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Dharma Talks Access for Retreatants 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

  
2017-08-09 Instructions in Awareness and Attitudes of Mind. 40:21
  Steve Armstrong
2017-08-09 Q&A's regarding awareness and attitudes of mind. 22:05
  Steve Armstrong
2017-08-09 Q&A Metta Practice 9:04
  Deborah Ratner Helzer
2017-08-09 Distortions Of Perception, Thought and View. 61:02
  Mark Nunberg
The root of suffering is the mind's habits to see permanence in what is impermanent, satisfaction in what is not satisfying, and self in what is not self.
2017-08-10 Q&A 58:06
  Steve Armstrong
2017-08-10 The Simile of the Heartwood. 61:05
  Deborah Ratner Helzer
The many benefits of practice are like the deepening rings of a great tree.
2017-08-11 Morning Q&A 17:21
  Deborah Ratner Helzer
Awareness of awareness, noting and impermanence.
2017-08-11 Guided Forgiveness and Loving Kindness Meditation 46:59
  Mark Nunberg
2017-08-11 Q&A following Loving Kindness practice. 22:21
  Mark Nunberg
2017-08-11 Renunciation: Abandoning Craving - the Cause of Dukkha. 1:11:30
  Steve Armstrong
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