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Retreat Dharma Talks

Three-Month Retreat - Part 1

2012-09-08 (43 days) Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

2012-09-23 Mindfulness Of The Body - The Four Elements 53:58
Greg Scharf
An exploration of the 1st foundation of mindfulness with an empahasis on the four elements. Includes a short guided meditation.
2012-09-24 Deepening concentration, developing happiness 56:14
Sally Armstrong
Any time we practice mindfulness and wise attention, we are weakening the impact of the hindrances, and strengthening what are known as the five jhanic factors: meditative qualities that support the continuity and deepening of our meditation. Each of the jhanic factors actually balances and acts as an antidote to one of the hindrances. This talk looks at how to strengthen the jhanic factors, and use them skillfully as antidotes to the hindrances.
2012-09-25 Guided Meditation - The Practice Of Forgiveness 45:42
Guy Armstrong
2012-09-26 Q&A 60:12
Joseph Goldstein
2012-09-28 Generosity: Foundation Of The Path 62:48
Carol Wilson
2012-09-29 Bodhicitta 47:41
Brian Lesage
This talk offers some reflections on bringing an altruistic intention into our meditation practice.
2012-09-30 The Seven Factors Of Enlightenment 59:04
Greg Scharf
An exploration of the seven factors of enlightenment and the way they naturally arise and develop in our practice.
2012-10-02 Guided Metta - Neutral Person 44:09
Joseph Goldstein
Ten minute talk followed by a guided Metta practice - much silence
2012-10-05 Exploring Grasping At Views 60:03
Carol Wilson
One of the areas of grasping that the Buddha spoke of is that of grasping at views: a cause of both internal and external conflict.
2012-10-06 Self-Compassion 57:18
Susie Harrington
Neither building ourselves up nor taking ourselves down, self-compassion is the art of being with the truth of our experience with care and kindness.
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