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Retreat Dharma Talks

Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

This three-month course, including its six-week partials, 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.

2023-10-24 (43 days) Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

2023-10-31 Guided meditation on intentions 56:43
Bhante Buddharakkhita
Mindfulness of the intentions can help us to see our motivation behind actions. Also, this practice can reveal the relationship between cause and effect
2023-10-31 Brahmavihara practice: Metta for benefactor and good friend 46:14
Jill Shepherd
Establishing some well-being in the body then cultivating metta for the benefactor or easy being, then a good friend
2023-10-31 Bring it on: happiness awaits, 54:04
DaRa Williams
Hindrances – growth along the path, and the utility of engaging them for growth and deepening of practice
2023-11-02 Morning Instructions: Choiceless Attention 60:26
Brian Lesage
2023-11-02 Working with thinking 60:10
Tuere Sala
2023-11-03 Reflections on clinging 57:47
Jill Shepherd
Brief exploration of clinging, and how to help it to release
2023-11-04 Practicing without instruction 56:08
Bhante Buddharakkhita
Reminding yogis to slow down in order to see more details of this practice
2023-11-04 Opening to Loss 43:38
Brian Lesage
2023-11-05 Morning reflections in silent sit 58:23
Tuere Sala
2023-11-05 Q&A 68:09
Joseph Goldstein
Jill Shepard asking questions of Joseph that were submitted by the meditators in the second half of the three month course
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