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10-Minute Guided Breathing Meditation

Summary: Sathi guides you through a 10-minute breathing meditation. Use this as part of your daily meditation practice.

Recorded on July 6, 2018, at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Mankato, Minnesota.
Speaker: Sathi

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Guided Metta (Loving Kindness) Meditation

Summary: Sathi offers a 30-minute guided Metta meditation. It begins giving loving-kindness to yourself and extends outward to all living beings.

Recorded on October 01, 2018, at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Mankato, Minnesota.
Speaker: Sathi

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Introduction to Meditation

Summary: Sathi explains the real goal of meditation. It goes beyond just sitting quietly.

Recorded on August 19, 2019, at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Mankato, Minnesota.

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On Being Skillful

Summary: The Metta Meditation Practice contains the phrase
May all living being be well, happy, skillful, and peaceful. Sathi explains what the term “skillful” means in this context.

If you see a fire outside, then you need to find a solution for outside. Not inside where there is no fire. What is happening is we bring the fire that is outside into ourselves. Then we struggle. A skillful person will not do this.

Being skillful means that even if the situation is angry, do not become angry. Remain who you are. Even if the situation causes sadness. Remain as who you are without losing yourself into sadness. Even if the situation is causing frustration. Remain who you are without losing yourself into frustration. That is the way of living for a skillful person.

Recorded on September 1, 2019, at the Meditation Center in Chaska, Minnesota.
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Developing Insightful Mindfulness

Summary: Sathi talks about insightful mindfulness. The next level developed as a result of using meditation to settle your mind. The intention behind meditation and being mindful is to gain insight into yourself.

The power of mindfulness. The ability to recognize, when to close yourself and when to open yourself. How to observe what is actually going on inside yourself.

Recorded on September 7, 2019, at the Mindfulness Center in Chaska, Minnesota.

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Planting the Seeds of Compassion

Summary: Sathi often closes the guided meditation with a brief Metta meditation. May all living beings be well, happy, skillful, and peaceful. In this recording, he explains how that is planting a seed of compassion and love after the meditators have settled and emptied their minds.

Sathi talks about how each meditator is reshaping themselves to become more compassionate and less responsive to anger and irritation. He gives several practical examples including how we deal with children acting out and adults who are “acting out.

A meditator asks about responding to a spouse who triggers non-compassionate behavior.

Another meditator talks about being with a group of angry people who are uncomfortable being around a calm, non-angry person.

Recorded on August 19, 2019, at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Mankato, Minnesota.

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Changes in Mind/Body During Meditation

Summary: Sathi talks about how our mind/body changes during meditation. He expands on the question of feeling heavy and looks at how people try to be “perfect” and how meditators can take a different approach through mindfulness. He closes with some guides on helping ourself as well as others build self-confidence.

Recorded on July 20, 2019, at the Meditation Center in Chaska, Minnesota.
Speaker: Sathi

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Four Key Ideas for Your Personal Meditation Sessions

Summary: Sathi answers the question, “My meditation practice at home is more difficult than it is when I’m meditating with a group. Can I do something else at home instead?”

Sathi responds by outlining the four key elements that will help gain deeper, more meaningful meditations.

  1. Aathapi – Having determination.
  2. Sampajhanoo – The prepared mind.
  3. Satimma – Being mindful
  4. Vinneiya Loke – Having proper discipline

Recorded on July 13, 2019, at Triple Gem of the North Mindfulness Center in Chaska, Minnesota.
Speaker: Sathi

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Dealing with Fear of Failure and Fear of Success

Summary: Sathi answers the question, “How does one deal with the fear of failure and fear of success?” There is a nice discussion back and forth between the meditators and Sathi. Where does the fear reside, past, present, or future? How can we build our self-confidence to overcome these fears?

Recorded on June 8, 2019, at Triple Gem of the North temple in Chaska, Minnesota.
Speaker: Sathi

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What Buddha Taught – Purifying Your Mind

Recorded on May 19, 2019, at the Great Hall in Carlton College, Northfield, Minnesota during the Vesak, or Visakha celebration commemorating Buddha’s birth, awakening, death, and his passing. This important day takes place on the day of the May full moon.
Speaker: Sathi

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Dealing with Irrational People

Discussion held at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Speaker: Sathi
April 29, 2019

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The Benefits of Being Mindful

Discussion held at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Speaker: Sathi
April 15, 2019


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The Meditator’s Neutral Mind

Discussion held at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Speaker: Sathi
April 15, 2019


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Duka and Suka

Discussion held at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Speaker: Sathi
February 26, 2019

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Meditation is like planting a garden

Discussion held at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Speaker: Sathi
January 28, 2019

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On Being Humble and the Power of Mindfulness

Discussion held at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Speaker: Sathi
January 28, 2019

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Cultivate Your Mind

How meditation helps deal with ego, hot buttons, and letting go

Discussion held at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Speaker: Sathi
October 22, 2018

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What is Mara?
According to Buddha, 10 kinds of forces of Mara are the mental forces.

