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Dharma Talks Access for Retreatants

November 2011 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2011-11-01 (30 days) Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge

2011-11-07 Generosity 49:03
  Sky Dawson
Sila and Dana - Mindful living and giving. This talk explores how to live with care and generosity in our lives and in our practice.
2011-11-10 The perception of impermanence. 55:58
  Carol Wilson
The buddha said that the perception of impermanence, when cultivated, leads one to liberation. This talk explores some of the ways that we do not recognize this characteristic of existence.
2011-11-14 The Potential Of Memory 58:50
  Sky Dawson
This talks explores memory from different perspectives and how to bring the past into the present. It will also reflect on remembering and the potential of Sati
2011-11-17 Understanding Dukkha 58:01
  Carol Wilson
The understanding of Dukkha - the first noble truth, as well as one of the three characteristics of phenomena - opens our hearts and minds into the peace of wisdom and the beauty of compassion.
2011-11-21 Equanimity As An Awakening Factor 48:06
  Sky Dawson
Finding balance and ease are crucial to practice. This talk explores how to achieve awakening in daily life, how equanimity stabilizes practice and is one of the factors of enlightenment.
2011-11-24 Anatta: Investigating the Misperception of Self 57:59
  Carol Wilson
As has been said, the self is a ghost that appears to exist only because it is not investigated. In this talk we explore some of the ways that we perceive experience inaccurately and create a view of lasting self. We also mention the advice of Achaan Buddhadasa to generate a contentment with emptiness.
2011-11-28 The Coolness Of Letting Go 52:41
  Sky Dawson
Nibbana is the coolness of letting go when there is no grasping or resistance. When we do hold on; when we can put aside; how do we detach.
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