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The Buddha’s Way to Happiness: Insight Meditation Retreat

The Buddha was called 'the Happy One.' His life and practice provided the foundation for what he later described as the Four Noble Truths and the Noble Eightfold Path. This retreat will follow the Buddha's path of mindfulness, concentration and lovingkindness, illustrating how each of us can move from attachment to freedom, from confusion to clarity and from tension to ease.

Sitting and walking in silence, and investigating the flow of experience moment by moment, we can relinquish the causes of suffering and reclaim our natural happiness.

2009-04-10 (6 days) Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

2009-04-11 The Buddha's Way To Happiness and Freedom 54:39
Howard Cohn
The gradual shift from seeking relief in unreliable things towardsa well being that does not depend on conditions.
2009-04-12 Confronting Reality 56:01
Sharda Rogell
Exploring forms of self rejecting. Opening to reality and what gets in the way of this.
2009-04-13 The Complicating Nature of the Self View. 62:34
Howard Cohn
A talk pointing out the differance between direct exploration and the added narrative.
2009-04-14 What Needs To Be Done: Wise Action and Karma 56:27
Sharda Rogell
Our actions through speech and body have powerful consequences. We can choose whether they are wholesome or unwholesome. How can we strengthen the goodness while diminishing suffering.
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