Event: Weekly Meditation Class
Speaker: Sathi
Date: February 2013
Death
What is death according to the Buddhist.

Event: Weekly Meditation Class
Speaker: Sathi
Date: 02/03/2013
How Meditation Changes Our Mind

Event: Weekly Meditation Class
Speaker: Sathi
Date: 01/27/2013
Why Sangha

Event: Weekly Meditation Class
Speaker: Sathi
Date: 10/01/2010
Breath Leads to Wisdom

Event: Weekly Meditation Class
Speaker: Sathi
Date: 06/23/2012
Why not Multitasking

Event: Weekly Meditation Class
Speaker:Sathi
Date: 2012
Stepping Out of the Box

Event: Weekly Meditation Class
Speaker: Sathi
Date: July 2012
The Path to True Happiness

Event: Weekly Meditation Class
Speaker: Sathi
Date: 09/20/2011
How to Meditate
How to meditate and train your mind to stay with the present experience. 

Event: Weekly Meditation Class
Speaker: Sathi
Date: 02/22/2010
Dhamma

Event: Weekly Meditation Class
Speaker: Sathi
Date: 03/01/2010
Attention

Event: Weekly Meditation Class
Speaker:Sathi
Date: 03/08/2010
Fear and Religion

Event: Weekly Meditation Class
Speaker: Sathi
Date: 03/17/2010
What am I Doing?

Event: Weekly Meditation Class
Speaker: Sathi
Date: 03/29/2010
Benefits of Breathing Meditation

Event: Weekly Meditation Class
Speaker: Sathi
Date: 08/24/2010
What for the World

Event: Weekly Meditation Class
Speaker:Sathi
Date: 08/29/2010
Where Are You on the Map?

Event: Weekly Meditation Class
Speaker: Sathi
Date: 01/11/2011
What to Do with My Thoughts

Event: Weekly Meditation Class
Speaker: Sathi
Date: 01/11/2011
Forgiveness

Event: Weekly Meditation Class
Speaker: Sathi
Date: 02/09/2011
Perceptions of Time and Experience

Event: Weekly Meditation Class
Speaker: Sathi
Date: 03/11/2011
Practice Renunciation

Event: Weekly Meditation Class
Speaker: Sathi
Date: 03/17/2011
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One Day Retreat

Beginning of One Day Retreat
Dhamma talk from one day retreat

Event: One Day Retreat
Speaker: Sathi
Date: June 2011
Hinderances, Session 2
Dhamma talk on Hinderances, session 2

Event: One Day Retreat
Speaker: Sathi
Date: June 2011
Hinderances, Session 3
Dhamma talk on Hinderances, session 3

Event: One Day Retreat
Speaker: Sathi
Date: June 2011

Meditation Retreat with Bhante G

Clear Understanding of Practice
Dhamma talk by Bhante G

Event: Bhante G Retreat
Speaker: Bhante G
Date: April 2011
Dhamma Talk
Dhamma talk by Bhante G

Event: Bhante G Retreat
Speaker: Bhante G
Date: April 2011
Dharma Talk
Talk on Dharma by Bhante G

Event: Bhante G Retreat
Speaker: Bhante G
Date: April 2011
Dharma Talk
Talk on Metta by Bhante G

Event: Bhante G Retreat
Speaker: Bhante G
Date: April 2011
Walking Meditation
Instructions on walking meditation

Event: Bhante G Retreat
Speaker: Bhante G
Date: April 2011

Retreat with Bhante G 2012

1st Day Introduction
Dhamma talk by Bhante G

Event:  Bhante G Retreat 2012
Speaker: Bhante G
Date: 2012
1st Day Q&A
Dhamma talk by Bhante G

Event:  Bhante G Retreat 2012
Speaker: Bhante G
Date: 2012
2nd day Beginning Walking Meditation
Dhamma talk by Bhante G

Event:  Bhante G Retreat 2012
Speaker: Bhante G
Date: 2012
2nd day Breathing and Obstacles
Dhamma talk by Bhante G

Event:  Bhante G Retreat 2012
Speaker: Bhante G
Date: 2012
2nd day What is Breathing?
Dhamma talk by Bhante G

Event:  Bhante G Retreat 2012
Speaker: Bhante G
Date: 2012
3rd day Loving Friendliness
Dhamma talk by Bhante G

Event:  Bhante G Retreat 2012
Speaker: Bhante G
Date: 2012
3rd day Practice, Mindfulness, and Dhamma
Dhamma talk by Bhante G

Event:  Bhante G Retreat 2012
Speaker: Bhante G
Date: 2012
4th day Q&A
Dhamma talk by Bhante G

Event:  Bhante G Retreat 2012
Speaker: Bhante G
Date: 2012
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