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Retreat Dharma Talks

The Sure Heart's Release

Many of the teachings throughout this retreat will draw from the path to awakening as described in the late Mahāsi Sayadaw’s Manual of Insight. We’ll explore the steps laid out by the Buddha that lead to the sure heart’s release: the purification of conduct, the purification of mind through concentration and insight, the understanding of absolute and conventional reality, and the stages of insight that lead to nibbana (liberation).

Held in Noble Silence, the course will include instructions for sitting and walking meditations, teacher talks and guided lovingkindness meditations, Q&A, and group and individual practice discussions. Instructions will include the four foundations of mindfulness, with emphasis on the relaxed practice of mindfulness of mind.

2023-08-04 (10 days) Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

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