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Retreat Dharma Talks

Three-Month Retreat - Part 1

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 Mahāsi 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.

2019-09-10 (43 days) Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

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2019-10-15 Guided Meditation: Loving Kindness for the Difficult Person and All Beings 54:16
Brian Lesage
This guided meditation includes instructions for cultivating kindness towards a difficult person as well as all beings. The instructions are followed by a guided meditation.
2019-10-17 Karma And The End Of Karma 60:06
Guy Armstrong
2019-10-18 Patience with the non-production of Dharmas 49:10
Attending on emptiness: Patience with Sankara is a humble practice.
2019-10-18 Touching the Mystery 47:02
Brian Lesage
This talk offers reflections on how to touch the mystery of this path and this practice.
2019-10-20 Right Effort and the Middle Way 52:33
Jill Shepherd
An exploration of common ways that effort gets unbalanced, and some suggestions for how to bring it back into balance
2019-10-21 Stories Of Early Nuns And Modern Woman Teachers 61:50
Carol Wilson
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