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Retreat Dharma Talks

June 15 to July 31 2015 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2015-06-15 (47 days) Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge

2015-06-30 Upādāna and diṭṭhi as fuel for suffering 48:01
Akincano Marc Weber
Text and context - vedic background of attachment (upādāna) - diṭṭhi and how we got there in the first place.
2015-07-01 Reflection: 4 Satipaṭṭhāna channels as a map of experience – identifying them in our experience. 34:04
Akincano Marc Weber
Sati as attuned attentional relationship. Two dimensions of training mindfulness: (i) temporal continuity (ii) spatial stability. Preferences and inclinations of meditators for one above the other are natural but need challenging. Instructions for a day's practice of kāyānupassanā.
2015-07-01 Sati-More on Mindfulness: its Images, Functions and Relations 58:20
Akincano Marc Weber
Sati in the Suttas – Contexts and Descriptions from the Early Buddhist Tradition
2015-07-02 Meditation: Big Vision rather than Saṁsāra-Management. Breath and Being - 4 Ānāpānasati Analogies 54:13
Akincano Marc Weber
Attitudes and expectations re meditation practice: beyond the feel-good factor. How the Vism. illustrates Mindfulness of Breathing.
2015-07-03 Reflection: Sati as Relationship - External Sense-channels - 5 Questions to the breath 33:49
Akincano Marc Weber
Relational analogies with differing human senses – seeing, hearing, touching, tasting, smelling – Questions to connect more deeply with the breathing experience.
2015-07-03 Psychological facets of sati in a nutshell – On Desire: taṇhā and the tragedy 57:37
Akincano Marc Weber
(Brief intro:) Mindfulness without Pali - psychological aspects of sati. What can go wrong even if we get what we want; Forms of desire east of the western map for this term (kāma-taṇhā, bhava-t, vibhava-t.)
2015-07-04 Reflection & Instruction: Overview of toolkit in meditation – brief strategies for dealing with thought. Guided Standing practice. 49:15
Akincano Marc Weber
2015-07-05 Reflection and Instruction: Vedanā 50:55
Akincano Marc Weber
Connecting vedanā questions with ānāpānasati
2015-07-06 Reflection & Instruction: More on Vedanā 41:35
Akincano Marc Weber
Vedana-citta connction; staying with the vanishing.
2015-07-07 Reflection & Instruction: Cittānupassanā-1: the questions from the Sutta 37:45
Akincano Marc Weber
Citta: Identifiying and Discerning the 16 states of mind that DN 22 and MN 10 refer to.
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