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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 Mahasi Sayadaw and supplemented by a range of skillful means, this retreat will encourage a balanced attitude of relaxation and alertness, and the continuity of practice based on the Buddha’s Four Foundations of Mindfulness.

2010-10-23 (43 days) Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

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2010-10-24 Part 2 Instructions - Day 1 66:34
Joseph Goldstein
Mindfulness Of Breathing
2010-10-24 Mindfulness 62:52
Rebecca Bradshaw
Discusses the balance of concentration and mindfulness, present time nonjudgmental awareness
2010-10-25 Wise And Balanced Effort 62:31
Andrea Fella
The Skill and art of meditation lies in learning how to use energy and effort wisely.
2010-10-28 Body and Mind 60:24
Andrea Fella
An exploration of the elemental nature of the body helps us discern the distinction between physical and mental experience.
2010-10-30 Pith Practice Teachings 40:40
Winnie Nazarko
This is a brief, concise summary of: the orienting context of meditation practice; basic tasks and principles of meditation; and how to approach challenges.
2010-11-03 The First Noble Truth 61:31
Joseph Goldstein
Understanding Dukkha.
2010-11-05 Gratification - Danger and Escape 56:04
Rebecca Bradshaw
Relating to sense pleasures in a way that leads to freedom.
2010-11-06 The Spiritual compost 48:04
Winnie Nazarko
It is clear that spiritual practice is aimed towards the development of wholesome states. Yet our mind-streams have currents of greed, hatred and delusion - how can we use these very states to our own benefit?
2010-11-07 Not Self and Selfing 57:10
Andrea Fella
An exploration of the Buddha's teaching on anatta (not Self) and how we can understand this teaching by observing what we take to be self.
2010-11-11 The Seven Factors Of Enlightenment 57:31
Greg Scharf
An overview of the 7 Factors of Enlightenment - powerful, wholesome, helpful, mental factors which arise naturally in practice and directly incline the mind & heart toward liberation
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