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Dharma Talks given at Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre
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2018-08-31 Questions & Answers 1:15:58
  Ariya B. Baumann
Month-long retreat with Ariya Baumann

2018-08-30 The Best of Everything (dana-sila-bhavana) 57:17
  Ariya B. Baumann
The best we can extract from our life and all we use in our life are the practices of generosity, virtue, and the cultivation of the heart & mind.
Month-long retreat with Ariya Baumann

2018-08-29 How the Dhamma Protects You 61:10
  Ariya B. Baumann
The practice of the Dhamma is a powerful protection that comes about by wholeheartedly applying mindfulness, the four protective meditations, restraint, virtue, going for refuge, patience, or the parittas.
Month-long retreat with Ariya Baumann

2018-08-27 Confidence 67:19
  Ariya B. Baumann
Confidence is crucial for any undertaking, also for our spiritual journey. Our confidence in the teaching, the actual practice, and in our ability to do the practice grow and deepen as we move along the way.
Month-long retreat with Ariya Baumann

2018-08-24 Gratitude 50:20
  Ariya B. Baumann
Gratitude is a hidden treasure: it is a simple but incredibly powerful quality that brings so much joy and contentment into our life.
Month-long retreat with Ariya Baumann

2018-08-22 Thoughts 56:13
  Ariya B. Baumann
Thoughts are a natural manifestation of the mind. We need to understand the nature of thoughts and then use them wisely and skillfully in our meditation practice and life.
Month-long retreat with Ariya Baumann

2018-08-20 Desire and Attachment 60:36
  Ariya B. Baumann
Instead of being at the mercy of desire and attachment we need to understand the sticky nature of every form of desire – and then to weaken and abandon it. Besides using mindfulness there are a number of approaches to skilfully deal with desire.
Month-long retreat with Ariya Baumann

2018-08-17 The World and Beyond the World 49:44
  Ariya B. Baumann
The world (loka) and beyond the world (lokuttara) are distinguished by only one thing: loka is what is constantly disintegrating and disappearing whereas in lokuttara there is peace with no arising and passing away.
Month-long retreat with Ariya Baumann

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.
Month-long retreat with Ariya Baumann

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.
Month-long retreat with Ariya Baumann

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