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Retreat Dharma Talks

July 2023

2023-07-01 (31 days) Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge

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2023-07-02 Morning Instructions: #1 Metta & the Body 44:48
Nikki Mirghafori
To arrive at every moment with metta in this body, imbuing the in and out breath with gentle care & good will.
2023-07-02 The Buddha's Teachings to Rahula 52:36
Sayadaw U Jagara
Anapana sati seen in frame of instuctions given bu the Bddha to his son Rahula (MN:61, 62). "Gradual Training" overview and principles (MN:51)
2023-07-03 Morning Reflections #2 33:52
Sayadaw U Jagara
How do we relate to life, internally and externally? Listening and observing as a correct approach, together with carng and respect, (metta).
2023-07-03 Talk #3: Gradual Training Continued (part 2) 49:27
Sayadaw U Jagara
Continuation of Maha - Rahulovada Sutta: The Greater Exhortation to Rahula
2023-07-04 Morning Reflections #3: Introducing the Breath 41:03
Nikki Mirghafori
Having clear comprehension of the breath with ease and good-will
2023-07-04 Overview of Anapanasti: 16 Steps 50:30
Nikki Mirghafori
Discussion of the sixteen steps; the letting go of each tetrad, and how each one achieves the Four Establishments of Mindfulness. Focus on the first tetrad about the body.
2023-07-05 Morning Reflections #4 38:09
Sayadaw U Jagara
Inspirations and aspirations as objects. The first tetrad: the location and duration of the breath, and relaxing.
2023-07-06 Morning Reflections #5: The Whole Body of the Breath 46:31
Nikki Mirghafori
Reflections on experiencing the whole body of the breath, (step 3), the temporal and spatial dimension in the eight-part breath
2023-07-07 Morning Reflections #6: Similes, the nimitta, rama rupa 49:56
Sayadaw U Jagara
Similes for the experience of touch and contact (step 3): musician practicing an instrument; a person sawing a log; gatekeeper guarding arrivals and departures; an embroiderer threading a needle. Subdivisions of the emergence of the nimitta and nama rupa also presented as the "whole body".
2023-07-08 Morning Reflections #7: Anapanasati (Step 4) 40:47
Nikki Mirghafori
Guided instructions for calming bodily formations
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