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Retreat Dharma Talks

Liberation of Heart and Mind: Insight Meditation and Lovingkindness Retreat

This intensive silent retreat is an opportunity to explore the Buddha's teachings on liberation by touching into the wordless depths of our own heart, with an emphasis on lovingkindness, compassion, empathetic joy and equanimity. By practicing with interest, acceptance and kindness, we develop greater understanding and compassion. In this way, we increase our ability to meet life's changes with ease and serenity.

With guidance and support from the teachers, both new and experienced meditators will be encouraged to deepen their trust in their own practice. There will also be the optional opportunity to learn the traditional style of reporting one's meditation experience.

2019-05-24 (10 days) Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

2019-05-25 Accepting Non-conceptual Attention 51:12
Michele McDonald
How connecting vs sustaining the attention can lead to wisdom
2019-05-26 The Snakes and the Summit 58:42
Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey
In which we explore the energetics of our engagement with the obstacles to our practice.
2019-05-28 Becoming and Decomposition: Attuning to Stress, Discovery, and Relief 59:58
Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey
In which we explore the conventional and liberated strategies for serenity.
2019-05-29 Raindrop + Unconditional Peace 65:04
Michele McDonald
Connecting our attention with what is real rather than being consumed by our natural defenses
2019-05-30 The House of the Coral, The House Of The Sea: Namarupa and the Nature Of Self 56:03
Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey
How does watching the dynamic interplay of name and form lead to liberating insight?
2019-06-01 Generosity 65:03
Michele McDonald
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