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October 2010 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2010-10-01 (31 days) Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge

2010-10-05 The Defilements and the Three Trainings - Part 1 49:21
  Ariya B. Baumann
The three trainings in virtue, concentration, and wisdom enable a practitioner to suppress or abandon the different levels of defilements. But only the practice of vipassana mediation is able to completely uproot them.
2010-10-08 Wise Concentration 62:12
  Marcia Rose
Learning how to properly apply the 3 active forces of purification - sila (virtue), samadhi (concentration), and panna (wisdom) is essential to our practice. this talk explores the active force of samadhi (concentration)... its basis, the process of its development, and the fruits of concentration.
2010-10-12 The Defilements and the Three Trainings - Part 2 63:25
  Ariya B. Baumann
The latent defilements are the base from which they manifest as either obsessive or transgressive defilements. Their abandoning, temporary or complete, can be acheived by the threefold training in virtue, concentration, and wisdom.
2010-10-15 Metta - The Heart's Release 65:43
  Marcia Rose
This talk explores ways that Metta practice helps to release the contractions of the heart/mind and the tremendous fullness of energy which is constituted by confidence and strength and a clear straight forwardness that comes from a loving heart.
2010-10-19 Diligence 57:28
  Ariya B. Baumann
The Buddha rated diligence (appamada) as foremost among all the wholesome qualities.
2010-10-22 Kamma - Karma 58:43
  Marcia Rose
Exploring kamma as a very accessible aspect of the Buddha's teaching... kamma as intention or motivation, which includes will, choice and decision... the mental impetus that leads to actions... both creative and destructive actions.
2010-10-26 The Essence Of Life 64:49
  Ariya B. Baumann
Generosity, virtue and meditation are the essences that we can extract from our life.
2010-10-29 Through The Looking Glass - The Reality Of Not-Self 1:10:40
  Marcia Rose
This talk points out in a number of ways, that what is asked of us in practice is to simply recognize that everything we think of as 'our self', everything we believe to be 'our self'; everything we think of and believe to be other 'selves' simply just doesn't exist in any independent, permanent, unchanging, solid or substantial way.
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