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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

2017-11-22 Guided Mudita Meditation 46:10
Jill Shepherd
A short introduction to Mudita (appreciative Joy)and a short guided meditation.
2017-11-23 Decolonizing The Mind On Thanksgiving Day 50:33
Brian Lesage
This talk explores a way to begin decolonizing the mind through a Buddhist practice.
2017-11-24 Disenchantment and Dispassion 64:50
Andrea Fella
An exploration of the teaching of transcendant Dependent Origination.
2017-11-25 Dana as a Spiritual Practice 55:25
Jill Shepherd
Generosity as a support for many other skillful mental qualities.
2017-11-26 Questions and Answers 69:44
Joseph Goldstein
2017-11-27 Great Joy The Ox 60:02
Greg Scharf
This talk starts with a Jataka Story as an introduction to an exploration of Buddha's teaching on the law of karma.
2017-11-28 Equanimity 62:18
Winnie Nazarko
This talk describes the quality of equanimity (upekkha) and how it can be developed in practice.
2017-11-29 Equanimity - Guided Meditation 59:41
Andrea Fella
2017-11-30 Practicing Freedom 58:09
Andrea Fella
A reflection on the Atthakavagga text from the Sutta Nipata.
2017-12-01 Wise Speech 59:24
Brian Lesage
This talk offers a way to skillfully engage in communication within this complex world we live in.
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