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Retreat Dharma Talks

April 2015 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2015-04-01 (30 days) Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge

2015-04-07 Refuge 39:31
Caroline Jones
An invitation to explore for ourselves what taking refuge means; and to take an honest look into what happens when we try to take refuge in things that can not offer any lasting security.
2015-04-10 Working With Thought 58:06
Winnie Nazarko
This talk reviews how "thought" fits into meditation practice. It also examines why it is skillful to learn to practice with thought, and not attempt to cut it off completely
2015-04-14 The practice of contentment 46:05
Caroline Jones
This talk points to some of the ways we can cultivate a contentment that is not reliant on sense pleasure.
2015-04-17 The Path To An Open Heart 46:30
Winnie Nazarko
In loving-kindness practice, we learn to gradually extend goodwill to those we don't organically like. Insight (vipassana) practice follows a parallel progression, as we learn to include more of our "stuff" as meditation objects.
2015-04-21 Working with difficult emotions 46:28
Caroline Jones
This talk encourages us to practice meeting difficult emotions with wisdom and compassion.
2015-04-24 Forgiveness: An Exploration of Letting Go 52:24
Winnie Nazarko
2015-04-28 Five Topics for Frequent Recollection 45:57
Caroline Jones
This talk invites us to reflect on our mortality, the inevitability of loss and the consequences of our intentional actions in ways that help free the mind from clinging, craving and ignorance.
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