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Your Life Is Your Practice: Insight Meditation Retreat

Insight meditation (vipassana in Pali, the language of the original Buddhist teachings) is the simple and direct practice of moment-to-moment mindfulness. Through careful and sustained observation, we experience for ourselves the ever-changing flow of the mind/body process. This awareness leads us to accept more fully the pleasure and pain, fear and joy, sadness and happiness that life inevitably brings. As insight deepens, we develop greater equanimity and peace in the face of change, and wisdom and compassion increasingly become the guiding principles of our lives.

The Buddha first taught vipassana over 2,500 years ago. The various methods of this practice have been well preserved in the Theravada tradition of Buddhism. This silent retreat, suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators, is rooted in this ancient and well-mapped path to awakening, and draws on the full spectrum of this tradition’s lineages.

2017-08-18 (8 days) Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

2017-08-21 "Be Like Water" 42:12
George Mumford
The flow of practice from retreat to daily life as the title suggests - your life is your practice.
2017-08-23 Awareness: It's Natural and Available. 48:09
Alexis Santos
Lessons I learned from Sayadaw U Tejaniya and beyond.
2017-08-24 Home Is Where The Heart Is 59:58
George Mumford
Training the heart so that it is at home with people, places and things - as they are. Also Q&A
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