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Retreat Dharma Talks

June 2016 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2016-06-01 (30 days) Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge

2016-06-02 Introduction to the conditioned world 60:20
Bhante Khippapanno
The conditions for this seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, touching, to take place. The four nutriments for the body and mind: material nutriments, contact, and intention consciousness
2016-06-02 Contemplations of the body postures 55:31
Bhante Khippapanno
32 kinds of eyes– Flesh eyes and wisdom eyes. How to go beyond the forms to observe the four material elements, especially the air or wind element in the body
2016-06-06 More on the contemplation of the body 60:00
Bhante Khippapanno
What is the meaning of effort, clear comprehension, and mindfulness in the introduction of the Maha Satipatthana Sutta? Emphasis on how to contemplate he air element, vibration, expansion, Motion, movements
2016-06-09 Mindfulness of feelings and intentions 60:55
Bhante Khippapanno
Right attitude in noting painful sensations. How to note the intentions in daily activities and changing postures
2016-06-13 Brief introduction to the contemplation of feelings, consciousness, and Dhammas 52:13
Bhante Khippapanno
Emphasis on the contemplations of the five hindrances and the sixth sense bases and six sense objects. Also a brief introduction to the path consciousness and stream entry (sotapana path and fruition)
2016-06-16 The benefits of the Vipannana meditation 62:08
Bhante Khippapanno
1. Seeing the mind clearly 2. Keeping the mind in balance 3. Curing ordinary illness 4. Understanding the Dhamma teachings easily, deeply, and thoroughly 5. Not being reborn in the four woeful entry
2016-06-20 The benefits of mindfulness of breathing and the importance of morality 61:06
Bhante Khippapanno
There are five benefits 1. having a peaceful mind 2. subtle and refined breathing 3. not being thirsty, no need of drinking water 4. having happy mind states 5. overcoming unwholesome mental state easily Morality is the foundation of concentration and wisdom
2016-06-23 Conventional truth an ultimate truth 61:22
Bhante Khippapanno
Noting the intention is one of the ways to develop the insight knowledge of cause and effect. The importance of the wholeheartedness and devotion in Vipassana meditation
2016-06-27 Hand gestures of the Buddha and the Dhamma lessons we can learn from them 1:20:04
Bhante Khippapanno
The earth touching hand gesture and the moment of great enlightenment. The turning of the wheel of Dhamma gesture and the Four Noble truths. More on the inside knowledge is of quote body and mind" and "cause and effect"
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