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Retreat Dharma Talks at Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

Three Month - Part 1

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 silent retreat will encourage a balanced attitude of relaxation and alertness, and the continuity of practice based on the Buddha’s Four Foundations of Mindfulness.

2014-09-13 (43 days) Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

2014-09-22 Body and Mind 60:22
Andrea Fella
An exploration of mental and physical experience through the teaching of the aggregates
2014-09-24 Morning Meditation Instructions 62:13
Winnie Nazarko
Some examples of how things can be noted when practicing "open awareness". Response to a question about "trying" in meditation
2014-09-24 Viriya: energy strength and courage 57:26
Joseph Goldstein
Perseverance and effort
2014-09-25 Holy Curosity 56:49
Winnie Nazarko
The role of investigation (Dhammavicaya) in opening wisdom, which liberates the mind. a description of the way investigation happens in teacher/retreatant interviews
2014-09-26 Morning Meditation Instructions 59:20
Joseph Goldstein
Understanding intention
2014-09-26 Guided Meditation On Forgiveness 60:54
Bhante Buddharakkhita
Forgiveness does not mean condoning others evil or unskillful behaviors, but it does mean letting go of the emotion connection of feeling hurt and wounded.
2014-09-26 Understanding Dukkha: The First Noble Truth 58:00
Carol Wilson
2014-09-27 Guided meditation 59:32
Bhante Buddharakkhita
Mindfulness of the body feelings, emotions, thoughts, and hindrances.
2014-09-28 The Five Aggregates of Clinging 57:01
Bhante Buddharakkhita
Understanding the five aggregates of clinging from moment to moment of our experience can open the door to peace, happiness and freedom.
2014-09-29 Patience 57:34
Andrea Fella
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