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Retreat Dharma Talks at Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

This six-week partial of the three-month course is a special time for practice. Because of its extended length and ongoing guidance, it is an opportunity for students to deepen the powers of concentration, wisdom and compassion. Based on the meditation instructions of Mahāsi Sayadaw and supplemented by a range of skillful means, this silent retreat will encourage a balanced attitude of relaxation and alertness, and the continuity of practice based on the Buddha’s Four Foundations of Mindfulness.

2022-10-25 (43 days) Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

2022-11-01 Turning the five hindrances into wisdom 59:30
Bhante Buddharakkhita
Meeting the five hindrances with mindfulness and wisdom can make a huge difference in either being caught in them or being free from them
2022-11-02 Faith and wisdom 43:11
Kim Allen
This pair of faculties – broadly speaking, the "heart" and the "mind" – can be harmonized such that our practice grows strong and balanced.
2022-11-03 Mindfulness Of Cetana/Intention 55:52
Jill Shepherd
Exploring the "about to" moment of intention that occurs before every action of body, speech, and mind.
2022-11-03 Guided loving-kindness meditation 44:32
Brian Lesage
This talk offers reflections on the importance of kindness for ourselves. This is followed by a guided meditation that includes receiving kindness, kindness for a benefactor, and kindness for oneself.
2022-11-04 Mindfulness of Choicelessness. 58:54
Bhante Buddharakkhita
The practice of choiceless awareness is very important for progressing on the path to liberation
2022-11-04 Exploring feeling tone 58:31
Rebecca Bradshaw
How mindfulness of vedana can break the chain of suffering – providing freedom from our automatic conditioning
2022-11-05 Being somebody and being nobody. 59:02
Brian Lesage
2022-11-06 Right effort 51:14
Jill Shepherd
Exploring ways that effort can become unbalanced, some antidotes, and the Buddhas four-part definition of right effort in the noble eightfold path.
2022-11-07 Thoughts and meditation 55:22
Winnie Nazarko
Is thinking/thought inside or outside of meditation practices? This talk explores how to consider thought, and how do use it to wake up
2022-11-08 Freedom through the practice of impermanence (anicca) 57:34
Bhante Buddharakkhita
The practice of impermanence can help us to overcome all kinds of cravings and experience freedom from suffering.
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