The greatest gift is the
gift of the teachings
 
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.
‹‹ previous      1 2 3 4 5 6
2019-10-12 Freeing the Heart from Implicit Bias 49:43
This talk offers reflections on how the practice of sense restraint on retreat can help us unlearn the oppressive biases that we have received from society.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 1
2019-10-04 Practicing with Vedana - Feeling Tone 47:47
This talk explores this transformative approach to meditation involving vedana (feeling tone). The practice of noticing vedana consists of noticing the pleasant, unpleasant and neutral aspects of experience.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 1
2019-09-28 Coming into Presence through Reflecting on Death and Birth 50:31
This talk offers reflections on how reflecting on the inevitability of our death as well as the wonder of our birth establishes presence in a powerful and transformative way.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 1
2019-09-20 The Transformative Power of Seclusion, Solitude, and Silence 53:00
This talk offers reflections on these important qualities on the spiritual path. It explores this by getting a felt sense of these through a poetic understanding of these terms.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 1
2019-09-16 Morning Instructions on working with the hindrances and framing of the importance of working with sexual energy on retreat. 57:14
Three-Month Retreat - Part 1
2019-09-14 Going for Refuge - A Beautiful Movement of the Heart 55:39
This talk offers reflections on the act of Going for Refuge as a movement of the heart. This movement offers freedom through reorienting our lives toward the spiritual path.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 1
2019-09-11 Morning Instructions on relaxation and beginning to connect with an anchor in meditation 37:54
Three-Month Retreat - Part 1
2019-02-20 Morning Instructions 24:02
Finding Freedom Through Insight Meditation
2019-02-19 Bringing the Dharma into Our Daily Lives 48:10
This talk offers reflections on how to fold retreat practice back into our daily lives.
Finding Freedom Through Insight Meditation
2019-02-18 Morning Instructions 48:38
Finding Freedom Through Insight Meditation

‹‹ previous      1 2 3 4 5 6
Creative Commons License