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Dharma Talks Access for Retreatants

April 1 to May 14, 2014 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2014-04-01 (44 days) Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge

  
2014-04-04 Listening to the Dharma 51:51
  Annie Nugent
When we listen to the Dharma the Buddha tells us that this arouses faith.... It pulls us towards wanting to put the instructions into practice, thus listening to the Dharma is an important ingredient in the practice...
2014-04-11 The Four Foundations of Mindfulness 55:29
  Annie Nugent
As practice strengthens, it can be helpful to know more about the details of mindfulness. This talk unpacks each the four foundations, giving us a glimpse of the fullness of what our experience entails. It also shows that there is nothing left out...mindfulness covers it all.
2014-05-02 The Five Aggregates 61:41
  Annie Nugent
This talk looks at what they are – and most importantly seeing how, when mindfulness is not present, we habitually cling to these 5 aggregates believing them to be permanent, solid - “ I, me, myself ” and by so doing we perpetuate delusion
2014-05-09 The Five Contemplations for Everyone 56:02
  Annie Nugent
The Buddha said these 5 contemplations were important for everyone to reflect on frequently: ageing, illness, death, losing what is precious to us and the law of karma... Reflecting on them helps to diminish pride and strengthen our ability to let go..
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