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Retreat Dharma Talks at Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

Three-Month Retreat - Part 1

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.

2017-09-12 (43 days) Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

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2017-09-14 Mindfulness of Breathing 58:06
Guy Armstrong
Explores mindfulness of breathing in the context of mindfulness of the body, which is in the context of right mindfulness. Describes connecting and sustaining.
2017-09-15 Morning Instructions 43:42
Guy Armstrong
2017-09-15 Introduction To Metta Practice - Self and Benefactor 50:05
James Baraz
Basics of Metta practice, including the first two categories of Self and Benefactor.
2017-09-15 Mindfulness with Right View 60:06
Carol Wilson
2017-09-16 Morning Instructions 62:53
Carol Wilson
2017-09-16 The Hinderances At The Heart Of Our Practice 47:07
John Martin
2017-09-17 Morning Instructions - Shifting the focus of attention 45:16
James Baraz
Using breath sensations and sounds. How to turn attention from one to another with ease and attention.
2017-09-17 The First Foundation of Mindfulness 61:11
Sally Armstrong
In the Satipatthana Sutta on the foundations of mindfulness, the first area of practice is the body. The Buddha gives us many different practices and ways to investigate the body. This talk explores these practices, beginning with the breath, but going on to other practices that we don't often teach, such as the four elements, the 32 parts of the body, and corpse contemplations. Each of these practices can be a powerful doorway to wise seeing and freedom. This talk is the first of a series of four on each foundation of mindfulness.
2017-09-18 Mindfulness Of Emotions 48:43
Sally Armstrong
2017-09-18 Meeting Physical Pain With Right Mindfulness and Full understanding. 62:36
Bhante Buddharakkhita
The practice of right mindfulness and full understanding can help us meet physical pain with openness, compassion, and wisdom.
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