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Retreat Dharma Talks

Return to Wholeness: Opening to Wisdom & Love

It is 2,600 years since Siddhartha Gautama experienced a profound awakening and became the Buddha. In our current times, what does it mean for us to fully wake up? Throughout this insight meditation retreat, we will seek to answer this question through Buddhist teachings and practices, which offer a path toward greater clarity, compassion, freedom, and ease of being. We will cultivate our capacity to abide in wisdom and love through the integration of the mind, body, heart. It is the integration of wisdom and love that can take us to freedom in this very life, here and now. The practices of the heart and the wisdom born from understanding can create the conditions for an integrated awareness. By engaging the heartmind through reflection and the practices of Lovingkindness, Compassion, Appreciative Joy and Equanimity we can open and move towards wholeness as we walk this spiritual journey called life.

2023-02-23 (7 days) Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

2023-02-24 Equanimity and inclusiveness in a time of poly crisis 47:41
Kaira Jewel Lingo
An exploration of the liberating qualities of equanimity that allow us not to take sides, let go of enmity and touch peace
2023-02-25 Renouncing technology ceremony, and meditation instructions on three anchors 62:27
Kaira Jewel Lingo
Exploration of the three anchors – mindfulness of sound, body sensation, and breathing
2023-02-25 Faith: reaching for what is beneficial 47:49
Shelly Graf
2023-02-27 Forgiveness is a path to joy and gratitude 44:13
DaRa Williams
2023-02-27 Teaching and meditation instructions on compassion 48:15
Kaira Jewel Lingo
Deep listening, as a practice of compassion, fierce, compassion, and a chant invoking the bodhisattva of compassion, Avalokitesvara
2023-03-01 All teachers - taking the practice home manzanita, precepts. 1:30:43
DaRa Williams
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