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Retreat Dharma Talks
October 1 to November 9 2016 at IMS - Forest Refuge
October 1 - November 9
2016-10-01 (40 days) Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge
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Morning reflection: cultivating the wholesome
Reflections on seen the spiritual path through the framework of cultivation.
This talk explores the aspiration to practice for the benefit of all beings while on retreat.
Morning reflection: abandoning the unwholesome
This morning reflection explores the practice that leads to abandoning the unwholesome.
Caring for the earth.
This talk is offered as part of earth care week. It explores some of the ways our Dharma practice can strengthen our willingness and capacity to respond to the current environmental crisis.
Samadhi and the Five Jhana Factors
This talk introduces the quality of Samadhi and briefly describes the five jhana factors.
Morning Reflection - Guided Meditation - Beginning to Nurture Samadhi
This brief morning reflection offers a brief guided meditation for allowing the mind and body to settle.
The inner critic.
This talk explores how our practice can help us recognize and work with the mental habit of inner criticism.
Morning Reflection - The Technique of Labeling
This brief morning reflection offers a brief introduction to utilizing the technique of labeling in one's meditation practice.
This talk offers reflections about the art of bringing balance into your meditation practice
Guided meditation: a guided tour through the brahma viharas.
This mediation guides the listener through four beautiful rooms: the room of goodwill, the room of care, the room of appreciation and the room of equanimity.
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