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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

2017-11-05 Right Effort - Part Two 53:06
Jill Shepherd
Exploring the first two of the "Four Great Efforts", and the benefits of seclusion as a support for samadhi and sati.
2017-11-06 Five Subjects For Frequent Reflection 55:56
Greg Scharf
Five Subjects For Frequent Reflection
2017-11-08 Introduction To Compassion and Guided Meditation 55:05
Greg Scharf
2017-11-09 Embodiment Through Mindfulness Of The Body 50:15
Brian Lesage
This talk offers some reflections on mindfulness of the body and its intersection with embodiment.
2017-11-10 The Five Aggregates 61:31
Andrea Fella
2017-11-12 Right Effort - Part 3 50:49
Jill Shepherd
An overview of the four Brahma Vihara practices - kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity - as a support for cultivating skillful mind states.
2017-11-15 Guided Forgiveness Meditation 38:53
Winnie Nazarko
Some comments about forgiveness, followed by a guided meditation.
2017-11-16 Freedom From Unworthiness and Becoming. 45:12
Brian Lesage
This talk explores how to clearly see the darkness of unworthiness and becoming in a way that leads to freedom.
2017-11-17 Wisdom At work 61:32
Andrea Fella
2017-11-19 Right Effort - Part 4 51:52
Jill Shepherd
An overview of the seven factors of awakening, and right effort refining towards effortlessness.
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