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Retreat Dharma Talks at Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

Three Month - Part 2

This six-week partial of the three-month course is a special time for practice. Because of its extended length and ongoing guidance, it is an opportunity for students to deepen the powers of concentration, wisdom and compassion. Based on the meditation instructions of Mahasi Sayadaw and supplemented by a range of skillful means, this retreat will encourage a balanced attitude of relaxation and alertness, and the continuity of practice based on the Buddha’s Four Foundations of Mindfulness.

2013-10-22 (43 days) Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

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2013-10-22 Five precepts and Forgiveness Practice 67:16
Bhante Buddharakkhita
Sharing of merit to all beings and using the five precepts as a foundation for practicing Dhamma daily life.
2013-10-24 Encouragement For The Practice Of Meditation 56:02
Differences between Eastern and Western teaching traditions. Importance of a Dhamma talk to your practice. How to perceive the practice. Why and how one needs to practice. Stories about Munindraji. The quest for enlightenment of the seven practitioners on the rock.
2013-10-25 The Brahmaviharas - Metta (Friendliness) 56:16
Introducing the Brahmaviharas. Fundamental nature of everyone is to be good. Misconceptions of Metta (Friendliness). Importance of friendliness in meditation practice. How to and how not to practice metta or friendliness. Guided meditation instructions.
2013-10-25 Mindfulness and Investigation 57:02
Rebecca Bradshaw
With mindfulness we investigate the truth in the present moment
2013-10-25 Evening Metta Chanting 37:04
Greg Scharf
A short introduction to quality of friendliness, followed by call and response chanting of the Kalaniya Metta Sutta in Pali, followed by chanting in English
2013-10-26 Unhindered 64:30
Max Erdstein
Discovering independence from the five hindrances
2013-10-26 Metta Chant and Satipatthana 41:09
Metta and Satipatthana Sutta chanting
2013-10-27 Morning Instructions and Q&A 60:11
Greg Scharf
Beginning with chanting of refuges and precepts, followed by guided meditation/instructions and Q&A
2013-10-27 Awakening In The Body 55:21
Spring Washam
The body as a magnificent vehicle of awakening Emphasis on the body and awareness.
2013-10-28 Metta Instructions 59:04
Spring Washam
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