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Retreat Dharma Talks at Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

Resolutions of the Heart: New Year’s Retreat

The New Year is an opportunity for both reflection and establishing intention. Before deciding the direction our lives should take in the future, it is helpful to thoroughly investigate where we are now. This insight meditation retreat will gently explore the terrain of our lives with compassion and wisdom.

2009-12-28 (10 days) Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

2009-12-29 From Noise To Stillness 47:01
Rodney Smith
The spiritual journey can be understood as moving from the constricting and confining environment of noise to the free expanse of stillness.
2009-12-30 Body Wisdom, Body Dharma 50:36
Yanai Postelnik
This talk explores establishing a wise and kind relationship with our body. This becomes the basis for discovering that the experience of body has much wisdom to reveal in the dharma of life.
2009-12-31 Fixing Pails, Whereas Accommodating Worries 53:10
Heather Martin
The relative ineffectiveness of our old strategies for well being, compared with the effectiveness of the Buddha's radical approach.
2010-01-01 From Adaptation To Surrender 42:12
Rodney Smith
The Dharma demands a paradigm shift, not a modification of our narrative.
2010-01-02 Contemplating Death and the Deathless 55:37
Yanai Postelnik
Rather than being a distant or fearful concept, we can use the truth of death as a tonic which can revitalize our lives, and invites a deeper letting go, into that which lies beyond death.
2010-01-03 Dismantling Me 45:22
Heather Martin
We begin to see(see through) the many ways we make ourselves up and keep ourselves going, finding less and less we call ME, and in the process finding our original brightness.
2010-01-04 Cultivating Parami - For The Benefit Of All Beings 60:28
Yanai Postelnik
A reflection on the ten paramis: generosity, non-harming, renunciation, effort, patience, truthfulness, equanimity, resolve, wisdom, loving kindness and the noble aspiration to develop them in the service of all beings.
2010-01-05 Courage Toward the Infinite 48:55
Rodney Smith
Radical realization requires radical discernment and a ferocious willingness to tear the Dharma apart.
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