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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.
2012-12-19 Samadhi: Gateway to Freedom 62:43
The cultivation of samadhi is more than just focusing the mind. The tranquility of deep samadhi is the foundation for insight and awakening
Wise Concentration: Steadying the Mind
2012-12-19 Sitting and Walking Instructions 20:03
Wise Concentration: Steadying the Mind
2012-12-19 Meditation Instructions: Tranquility 5:56
Emphasis in instructions is the cultivation of ease, relaxation and tranquility. Note: power failure interrupted recording
Wise Concentration: Steadying the Mind
2011-02-12 Equanimity In challenging Times 61:22
Finding Joy and Inner Calm in Challenging Times: Insight Meditation Weekend
2010-02-27 What's Love Got To Do With It? 63:49
Love and Awakening are not separate. Love is available to everyone right now, it's already here and is actually not dependent on someone loving you.
True Refuge: Realizing and Embodying Loving Presence
2010-02-25 Basic Meditation Instructions 16:16
True Refuge: Realizing and Embodying Loving Presence
2009-12-21 The Joy and Healing Capacities of Samadhi. 65:55
Deepened samadhi onto jhana is described as well as the capacity for samadhi to assist in healing trauma.
Metta (Lovingkindness) and Upekkha (Equanimity) Retreat
2009-12-21 Morning Instructions 43:37
Metta (Lovingkindness) and Upekkha (Equanimity) Retreat
2009-12-20 Challenges To Concentration 1:11:01
Benefits of samadhi, challenges to it's cultivation and practical skilful means to overcome those challenges.
Metta (Lovingkindness) and Upekkha (Equanimity) Retreat
2009-12-19 Morning Instructions 54:43
Emphasizing the cultivation of greater samadhi
Metta (Lovingkindness) and Upekkha (Equanimity) Retreat

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