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Brian Lesage's Dharma Talks at Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
Brian Lesage
Brian Lesage has practiced Buddhist meditation since 1988 and has taught meditation since 2000. He has studied in the Zen, Theravada and Tibetan schools of Buddhism. He was ordained in the Rinzai Zen tradition in 1996. His training in Vipassana Meditation includes doing extended meditation retreats in Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, and India as well as numerous retreats in the U.S. He leads retreats and teaches meditation courses nationwide.
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2018-11-27 Opening to the Pali Chanting of the Satipatthana Sutta 43:18
This talk introduces the practice of opening to and meditating upon the chanting of the Satipatthana Sutta, the discourse on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness. It utilizes the chanting of Ven. Dr. Omalpe Sobhita Thero.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2018-11-24 Taking Out the Thorn: The Third Noble Truth 53:05
This talk explores the Third Noble Truth and how it can relate to retreat practice.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2018-11-17 Faith and Confidence 49:49
This talk explores the importance of faith and confidence on the spiritual path and how to nurture it.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2018-11-10 Being Somebody and Being Nobody 51:57
This talk explores the importance of having a sense of self and the importance of going beyond a sense of self.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2018-11-03 Sexual Energy and Intimacy 57:09
This talk offers reflections on how to navigate the impulse to connect and sexual energy while on retreat.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2018-11-02 Morning Instructions: Using the Tool of Mental Noting. 59:51
This talk offers a guided meditation and instructions for using mental noting in meditation.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2018-10-27 Practicing For Oneself And Others. 44:44
This talk explores the importance of having this broad aspiration for our practice.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2018-10-27 Morning Instructions: Guided Meditation Highlighting Sensations 43:19
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2017-12-01 Wise Speech 59:24
This talk offers a way to skillfully engage in communication within this complex world we live in.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2017-11-23 Decolonizing The Mind On Thanksgiving Day 50:33
This talk explores a way to begin decolonizing the mind through a Buddhist practice.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

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