Teachings from the 2017 Fall Retreat
Day 1 Dharma Talk - " The 16 Breathing Practices" -
In this 58-minute talk, Dharmacarya Terry Cortes-Vega opens with a talk centered on the Anapanasati Sutta, The Discourse on the Full Awareness of Breathing. Taking us through the 16 Breathing Exercises, she teachings powerful through her own life examples, of how these practices can help cultivate joy, peace and happiness even amidst the greatest sadness. Powerful. Real. Alive. Mindfulness in plain English.
Graphics to support talk: 16 Breathing Exercises Chart. Thay's handwritten List. Store Consciousness Graph.
Day 2 Dharma Talk - " Awakening Together - as Sangha"
With humor and personal reflection in this 62-minute talk, Chan Huy gathers in diverse insights from his own experience as a young practitioner, sharing tea with Thich Nhat Hanh, until this moment when he/we are called as Bodhisattva's to Awaken together and continue Thay's teachings as a community. Are we ready to share the fruit of enlightenment with all Beings? If there is still One on the shore of Samsara, do we see ourselves in them, and do we stay until that One can join us on the Other Shore? Roaming. Looking Deeply. Arriving at a Profound Place.
Day 3 Dharma Talk - " Questions & Answers On Our Minds"
59 Minutes. To share the reality of the teachings and practices in our daily lives, especially in our relationships, Chan Huy & Terry Cortes-Vega, answer questions from the retreatants. Some questions are about personal challenges and many are also about relationships within the Sangha, fitting to the very real challenges within the theme of Awakening Together. List of Questions answered.