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

Finding a True Refuge: Insight Meditation Retreat

In a world of change and unpredictability, in times that often feel chaotic and confusing, where do we look for ease and security? Often, in our search for a dependable refuge, we can mistakenly turn to that which is essentially unreliable and unable to provide the stability we seek. Insight (or vipassana) meditation is the simple, direct observation of the mind/body process with relaxed, open and careful attention. As we connect with our experience from a place of spacious stillness and steadiness, we learn to meet the changing conditions we encounter with greater ease and balance of mind. As our understanding deepens, equanimity in the face of change grows, and we discover a refuge that is to a great extent independent of life’s changing conditions. This silent retreat, open to both beginners and experienced meditators, will offer guided meditations and instructions, chanting in Pali (the language of the original Buddhist teachings), and check-ins with the teachers.
2019-06-11 (6 days) Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

2019-06-12 Suffering And The End Of Suffering 44:27
Greg Scharf
2019-06-15 Finding A True Refuge 48:09
Jaya Rudgard
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