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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

2023-11-13 Liberation through non-clinging 63:00
Bhante Buddharakkhita
Mindfulness of the five aggregates of clinging can lead to freedom from clinging and letting go of conceit and wrong view
2023-11-14 Equanimity: finding balance, cultivating peace 57:16
DaRa Williams
Arriving home through the practice of equanimity
2023-11-16 Q&A session 50:09
Bhante Buddharakkhita
Questions about dealing with boredom/sloth and tupor. If there is no self in what is reborn
2023-11-16 The Conditionality of Nibbana 62:09
Tuere Sala
2023-11-17 Morning reflections and silent sit. 55:53
Tuere Sala
2023-11-17 Aversion 60:28
Rebecca Bradshaw
Discusses techniques to use with aversion, including feeling tone
2023-11-18 Meditation on appreciative joy - Mudita 57:45
Bhante Buddharakkhita
Practicing appreciative joy towards oneself and sentient beings, can overcome env, jealousy, aversion and lead to peace and happiness
2023-11-18 Opening to beauty 52:10
Brian Lesage
This talk explores opening to beauty through the seven factors of awaking and appreciating own goodness
2023-11-19 Working with anxiety and other afflictive states 44:50
Jill Shepherd
Some suggestions for navigating difficult mental states
2023-11-20 Sitting Without Instuctions 62:39
Bhante Buddharakkhita
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