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Insight Meditation Retreat for Experienced Students

The core of insight meditation is the practice of mindfulness, that quality of awareness that sees without judgment. Sitting and walking meditation, the first steps in formal practice, become the foundation and continuous inspiration for meeting all aspects of life with a greater openness and willingness to learn. The ordinary activities of retreat life become a part of the practice because the challenges they offer help us develop the art of mindful living. There will be an optional period of yoga offered each day. Mindfulness Yoga - inspired by the tradition of T.K.V. Desikachar of India - emphasizes the coordination of awareness, breath and movement. It prepares us for sitting meditation by bringing more vividness into the breathing process and more energy and ease into the body and mind. We will learn to enter fully into each posture so that it becomes an authentic dharma practice. Please bring a yoga mat. Retreat participants are required to have sat at least two week-long courses at IMS. Please document this when registering.
2008-06-20 (8 days) Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

  
2008-06-21 Refuges And Precepts 52:13
  Matthew Daniell
Opening talk by Mathew Daniell with comments by Doug Phillips and meditation instruction by Larry Rosenberg.
2008-06-21 Taking A Fresh Look At Life On Retreat - part 1 41:22
  Larry Rosenberg
Life on retreat; life back home. The same? Different? Perhaps there is just life- always.
2008-06-22 Exploring Effort 35:01
  Doug Phillips
What is the role of effort in the life of awareness? When and how is it useful? When is it a hindrance?
2008-06-23 Taking A Fresh Look At Life On Retreat - part 2 53:55
  Larry Rosenberg
Life on retreat; life back home. The same? Different? Perhaps there is just life- always. The Buddha’s onapalda sutta (King Pasensadi goes on a diet) will be explored in detail regarding mindful eating as a wisdom practice.
2008-06-24 Whole Dharma 60:18
  Matthew Daniell
Lessons from the Buddha and nature. An approach to practice where how we relate to every living system we inhabit matters
2008-06-25 Taking A Fresh Look At Life On Retreat - part 3 59:54
  Larry Rosenberg
Life on retreat; life back home. The same? Different? Perhaps there is just life- always. The Buddha’s onapalda sutta (King Pasensadi goes on a diet) will be explored in detail regarding mindful eating as a wisdom practice.
2008-06-26 Reflections On Thinking 60:31
  Doug Phillips
How does thought operate as a system driving our minds and actions towards incoherence and suffering.
2008-06-27 Taking A Fresh Look At Life On Retreat - part 4 68:28
  Larry Rosenberg
Life on retreat; life back home. The same? Different? Perhaps there is just life- always. Leaving the retreat; going home.
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