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Retreat Dharma Talks at Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

Three-Month Retreat - 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.

2015-10-24 (43 days) Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

2015-11-09 Mana/Conceit and Skillful Means 48:58
Bonnie Duran
This talk discusses the three kinds of mana in the four domains and the skillful means of practice
2015-11-10 Introduction To Dependent Origination 52:40
Brian Lesage
This talk introduces the teaching of dependent origination as a foundation for our medittation
2015-11-11 Working with Fear 61:41
Joseph Goldstein
2015-11-12 Sankhara Dukkha 64:00
Rebecca Bradshaw
Discusses dukkha of all conditioned formations
2015-11-13 The Wholesome Force Of Patience 55:12
Erin Treat
2015-11-16 Identities And Forgiveness 46:30
Bonnie Duran
This talk reviews the purification of victim and perpetrator identities in formal and informal forgiveness practice.
2015-11-16 Forgiveness 52:59
Bonnie Duran
2015-11-17 The Birth Of The Self 56:03
Brian Lesage
This talk shares reflections on seeing the arising of the narrow sense of self in our meditation practice.
2015-11-18 Q&A 62:35
Joseph Goldstein
2015-11-20 Deeply Conditioned Patterns Of Perfectionism 62:38
Rebecca Bradshaw
Discusses untangling "Karmic Knots" - 6 stages of mindfulness.
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