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Dharma Talks
2008-04-16 Questions And Answers 63:39
  Bhante Henepola Gunaratana
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Jhānas (Meditative Absorptions) Retreat for Experienced Students

2008-04-16 Jhanas Morning Instructions #5 36:19
  Bhante Henepola Gunaratana
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Jhānas (Meditative Absorptions) Retreat for Experienced Students

2008-04-16 The Illusion of Doing 54:07
  Martin Aylward
We struggle with all the things we have to DO. We struggle with DOING our spiritual practice. What is the struggle? What is the Doing that we invest in and feel to be hard work? This talk explores both the doing that we find ourselves stuck in, and the natural unfolding of experience that we can recognize, allowing us the freedom of being where we can be at rest and ease, even in the midst of busy lives and much apparent doing.
Gaia House A Revolution In The Heart

2008-04-15 Intensive Retreat 53:10
  Shaila Catherine
This talk explores the practice meditation in silent retreats. What are the reasons and benefits for attending a meditation retreat? How can one undertake retreat most effectively. Retreats offer opportunities for deep relaxation; time to set down our worldly identities; let go of the pressures we place upon ourselves to produce and perform; and deeply rest. In the silence of retreat we meet ourselves as we are; we see our patterns, habits, and tendencies; and we discover the causes of suffering and can glimpse the potential to end suffering. We become aware of subtle internal dynamics and thought patterns; we get to know our own minds. Shaila shares that some of the happiest moments of her life have been on retreat, content with little, present and aware of the simple things happening around her. Having spent more than 7 years in silence, Shaila offers helpful tips about what to expect on retreats regarding schedule, instruction, and interaction with the teachers; how to prepare for a retreat including what to pack or not pack; and how to transition back home after the retreat has ended and integrate the insights gleaned through intensive meditation into the complex encounters of everyday life.
Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley

2008-04-15 Jhanas Morning Instruction #4 28:28
  Bhante Henepola Gunaratana
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Jhānas (Meditative Absorptions) Retreat for Experienced Students

2008-04-15 Jhanas Afternoon Talk #4 65:09
  Bhante Henepola Gunaratana
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Jhānas (Meditative Absorptions) Retreat for Experienced Students

2008-04-15 Opening Talk for Revolution In The Heart 37:21
  Martin Aylward
Opening talk for a retreat that explores our reactive mind, recognising and liberating our habitual compulsion, negativity and fear, pointing towards the freedom of being that is our True Nature.
Gaia House A Revolution In The Heart

2008-04-15 Sila, Samadhi, Panna as Limitless Practice 44:06
  Martin Aylward
Opening talk for a retreat that explores our reactive mind, recognising and liberating our habitual compulsion, negativity and fear, pointing towards the freedom of being that is our True Nature.
Gaia House A Revolution In The Heart

2008-04-15 Guided Metta 64:30
  Marcia Rose
Mountain Hermitage Hermitage

2008-04-14 Jhanas Morning Instruction #3 22:31
  Bhante Henepola Gunaratana
Walking Instructions included
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Jhānas (Meditative Absorptions) Retreat for Experienced Students

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