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Sayadaw U Jagara's Dharma Talks
Sayadaw U Jagara
Born in Canada, Ven. U Jagara was introduced to Buddhist practice in the early 1970’s by Robert Hoover, and ordained as a monk under the Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw in Burma in 1979. He spent 15 years in Sri Lanka combining meditation with the study of Buddhist texts and periodically traveled to India where he practiced in intense retreats with S. N. Goenka. For several years he conducted retreats in India, America, Europe and Asia in the S.N. Goenka tradition. Since 1995 U Jagara has trained under the guidance of Pa Auk Sayadaw, the Burmese master renowned for his faithful adherence to the Visuddhimagga as both a practical guide to jhana and a detailed exposition of direct analytical approaches to vipassana. U Jagara assists Pa Auk Sayadaw in the teaching.
2017-03-02 Introduction to the Gradual Training 1:11:28
The "why" of a gradual training and a general explanation of the chants, especially with the first mode of mindfulness as protecting and guarding.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge March 2017 at IMS - Forest Refuge
Attached Files:
  • 2017-03-02 Introduction to the Gradual Training (PDF)
2017-03-01 All Handouts from Retreat - pdf file attached 0:00
(Recording not available) 
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge March 2017 at IMS - Forest Refuge
Attached Files:
  • Charts from FR Retreat with U Jagara by U Jagara (PDF)
2016-06-19 Time/Kala 63:09
Various aspects of the manifestation and reality of the time, in life etc.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Examining Reality as a Path to Freedom: Insight Meditation Retreat for Experienced Students
2016-06-18 Meditation instructions on Metta 55:10
A brief description "process versus content" - Followed by a few questions
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Examining Reality as a Path to Freedom: Insight Meditation Retreat for Experienced Students
2016-06-17 Attempt to describe reality 67:53
Clearing the mind from obstacles brings you to a clarity that makes you understand the games of perception
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Examining Reality as a Path to Freedom: Insight Meditation Retreat for Experienced Students
2016-06-15 Approaches to meditation 53:33
The way we approach life will determine much the outcome… same with meditation practice. How to adopt the proper distance towards objects and situations
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Examining Reality as a Path to Freedom: Insight Meditation Retreat for Experienced Students
2016-06-14 Notes and Transcripts from Retreat - pdf file attached 0:00
(Recording not available) 
These are notes and transcripts of teachings by Sayadaw U Jagara during this retreat.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Examining Reality as a Path to Freedom: Insight Meditation Retreat for Experienced Students
Attached Files:
  • Notes and Transcripts - June 2016 (PDF)
2015-06-23 Wise Attention 46:29
Wise attention deals with how we are directing our mind. We have the ability to choose what we think about, and how we pay attention. Wise attention can be divided into two parts. First, it deals with guarding the mind, so we can maintain a balanced mind, and protect the mind from various kinds of defilement such as the five hindrances. Second, wise attention encompasses the development of our mind, which starts with improving the quality of our observation. This improvement then leads to understanding, clarity and wisdom.
Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley
2015-03-13 How New Discoveries Are Made 48:39
The purpose of tranquility (samatha) and of insight. The way we look at things can give us new perspective and deeper knowledge of them.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge March 2015 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2015-03-10 Medicine, Diet and the Five Hinderances 1:11:53
Origin of herbal medicine and similar causal principles applied to dealing with mental unbalance and more, especially, the five hinderances
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge March 2015 at IMS - Forest Refuge

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