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Kittisaro's Dharma Talks at Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge
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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2017-10-24 The Alchemy Of Kindness: From "Locked In" to the Immeasurable. 61:49
The simile of the salt crystal. Cultivating measureless states of mind to dissolve obstructions. The transformative power of kindness generosity.
October 2017 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2017-10-19 Moving Beyond Duality 39:50
Form is not different from emptiness. Reflections on the Heart Sutra. Kuan Yin's method of contemplation. Turning the mind to the deathless.
October 2017 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2017-10-17 The Akaliko (timeless) Dharma 62:38
"Beings lose sight of the "Original Brightness" Taking a bubble to be the whole ocean. Papanca (conception proliferation) and the ending of that. The mysterious Dharma, words fall silent before it.
October 2017 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2017-10-10 Attending To The Immovable 62:00
"Turn your mind to the deathless" Relationship of change to changeless. Putting down the burden.
October 2017 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2017-10-09 The Extraordinary Power Of Contemplating Impermanence. 35:25
Evan a finger snap of developing the perception of impermanence. "Yesterday is a memory, tomorrow is unknown, and now is the knowing"
October 2017 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2017-10-03 Like a Cool Mountain Lake: Cultivating Jhana 40:46
Cultivating supports for samadhi, the five jhana factors. The bathman of the mountain lake. Two similes for deep calm.
October 2017 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2017-10-02 Power Of The Precepts 1:10:49
Eight streams of blessing and supports for samadhi. Discussion of vitakka/vicara.
October 2017 at IMS - Forest Refuge

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