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Retreat Dharma Talks at Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

Metta: Lovingkindness Retreat

Metta is the Pali word for friendship or lovingkindness. It is taught as a meditation that cultivates our natural capacity for an open and loving heart. With its roots in practices said to have been taught by the Buddha himself, metta is traditionally offered along with meditations that enrich compassion, joy in the happiness of others and equanimity. These practices lead to the development of concentration, fearlessness, happiness and a greater ability to love.

2017-05-17 (8 days) Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

2017-05-17 Metta Retreat Introduction 1:12:45
Sharon Salzberg
2017-05-18 Guided Mindfulness Practice 1:20:53
Oren Jay Sofer
Basic Instructions for Mindfulness
2017-05-18 Mindfulness Guided Meditation and Q&A 67:49
Mark Coleman
2017-05-19 Path Of Metta (Love) 58:48
Mark Coleman
This talk explores the journey of the heart. What happens as we cultivate metta practice, both the obstacles, challenges, gifts and fruits.
2017-05-20 Running the River, Handling Hinderances. 58:17
Oren Jay Sofer
Handling the currents of the mind with kindness and mindfulness.
2017-05-22 Tender Heart Of Compassion 55:14
Mark Coleman
Compassion guides us to meet the challenges and pain inherent in life. This talk explores how compassion arises to obstacles and its potential.
2017-05-23 Finding Balance, Sustaining Wise Action 57:32
Oren Jay Sofer
Equanimity arises from understanding the nature of this world, and provides the balanced perspective needed to inform and sustain long service.
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