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Retreat Dharma Talks

Three Month - Part 1

This six-week partial of the three-month course is a special time for practice. Because of its extended length and ongoing guidance, it is an opportunity for students to deepen the powers of concentration, wisdom and compassion. Based on the meditation instructions of Mahasi Sayadaw and supplemented by a range of skillful means, this retreat will encourage a balanced attitude of relaxation and alertness, and the continuity of practice based on the Buddha’s Four Foundations of Mindfulness.

2013-09-10 (43 days) Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

2013-09-27 Guided Metta Practice - Self, Friend and Benefactor 47:07
Bonnie Duran
2013-09-27 Equinimity 63:31
Bhante Buddharakkhita
Equanimity is a mental quality of the heart and mind that can be cultivated in order to gain a balanced view as regards to mental states and beings.
2013-09-28 Morning Questions and Answers 15:37
Bhante Buddharakkhita
The difference between equanimity and acceptance; the application of wise action and choice-less awareness.
2013-09-28 Cravings and its Manisfestations 48:36
Bonnie Duran
This talk offers reflections on the nature of craving bot individually and socially.
2013-09-30 Forgiveness Practice 59:35
Bhante Buddharakkhita
Forgiveness practice is a process of letting go of the emotion of feeling being hurt or wounded
2013-09-30 Surrender To Truth 54:59
Winnie Nazarko
How "wise effort" to practice the Dharma is really a kind of receptive letting go. How our usual ways of controlling things can be relinquished.
2013-10-01 Exploring Perception and sense Of Self 55:09
Carol Wilson
2013-10-03 Guided Meditation: Expanding Awareness 46:22
Andrea Fella
2013-10-03 Mindfulness of Feeling: 62:35
Andrea Fella
When the experience of vedana - of pleasant, unpleasant or neutral feeling tone - is not clearly seen with wisdom, it tends to lead on towards craving and suffering. With mindfulness of feeling, we understand feeling's nature as impermanent, which leads us towards peace.
2013-10-04 Eight Precepts and Q&A 57:39
Bhante Buddharakkhita
Reflecting on one's ethical conduct can bring a lot of gladness and joy in one's meditation practice.
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