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Retreat Dharma Talks

December 2015 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2015-12-01 (31 days) Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge

2015-12-01 The Healing Power Of Hospitality 50:00
Caroline Jones
This talk explores the importance of hospitality and welcome in our practice and in creating communities of care and respect.
2015-12-04 Going For Refuge 42:41
Chas DiCapua
What Is It We Are Taking Refuge From? How does refuge in the Buddha, Dhamma, Sangha actually give us the protection we are seeking
2015-12-08 Samadhi 43:15
Caroline Jones
This talk explores the conditions that support the arising of samadhi, concentration or gatheredness of mind.
2015-12-11 Finding Truth Through Truth 42:40
Chas DiCapua
If the truth of the way things are is what we want to awaken to, then the path to that consists of connection to the truth of what is, in any given moment.
2015-12-15 Working with Anger and Aversion 48:47
Caroline Jones
This talk offers some helpful perspectives and approaches to working with these mind states.
2015-12-18 Seven Factors Of Awakening 52:46
Chas DiCapua
An exploration of the awakening factors including how they support each other, their relationship to the hinderances and how to practice with each factor
2015-12-22 Impermanence 48:49
Caroline Jones
This talk offers some ways of reflecting on impermanence and also touches on the importance of perceiving it directly.
2015-12-24 Renunciation 30:46
Chas DiCapua
How does renunciation naturally arise? It is a conditioned phenomena like everything else and will naturally arise when the conditions are supportive. What are those conditions and how to bring them about - is the theme of this talk.
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