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Dharma Talks Access for Retreatants 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

2014-11-21 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
2014-11-25 Guided meditation On Appreciative Joy 60:16
Bhante Buddharakkhita
Appreciative joy (mudita) is a quality of the heart and mind that wishes for the success of all beings.
2014-11-25 Being Somebody And Being Nobody 53:03
Brian Lesage
This talk explores the importance of having a sense of self and the importance of going beyond a sense of self.
2014-11-26 Intrinsically Empty, Naturally Radiant, Ceaselessly Responsive 59:53
Joseph Goldstein
Emptiness, Awareness and Compassion
2014-11-28 Paramis On Retreat 65:09
Rebecca Bradshaw
How retreat practice strengthens the ten paramis.
2014-11-29 Practice As Ceremony 55:00
Bonnie Duran
The parallels between retreat practice and native ceremony and the strengthening of the five spiritual powers
2014-12-01 Equanimity and Metta 57:44
Greg Scharf
2014-12-02 A Buddhist Perspective On Spiritual Success 61:58
Bhante Buddharakkhita
The four wheels of success
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