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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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2016-10-03 Morning reflection: cultivating the wholesome 14:10
Brian Lesage
Reflections on seen the spiritual path through the framework of cultivation.
2016-10-04 Bodhicitta 47:56
Brian Lesage
This talk explores the aspiration to practice for the benefit of all beings while on retreat.
2016-10-05 Morning reflection: abandoning the unwholesome 15:42
Brian Lesage
This morning reflection explores the practice that leads to abandoning the unwholesome.
2016-10-07 Caring for the earth. 50:12
Caroline Jones
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.
2016-10-11 Samadhi and the Five Jhana Factors 48:25
Brian Lesage
This talk introduces the quality of Samadhi and briefly describes the five jhana factors.
2016-10-12 Morning Reflection - Guided Meditation - Beginning to Nurture Samadhi 13:02
Brian Lesage
This brief morning reflection offers a brief guided meditation for allowing the mind and body to settle.
2016-10-14 The inner critic. 47:13
Caroline Jones
This talk explores how our practice can help us recognize and work with the mental habit of inner criticism.
2016-10-17 Morning Reflection - The Technique of Labeling 10:16
Brian Lesage
This brief morning reflection offers a brief introduction to utilizing the technique of labeling in one's meditation practice.
2016-10-18 Wise Effort 49:03
Brian Lesage
This talk offers reflections about the art of bringing balance into your meditation practice
2016-10-21 Guided meditation: a guided tour through the brahma viharas. 45:00
Caroline Jones
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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