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Dharma Talks Access for Retreatants

Three Month - Part 2

This six-week partial of the three-month course is a special time for practice. Because of its extended length and ongoing guidance, it is an opportunity for students to deepen the powers of concentration, wisdom and compassion. Based on the meditation instructions of Mahasi Sayadaw and supplemented by a range of skillful means, this retreat will encourage a balanced attitude of relaxation and alertness, and the continuity of practice based on the Buddha’s Four Foundations of Mindfulness.
2013-10-22 (43 days) Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

2013-11-01 Satipaṭṭhāna Chanting 40:09
2013-11-02 Evening Chanting 35:47
  Greg Scharf
Chanting of: Invitation to the Devas; Karaniya Metta Sutta - followed by sitting meditation. Period ends with short chant in Pali - impermanence and death reflection.
2013-11-03 Mindfulness, Consciousness And The Practice Of Meditation 69:28
The four foundations of mindfulness, right and wrong mindfulness. Awareness and meditation. The practice of meditation in relation to consciousness. Fatigue of samsara and the retreat experience. Guided meditation instructions.
2013-11-04 The First Buddhist Nuns 57:12
  Greg Scharf
Stories and poems from the Therigatha
2013-11-05 Letting In The Truth Of Impermanence 50:18
  Annie Nugent
Impermanence is happening all the every moment – and to everything... we don't recognize this truth because our awareness is weak and our delusion is strong.
2013-11-05 Evening Metta Chanting 12:16
  Greg Scharf
A short reflection on dedication of merit, followed by chanting of the Karaniya Metta Sutta in Pali
2013-11-06 Questions and Answers 60:54
  Joseph Goldstein
A wide range of questions - what is mindfulness, working with emotions, senselessness, volition/intention, forgiveness, etc.
2013-11-07 Evening Metta Chanting 11:01
  Greg Scharf
Karaniya Metta Sutta chanting in Pali and English. Followed by a silent meditation and a short blessing chant to end.
2013-11-08 Knowing your Buddhist personality type can help you practice 59:17
  Rebecca Bradshaw
2013-11-10 Morning Instructions 64:24
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