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Retreat Dharma Talks at Nirodha Insight Meditation in Finland

Finland Dharma Gathering

A residential retreat open to families and non-families, with periods of silence & conversation, meditations, explorations, discussions and talks.

2018-06-12 (6 days) Nirodha Insight Meditation in Finland

2018-06-13 Appropriately Realistic 37:31
Nathan Glyde
Looking deeply into our make up; biological, psychological, cultural, and seeing how appropriate attention (Yoniso Manasikara) can be skilfully applied to our habits and tendencies (negativity bias, etc.) for freedom from dukkha.
2018-06-14 Meditation - Welcoming the Moment 45:11
Nathan Glyde
Cultivating a metta attitude of acceptance and welcoming of all phenomena; easing our habitual dukkha responses, increasing ease and wellbeing here and now.
2018-06-14 Attending to the Second Arrow 40:19
Zohar Lavie
Cultivating a metta attitude to all the vedana of experience to relieve the dukkha escalation of the second (and more) arrows.
2018-06-15 Meditation - Relaxing Contraction, Releasing Dukkha 35:27
Zohar Lavie
Decreasing the fabrication of distress by opening the body sense, breathing in skilful pleasant ways, and letting go of the unwholesome patterns of mind.
2018-06-15 8 Fold Path of Wisdom and Compassion 42:58
Nathan Glyde
Exploring a non-exclusive integration of wisdom, intention, speech, deeds, livelihood, effort, mindfulness, and unification of heart-mind. Can we support all aspects of the path in our lives? Can a (non-silent) retreat represent all aspects of the path?
2018-06-16 Meditation - Breath Energy All Body 43:51
Nathan Glyde
Using imaginal feeling to breath in ways beyond an anatomical understanding is easier, and more natural, than it sounds. We can attune to the breath as a movement of energy, which can enliven and relieve body tension. We can still the heart-mind and resolve the body contraction, while cultivating an unshakeable attentiveness. In this way we bring nourishment and a sense of greater aliveness with the in breath expansion, as well as letting be and relaxation on the out breath release.
2018-06-16 Bringing Our Lives into the Dharma 43:59
Zohar Lavie
Generosity as the path, goal, and way that starts here and now.
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