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Retreat Dharma Talks

Insight Meditation Retreat

2011-09-24 (7 days) Wood Acres Retreat Center

2011-09-24 Get Out of Your Head! Jump in. Get Wet. 59:16
Sharda Rogell
Meditation practice invites us to enter the dharma stream. Stop thinking and creating imaginary worlds. Experience life directly, here, now.
2011-09-25 Where is the problem? Exploring A Wise Relationship to Things 57:00
Sharda Rogell
The mind of a Buddha is at peace because of the absence of reactivity. Can we discover that place of rest in our own minds? Mindfulness of vedana, the feeling tone of experience, exposes the ways we try to control our experiences from our likes and dislikes. What does it mean to open to the way things are?
2011-09-26 Deeply Reflecting on Impermanence in Our Human Condition 57:36
Sharda Rogell
The Buddha said, to take what is impermanent as permanent is wrong view. When we contemplate this truth and know it deeply, we will know the dharma as our true protection and refuge and this truth will set us free.
2011-09-27 Awakening the Wisdom Mind 63:24
Sharda Rogell
What is the goal of the path? As we wisely discern what leads to more happiness and peace and what leads us away, this leads to greater degrees of freedom and the deepening of our wisdom and compassion.
2011-09-28 Anatta – Embracing our Personalities with Wise View 56:06
Sharda Rogell
Teachings on Anatta (not-self). Our self-image is only an image in our own mind. It’s not all of who we are. Who am I then, when I’m not bound by the limiting beliefs of my mind?
2011-09-29 Exploring Happiness that Leads to More Happiness 66:06
Sharda Rogell
The Buddha says that the way of undertaking things that is pleasant now and ripens in the future as pleasure dispels darkness with its radiance. Cultivating prajna (or higher wisdom) guides us to make choices that bring about more happiness in our lives.
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