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Retreat Dharma Talks at Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

Monday and Wednesday Talks

Regular weekly talks given at the lower Spirit Rock meditation hall

Spirit Rock Meditation Center

  
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2007-12-10 The Divine Abodes 66:01
Jack Kornfield
2008-01-02 The First Noble Truth - part 1 of 4 63:04
Sylvia Boorstein
The first of four lectures on the Four Noble Truths, including poetry from Jane Kenyon, Judith Viorst, and Wislawa Szymborska. Emphasizing the First Noble Truth of Suffering.
2008-01-07 Faith, Intention & The Precepts: Three Steps To Deepen Your Practice 59:07
Phillip Moffitt
The training precepts can be utilized for living the dharma in daily life, but to be most effective they need a foundation of faith and intention. Also, by stating the precepts positively and in an expanded fashion, we can find new opportunities for mindfulness and insight.
2008-01-09 "I Shall Not Want" 52:22
Sylvia Boorstein
The second of four talks on the Four Noble Truths, with emphasis on the Second Truth.
2008-01-16 The 3Rd Noble Truth - The Pleasure Of Sufficiency 1:10:22
Sylvia Boorstein
The Third Noble Truth - Third lecture in a four part series emphasizing the joy of "not needing" - the difference between wanting and needing.
2008-01-21 Burma - After The Saffron Revolution 1:16:33
Hozan Alan Senauke
2008-01-28 The Discussion Of The Wisdom Dakini 1:14:52
Lama Palden
Dakinis are activity aspects of awakened mind. Outwardly the dakini can support, nurture and protect us. She also can show up to cut through conceptuality. Ultimately dakini is the wisdom aspect of our own minds; the openness aspect that is the space for and is inseparable with everything that is. When this aspect is realized all phenomena, all experience become workable, eventually blissful. True nature is wisdom, openness, compassion and love.
2008-01-30 Ways Of Deepening Daily Life Practice 58:57
Donald Rothberg
2008-02-11 Monday Night Talk with Jack Kornfield 61:15
Eugene Cash
2008-02-20 Knowing What You Think You Don't Know 46:57
Naomi Newman
Looking at the similarities between creativity and dharma practice with a focus on being comfortable with the unknown and the willingness to surprise yourself.
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