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Dharma Talks Access for Retreatants at Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

The Sure Heart’s Release: Insight and Metta Retreat

Throughout this retreat, suitable for both new and experienced meditators, we’ll explore the steps laid out by the Buddha that lead to the sure heart’s release: the purification of conduct, the purification of mind through concentration and insight, the understanding of absolute and conventional reality, and the stages of insight that lead to nibbana (liberation).

Held in Noble Silence, the course will include instructions for sitting and walking meditations, teacher talks and guided lovingkindness meditations, Q&A, and group and individual practice discussions. Instructions will include the four foundations of mindfulness, with emphasis on the relaxed practice of mindfulness of mind. Many of the teachings will draw from the path to awakening as described in the late Mahasi Sayadaw’s Manual of Insight.

The daily schedule will alternate periods of sitting and walking, with open practice sessions also available, depending on individual needs. Meals, resting, and mindful work-as-practice times will all be used as opportunities to maintain continuous awareness.

2018-08-03 (10 days) Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

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2018-08-04 Three Aspects Of Mindfulness 58:16
Mark Nunberg
Developing skill and confidence in kind relaxation, interest and wise view.
2018-08-05 Day Two Meditation Instructions and Q&A 61:28
Mark Nunberg
2018-08-05 Guided Metta Meditation 60:34
Deborah Ratner Helzer
Introduction to the practice, working with self and benefactor.
2018-08-06 The Two Darts 52:31
Deborah Ratner Helzer
Some thoughts on the awareness of empirical reality.
2018-08-08 Day 5 Morning Instructions and Q&A 57:10
Mark Nunberg
2018-08-08 Appreciating Dukkha (suffering) As Our Teacher 61:45
Mark Nunberg
2018-08-09 Guided Loving Kindness Meditation 48:26
Deborah Ratner Helzer
Self, benefactor, friend, neutral and difficult person plus a Metta "family portrait"
2018-08-10 Guided Loving Kindness Meditation - Universal Radiance 45:30
Mark Nunberg
2018-08-10 Walking The Eightfold Path 57:06
Deborah Ratner Helzer
2018-08-12 Lessons from Bahiya - Talk 46:09
Shelly Graf
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