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Living In the Mandala (With Guided Meditation)

by Ratnavandana

In her second talk of the 2015 Rainy Season Retreat in Bristol, UK, Ratnavandana embarks on a personal sharing of how her life has been transformed by deciding to go and live in the mandala of the Brahma Viharas and the Jinas themselves. Her deep love of the practices represents both an inspired and eminently practical vision of how to orientate yourself on the great map of the way...

Includes a guided meditation practice to help you find your feet wherever you are!

This talk is part of the series Brahma Viharas - Bristol Retreat 2015.

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1. A personal sharing of practice; bringing everything into the sacred (2:58) 
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2. An encounter with Spoonface Steinberg; putting it into practice (6:20) 
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3. Conditions for living in the mandala through ill health; being with the Jinas on solitary retreat (6:13) 
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4. What is meant by living in the mandala; finding and naming where you are at (2:54) 
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5. Triggers that can help orientate you; setting intention; the image of a lodestone (4:59) 
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6. Sangharakshita on will (cetana); creating new pathways; transforming poisons (3:39) 
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7. Working with the near enemies of the Brahma Viharas; finding your way on the map (3:29) 
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8. Exploring, experimenting, having confidence; the last verses of the Karaniya Metta Sutta (1:45) 
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9. Guided meditation - Where are you on the map of the Brahma Viharas (20:14) 

Total running time: 52:31