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Dharma Talks Access for Retreatants

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 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.

2019-10-22 (43 days) Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

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2019-10-23 Orientation To Practice 47:22
Winnie Nazarko
An opening talk for a 6-week retreat. This discusses four qualities necessary for success in practice. These are: strong motivation, renunciation, metta/compassion, and patience.
2019-10-24 Community as refuge, community as practice 50:30
Jaya Rudgard
Reflections on sangha in its various senses and how it supports our practice.
2019-10-26 Metta Instruction - Self and Easy Person 56:10
Rebecca Bradshaw
Introduction to Metta practice and a guided sitting
2019-10-26 Qualities Of Wise Mindfulness 61:40
Andrea Fella
2019-10-27 Guided Morning Meditation: body, breath, sounds and body sensations 58:25
Jaya Rudgard
Guided meditation. Q&A relating to pleasant experiences and vipassana romances
2019-10-27 Morning Instructions - Emotions 52:33
Beth Sternlieb
The commitment to do no harm, a renewable resource.
2019-10-28 Hinderances As Nourishment For Awareness 53:44
Beth Sternlieb
Our common humanity and what gets in the way of wisdom and love.
2019-10-29 Morning Instructions - Thoughts 60:15
Rebecca Bradshaw
A review of basic instructions for vipassana meditation.
2019-10-29 Continuity Of Practice 55:53
Winnie Nazarko
This talk reviews the role continuity of practice has in strengthing mindfulness. The practice day is reviewed, with specific places of opportunity identified.
2019-10-30 Morning Instructions - Awareness Of Thoughts 63:21
Andrea Fella
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