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Dharma Talks Access for Retreatants

Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

This three-month course, including its six-week partials, 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.
2010-10-23 (43 days) Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

  
2010-11-08 Compassion 56:33
  Annie Nugent
Compassion can show itself in a soft and quiet way, but it can also be quite fiery too. However it shows itself, at it's core is the deep resonance and understanding of suffering – and the wish to alleviate it.
2010-11-11 The Seven Factors Of Enlightenment 57:31
  Greg Scharf
An overview of the 7 Factors of Enlightenment - powerful, wholesome, helpful, mental factors which arise naturally in practice and directly incline the mind & heart toward liberation
2010-11-12 Guided Meditation 41:33
  Andrea Fella
Expanding Awareness
2010-11-13 Wise Effort 55:49
  Will Kabat-Zinn
2010-11-14 What versus Why 60:16
  Andrea Fella
We have a strong tendency to try to understand why things happen to us. This talk explores meeting what is happening moment to moment, which begins to reveal the "why" of the present moment.
2010-11-15 Trust in the unfolding process of the Dharma 57:28
  Annie Nugent
Trust or faith in the process of the dharma can manifest in quite individual ways.... this talk explores how our trust can be strengthened.
2010-11-18 Patience - The Art Of Caring Slowly 57:27
  Greg Scharf
The poet John Ciardi defined patience as the art of caring slowly. This talk explores the qualities of this powerful and essential parami.
2010-11-19 Gratitude and Generosity 60:39
  Rebecca Bradshaw
How these qualities acknowledge interdependency and release the heart from clinging.
2010-11-20 Three Kinds Of Craving 56:31
  Will Kabat-Zinn
2010-11-21 Dependent Origination 60:33
  Andrea Fella
A practical discussion on the Buddha's teaching of dependent origination.
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