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Retreat Dharma Talks

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

2019-11-15 Sankhara Dukkha 58:36
Rebecca Bradshaw
Suffering due to conditional foundations - being contingent - vulnerability.
2019-11-16 The Upside of Desire 48:19
Cara Lai
How to recognize craving (tanha) and wholesome desire (chanda) and how all of it points to awakening.
2019-11-17 Seven Factors Of Awakening 45:39
Beth Sternlieb
The moonlight of awakening shinning through as we let go of clinging
2019-11-18 Javana Hamsa - The Swift Swan 56:13
Greg Scharf
This talk uses an interpretation of a Jataka Story as an introduction to the reflection on opening to impermanence on the path of awakening.
2019-11-19 Samadhi - Concentration 54:22
Winnie Nazarko
This talk discusses the role of concentration in meditation, and how to skillfully cultivate it
2019-11-20 The Perception Of Not-self 52:58
Jaya Rudgard
Anatta: perceiving emptiness in the 5 khandhas, exercising wise attention
2019-11-21 Morning Instructions 11:02
Beth Sternlieb
Balancing effort - relaxation and arousing energies.
2019-11-21 Disenchantment and Dispassion 59:06
Andrea Fella
Exploring terrain of practice as the mind meets impermanent, unreliable experience.
2019-11-22 Morning Q&A 14:13
Rebecca Bradshaw
How do we hold identity in Buddhism?
2019-11-22 Mudita - Appreciative Joy 59:30
Jaya Rudgard
Reflections and guided meditation.
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