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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

2013-11-20 Evening Chanting 36:46
  Greg Scharf
A short reflection on sharing of merit followed by chanting of Karaniya Metta Sutta in Pali and English. Meditation period ends with chanting verses of sharing and aspiration
2013-11-21 Anatta; No-Self, or No Unchanging Self: Understanding Self As A Process 59:52
  Nikki Mirghafori
Self is an emergent property of the constituents of our experience (i.e. the five aggregates) Practices pointing to anatta, are shared, followed by the connection between anatta, peace and freedom.
2013-11-22 Generosity 58:45
  Rebecca Bradshaw
Discusses the benefits of generosity and how it supports our practice.
2013-11-23 Evening Talk - encouragement on the path 57:47
2013-11-24 Morning Q&A - Mindfulness Of The Mind 28:59
  Joseph Goldstein
2013-11-24 Not yet titled 48:33
  Spring Washam
The Highest Path to Happiness
2013-11-25 Brahmaviharas - equanimity 1:14:21
  Rebecca Bradshaw
Overview of the fourth Brahmavihara, equanimity, and instructions in how to practice it.
2013-11-25 Liberation Through Non-Clinging 55:53
  Greg Scharf
2013-11-26 Living the Eight Fold Path 60:26
  Annie Nugent
Seeing the Noble Eight Fold Path within life shows us that the dharma is always available to us, when we recognize its presence. If we do, confidence prevails....we know that we can live the dharma in each moment, no matter what may be happening.
2013-11-27 Relative and Ultimate Bodhicitta: Compassion and Emptiness 57:15
  Joseph Goldstein
An exploration of the causes, obstacles and mind states of compassion in our lives and in the world.
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