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Retreat Dharma Talks

October 2012 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2012-10-01 (31 days) Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge

2012-10-02 Wise Concentration 66:00
Marcia Rose
Taking a look at the active force of samadhi/concentration... the unperturbed, peaceful and lucid state of mind attained by the practice and process of mental concentration.
2012-10-09 Transformation and Relinquishment of Afflictive States of Mind 1:18:42
Marcia Rose
The Buddha offers us the recipe of cultivating a strong and clear concentration, mindfulness and investigation rooted in kindness that allows us to learn to experience the extremes and the subtleties of difficult emotions without getting caught by them. It's as though we learn to see them so clearly that we see through them and see their nature, just like we see through the colors of a rainbow.
2012-10-16 The Liberating Embrace Of Anicca/Impermanence 1:18:12
Marcia Rose
The only thing that we can know for sure is the constancy of chance. It's the most basic fact of our existence. Realization of the truth of impermanence is a gateway out of feeling the separateness - the suffering of self-centered existence. We begin to understand that we are intimately woven into endlessly changing, reflective web of life.
2012-10-23 The Four Great Elements 59:10
Marcia Rose
How intimately and mindfully connected are you too these most basic and universal experiences?... This body in its elemental nature... A composite of the earth, water, Fire and air elements? This talk is an exploration of the Buddha's primary teaching and a guided meditation in conjunction with this teaching.
2012-10-30 Self, No Self and The Creative Process 46:14
Marcia Rose
Without a doubt there is an ancient and subconscious urge for creative life and inventiveness in every single one of us from our beginnings. Engaging in the creative process can be a wonderful vehicle towards freeing up honesty and authenticity... all of which helps create the conditions that allow direct revelation of insight into "the way of things"
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