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Your Life is Your Practice: Insight Meditation Retreat

Insight Meditation (vipassana in Pali, the language of the original Buddhist teachings) is the simple and direct practice of moment-to-moment mindfulness. Through careful and sustained observation, we experience for ourselves the ever-changing flow of the mind/body process. This awareness leads us to accept more fully the pleasure and pain, fear and joy, sadness and happiness that life inevitably brings. As insight deepens, we develop greater equanimity and peace in the face of change, and wisdom and compassion increasingly become the guiding principles of our lives.

The Buddha first taught vipassana over 2,500 years ago. The various methods of this practice have been well preserved in the Theravada tradition of Buddhism. IMS retreats are all rooted in this ancient and well-mapped path to awakening and draw on the full spectrum of this tradition’s lineages.


2007-08-18 (9 days) Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

2007-08-18 Opening Talk 50:09
Narayan Helen Liebenson
Opening Talk
2007-08-19 Acceptance And Transformation 49:49
Narayan Helen Liebenson
Acceptance and Transformation
2007-08-20 The Four Noble Truths 54:45
Michael Grady
Discovering the nature of suffering and liberation
2007-08-21 The Hidden Treasures In The Hindrances 52:13
Narayan Helen Liebenson
The Hidden Treasures in the Hindrances
2007-08-22 Wisdom - A Journey Of Awakening 50:34
Michael Grady
Wisdom – A journey of awakening
2007-08-23 Compassion 49:48
Narayan Helen Liebenson
2007-08-24 Questions And Answers 50:22
Michael Grady
Questions and Answers
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