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Dharma Talks given at Shakti Vihara
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2016-03-27 Breaking the Cycle 21:31
  Ajahn Thanasanti
Class 4

2016-03-26 Craving 17:57
  Ajahn Thanasanti
Class 3

2016-03-12 Contact and Feeling 17:34
  Ajahn Thanasanti
Class 2

2016-03-05 Overview of Dependant Origination 17:54
  Ajahn Thanasanti

2015-09-22 Getting a handle on "I am" 42:03
  Ajahn Thanasanti
Using the aggregates and the sense bases to understand where, how, what and whereby "I" arises. The watching what happens when "I" dissolves.
Portal to Pure Presence

2015-09-21 Mindfulness, hindrances and development 46:21
  Ajahn Thanasanti
Overview of the foundations of mindfulness. The hindrances are observed as part of the 4th foundation. Understanding the hindrances both in terms of how they need to be kept in balance as as expressions of development.
Portal to Pure Presence

2015-09-20 Knowing what you need 53:42
  Ajahn Thanasanti
Dealing with the human form and its physical, emotional needs requires care and discernment. Two instructions- observe what is arising and go where you feel comfortable. How do you know when to observe and when to be proactive?
Portal To Pure Presence

2015-09-19 Precious Human Birth 48:06
  Ajahn Thanasanti
First talk of the retreat. The range of human experience includes choices based on greed, hatred and confusion or non green, non hatred and non confusion. There are many fortunate conditions that give someone faculties to hear to Dhamma, contemplate, practice a gradual path of awakening. Yet there are times when the path changes suddenly and we can feel groundless. Both the gradual and sudden aspects of the path are part of what we develop and realize as part of understanding the preciousness of our human birth.
Portal to Pure Presence

2015-05-23 Love Sex, and Awakening 46:35
  Ajahn Thanasanti
Ajahn (Amma) Thanasanti's personal journey and interest in the topic. Believing enlightenment is where everyone loves me. Various kinds of suffering. The way that Dipa Ma's life was an inspiration. The hunger to connect and the way that love and sex can be used for connection. Sex as life force. Separation and dissolving into pleasure vs dissolving into emptiness. Love and sex addiction underlying other addictions. The difference between mind states that resolve with observation and those that need engagement. Attachment theory. Pleasure evokes lack. Making use of the complexity.
Shakti Vihara (Against The Stream / Dharma Punx New York)

2015-04-05 Interactive Inquiry Series - Noble Eightfold Path 1:10:18
  Ajahn Thanasanti
Interactive Inquiry sessions on The Noble Eightfold Path

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