Teachings offered by Upasaka Culadasa

Copy of Teaching Retreats

Teaching retreat handouts and recordings can be found here. While meditation retreats are largely devoted to meditation, teaching retreats explore a single topic deeply, and more time is spent on presentations and discussions. The recordings in this collection are also included in the Dharma Talks list as streaming audio, but are gathered together here for easy access.

Meditation and Insight

October 19-21, 2012, Tucson, Arizona

MP3s: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 Guided Meditation, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10

Handout 1, Handout 2, Handout 3, Slides, Flyer

 

When the Buddhadharma Came to the West

January 20-22, 2012, Tucson, Arizona

Buddhadharma means “the Truth of the Awakened one”.

MP3s: Part A, Part B, Part C, Part D, Part E, Part F, Part G, Part H, Part I

Handouts: First Day, Second Day

The Magic of Mindfulness

October 14-16, 2011, Tucson, Arizona

When the mindfulness of a samurai swordsman fails, he loses his life. When we lose mindfulness in daily life, something similar happens.

MP3s: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9a, Part 9b Meditation, Part 10, Part 11a, Part 11b Meditation

Handout: The Magic of Mindfulness

 

 

 

Meditation for Peace On the 10th Anniversary of 9/11

September 9-11, 2011, RockPort, Massachusetts

MP3s: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9

Handout: Retreat for Peace

 

 

 

 

The Jhanas

January 21 – 23, 2011, Tucson, Arizona

Just as scientists have come to understand the workings of the body by carefully observing the body while dissecting it, so did the Buddha teach yogis of 2500 years to carefully observe the mind while dissecting it.

MP3s: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6

Handouts: The Jhanas and Mindfulness, Leigh Brasington’s Instructions for Entering Jhana

 

 

Joy & Meditation

October 15 – 17, 2010, Tucson, Arizona

Joy is obviously a very important part of the spiritual life, and all of us would like to experience more Joy in our daily lives as well.

MP3s: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6 Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11, Part 12, Part 13, (for streaming audio versions, click here)

Handouts: Meditation and Joy

 

 

The Path to Awakening in Daily Life

5/29/2010 – 5/31/2010, Manzanita Village, California

The Suttas tell us that the path to Awakening is open to all – men or women, old or young, lay or monastic.

MP3s: Session 1, Day 1 | Session 2, Day 1 | Session 3, Day 1 | Session 4, Day 1 | Session 5, Day 2 | Session 6, Day 2 | Session 7, Day 2 | Session 8, Day 2

Handouts: The Path to Awakening in Daily Life

 

 

What Is Enlightenment?

October 15 – 17, 2010, Tucson, Arizona

What exactly does this mean? And how does this relate to us, living as we do in a 21st century technological society confronted with problems that were unheard of even a generation ago?

MP3s: Session 1 | Session 2 | Session 3 | Session 4 | Session 5 | Session 6 | Session 7

Handouts: What Is Enlightenment?Meditation and Insight I

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