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Retreat Dharma Talks at Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

Cultivation – Investigation – Contemplation

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.

2023-07-11 (9 days) Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

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2023-07-12 Morning instructions 48:57
Yuka Nakamura
Settling in and gathering the mind. Mindfulness of body and breathing.
2023-07-12 Mindfulness: a Buddhist context to sati 51:19
Akincano Marc Weber
2023-07-13 Body and breath: tools of the trade 45:35
Akincano Marc Weber
2023-07-13 Instruction on metta practice 43:38
Gerit Stöcklmair
Introduction and a guided meditation
2023-07-13 Calming the thinking mind 59:05
Yuka Nakamura
Thoughts often carry the mind away from the present moment. This talk invites you to explore the nature of thoughts and offers five methods to still the distracted mind.
2023-07-14 Morning instructions: mindfulness of feeling tone 52:34
Yuka Nakamura, Akincano Marc Weber
Introduction to Vedana – the feeling tones - and a guided meditation
2023-07-14 Guided metta meditation: metta for self 40:39
Yuka Nakamura
2023-07-14 Papañca - on conceptual proliferation 56:28
Akincano Marc Weber
Forms of Not-knowing (avijjā). Vipallāsa: the distortions of perception, the mind, and of views
2023-07-15 Cittānupassanā – the tasks of the four satipaṭṭhāna 52:08
Akincano Marc Weber
2023-07-15 Guided mettā practice 45:51
Akincano Marc Weber
Mettā with images of self and others
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