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Retreat Dharma Talks at Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

Mindfulness, Insight, Liberation: Insight Meditation Retreat

This insight meditation retreat will explore the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, as taught in the Satipatthāna discourse given by the Buddha. It is a profound teaching that encourages us to place the path of freedom and compassion into the classroom of our lives, nurturing a heart that is receptive and unshakeable. Each day will offer a sustained schedule of formal meditation practice (both insight and lovingkindness), meetings with the teachers, talks and instructions, all within an environment of silence.

2010-07-18 (8 days) Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

2010-07-18 Opening Welcome Talk 46:04
Christina Feldman
2010-07-19 The Four Great Contentments 47:43
Christina Feldman
Contentment is central to the teachings of a liberated heart - it's cultivation cools the fires of craving.
2010-07-20 Aligned With Selflessness. 48:21
Rodney Smith
To access the central teaching of the Buddha, all components of the mind, body, and effort - must be in alignment.
2010-07-21 Befriending The Mind - Liberating The Mind 47:55
Christina Feldman
Understanding the mind as a process opens the door to wise discernment and cultivating a mind that is a friend.
2010-07-22 Effort and the End of Suffering 48:10
Rodney Smith
Effort shows us what we are contracting around, our hopes, goals, and view. Tuning to that feedback provides a clear direction towards liberation.
2010-07-23 Annatta/Sunyatta 52:12
Christina Feldman
The teaching of non-self and emptiness is the direct path of liberating our hearts and lives from distress.
2010-07-24 Living A Blameless Life. 49:40
Rodney Smith
With faith, accountability, and ethical resolve we move through life blamelessly.
2010-07-25 Going Home 39:33
Christina Feldman
Closing Talk
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