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Ayya Dhammadīpā's Dharma Talks at Aloka Vihara Forest Monastery
Ayya Dhammadīpā
I aspire to offer teachings that are encouraging, that support people to discover how they are an expression of Dhamma. I'm particularly interested in the interplay between stilling and settling the mind, and opening to greater kindness and generosity of heart.
2020-12-21 The Buddha's Difficult Conversations 37:51
Stories from the Buddha's life as pointers for how to face failure, doubt, and have difficult conversations with faith, investigation, and compassion.
2020-12-12 Returning to Our Ancestral Roots 37:44
2020-12-03 Like a Walk to the Park 1:24:40
A guided meditation and Dhamma talk hosted by the West Seattle Sangha, Eastside Insight Sangha, and Seattle Friends of the Dhamma. The talk is on the role of desire on the Path and supports for maintaining the practice over time
2020-11-18 The Royal Elephant's Courage 46:15
A Dharma talk given to the Sierra Insight Sangha on the sutta of the Royal Bull Elephant, Anguttara Nikaya 4.114, on listening, unwholesome mind states, patience, and intention.
2020-11-07 Grounded in Skin, Flesh and Bones 17:17
A guided meditation on the earth element, part of a day of retreat online, hosted by Red Clay Sangha
2020-11-07 A Platonic Relationship with Body and Mind 39:56
A Dhamma talk on the 6 sense fields, part of a day of retreat online, hosted by Red Clay Sangha
2020-11-07 Expansive Six Sense Fields 54:51
A guided meditation on the six sense bases, part of a day of retreatonline, hosted by Red Clay Sangha
2020-09-20 The Mind That Knows Itself 47:33
A Dhamma talk on coping with environmental stress by practicing the third foundation of mindfulness - mindfulness of mind. This talk was given as part of the regular monthly series of talks to the Berkeley area Aloka Vihara community.
2020-09-20 How Captivating the Moment Can Be 34:43
A Dhamma talk on the joy of practicing internal and external mindfulness. This talk was given as part of the regular monthly series of talks to the San Francisco Dharma Collective.
2020-09-07 Manifesting Metta in All Directions 27:19
A guided meditation offered as part of the Sunday evening program of Sacramento Buddhist Meditation Group (SBMG)

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