015-3-13 The Four Noble Truths (monthlong retreat version) 61:04
2015-3-09 Compassion: Cultivation & Fruition 64:12
2015-3-04 First Foundation of Mindfulness 61:47
2015-2-19 Cleaning Up Our Minds, Cleaning Up the World 57:07
2015-1-19 The Perfect Gift: Mindfulness & Metta 58:11
2015 Heart Practice Guided Meditations from March Monthlong Retreat at SRMC:
Introduction to Metta Meditation (Lovingkindness) 35 mins.
Metta for the Familiar Stranger (Neutral Person) 35 mins.
Introduction to Compassion 34 mins.
Mudita (Sympathetic Joy) 37 mins.
Equanimity 37 mins.
2015 Insight Meditation Guided Meditations from March Monthlong Retreat at SRMC:
Mindfulness of the Body (including nervous system practices) 15 mins.
Choiceless Awareness Meditation 11 mins.
Metta Sutta Talks 2015:
2015-1-17 Metta Sutta Talk #2: By Not Holding to Fixed Views 60:02
2015-1-12 Metta Sutta Talk #1: The Joy of Basic Integrity 64:38
2014-1-20 Bridging the Practice into the World 55:56
2014-1-18 The Eleven Benefits of Metta 54:32
2014-1-15 The Difficulties are the Gifts: Metta, Compassion & their Hindrances 56:11
2013-12-19 The Seven Enlightenment Factors (retreat talk) 63:53
2013-10-10 The Seven Enlightment Factors (daily life talk) 53:46
2013-02-21 The Power of the Five Spiritual Faculties 57.21
2013-01-21 20 Years of Dharma at Spirit Rock 54.57
2013-01-19 Metta for All Beings 64.57
2012-09-06 The Two Truths: The Personal View & The Universal View 52:46
2012-09-08 Relating Wisely to the Sense of Self 33:10
2012-04-26 Is Metta Enough? 49:19
2012-04-22 The Brahma Viharas: Shifting the Center of Gravity 56:13
2012-04-20 A Map for Transformation of Judgments 55:41
These Talks are from the March Monthlong Retreat at SRMC 2012:
2012-3-25 Riding the Eight Worldly Winds 60:35
2012-3-18 The Doors to the Deathless are Open! Cycles of Awakening 59:15
2012-3-10 Compassion as the Path & Expression of Awakening 59:40
2012-3-05 Body as Teacher: First Foundation of Mindfulness 58:04
2011-01-15 Equanimity: Seeds of an Appropriate Response 62:10
|2010-12-21 Letting Go: Crossing the Creek 54:46|
|2010-05-19 Heart Meets Insight: Cultivating the Brahma Viharas & the Four Noble Truths 37:46|
|2010-05-12 Holding On & Letting Go: The Four Noble Truths 45:58|
|2009-05-27 Forgiveness As Freedom Of Heart 58:16|
|2009-05-24 Humility As A Spiritual Awakening 59:28|
2008-02-07 Inspiration For Practice: The Four Heavenly Messengers 61:43
|2008-01-24 Vast Sky Visited By Clouds 55:01|
|2007-12-21 Darkness & Light, Suffering & The End Of Suffering 57:33|
Buddhist and 12 Step Talks
Included are Forgiveness as Freedom of Heart & Humility as a Spiritual Awakening (above)