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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.
2018-10-23 (43 days) Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

  
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2018-10-23 Practicing The Whole Path. 32:23
  Winnie Nazarko
The schedule on retreat emphasizes walking and sitting meditation. But we also practice all the other parts of the 8 fold path. The talk describes how.
2018-10-24 Taking Refuge: A Deeper Dive. 37:53
  DaRa Williams
What is this "talking refuge"? What do we take refuge in? Refuge as a doorway to faith.
2018-10-25 Introduction To Metta Meditation. 50:36
  Rebecca Bradshaw
Includes a guided metta (loving-kindness) practice for oneself and an easy person.
2018-10-25 The Gentle Hand Of Friendship 50:45
  Greg Scharf
2018-10-27 Morning Instructions: Guided Meditation Highlighting Sensations 43:19
  Brian Lesage
2018-10-27 Practicing For Oneself And Others. 44:44
  Brian Lesage
This talk explores the importance of having this broad aspiration for our practice.
2018-10-28 Fear and Fearlessness 59:19
  Jill Shepherd
An exploration of ways to work skilfully with fear, to cultivate courage, and to incline the heart-mind in the direction of love
2018-10-29 Meditations Instuctions - Day 7 50:16
  DaRa Williams
Working with emotions and review of instructions thus far.
2018-10-29 The Rest Of The Retreat 57:12
  Winnie Nazarko
Our schedule alternates walking and sitting meditation practices periods which take up many hours. But there are still many other times in the day to practice mindfulness in activities.
2018-10-30 Morning Instructions - Emotions 44:22
  Rebecca Bradshaw
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