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Retreat Dharma Talks at Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

Establishing Awareness: Insight Meditation Retreat

Mindfulness is an open, receptive quality of mind that needs to be firmly established in order to be truly transformative. Open to all, this short, silent retreat will give us a chance to explore this quality of kind awareness grounded in the present moment. To help open the heart and soften the mind, we will practice continuous awareness combined with gentle cultivation of the Divine Abodes or Brahmaviharas. The Divine Abodes are lovingkindness (metta), compassion (karuna), empathetic joy (mudita), and equanimity (upekkha).

The retreat format will include meditation instructions, periods of silent sitting and walking meditation, and talks about the Buddha’s teachings as well as group meetings with the teachers.

2022-06-09 (4 days) Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

2022-06-10 Metta Introduction 37:26
Walt Opie
A brief definition of metta or loving-kindness, followed by some stories and an introduction to the practice.
2022-06-11 Wise effort 56:27
Walt Opie
Some thoughts and readings related to making wise effort in practice to cultivate the wholesome and eradicate the unwholesome.
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