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Richard Shankman's Dharma Talks at Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
Richard Shankman
Richard Shankman has been a meditator since 1970, and teaches at Dharma centers and groups internationally. He is guiding teacher of the Metta Dharma Foundation, and cofounder of the Sati Center for Buddhist Studies and of Mindful Schools. He practices and teaches meditation that integrates compassion, mindfulness, concentration and insight as one path of practice. Richard is the author of The Art and Skill of Buddhist Meditation and The Experience of Samadhi.
2013-01-25 Concentration And Insight Together As One Path of Practice 64:10
Steadying the Mind: Opening to Insight
2013-01-25 Morning Instructions 60:16
Breath as the basis to opening and allowing what is here.
Steadying the Mind: Opening to Insight
2013-01-24 Morning Instructions 69:39
Steadying the Mind: Opening to Insight
2011-05-17 Four Foundations Of Mindfulness In Breath Meditation. 45:49
Steadying the Mind, Opening to Insight
2011-05-15 Concentration In Relation To Insight Meditation 61:42
Steadying the Mind, Opening to Insight
2010-02-02 Integrating Practice into Your Life 40:43
Reflecting on our deepest aspirations. Bringing mindfulness into our life is where the rubber meets the road. The moment you realize you are not present, you are! There may come a time when you come to know that all that comes up in your life is the practice.
Uncovering the First Foundation of Mindfulness: Insight Meditation Retreat
2010-02-02 Guided Meditation on Death 41:37
Guided meditation reflecting on death.
Uncovering the First Foundation of Mindfulness: Insight Meditation Retreat
2010-02-01 Guided Meditation on Bile, Phlegm, Pus, Blood, Sweat, Fat 39:49
This is a guided meditation on the 32 Parts of the Body beginning with Bile, Phlegm, Pus, Blood, Sweat, Fat. The practice involves reciting the parts verbally and then mentally and to know the color, shape, location, direction, delimitation, as well as the definition and function of each part. The methodical practice of the 32 Parts of the Body Meditation can help the meditator understand the true nature of the body and no self.
Uncovering the First Foundation of Mindfulness: Insight Meditation Retreat
2010-01-31 Mindfulness of the Body as the Doorway Into The Four Foundations of Mindfulness 52:49
Description: This talk begins with an explanation of the goal of Buddhist practice, liberation through non-clinging. Then it discusses that insight is what leads to liberation and the four foundations of mindfulness is the practice leading to insight. We discuss how the first foundation of mindfulness, mindfulness of the body, is a doorway opening to and integrating with the entire four foundations of mindfulness.
Uncovering the First Foundation of Mindfulness: Insight Meditation Retreat
2010-01-31 Guided Meditation on Flesh, Sinews, Bone, Bone Marrow, Kidneys 44:49
This is a guided meditation on the 32 Parts of the Body beginning with Flesh, Sinews, Bone, Bone Marrow, Kidneys. The practice involves reciting the parts verbally and then mentally and to know the color, shape, location, direction, delimitation, as well as the definition and function of each part. The methodical practice of the 32 Parts of the Body Meditation can help the meditator understand the true nature of the body and no self.
Uncovering the First Foundation of Mindfulness: Insight Meditation Retreat

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