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The Four Protective Meditations: Developing Courage to Meet the Way Things Truly Are

A Monastic Retreat with Ayya Anandabodhi, Ayya Santacitta, and Ayya Dhammadipa
2021-05-03 (5 days) Spirit Rock Meditation Center

  
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2021-05-04 Guided Meditation on Skin, Flesh and Bones 49:01
Ayya Anandabodhi
This practice, one of the Four Protective Meditations, leads us to directly understand the true nature of the body. Through this understanding, the mind is released from desire and aversion and we can accept this body as part of nature, rather than "me" and "mine".
2021-05-04 Reflecting on the Nature of the Body (asubha) 30:39
Ayya Anandabodhi
Reflecting on asubha (the non-beautiful) aspects of the body we can find greater peace and acceptance with things as they are. Through this understanding, the mind is released from desire and aversion
2021-05-04 'The Five Elements are Empty of a Self 43:11
Ayya Santacitta
2021-05-04 A Real Appreciation of the Body 63:16
Ayya Dhammadipa
2021-05-05 Returning to the Mystery We Came From ~ Maranasati 52:51
Ayya Santacitta
A guided meditation on death & dying
2021-05-05 Where Does It Come From ~ Where Does It All Go? 29:46
Ayya Santacitta
A talk on Maranasati ~ Recollection of Death
2021-05-05 The Next Breath is Not Guaranteed 43:49
Ayya Dhammadipa
Mindfulness of the breath, endings, and the nearness of death
2021-05-05 If You Were to Die Tonight... 65:14
Ayya Anandabodhi
The Buddha encouraged us to reflect on the fact that death could come at any time. This sobering reflection, when used in the right way, brings sharpness and clarity as to what is important in our lives
2021-05-06 Filling the mind with metta 44:06
Ayya Dhammadipa
2021-05-06 In a World Full of Mixed Messages 27:45
Ayya Dhammadipa
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