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Ayya Sobhana's Dharma Talks at Dhammadharini
Ayya Sobhana
Ayya Sobhana is the Vice Abbess of Dhammadharini, the monastic women’s community located in Sonoma County. Together with Ayya Tathaaloka Theri, Ayya Sobhana has been deeply involved in restoring Bhikkhuni full ordination in the Theravada tradition. She meditated and trained with Bhante Henepola Gunaratana since 1989 and stayed at the Bhavaha Society in West Virginia from 200 to 2010. She ordained in 2003 and obtained full Bhikkhuni ordination in 2006. Her primary practice is the Eightfold Noble Path - i.e. integration of meditation with ethical living and compassionate relationships for the sake of liberation. During the past decade, Ayya Sobhana has been developing the crosswalk between the Buddha’s teachings and our western understanding of emotion, as it has been transformed by recent developments in neuroscience, evolutionary biology and philosophy of mind.
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2017-01-03 Dhatuvibhanga_Sutta_Part5_Consciousness_Element_Equanimity 32:47
Turning of the Year Retreat 2016-2017
2017-01-02 Dhatuvibhanga_Sutta_Part4_Space_Element 32:56
Turning of the Year Retreat 2016-2017
2017-01-01 Dhatuvibhanga_Sutta_Part3 _Four_Elements 32:39
(We apologize for the sporadic clicks from the heater at the beginning)
Turning of the Year Retreat 2016-2017
2016-12-31 Dhatuvibhanga_Sutta_Part2_18_Kinds_of_Mental_Exploration 34:39
Turning of the Year Retreat 2016-2017
2016-12-30 Dhatuvibhanga_Sutta_Part1_Introduction-talk 36:25
The monastics of Dhammadharini participated in a self retreat with talks by Ayya Sobhana on the Dhatubibhanga Sutta MN 140.
Turning of the Year Retreat 2016-2017
2016-12-23 My Path is Dukkha - What do I expect 24:16
This talk was given at a House Blessing and talks about the three characteristics of dukkha, anicca and anatta as gateways to enter the path.

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