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Mindfulness, Insight, Liberation: Insight Meditation Retreat for Experienced Students

This insight meditation retreat will explore the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, as taught in the Satipaṭṭhāna discourse given by the Buddha. It is a profound teaching that encourages us to place the path of freedom and compassion into the classroom of our lives, nurturing a heart that is receptive and unshakeable.

Each day will offer a sustained schedule of formal meditation with practice in both insight and metta (boundless friendliness), meetings with the teachers, talks and instructions, all within an environment of silence.

2018-07-07 (8 days) Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

2018-07-07 Opening Talk 60:32
Christina Feldman
2018-07-08 The Practice Of Happiness 44:56
Christina Feldman
Reflection on how happiness and unhappiness comes into being.
2018-07-09 Satipatthana - Four Establishments Of Mindfulness 58:15
Akincano Marc Weber
Satipatthana as a map of experience and practical orientation.
2018-07-10 Morning Instructions - recap 47:35
Christina Feldman
2018-07-11 Fabrication: Non-Fabrication 44:49
Christina Feldman
Reflects on the cognitive chains involved in building our world of experience.
2018-07-12 A psychological take on bhāvanā: Four Dimensions of meditation practice. 67:01
Akincano Marc Weber
Sutta quote: Directed and Undirected Meditation (S 47.10 The Bhikkhuni’s quarter.) The four main aspects and their respective stuck places are described in psychological terms. A digression on the nature of dissociation, its uses and dangers and some of its telltale signs in meditators is offered.
2018-07-13 Morning Instructions 45:39
Christina Feldman
2018-07-13 Learning to trust 59:16
Yuka Nakamura
Trust, faith or confidence is an important quality of mind on our path - enabling us to set out on the path, to engage with the teachings, to keep going even when facing challenges and to open up to the fullness of our experience. What prevents faith and trust and how can it be nurtured and developed?
2018-07-14 Morning Instructions 1:10:04
Christina Feldman
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