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Retreat Dharma Talks

December 5 - 31, 2018 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2018-12-05 (27 days) Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge

2018-12-07 Wise Attention 49:51
Caroline Jones
2018-12-14 Dukkha and disturbance. 49:52
Caroline Jones
2018-12-18 Suffering and self-compassion 52:18
Jill Shepherd
An exploration of the first noble truth, and how self-compassion supports our capacity to turn towards life's difficulties with kindness and courage.
2018-12-21 Guided metta mediation with a brief introduction. 41:19
Caroline Jones
2018-12-25 From suffering to ease 48:13
Jill Shepherd
As the arc of practice develops from releasing suffering, dukkha, towards greater happiness, sukha, we often encounter conditioning that gets in the way of opening to deeper ease and freedom. The brahmavihara practice of mudita, appreciative joy, can be a support for releasing that conditioning.
2018-12-31 Equanimity and wisdom 52:03
Jill Shepherd
Equanimity is highly valued throughout the Buddha's teachings. It acts as a powerful support for insight, and insight in turn, strengthens this quality of ease, acceptance, and freedom.
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