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Retreat Dharma Talks

Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

This six-week partial of the three-month course is a special time for practice. Because of its extended length and ongoing guidance, it is an opportunity for students to deepen the powers of concentration, wisdom and compassion. Based on the meditation instructions of Mahasi Sayadaw and supplemented by a range of skillful means, this silent retreat will encourage a balanced attitude of relaxation and alertness, and the continuity of practice based on the Buddha’s Four Foundations of Mindfulness.

2017-10-24 (43 days) Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

2017-10-31 Mindfulness Of Mind 43:28
Jill Shepherd
Instructions and guided meditation. Bring awareness to mental states.
2017-10-31 Practicing With The Difficult and Painful. 66:00
Winnie Nazarko
Both "untrained worldings" and the "well trained noble disciple" experience both pleasant and unpleasant experiences. But how they relate to these differs greatly.
2017-11-01 Radiating Loving Kindness 43:41
Brian Lesage
This talk offers both instruction and a guided meditation for the way of practicing Metta found in the early Buddhist texts.
2017-11-02 Morning Instructions 42:52
Andrea Fella
Morning Instructions: Mindfulness of Thoughts
2017-11-02 Knowing A Mind Affected By Delusion 66:46
Andrea Fella
2017-11-03 Morning Instructions and Guided Meditation 16:47
Greg Scharf
Guided Standing Meditation
2017-11-03 Practicing For Oneself and Others 45:26
Brian Lesage
This talk explores the encouragement found in the Firebrand Sutta to practice for oneself and others while on retreat.
2017-11-04 Morning Instructions for Practicing with the Awareness of Intention (Cetana) 44:12
Brian Lesage
2017-11-04 Opening To The Pali Chanting Of The Satipatthana Sutta 33:25
Brian Lesage
This talk introduces the practice of opening to and meditating upon the chanting of the Satipatthana Sutta, the discourse on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness. It utilizes the chanting of Ven. Dr. Omalpe Sobhita Thero.
2017-11-05 Morning instructions: Samadhi And Sati 45:14
Jill Shepherd
Instructions and guided meditation exploring mindfulness of breathing, sounds, thoughts and choiceless awareness.
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