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Dharma Talks given at Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
2017-10-17 Understanding Our Defences and How To Work With Them - Part 2 65:33
  Bhante Buddharakkhita
Meeting our defenses with mindfulness and understanding can help us to let go of difficult emotions and attain peace, happiness, and freedom.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 1

2017-10-17 Guided Metta For All Beings. 43:30
  Beth Sternleib
Reflections on interbeing.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 1

2017-10-17 Guided Meditation - First Breath, Last Breath 45:56
  James Baraz
How present would you be for your first breath? Your last breath? This guided meditation takes you from birth through the stages of life - to your last breath. To see this moment in a fresh way.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 1

2017-10-16 Practice As A Path Of Happiness - Part 3 59:34
  James Baraz
Exploring how living with integrity (sila) and letting go of stories, busyness and stuff - can be a source of well being and joy.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 1

2017-10-15 Fourth Foundation of Mindfulness 59:41
  Sally Clough Armstrong
The Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta (usually translated as the Foundations of Mindfulness) offers a complete description of the practice of mindfulness, beginning with the direct awareness of the breath and the body, progressing through mindfulness of vedana or feeling tone, to the more subtle object of the Third Foundation, mindfulness of mind states. The Fourth Foundation of Mindfulness represents the culmination of this series of practices, and can be seen as a direct pointing, again and again, to the possibility of freedom through direct awareness of where we get caught, and how to turn the mind towards liberation. This talk is an overview of the practices of the Fourth Foundation, which can be seen as both the last in the sequence of practices, and as a progression in itself. It also covers how the Fourth Foundation can be skillfully interwoven into our practice of the other foundations.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 1

2017-10-14 Self Compassion: A Bridge To Equanimity 53:03
  Beth Sternleib
The Buddha teaches friendship is the whole path. This includes friendship with our self.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 1

2017-10-13 Purifying Habits Of Our Mind: Dana and Sila 63:28
  Carol Wilson
Three-Month Retreat - Part 1

2017-10-13 Metta For the Difficult 48:19
  James Baraz
Why wish happiness for those who've caused us or others suffering? How can we overcome our resistance or hurt to genuinely open our heart to them?
Three-Month Retreat - Part 1

2017-10-12 The Third Noble Truth and Nibbana 65:16
  Guy Armstrong
The end of suffering can be understood as either permanent or temporary. In both cases, it is closely tied to the absence of selfing.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 1

2017-10-11 Balance of Mind - staying in the saddle. 58:45
  Annie Nugent
How can we not become reactive in the thick of difficult states of mind, events, relationships and situations that unfold in life? By inclining the mind towards equanimity through the growing understanding that we are not in control… things are constantly changing due to conditions. We learn to sit steady in the saddle in the midst of life's ups and downs.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 1

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