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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 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.

2014-10-25 (43 days) Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

2014-11-01 Journey To Embodiment 57:02
Oren Jay Sofer
Understanding the role of the body in Dhamma practice and working with difficult states.
2014-11-02 Review Of Meditation Instructions 60:39
Joseph Goldstein
2014-11-03 Finding A Path with Heart 54:28
Greg Scharf
2014-11-04 The blessing Of Bodhicatta 54:07
Brian Lesage
This talk explores how having an intention in our practice for the benefit of all beings expands our path and puts us in contact with wisdom.
2014-11-05 Q&A 65:11
Joseph Goldstein
2014-11-06 Freedom From the Four Distorted Preceptions 61:06
Bhante Buddharakkhita
The practice of the four foundations of mindfulness can help us to overcome the four distorted perceptions; and lead us to freedom of the heart and mind.
2014-11-07 Metta and Compassion in our Vipassana Practice 59:18
Rebecca Bradshaw
2014-11-08 Devotion: The Heart Of Practice 50:34
Oren Jay Sofer
This talk offers an exploration of the practice of devotion in lay Buddhism: inner and outer devotion, its place in the teachings, and its role in practice
2014-11-10 The Paramis - Generosity 58:21
Greg Scharf
A short introduction to the Paramis followed by reflections on the practice & power of Generosity
2014-11-11 Guided Compassion Practice 59:56
Brian Lesage
This talk gives a basic introduction to the practice of compassion and then includes a guided meditation
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