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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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2008-02-25 Monday Night Meditation 1:41:16
Eugene Cash
2008-02-27 The Universality Of The Dharma 47:15
Sylvia Boorstein
The Universality of the Dharma
2008-03-05 Wisdom & The Paramitas - part 1 55:07
Sylvia Boorstein
2008-04-09 Mindfulness Of The Body, III 67:19
Donald Rothberg
Mindfulness of the body goes against the grain of our culture yet is fundamental for most of us to bring awareness, compassion and wisdom to daily life. We explore some of the transformation possible through mindfulness of the body.
2008-04-16 Can't Complain 1:14:19
Sylvia Boorstein
A discussion of "complaining" -what is the wise response to feelings of despair, dismay - and that experience of feeling victimized when one knows that no "one" is a victim.
2008-04-23 Can't Complain - part 2 49:00
Sylvia Boorstein
Continued from last week
2008-04-30 Self And Not-Self - part 1 61:15
Donald Rothberg
Is there a self?? To explore these questions is to enter the territory of paradox. We investigate how to understand both conventional and conceptual approaches to self....
2008-05-07 Self And Not-Self - part 2 61:10
Donald Rothberg
We first review the basic teachings on self and not-self, exploring the possible confusion and the paradoxes, as well as the teaching of the five skardhas. We then explore three main forms through through which the self appears.
2008-05-14 Self And Not Self III 57:31
Donald Rothberg
Transformation Beyond the Constricted Self After a review of teachings about not-self, and an exploration of the ways that the self appears as an overlay on, or constriction of, the flow of experience, we look in this final talk at what si there when a constrictive self is absent: 1) individuality without identification, 2) awareness, 3) wmptiness of phenomena and self, and 4) compassion and responsiveness.
2008-05-19 The Fool's Path 42:25
Wes Nisker
Accepting Our Human Condition, Laughing With Ourselves, Stumbling Toward Enlightenment.
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