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Amma Thanasanti's Dharma Talks
Amma Thanasanti
Amma Ṭhanasanti is a California born spiritual teacher dedicated to serving all beings. Since she first encountered the Dharma in 1979, she has been committed to awakening. As a former Buddhist nun of 26 years, she combines the precision and rigor of the Ajahn Chah Forest Tradition, compassion, pure awareness practices and a passion for wholeness. Amma has been teaching intensive meditation retreats in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia since 1995. She invites an openness to pause and inquire into the truth of the present moment, integrating what is liberating at the core of our human condition.
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2016-05-31 You're not screwed 14:55
Mindfulness is the way to break the cycle of suffering. We get caught when we aren't mindful. Even in seemingly impossible situations, bringing mindfulness to each step of the process can help us find a way out.
Shakti Vihara Breaking the Cycle of Suffering
2016-05-30 The Web of Craving 50:10
Overview of craving, desire for sensuality, desire for becoming and desire for non becoming and how to practice with them. Also looking at attachment issues and the hunger to belong and how support in this domain gives us the capacity to practice letting go.
Shakti Vihara Breaking the Cycle of Suffering
2016-05-30 Sitting Instruction 11:55
Finding the sweet spot of balance and alignment to support relaxation in the sitting posture
Shakti Vihara Breaking the Cycle of Suffering
2016-05-29 Relax 14:41
Deep relaxation into floor
Shakti Vihara Breaking the Cycle of Suffering
2016-05-28 Overview of Dependent Origination 45:48
Transition into retreat, importance of mindfulness in Dependent Origination
Shakti Vihara Breaking the Cycle of Suffering
2016-03-27 Breaking the Cycle 21:31
Class 4
Shakti Vihara
2016-03-26 Craving 17:57
Class 3
Shakti Vihara
2016-03-12 Contact and Feeling 17:34
Class 2
Shakti Vihara
2016-03-05 Overview of Dependant Origination 17:54
Shakti Vihara
2016-02-04 The Unchosen Path of Illness 1:10:33
Given at Sacramento Insight Meditation. There are many challenges as well as opportunities that emerge from illness and learning how to navigate them. Dealing with expectations that practice should be different. Value of devotion, chanting and bowing. Finding different sources of energy other than will and determination. Working with emotional pain as part of the practice. Letting go of stories. Resting in awareness. Enduring overwhelm. Learning how to be OK when things are not OK.

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