Spring 2012 Shamatha RetreatAuthor: B. Alan Wallace
19 Nov 2018

Spring 2012 Shamatha Retreat

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Spring 2012 shamatha retreat audio teachings with Alan Wallace. Live from the Thanyapura Mind Centre in Phuket, Thailand.

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    94 Loving-Kindness. Q&A

    Aspiring for genuine happiness.
    Unguided meditation not included.
    Q&A
    What do i have to do to achieve stage 4 outside of retreat?
    What does full enlightenment mean?


  • Posted on 31 May 2012

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    93 Practice in the Spirit of Loving-Kindess, Q&A

    We proceed directly into meditation with loving kindness for ourself, then spend the remaining time with Q&A.

    Q&A (at 24:51)
    * Subtlety of subjectivity in lucid dreams.
    * Achieving shamatha while dreaming.
    * Sleep paralysis and false awakenings.
    * What is deja vu?
    * Relevance of learning the Tibetan language today.
    * Unpacking the terms "reality-based" and "let reality rise up to meet you."


  • Posted on 30 May 2012

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    92 Morning Q&A

    We are encouraged to practice the four immeasurables in a spirit of looking back on our retreat and broader past. Then we receive advice around the question, "How do we prepare for death when we have months, days, hours, seconds?" (27:19)

  • Posted on 30 May 2012

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    91 Practice in the Spirit of Loving-Kindness. Q&A

    Enter your practice in the spirit of loving-kindness, particularly when the mind is prone to rumination. Consider the analogy of the horse saved from a burning barn, scared and frantic—never would you be hard on such a horse, it needs only gentle kindness. Only this brief but essential advice tonight, before we practice and open the floor to questions.

    Q&A
    * As an aid in settling the mind in its natural state, which types of mental events can be generated to find the space of the mind?
    * Recommended dzogchen reading.
    * When expanding awareness in the four directions, must it be returned to center?
    * Nyam, flashbacks, and the placebo effect.


  • Posted on 29 May 2012

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    90 Morning Q&A

    How to help people ? What aspects of dharma speak of developing these abilities and is there a first aid guide for specific ailments ?

  • Posted on 29 May 2012

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