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Bhante Buddharakkhita's Dharma Talks at Spirit Rock Meditation Center
Bhante Buddharakkhita
Bhante Buddharakkhita was born and raised in Uganda. Meditating since 1993, he was ordained as a Theravada Buddhist monk in 2002. Now residing at Bhavana Society in WV, he teaches worldwide and in 2005 founded the Uganda Buddhist Centre.
2018-06-29 Day 1: Heart Practices - Loving-Kindness (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 60:22
Having seen that all beings like oneself have desire for happiness, health and well-being one methodically practices loving-kindness for all beings.
Our History, Our Present, Our Future - An Insight Meditation Retreat for People of Color
2017-06-29 Day 3 Morning Sit with Instructions: Mindfulness of Emotions (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 59:29
Still I Rise: An Insight Meditation Retreat for Communities of Color
2014-07-02 Happiness Here and Now through the Eightfold Path 59:16
This talk highlights how each step of the Eightfold Path leads to happiness. Bhante shows us how to practice with the path factors theoretically and practically in daily life.
Retreat for People of Color
2013-04-10 The Way to Peace and Happiness 65:45
The practice of the Noble Eightfold Path from moment to moment during intensive meditation retreat or in daily life can lead to peace, happiness and liberation/freedom.
Intensive Silent Vipassana Meditation Retreat for People of Color
2012-07-02 Transforming Poison into Medicine 51:45
Through mindfulness and wisdom, we can transfor the three poisons (greed, hatred and delusion) into generosity, lovingkindness and wisdom.
Annual People of Color Retreat: Deepening Your Dharma
2011-07-11 Appreciative Joy 55:17
Appreciative joy is a mental state that can be cultivated towards all beings. A joyful and peaceful mind is an outcome of seeing, hearing or suspecting that others are being happy, cheerful and joyous.
Deepening Your Dharma
2010-07-11 Emotion Management Techniques (EMT) 62:55
Emotion Management Techniques (EMT) are various mindful and skillful ways of transforming difficult emotions into opportunities for awakening. Through full understanding of the emotions and their true nature, we begin to open our heart and respond to the emotions with compassion and wisdom and thereby experience greater happiness and freedom.
People of Color Meditation Retreat
2009-07-01 First and Last Freedom: Right View 62:01
People of Color
2008-08-14 Tranquility And Concentration 63:49
The tranquility and concentration factors of enlightenment are the natural outcome of mindfulness and wise attention. With a concentrated mind, one can see things as they really are. This is the path of awakening.
People of Color Retreat

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