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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

2023-11-06 P2, instructions synthesis, reflection and a poem 55:47
DaRa Williams
2023-11-06 Liberation through non-self 62:47
Bhante Buddharakkhita
Mindfulness of the five aggregates of clinging, can give insight into non-self, and can break through self delusion, and lead to freedom from suffering
2023-11-07 Radiating loving kindness 49:41
Brian Lesage
An introduction to this practice followed by a guided meditation
2023-11-09 Morning reflection 63:43
Jill Shepherd
How to decide which practice method to use and when
2023-11-09 Craving 61:22
Rebecca Bradshaw
Discusses being with craving with mindfulness, and connecting also with the absence of craving
2023-11-10 Understanding, dependent origination 61:09
Tuere Sala
2023-11-11 Morning reflections, and silent sit 55:52
Tuere Sala
2023-11-11 Perception: The Arising and Passing of Different Worlds 52:18
Brian Lesage
2023-11-12 Q&A Session 56:24
Bhante Buddharakkhita
How to deal with the absence of hinderances plus other questions
2023-11-12 Exploring Vedana 53:10
Jill Shepherd
Looking at the role of Vedanā in fueling reactivity, and ways to relate more skillfully to it; includes an exploration of worldly and UNworldly feeling-tones
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