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Retreat Dharma Talks at Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

Awareness, Insight and Liberation

This retreat, suitable for both new and experienced meditators, will integrate the precise meditation instructions of Mahāsi Sayadaw with the practical awareness-oriented guidance of Sayadaw U Tejaniya, both highly skilled monastic teachers from Burma. The course teachers will offer a clear path for developing clarity of awareness with each arising moment. This leads to stability of mind and the insightful knowledge of liberation. Relaxed, persevering continuity of mindfulness allows us to recognize each moment’s experience, and leads to insightful understanding of the natural order of all things. Such knowledge weakens deeply conditioned habits of mind that cause unhappiness, and strengthens conditions for an enduring sense of well-being. Liberation is the mind released from mental states that result in suffering to oneself and others.

The retreat will be held in Noble Silence, and will include comprehensive guidance for continuous awareness in all activities. Each day will include scheduled periods for sitting, walking, chanting, meals, work-as-practice, Dhamma talks, Q&A, group and individual practice discussions, and opportunities for self-scheduled practice in one’s own rhythm.

2017-08-04 (10 days) Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

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2017-08-04 Awareness, Insight, and Liberation 34:30
Steve Armstrong
Integrating two Burmese meditation traditions of Mahasi Sayadaw and Sayadaw U Tejaniya
2017-08-05 Q&A (1st day of retreat) 60:49
Steve Armstrong
2017-08-05 Embodiment and Awakening 60:48
Mark Nunberg
There is no freedom without freedom, with the experience of the body.
2017-08-06 Metta - Guided Meditation 62:23
Kamala Masters
Oneself, Benefactor, Dear Friend
2017-08-07 Morning Instructions 46:12
Deborah Ratner Helzer
Awareness Of hinderances.
2017-08-07 Morning Q&A 16:04
Deborah Ratner Helzer
"chipmunk practice"
2017-08-07 Five Spiritual Faculties 57:23
Kamala Masters
Mindful awareness, faith-wisdom, energy-concentration.
2017-08-08 Morning Instructions 35:30
Kamala Masters
Relax, allow, interest, nature.
2017-08-08 Natural Awareness and Wisdom 66:48
Steve Armstrong
2017-08-08 Reflections on a day of practicing the Noble Eightfold Path. 11:28
Steve Armstrong
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