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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

2014-11-11 Dukkha and Non-self 54:43
Joseph Goldstein
2014-11-12 Moving Beyond A Sense Of Lack 57:02
Brian Lesage
This talk explores how a sense of unworthiness can infiltrate our practice and how to move beyond it.
2014-11-14 Clinging and Non Clinging At the Six Sense Doors 62:16
Rebecca Bradshaw
2014-11-17 Karma 55:01
Greg Scharf
An exploration of the Buddha's teaching on Karma and the way that a meaningful relationship to this understanding can inform our life and practice
2014-11-18 Guided Compassion Meditation 54:50
Bonnie Duran
This talk takes the "self" or yogi as the recipient of compassion from a benefactor
2014-11-18 Questions and Answers 62:50
Joseph Goldstein
2014-11-19 Impermanence: Entrusting Yourself To The Waves 54:07
Brian Lesage
This talk explores opening to impermanence in our meditation practice and the importance of doing so.
2014-11-21 Arousing and Balancing the Five Spiritual Faculities 61:31
Bhante Buddharakkhita
When the five spiritual or controlling faculties are aroused and balanced, they serve as the conditions and cause for attaining steadiness of mind.
2014-11-22 Wise Clarity About The Causes Of Happiness 57:04
Bonnie Duran
This talk reviews the core elements of mindfulness and how we use it to uncover our intentions
2014-11-24 Faith 52:10
Greg Scharf
An exploration of the role of faith in practice
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