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"Optimal Health and Human Flourishing" course with Dr. Elliott Dacher Audio Set

"Optimal Health and Human Flourishing" course with Dr. Elliott Dacher

"Optimal Health and Human Flourishing" course with Dr. Elliott Dacher


The audio recordings in this set are from the Optimal Health and Human Flourishing course taught by Elliott S. Dacher, MD.
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  • "Optimal Health and Human Flourishing" with Elliott Dacher (class 1 of 8)

    A Precious Life

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    Week 1 of the course Optimal Health and Human Flourishing.

    This class explores the traditional elements of a daily sitting practice and mind-training practices which are integrated into daily life.

    • 2011-09-28
    • 01:52:08
  • "Optimal Health and Human Flourishing" with Elliott Dacher (class 2 of 8)

    Cultivating and Abandoning

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    Week 2 of the course Optimal Health and Human Flourishing.

    A fish dropped into contaminated water cannot survive. Session 2 explores the discerning wisdom which can identify those aspects of our lives that support inner development as we cultivate the supporting aspects of our practice.

    • 2011-10-08
    • 01:32:11
  • "Optimal Health and Human Flourishing" with Elliott Dacher (class 3 of 8)

    The End of Suffering

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    Week 3 of the course Optimal Health and Human Flourishing.

    This class explores the way to progressively alleviate stress, and suffering while simultaneously promoting the qualities of human flourishing – optimal health, enduring happiness, and a stable and profound peace of mind, body, and spirit.

    • 2011-10-14
    • 01:51:58
  • "Optimal Health and Human Flourishing" with Elliott Dacher (class 4 of 8)

    Transforming Disturbing Emotions

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    Week 4 of the course Optimal Health and Human Flourishing.

    This class presents the seven approaches to work with afflictive emotions, in order to restore natural harmony and balance. We learn about the human capacity for self-regulation and explore current research in the field of neuroscience.

    • 2011-10-21
    • 01:58:47
  • "Optimal Health and Human Flourishing" with Elliott Dacher (class 5 of 8)

    The Noble Heart

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    Week 5 of the course Optimal Health and Human Flourishing.

    This class helps us develop an understanding of the concept of "otherness," the focus of a noble heart. We learn how to shift from self-centeredness to other-centeredness and expand our capacity for selfless intimacy, joy, and love with "loving kindness" meditation.

    • 2011-10-26
    • 01:56:20
  • "Optimal Health and Human Flourishing" with Elliott Dacher (class 6 of 8)

    Work as Practice

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    Week 6 of the course Optimal Health and Human Flourishing.

    This class explores the step-by-step process through which ordinary work can be transformed into a profound practice, advancing our efforts toward inner development and human flourishing.

    • 2011-11-02
    • 01:57:49
  • "Optimal Health and Human Flourishing" with Elliott Dacher (class 7 of 8)

    The Alchemy of Adversity

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    Week 7 of the course Optimal Health and Human Flourishing.

    How can we turn adverse circumstances into opportunities for practice? Session 7 brings life's unavoidable difficulties into perspective, so that adversity will become a powerful teacher on the path to larger life and health.

    • 2011-11-09
    • 01:55:00
  • "Optimal Health and Human Flourishing" with Elliott Dacher (class 8 of 8)

    Integral Health and Human Flourishing

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    Week 8 of the course Optimal Health and Human Flourishing.

    The integral approach to health appreciates the contributions of the four central aspects of the human experience – biology, consciousness, inter-personal relationships, and inter-connection with culture and the environment. Session 8 explores these four aspects and emphasizes the central role of inner development.

    • 2011-11-16
    • 02:00:36
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