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Retreat Dharma Talks at Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre

Month-long retreat with Ariya Baumann

Ariya B. Baumann (formerly Ven. Ariya Nani) was a Buddhist nun for 21 years, ordained in Burma by Sayadaw U Janaka. For many years she had been guiding foreign meditators at the Chanmyay Myaing Meditation Center. She now lives in Switzerland and teaches mettā and vipassanā retreats worldwide. For further detail see Ariya’s blog. This is an eight precept retreat – no meals taken after midday

2018-08-03 (29 days) Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre

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2018-08-04 Metta Meditation Instructions 33:25
Ariya B. Baumann
Instructions for the practice of metta meditation
2018-08-04 Catching the Spirit of Metta 53:10
Ariya B. Baumann
If we are practising metta meditation, it is good to know what metta is and what not.
2018-08-05 Metta as a Brahmavihara 51:05
Ariya B. Baumann
Metta and the other Brahmaviharas are skilful and wholesome responses to whatever happens in our life.
2018-08-06 Metta in Deed, Speech, and Thought 53:25
Ariya B. Baumann
Metta is not only a sublime state of heart & mind, but it must be manifested in all our actions throughout the day.
2018-08-08 Metta – An Inner Path to Peace 49:05
Ariya B. Baumann
If we want this world to be a peaceful place, we must first develop peace within.
2018-08-10 Metta – The Beauty of Selfless Caring 50:00
Ariya B. Baumann
When we dwell in metta, the heart’s response is one of selfless caring for others and ourselves.
2018-08-11 Vipassana Meditation Instructions 63:35
Ariya B. Baumann
Instructions for the practice of vipassana meditation
2018-08-11 Sati – What is Mindfulness? 61:35
Ariya B. Baumann
Mindfulness is an indispensable quality for our practice of vipassana meditation. It is the foundation upon which all the other beautiful and necessary qualities for insight to arise can unfold.
2018-08-13 Walking Meditation and Its Many Benefits 67:43
Ariya B. Baumann
Walking meditation is an integral part in the process of purifying the heart & mind. It is as important as sitting meditation and gives rise to the deep and liberating insights into the true nature of all things, culminating in complete liberation.
2018-08-15 Death – Come and Take My Hand 46:24
Ariya B. Baumann
What is our relation to death? To our death? Are we prepared for this certain event in our life? The frequent reflection on the inevitability of death sets free the energy to do what is meaningful and beneficial in our life. Our priorities become clear and we do not waste time with trivial things.
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