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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.

2022-10-25 (43 days) Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

2022-11-13 Liberation through non-clinging 46:56
Jill Shepherd
An exploration of the clinging aggregate of Saṅkhāra, volitional mental formations, and their role in constructing self-view
2022-11-14 Deep roots of compassion 44:09
Winnie Nazarko
This talk reflects on the deep causes and conditions for what arises in our individual experience. This view supports an understanding of "not self" and compassion
2022-11-15 Freedom from fear 62:25
Bhante Buddharakkhita
Meeting fear with mindfulness, courage, and wisdom can lead to peace, happiness, and final freedom
2022-11-16 Comparing mind 49:10
Jill Shepherd
An exploration of mana, comparing mind, and its roots in craving for becoming and non-becoming
2022-11-18 Saṅkhāra Dukkha and vulnerability 61:49
Rebecca Bradshaw
Suffering due to contingency and sense impediment the resulting vulnerability in how to hold it
2022-11-19 Nurturing samadhi 44:06
Brian Lesage
2022-11-20 Q&A 66:43
Joseph Goldstein
Variety of Dharma topics
2022-11-22 The third noble truth: Nibbana 63:20
Bhante Buddharakkhita
By developing the noble eightfold path we can abandon mental defilements (fetters) and realize peace, happiness, and ultimate freedom (Nibbana)
2022-11-24 Practicing appreciative joy 62:12
Bhante Buddharakkhita
Practicing appreciative joy forwards the success of others and can contribute to our happiness and peace
2022-11-25 Boredom and being ordinary 54:55
Rebecca Bradshaw
Hot and cool boredom. The relief of being ordinary.
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