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

The Heart of Wisdom: Monastic Retreat

Led by ordained monastics from the Canadian Forest sangha, this silent retreat, open to all, will explore a core aspect of the Buddha’s timeless teachings – the liberating quality of emptiness. As we abandon the illusion of a separate and distinct sense of self, and come to know the essential emptiness of all phenomena, we discover the heart of wisdom. This retreat is an invitation to all to experience a taste of monastic life. The traditional eight precepts will be observed – this includes abstaining from eating after noon. Each day’s schedule will include sitting, standing and walking meditations, talks about the teachings, devotional chants, and dedications for the welfare of all beings.
2019-04-16 (9 days) Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

2019-04-17 Guided Meditation 51:57
  Ayya Medhanandi Bhikkhuni
Beginning again.
2019-04-17 Two Approaches To knowing 41:28
  Ajahn Punnadhammo
Looking at the mind from either the subjective or objective side
2019-04-18 Basic Instruction 47:52
  Ajahn Punnadhammo
Introduction to vipassana practice
2019-04-18 The Night of the Poison Arrow 46:13
  Ayya Medhanandi Bhikkhuni
How to guard the mind against the hindrances and pull out the poison arrow of craving.
2019-04-19 A Glimpse Of Truth 58:00
  Ayya Medhanandi Bhikkhuni
A minimalist guided meditation
2019-04-19 Exploring Emptiness 56:43
  Ajahn Punnadhammo
Looking at the teachings of not-self and emptiness from various angels.
2019-04-20 Entry Into The Formless 46:59
  Ajahn Punnadhammo
Guided meditation through the formless abodes.
2019-04-20 Lifetime Vow 52:52
  Ayya Medhanandi Bhikkhuni
The power of faith and commitment, courage, and the teacher within us.
2019-04-21 The Five Aggregates 69:52
  Ajahn Punnadhammo
The emptiness of the five khandas and how to work with them
2019-04-22 Blameless Happiness 50:23
  Ayya Medhanandi Bhikkhuni
Commitment to virtious states of mind and conduct empower true seeing and realization of truth
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