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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.

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

2018-11-10 Being Somebody and Being Nobody 51:57
Brian Lesage
This talk explores the importance of having a sense of self and the importance of going beyond a sense of self.
2018-11-11 Mindfulness Of The Body - Part 1 53:23
Jill Shepherd
An exploration of the first establishment of mindfulness, mindfulness of the body.
2018-11-12 The 7 Factors of Awakening. 62:35
Winnie Nazarko
This talk describes how one can develop certain "mental factors" which lead to awakening. Mindfulness initiates a beneficial cycle which does so.
2018-11-13 Impermanence: The Arising And Falling Of The Ten Thousand Joys and The Ten Thousand Sorrows 61:27
DaRa Williams
2018-11-15 Compassion: Cultivating This Heat Quality. 61:38
DaRa Williams
2018-11-15 The Parami Of Generosity 60:12
Greg Scharf
2018-11-16 Boredom and ordinariness. 57:36
Rebecca Bradshaw
Discusses the goal of practice as becoming more ordinary and how boredom can be a doorway into peace.
2018-11-17 Faith and Confidence 49:49
Brian Lesage
This talk explores the importance of faith and confidence on the spiritual path and how to nurture it.
2018-11-18 Mindfulness Of The Body - Part 2 55:59
Jill Shepherd
Continuing to explore mindfulness of the body in terms of its anatomical parts, four elemental qualities, and as a corpse in decay, as ways to develop a wiser relationship to our bodies
2018-11-19 Morning Reflections On The Death Of A Benefactor 17:01
Winnie Nazarko
A friend who sat the 3-month retreat 17 times, has passed away. As she was preparing, this talk by Ajahn Chaah was offered to her.
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