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October 2014 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2014-10-01 (31 days) Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge

2014-10-17 Five subjects for frequent recollection: what the Buddha encouraged us to think about. 57:29
  Sally Clough Armstrong
The five subjects or themes that the Buddha considered important for frequent recollection are: 1. I am of the nature to age; I have not gone beyond ageing 2. I am of the nature to sicken; I have not gone beyond sickness 3. I am of the nature to die; I have not gone beyond dying 4. All that is mine, beloved and pleasing, will become otherwise, will become separated from me 5. I am the owner of my kamma, heir to my kamma, born of my kamma. Whatever kamma I shall do, for good or for ill, of that I will be the heir. To contemplate these themes brings us in direct contact with the truth of things, especially the truth of dukkha, or suffering. Fully understanding these truths allows us to open to the reality of our life, and every life, and deepens our capacity for compassion.
2014-10-24 Stages of enlightenment: The 10 Fetters 56:26
  Sally Clough Armstrong
This talk discusses the traditional understanding of the four stages of awakening, where the 10 Fetters are progressively decreased or abandoned.
2014-10-26 Celebrating the practice of Mindfulness. 60:08
  Annie Nugent
Learning to bring a light touch to the 4 foundations of mindfulness can bring great joy, spaciousness and upliftment to the mind. As we learn the nuances of this factor of mind, we develop a confidence to put it into practice in all areas of our lives.. It is do-able.
2014-10-29 Part 2 of the 3 month retreat - morning instructions. 62:42
  Annie Nugent
Trusting that the moment will come to you. No need to lean in and reach for it... Allowing the moment to be the way it is. Body, attitudes, thoughts.
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