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Retreat Dharma Talks at Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

Cultivation – Investigation – Contemplation: Insight Meditation Retreat for Experienced Students

This silent meditation course for experienced practitioners will focus on deepening mindfulness and insight into being with oneself and others. Our guiding map will be the teachings on the Four Applications of Mindfulness (Satipaṭṭhāna), which enable us to tap into the wealth of practical wisdom from early Buddhist contemplative traditions. The teachers will offer gentle and precise training in unifying the mind, guiding us in establishing different modes of awareness and in metta (friendliness). These practices allow for quieting and strengthening the heart, and foster transformative insights, growth and integration.

2019-07-14 (8 days) Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

2019-07-15 Morning Reflections on body and embodiment. 60:04
Akincano Marc Weber
Guided body meditation
2019-07-15 Body: Elemental, Grounding, Groundless 48:59
Chris Cullen
1st day evening talk about practicing mindfulness of body, including reflections on cultivating samadhi, elements practice and emptiness.
2019-07-17 Playing with the dependent arising and dependent fading of vedanā. 58:01
Chris Cullen
Morning instructions on ways of practicing with vedanā (feeling tone)
2019-07-17 The Five Khandhas - Undoing Cling 61:50
Jaya Rudgard
2019-07-18 Practicing Insight: Unfrabricationg Saṅkhāras 52:02
Chris Cullen
An exploration of ways of practicing and deepening personal and universal insights so as to gradually unbind body and heart (citta) from fabrications that constrict and compress.
2019-07-19 Developing Mindfulness Of Thoughts and Thinking 54:39
Chris Cullen
Morning instructions on ways of practicing with thoughts so as to develop a more spacious relationship with thinking and understand more fully the shaping power of perception and papañca (projection, proliferation, objectification.
2019-07-19 You Are Not Doing This Alone. 47:00
Jaya Rudgard
Reflections on sangha and belonging.
2019-07-20 Touching The Earth 58:27
Akincano Marc Weber
The story of the Buddha's going forth in two versions - yoniso manasikāra - as ways of touching one's earth
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