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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

2017-09-19 Mindfulness Of Physical Pain 40:47
Bhante Buddharakkhita
Guided meditation on physical pain.
2017-09-19 Working With The Judging Mind 63:13
James Baraz
We can easily get lost in our self-judgements, believing them to be true. This talk explains how to work with judgements and see through them to wake up to who we really are.
In collection: Developing Our Practice
2017-09-21 Morning Instructions: Thought Game 47:54
Guy Armstrong
2017-09-22 Morning Instructions On Vedana 49:47
Carol Wilson
2017-09-22 Aspiration and Courage 62:12
Carol Wilson
Realizing in the second week of the three-month retreat - how challenging our practice can be at times. Reflecting on and consciously refreshing our aspiration can be very supportive.
In collection: Developing Our Practice
2017-09-23 Guided Meditation on Refinement of Mindfulness on the Breath 47:01
James Baraz
Bring a deep investigation of subtleties of experience of breath to aid in developing concentration and interest. Looking with care and sense of wonder so the mind is both curious and relaxed.
2017-09-23 Compassion As The Wise Response Of The Heart 52:21
John Martin
2017-09-24 Standing Meditation 48:08
Sally Armstrong
2017-09-24 Continuation of the First Foundation Of Mindfulness 57:10
Sally Armstrong
2017-09-25 Guided Meditation On Sleepiness and Dullness 50:01
Bhante Buddharakkhita
Mindfulness of sloth and torpor can help us in turning the hinderance into opportunities for alertness and awareness.
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