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Liberation of Heart and Mind: Insight Meditation and Lovingkindness Retreat

This two-week course, held in an environment of silence, is a precious opportunity to experience the depth of practice that a longer retreat allows. We will explore the Buddha's teachings on liberation by touching into the wordless depths of our own heart with an emphasis on lovingkindness, compassion, empathetic joy and equanimity. By practicing with interest, acceptance and kindness, we develop greater understanding and compassion. In this way, we increase our ability to meet life's changes with ease and serenity.

2015-05-22 (14 days) Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

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2015-05-23 Pure exploration - the awakening factor of investigation - part 2 55:01
Michele McDonald
The willingness not to know what our moment to moment experience is -conceptually. How to investigate our experience non-conceptually - that leads to insight.
2015-05-25 Metta Instructions for Self and Easy Person 44:24
Rebecca Bradshaw
Focus on receiving! Some introduction to the practice
2015-05-26 Citta-itis: The Heart's Response to Ever-Changing World 59:23
Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey
Seeing and appreciating the heart's defense mechanisms and learning to help them unbind
2015-05-27 The breath and depth of mindfulness meditation practice - Part 1 58:05
Michele McDonald
The great strength and beauty of mindfulness: all aspects of the way of wise attention and kindness
2015-05-28 Viparinama Dukkha 61:42
Rebecca Bradshaw
Discusses the dukkha in present experiences, working with feeling tone and increasing freedom of heart and mind
2015-05-29 Mindfulness Of Mind 59:02
Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey
How to include the mind/heart in the stream of awareness
2015-05-29 Conditions, conditions - exploring thirst, conceit and views 59:00
Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey
A discussion of the mental conditions necessary to support the observation of conditioned phenomena throughout our experience and the role of the the "three prolongations" of existence in that process.
2015-05-30 Metta Chant 3:08
Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey
Metta Chanting
2015-05-31 Guided Equanimity Brahmavihara 43:32
Rebecca Bradshaw
Introduction to the fourth Brahmavihara of equanimity and a guided meditation session with the other Brahmaviharas
2015-05-31 Pure Exploration Leads Us To Wise Attention and Friendliness With Each Moment and All Beings - Part 3 60:51
Michele McDonald
Understanding impermanence and kindness by cultivating the soil of silence, compassion and truth
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