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Brian Lesage's Dharma Talks at Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
Brian Lesage
Brian Lesage has practiced Buddhist meditation since 1988 and has taught meditation since 2000. He has studied in the Zen, Theravada and Tibetan schools of Buddhism. He was ordained in the Rinzai Zen tradition in 1996. His training in Vipassana Meditation includes doing extended meditation retreats in Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, and India as well as numerous retreats in the U.S. He leads retreats and teaches meditation courses nationwide.
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2017-11-16 Freedom From Unworthiness and Becoming. 45:12
This talk explores how to clearly see the darkness of unworthiness and becoming in a way that leads to freedom.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2017-11-09 Embodiment Through Mindfulness Of The Body 50:15
This talk offers some reflections on mindfulness of the body and its intersection with embodiment.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2017-11-04 Opening To The Pali Chanting Of The Satipatthana Sutta 33:25
This talk introduces the practice of opening and meditating upon Pali Chanting
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2017-11-04 Morning Instructions for Practicing with the Awareness of Intention (Cetana) 44:12
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2017-11-03 Practicing For Oneself and Others 45:26
This talk explores the encouragement found in the Firebrand Sutta to practice for oneself and others while on retreat.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2017-11-01 Radiating Loving Kindness 43:41
This talk offers both instruction and a guided meditation for the way of practicing Metta found in the early Buddhist texts.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2017-10-30 Morning Instructions and Guided Meditation On Emotions 19:24
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2017-10-27 Samadhi and Pleasure 50:50
This talk introduces the quality of samadhi and the importance to opening to pleasure in our spiritual practice.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2017-06-20 Lessons From Emptiness: Interdependence 48:24
This talk offers what we can learn for our daily lives when we use the lens of emptiness and interdependence.
Emptiness: A Meditation & Study Retreat for Experienced Students
2017-06-18 Implicit bias and the practice of sense restraint 58:29
This talk explores the context of the historical Buddha and how it brings relevance to the practice of sense restraint in addressing implicit bias.
Emptiness: A Meditation & Study Retreat for Experienced Students

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