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Retreat Dharma Talks at Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

Mindfulness, Insight, Liberation: The Foundations of Mindfulness-Based Modalities and Research

This retreat is specifically designed for professionals involved in mindfulness-based modalities. Educators, clinicians and researchers engaged in teaching or training in mindfulness-based approaches are welcome to attend.

The course is an invitation to extend and deepen personal experience of insight meditation, which is rooted in the cultivation of mindfulness. In the company of peers and colleagues, retreatants will explore the Four Foundations of Mindfulness as taught in the Satipaṭṭhāna discourse given by the Buddha, the foundational teaching of all contemporary mindfulness-based applications. This is a profound teaching that encourages us to place the path of freedom and compassion in the classroom of our lives, nurturing a liberated and compassionate heart.

The teachers of this retreat are all involved in training mindfulness-based professionals or in teaching mindfulness.

Each day will offer a sustained schedule of formal meditation practice (both insight and metta, the teaching of boundless friendliness), meetings with the teachers, talks and guidance, all within an environment of silence. A familiarity with formal practice is assumed.

2019-01-09 (8 days) Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

2019-01-10 Opening Instructions - Mindfulness of the body. 64:45
Jaya Rudgard
Akincano speaks briefly at the end of silent meditation.
2019-01-10 Guided Standing Meditation On Body And Elements 46:02
Chris Cullen
2019-01-11 Guided Standing and Breath Meditation 46:04
Jaya Rudgard
2019-01-12 Morning Instructions On Body and Vedana (satipatthana) 56:16
Chris Cullen
Reflection and guided meditation.
2019-01-12 Vedana, Feeling Tones - What They Are And Why They Matter 64:09
Jaya Rudgard
2019-01-13 Instructions On Working With Thoughts And Thinking 61:26
Jaya Rudgard
2019-01-13 Guided Meditation On Elements And Metta 46:05
Chris Cullen
A guided standing meditation on elements (15 minutes) followed by simple seated meditation on Metta.
2019-01-14 The Cultivating Of Liberating Insight. 65:32
Chris Cullen
An exploration of personal and universal dimensions of insight with suggestions on working with sankaras and meditative understanding of impermanence, unsatisfactoriness and not self.
2019-01-15 The Responsive Heart 58:45
Jaya Rudgard
The four Brahma viharas as an expression of the responsive heart.
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