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Kittisaro's Dharma Talks at Dharmagiri
Kittisaro
Kittisaro, from Tennessee, a Rhodes Scholar and a Buddhist practitioner for over 35 years including 15 years as a Theravada monk in the Forest School of Ajahn Chah. He is also a practitioner of Pure Land and Chan Buddhism. He is co-founder, with Thanissara of Dharmagiri Sacred Mountain Retreat in South Africa and has completed two year long retreats. Kittisaro currently lives in the North Bay, California, teaches at IMS and Spirit Rock, and is co-author of Listening to the Heart, A Contemplative Journey to Engaged Buddhism. He lives in the North Bay CA, and is on the Teacher Council at Spirit Rock, and is a core teacher at IMS.
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2009-01-19 The End of Mark Making 37:39
The tendency of the proliferating mind to designate permanence to the transitory through the process of thought Papanca – conceptual proliferation creates the billion fragments of the world The Diamond Sutra – The Guest and the Host What remains? Kappa’s question to the Buddha
2009-01-16 It's Uncertain 40:49
Meeting Ajahn Chah in Thailand Know the breath and you’ll know everything Opening the Dharma Eye Underlying pervasive peace Samsara & Nibbana arise at the same place
2009-01-14 The Terrorist and the Treasure 33:55
Kittisaro’s father and mother meeting Ajahn Chah The terrorists of the heart that rob the true treasure Finding a solid footing Ajahn Chah's encouragement to be an earth worm rather than a bodhisattva Ajahn Chah’s take on Samatha & Vipassana Letting go is peace
Original Brightness Retreat
2009-01-12 The Capacity to Bear Reality 41:37
The heavenly messengers that set the Buddha on his quest The Buddha’s early struggle and discovery of the middle way The First Jhana and simile of the Bathman’s Apprentice Citt’ekaggata – A unified heart suffused with well being
2009-01-12 Samadhi - The Destroyer of Ignorance 37:42
The Four benefits of Samadhi The three streams of energy The Five Jhana factors
2009-01-12 From Coarse to Subtle 39:43
An exploration of that which pulls us out presence The subtle breath body & the senses
Original Brightness Retreat
2008-08-20 Being Dharma 46:01
From hearing to study to practice to being the Dharma
2008-08-18 The Yak Enamoured by its Tail 46:40
An exploration of papanca (conceptual poliferation) and nipapanca - the root of birth and death.

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