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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

2013-11-17 The Three Assasins 60:14
  Spring Washam
A light hearted talk about letting go, freedom and wisdom.
2013-11-18 The Brahmaviharas - Metta, Mudita, Karuna And Upekha 54:34
Guided Meditation Instructions on Metta and Compassion. The heart of the path is being a good person. Expounding Metta (friendliness), Mudita (appreciative joy), Karuna (compassion) and Upekha (equanimity).
2013-11-18 Patience 50:43
  Greg Scharf
Patience is one of our best allies in meditation practice and an essential quality to develop on the path.
2013-11-19 Morning Reflection and Q&A 16:15
  Greg Scharf
2013-11-19 Gratitude 56:11
  Annie Nugent
Gratitude comes when we appreciate life as a gift from which we can learn, discover and come to understand the Truth of existence. Seeing the scope of the Buddhadharma allows for gratitude to come to the fore... because we see that the teachings work...oh joy!
2013-11-20 Questions and Answers 65:10
  Joseph Goldstein
Wide range of questions. Creativity, hallucination of view, trauma, stream entry, etc.
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: Not-Self or No Unchanging Self 59:52
  Nikki Mirghafori
Understanding Self As A Process: 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 and peace & freedom.
2013-11-22 Generosity 58:45
  Rebecca Bradshaw
Discusses the benefits of generosity and how it supports our practice.
2013-11-22 Chanting 43:13
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