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Retreat Dharma Talks at Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

Three-Month Retreat - Part 1

The annual three-month course, including its six-week partials, is a special time for practice. Because of its extended length and ongoing guidance, it is a rare opportunity for students to deepen the powers of concentration, wisdom and compassion. Based on the meditation instructions of Mahasi Sayadaw and supplemented by a range of skillful means, this retreat will encourage a balanced attitude of relaxation and alertness, and the continuity of practice based on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness.

2008-09-20 (43 days) Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

2008-09-24 Doubt And Aversion 58:49
Joseph Goldstein
Exploring the nature of these mind states, their particular seductive power, and how to awaken in the midst of them.
2008-09-26 Balanced Effort 60:31
Rebecca Bradshaw
Avoiding extremes of no effort and striving, finding balance.
2008-09-27 Seven Ways To Hack Your Brain 61:55
Pascal Auclair
Seven slogans from Atisha’s seven point mind training...
2008-10-01 Love And Kindness 54:19
Joseph Goldstein
An exploration of these two qualities of heart: what nurtures them and what obstructs them.
2008-10-04 The Noble 8 Fold Path 61:28
Pascal Auclair
A talk based on Bikkhu Bodhi’s book ”The Noble 8 Fold Path”
2008-10-08 Self And Selflessness 61:31
Joseph Goldstein
Understanding how the sense of self is created and how to free ourselves from this great illusion.
2008-10-11 Vivid, Vibrant Vedana 57:22
Pascal Auclair
Exploration of feeling tone for yogis on retreat
2008-10-14 Metta For All (No One Excluded) 45:37
Pascal Auclair
A Guided Meditation - Radiating Metta upwards and downwards and in all directions
2008-10-25 Earth, Wind, And Fire (And Water!) 61:09
Pascal Auclair
4 elements makes nobody
2008-10-30 Forgiveness: A Gift To The World 56:16
Myoshin Kelley
Exploring the process of releasing the heart from held tension, anger, and resentment.
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