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Pat Coffey's Dharma Talks at Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
Pat Coffey
Pat Coffey, MEd, began his meditation practice over 30 years ago and has taught meditation since 1996. He studied with numerous Asian and Western teachers in the Theravada, Tibetan and Zen traditions. Pat is the founder of IMCC and the co-founder of the Blue Ridge Prison Project. Pat was selected and trained as a meditation teacher in the joint teacher training program of The Insight Meditation Society in Massachusetts and Spirit Rock Meditation Center under the tutelage of Jack Kornfield and Joseph Goldstein. Down-to-earth real world practical dharma is the hallmark of his teaching. The father of two children, owner of several businesses and the holder of several patents, he draws on his varied and rich life experience to articulate the dharma.
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2015-06-15 Bodhicitta: The Awakened Heart Mind 67:04
The power of Bodhicitta, we cultivated is a powerful antidote to greed, ill will and delusion
The Art of Mindful Living: Insight Meditation Retreat for Experienced Students
2015-06-15 Basic meditation instructions for the first day of retreat 54:06
Basic meditation instructions that includes special attention to relaxation and sacred "pause" of awakening.
The Art of Mindful Living: Insight Meditation Retreat for Experienced Students
2015-06-14 Guided Loving Kindness Meditation 41:31
Extending loving kindness to self
The Art of Mindful Living: Insight Meditation Retreat for Experienced Students
2015-06-13 Meditation Instructions - Day Three 57:23
Includes emphasis on emotions
The Art of Mindful Living: Insight Meditation Retreat for Experienced Students
2015-06-12 Challenging Energies Of Life and Practice 66:02
Cultivating a kindly accepting relationship with the challenging energies of life - is essential to happiness and freedom. In this talk we explore those energies and offer practical methods of working with them.
The Art of Mindful Living: Insight Meditation Retreat for Experienced Students
2015-06-11 Basic Meditation Instructions 1:10:48
Includes special attention to relaxation and the "sacred" pause of awakening
The Art of Mindful Living: Insight Meditation Retreat for Experienced Students
2013-12-21 Morning Instructions 41:36
Wise Concentration: Steadying the Mind
2013-12-19 Working With Challenging Energies: A Fresh Perspective 65:46
The hindrances are not enemies to be pushed aside. Their deepest intention is to protect us...albeit in misguided ways. Attending and befriending these energies is the pathway to stronger concentration and internal healing.
Wise Concentration: Steadying the Mind
2013-12-19 Morning Instructions 43:03
These instructions accentuate relaxation and self compassion creating a sense of ease for the concentration practices
Wise Concentration: Steadying the Mind
2012-12-21 Challenging Energies: How To Attend and Befriend 42:48
In practice we are often beset by challenging energies. Cultivating a skillful relationship to them is key to awakening.
Wise Concentration: Steadying the Mind

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