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2015 Dhamma Talks


NOTE: To download talks to your device or to iTunes: Control-Click the second link. To play directly, click the sound bar.

1. Hollyhock, Cortes Island, Canada, April 29 – May 15, 2015: Fourteen Talks by Michele McDonald (MM) and Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey (JVF).

Metta through Joy and Sorrow (JVF)

One Acre of Mindfulness (JVF)

Seeing Security Everywhere (JVF)

Anicca, Dukkha, Anata (JVF)

Metta walking instructions (JVF)

A Beautiful Problem (MM)

Bowing to the Dust (MM)

Exploring our Motivation with Metta (MM)

Exploring RAIN and its Opposites (MM)

The Worthiness of the Liberated Heart (MM)

Appreciating Joy – Mudita instructions (MM)

Calling up Metta (MM)

Metta instructions – Benefactor (MM)

Vipassana instructions – Letting Experience Come and Go (MM)


Affectionate Awareness as a Path to Liberation at Vallecitos Mountain Ranch

Vipassana Hawai‘i is pleased to announce Affectionate Awareness as a Path to Liberation with Michele McDonald and Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey.Held at The Vallecitos Mountain Ranch, a magical, 135-acre wilderness ranch and retreat center nestled 8,880 feet above sea level in the Tusas Mountains, 50 miles west of Taos, New Mexico. We hope you will have the opportunity of attending!

July 30 – August 8

Affectionate Awareness as a Path to Liberation

Michele McDonald, Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey

Vallecitos Mountain Ranch, Tusas Mountains, New Mexico

Develop compassionate awareness and a more loving heart with this unique Metta and Vipassana practice. Experience days at beautiful Vallecitos cultivating Unconditional Love, Wise Compassion, Empathetic Joy and Equanimity – are meditations fusing innate spiritual emotions with the intuitive wisdom of Vipassana.

This course is suitable for beginners and those who have experience in meditation.