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Retreat Dharma Talks

Living Dharma: Mindfulness, Kindness and Wisdom

All aspects of our lives hold the potential for deep and direct seeing into the nature of suffering and discovering a path to freedom. This retreat will support this process of awakening by encouraging a continuity of mindfulness in all activities throughout the day, while developing a kind and wise attitude in relating to whatever arises.

As we awaken and connect more fully to the present moment, all of life is then experienced as meditation. And with this understanding, we discover that each moment of our unfolding lives provides an opportunity for nurturing our innate capacity for kindness and wisdom.

This course, held within the context of silence, is suitable for both new and experienced meditators. The format will include meditation instruction, silent sitting and walking meditation periods, as well as talks about the Buddha’s teachings and meetings with the teachers. Guided metta (lovingkindness) practice will be offered each day.

2019-03-01 (6 days) Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

2019-03-02 Morning Instructions 56:14
Jean Esther
Body and breath
2019-03-02 Awakening From Delusion Into Wisdom 53:37
Michael Grady
Wise effort and attitude.
2019-03-03 Why Practice 50:06
Jean Esther
This talk explores what happens when we do not get identified with thoughts and the sense of self that gets entangled with our thoughts? How does this serve our aspirations for peace in our own minds?
2019-03-04 Morning Instructions 40:31
Jean Esther
Mindfulness of body sensations, thoughts, emotions and the feeling tone in relationship to them.
2019-03-05 Wise Relating On The Noble Path 52:59
Jean Esther
An exploration of the three pillars of the Dharma and the impact of practices on our life in the world, particularly in relation with others.
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