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Retreat Dharma Talks at Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

Three-Month Part 1

This three-month course, including its six-week partials, 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.

2016-09-10 (43 days) Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

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2016-09-11 Entering the retreat: refuges and precepts 56:38
Guy Armstrong
This talk gives an overview of the three refuges and the five precepts in retreat practice, as well as chanting them. It gives particular emphasis to the wholesome qualities of the historical Buddha
2016-09-13 Samma Sati - mindfulness and right view 59:55
Carol Wilson
2016-09-14 Working with thoughts and emotions 58:51
Joseph Goldstein
2016-09-15 Living In Samsara 56:30
Sally Armstrong
We live in an imperfect unfixable world, which we constantly try to fix or correct– This leads to suffering! One of the ways we obsess is through a type of thinking called papañca.
2016-09-16 Mindfulness of hindrances 43:50
Bonnie Duran
Mindfulness is the data collection system for intuitive awareness and letting go of thinking
2016-09-16 Hindrances– hindrance to what? Remedies and openings 57:46
Bonnie Duran
This talk provide practical advice for working with hindrances to practice
2016-09-17 Morning instructions–mindfulness of moods and emotions 46:25
Guy Armstrong
2016-09-17 Compassion: First Noble Truth and wise view 54:52
DaRa Williams
Cultivating self compassion and mindfulness. Bringing mind and heart together
2016-09-18 Morning instruction– Working with thoughts 43:59
Joseph Goldstein
2016-09-18 Working with difficult emotions. 62:07
Guy Armstrong
This talk describes how to find greater freedom in relation to the emotions that are usually the greatest source of suffering, desire, fear, sadness and anger
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