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Deep South Dharma Christie Bates

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From a Buddhist community in Oxford MS, a resource for people cultivating the 8-Fold Path or those just curious about Buddhism. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/deepsouthdharma/support

    Resilient Awareness

    Resilient Awareness

    A few reflections to help us deepen our appreciation and actualize the potential of our resilient awareness, from Christie Bates.*

    Resources mentioned in this episode include:

    The free download of Ajahn Sucitto's booklet Clarity and Calm available here at Forest Sangha Publications, and

    Sharon Salzberg's book Faith available for purchase on her website

    To help you in your retreat planning in the Deep South, take a look at the retreat calendars at the following websites!

    Magnolia Grove Monastery in Batesville, MS

    Heartwood Refuge and Retreat Center in Hendersonville, NC

    Flowering Lotus Meditation for retreats in Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi

    For information about upcoming retreats as it becomes available, as well as our weekly offerings and other events, visit the Deep South Dharma website and subscribe, or like the Deep South Dharma Facebook page.

    We are always happy to answer general questions via the podcast or our website contact page, but if you are interested in individual contemplative direction with Christie, visit the Passati Counseling & Direction website and/or the Passati Counseling & Direction Facebook page.

    *Christie Bates is a minister (ordained "Acharya Passatininna") of the Embracing Simplicity Contemplative Order and co-founder of Deep South Dharma. Deep South Dharma has a local practice group in Oxford MS and stays connected with our extended sangha through this podcast and occasional online offerings.


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    • 18 min
    How to Be with Difficult Feelings

    How to Be with Difficult Feelings

    Christie Bates of Deep South Dharma offers some training in being good friends to ourselves when experiencing difficult feelings.

    Speaking of which, if you're in the Chattanooga TN area and need some healing around the effects of trauma and/or various addictions, visit the website for the Trauma and Addiction Recovery Center mentioned in this podcast.

    The upcoming retreat mentioned in this episode will take place in Starkville, MS on Friday, March 20 - Sunday, March 22, 2020. You can get more information and registration for the retreat by visiting our host for this retreat, Flowering Lotus Meditation.

    *Christie Bates is a minister (Acharya Passatininna) of the Embracing Simplicity Contemplative Order and co-founder of Deep South Dharma. Deep South Dharma has a local practice group in Oxford MS and stays connected with our extended sangha through this podcast.

    For information about our weekly offerings and other events, visit the Deep South Dharma website and subscribe, or like the Deep South Dharma Facebook page.

    We are always happy to answer brief questions via the podcast or our website contact page, but if you are interested in individual contemplative direction with Christie, visit the Passati Counseling & Direction website and/or the Passati Counseling & Direction Facebook page.


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    • 23 min
    Sutta Study: What the Buddha Taught His Son

    Sutta Study: What the Buddha Taught His Son

    Christie Bates of Deep South Dharma studies Majjhima Nikāya Sutta 62, The Great Exhortation to Rāhula. 

    When speaking to his son, the Buddha's meditation instruction - at least in this Sutta - begins and ends with non-identification and certain qualities of heart, including lovingkindness/good will. After this Sutta Study, the episode includes a guided lovingkindness practice with Christie.*

    The upcoming retreat mentioned in this episode will take place at The Homestead Education Center in Starkville, MS on Friday, March 20 - Sunday, March 22, 2020. You can get more information and registration for the retreat by visiting Flowering Lotus Meditation. 

    *Christie Bates is a minister (Acharya Passatininna) of the Embracing Simplicity Contemplative Order and co-founder of Deep South Dharma. Deep South Dharma has a local practice group in Oxford MS and stays connected with our extended sangha through this podcast.

    For information about our weekly offerings and other events, visit the Deep South Dharma website and subscribe, or like the Deep South Dharma Facebook page.

    We are always happy to answer brief questions via the podcast or our website contact page, but if you are interested in individual contemplative direction with Christie, visit the Passati Counseling & Direction website and/or the Passati Counseling & Direction Facebook page.


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    • 1 hr 23 min
    2020 ~ Privilege or Power?

    2020 ~ Privilege or Power?

    "Many of us are caught in a bind of feeling privileged but not powerful."  Acharya Christie Bates offers reflections on radical shifts in perception that may lead us to useful intentions as humanity faces a new decade.

    Christie Bates is a minister of the Embracing Simplicity Contemplative Order* and co-founder of Deep South Dharma.

    For information about our weekly offerings and other events, visit the Deep South Dharma website and subscribe, or like the Deep South Dharma Facebook page.

    To explore individual contemplative direction with Christie, visit the Passati Counseling & Direction website and/or the Passati Counseling & Direction Facebook page.

    *Ordained "Dharmacharya Passatininna" by Venerable Pannavati and Venerable Pannadipa, Co-Abbots of Heartwood Refuge, a Buddhist monastery and retreat center in Hendersonville, North Carolina.


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    • 15 min
    Last of 2019: Heavyweight Joy

    Last of 2019: Heavyweight Joy

    In this holiday talk Christie supports us in cultivating joy to give us energy for addressing suffering over the long haul, through the vicissitudes or "8 worldly winds." Upcoming retreat announcement. Information about Christie's friend Jim Ramsey and WayToGo Transit.

    Christie Bates is a minister of the Embracing Simplicity Contemplative Order* and co-founder of Deep South Dharma.

    For information about our weekly offerings and other events, visit the Deep South Dharma website and subscribe, or like the Deep South Dharma Facebook page.

    To explore individual contemplative direction with Christie, visit the Passati Counseling & Direction website and/or the Passati Counseling & Direction Facebook page.

    *Ordained "Dharmacharya Passatininna" by Venerable Pannavati and Venerable Pannadipa, Co-Abbots of Heartwood Refuge, a Buddhist monastery and retreat center in Hendersonville, North Carolina.

    This podcast returns with a new episode on Sunday, January 5, 2020.


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    • 30 min
    When We Lose a Major Source of Support

    When We Lose a Major Source of Support

    Acharya Christie Bates on a community's experience of grief. Facing impermanence, we are inspired to seek refuge in that which does not change.

    Christie Bates is a minister of the Embracing Simplicity Contemplative Order* and co-founder of Deep South Dharma.

    For information about our weekly offerings and other events, visit the Deep South Dharma website and subscribe, or like the Deep South Dharma Facebook page.

    To explore individual contemplative direction with Christie, visit the Passati Counseling & Direction website and/or the Passati Counseling & Direction Facebook page.

    *Ordained "Dharmacharya Passatininna" by Venerable Pannavati and Venerable Pannadipa, Co-Abbots of Heartwood Refuge, a Buddhist monastery and retreat center in Hendersonville, North Carolina.


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    • 13 min

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