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Retreat Dharma Talks at Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

Stillness & Insight

The ability to gather one's attention, to calm and still the mind, is a foundational aspect of all Buddhist meditation. There are practices that focus only on stilling the mind (Samatha), and those that use stillness while also bringing interest to all that arises in one's experience (Vipassana).

During this retreat, held in an environment of silence, we will cultivate stillness as a basis for Vipassana practice, as we explore how this integration opens the mind to insight into the truth of the way things are. By seeing each moment with greater clarity, we will create the conditions that lead to liberating wisdom.

This course is suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators.

2022-07-05 (6 days) Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

2022-07-06 Mindfulness 44:15
Chas DiCapua
What it is and isn't. How it works. How it works with other path factors. How to cultivate it. The role it plays in liberation.
2022-07-07 Vedana Instructions 61:47
Chas DiCapua
Noticing how any moment of contact at the six cents doors is registered as pleasant, unpleasant, or neutral
2022-07-07 Loving kindness instructions 43:52
Chas DiCapua
Loving kindness with the easy being, self, and good friend.
2022-07-08 Samadhi 44:23
Chas DiCapua
Understanding how calm, particularly in the body, can be a gateway to samadhi.
2022-07-09 Cultivating the investigation awakening factor 61:06
Chas DiCapua
Once becoming aware of an object, noticing if one's relationship with that object is one of reactivity or equanimity
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