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
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.
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).