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Retreat Dharma Talks

In the Footprint of the Buddha: Wise Concentration

As we cultivate concentration (samatha in Pali), we develop purification, tranquility and equanimity of mind and heart. These qualities prepare the ground for penetrating insight into the nature of existence. This retreat will offer an introduction to, and support for, the practice of concentration, as taught by Burmese meditation master Pa Auk Sayadaw.

2017-03-02 (6 days) Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

2017-03-03 Wise concentration 68:23
Marcia Rose
A comprehensive exploration of the development, context and the fruits of samatha/concentration/anapanasati as taught by the Buddha
2017-03-04 The five spiritual faculties. 60:31
Winnie Nazarko
This talk describes how faith, effort, mindfulness, concentration and wisdom function in anapanna practice.
2017-03-05 Anapana Sati Instructions 47:23
Marcia Rose
Continuity of practice
2017-03-05 A pure and beautiful mind. 65:40
Marcia Rose
Exploring the wholesome states of mind/heart associated with the development and fruits of concentration, insight and metta practice.
2017-03-06 The arc of practice. 60:59
Winnie Nazarko
How meditation practice transforms the minds relationship to its experience. Explains how we can tell whether we have "good practice"
2017-03-07 Retreat closing. Guided metta meditation and refuge and precepts. 21:00
Marcia Rose
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