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John Martin's Dharma Talks at Spirit Rock Meditation Center
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2020-02-18 Six Sense Spheres/Bahiya Sutta (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 45:57
The Buddha taught that the six sense spheres of hearing, seeing, sensing, smelling, tasting and cognizing represent "the all". The Bahiya Sutta points directly to the sense spheres as not-self.
February Monthlong
2020-02-17 Day 16 Afternoon Instructions: Metta Instructions for All Beings (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 46:14
February Monthlong
2020-02-12 Day 11 Morning Instructions: Feeling Tone 48:35
February Monthlong
2020-02-11 Four Noble Truths & Mindfulness of Death (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 52:15
This talk provides an overview of the Four Noble Truths, with primary focus on the Noble Truth of Dukkha and the Noble Truth of the Cause of Dukkha. Mindfulness of death is reviewed as a support for practice.
February Monthlong
2020-02-06 Day Five Morning Instructions (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 51:36
Mind States, Moods and Emotions
February Monthlong
2020-02-05 Gratitude, Generosity and Sila: Foundational Supports for Practice (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 52:02
Gratitude, Generosity and Sila support happiness, joy, a sense of enoughness and renunciation. The practice of Sila is conducive to liberation.
February Monthlong
2020-02-03 Day Two Afternoon Instructions - Opening Metta (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 39:16
Includes beginning instructions for Metta practice and instructions for "Easy Being".
February Monthlong
2018-09-10 Metta (Loving Kindness) in the World 55:14
2018-07-19 Cultivating the Beautiful Heart Qualities (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 56:25
The cultivation of the divine abodes of loving kindness, compassion, supportive joy and equanimity are a practice for the whole of our lives.
July Metta
2018-07-13 Metta, Near and Far Enemies (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 50:39
July Metta

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