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Retreat Dharma Talks

Three Month - Part 2

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.

2013-10-22 (43 days) Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

2013-11-12 Dharmachakra Sutra 40:58
2013-11-13 Third Noble Truth - The End Of Craving 59:42
Joseph Goldstein
2013-11-14 Living In Delusion. Living In Truth 61:24
Rebecca Bradshaw
The movement from delusion to truth with mindfulness.
2013-11-16 Dependent Origination 61:27
Nikki Mirghafori
This talk begins with discussing both the general principle of dependent origination and its specific application to the problem of suffering which results in the twelve links. the multi-life model of the twelve links is discussed, with brief highlights of the one-life moment to moment model mentioned at the end.
2013-11-17 The Three Assasins 60:14
Spring Washam
A light hearted talk about letting go, freedom and wisdom.
2013-11-18 The Brahmaviharas - Metta, Mudita, Karuna And Upekha 54:34
Guided Meditation Instructions on Metta and Compassion. The heart of the path is being a good person. Expounding Metta (friendliness), Mudita (appreciative joy), Karuna (compassion) and Upekha (equanimity).
2013-11-18 Patience 50:43
Greg Scharf
Patience is one of our best allies in meditation practice and an essential quality to develop on the path.
2013-11-19 Morning Reflection and Q&A 16:15
Greg Scharf
2013-11-20 Questions and Answers 65:10
Joseph Goldstein
Wide range of questions. Creativity, hallucination of view, trauma, stream entry, etc.
2013-11-20 Evening Chanting 36:46
Greg Scharf
A short reflection on sharing of merit followed by chanting of Karaniya Metta Sutta in Pali and English. Meditation period ends with chanting verses of sharing and aspiration
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