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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

2023-11-21 Brahmavihara Practice: Mudita 43:34
Jill Shepherd
Some short reflections on Muditā, then a guided meditation cultivating appreciative joy for oneself and an "easy being"
2023-11-21 Forgiveness and gratitude: touching into the heart 53:26
DaRa Williams
2023-11-22 Mindfulness of six senses and ten fetters 58:10
Bhante Buddharakkhita
Mindfulness of the six senses, and removing the fetters can lead to various stages of enlightenment
2023-11-23 Dharma Practice As Offering 45:50
Brian Lesage
2023-11-24 Introduction and guided meditation on equanimity 47:26
Brian Lesage
2023-11-25 morning reflection: the best season of your life – (recording starts about four minutes from the beginning) 58:42
Brian Lesage
2023-11-25 Mudita 58:05
Tuere Sala
2023-11-26 Morning reflection 58:43
Jill Shepherd
Check in with body, heart in mind, notice the attitude to experience
2023-11-26 Effortless effort 47:13
Jill Shepherd
Exploring refined effort at this stage of the retreat, include some ways to practice with Anatta, how self constructing creates stress
2023-11-27 Transforming oneself, transforming the world and universe 65:27
Bhante Buddharakkhita
The practice of the Noble eight fold path can transform oneself in the world around us
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