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Retreat Dharma Talks at Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

04PT2 043MO

2004-11-05 (43 days) Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

2004-11-06 Taking Refuge 44:07
Sharon Salzberg
What it means to take refuge in the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.
2004-11-13 The Nature Of Doubt 44:24
Sharon Salzberg
Wholesome doubt, unwholesome doubt, and the types of faith are explored in the first part of this talk. In the second part, how to utilize all of them in the development of one’s practice is thoroughly covered with emphasis on careful attention, wholeheartedness, the importance of showing up and making the effort, the antidotes to unwholesome doubt, and helpful strategies for getting unstuck from unwholesome doubt.
2004-11-21 Balance 54:48
Sharon Salzberg
Balance as the essence of practice, underlying form.
2004-11-25 Generosity And Gratitude 31:28
Kamala Masters
The near and far-reaching benefits of generosity and gratitude.
2004-11-27 Working With Hindrance Through Concentration And Mindfulness 52:09
Sharon Salzberg
This teaching begins with an overview of the Five Hindrances: Desire, Aversion, Sloth and Torpor, Restlessness, and Doubt and continues with a thorough discussion of the Five Jhanic Factors: Aiming one’s mind, Investigation, Raptness, Comfort in Being, and One-pointedness which the meditator uses to effectively deal with and utilize the Five Hindrances in deepening her/his practice. The meditator gains perspective, alertness, connection, caring, and energy.
2004-12-01 Spiritual Urgency - Samvega 41:25
Amita Schmidt
2004-12-02 Awakening "We Got What It Takes" 65:07
Kamala Masters
The seven factors are already in the mindstream being developed by our simple practice of mindfulness.
2004-12-09 The Union Of Compassion And Wisdom 31:31
Kamala Masters
Bringing together the understandings of compassion and wisdom helps us to bring together the understandings of self and selflessness. We then begin to live from a bigger, more limitless heart and mind.
2004-12-10 Karma & The End Of Karma 62:19
Guy Armstrong
The talk explores action and its results. It also looks at how karma and not-self are a mutually necessary way to understand personality and the path of practice leading to the end of karma.
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