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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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Andrea Fella
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Will Kabat-Zinn
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Andrea Fella
We have a strong tendency to try to understand why things happen to us. This talk explores meeting what is happening moment to moment, which begins to reveal the "why" of the present moment.
2010-11-18 Patience - The Art Of Caring Slowly 57:27
Greg Scharf
The poet John Ciardi defined patience as the art of caring slowly. This talk explores the qualities of this powerful and essential parami.
2010-11-19 Gratitude and Generosity 60:39
Rebecca Bradshaw
How these qualities acknowledge interdependency and release the heart from clinging.
2010-11-20 Three Kinds Of Craving 56:31
Will Kabat-Zinn
2010-11-21 Dependent Origination 60:33
Andrea Fella
A practical discussion on the Buddha's teaching of dependent origination.
2010-11-27 Identity and Identification 57:10
Will Kabat-Zinn
2010-11-28 Equanimity 62:03
Andrea Fella
The quality of equanimity develops in our practice by studying what gets in the way of equanimity, and by cultivating the conditions that support it.
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