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Matthew Hepburn's Dharma Talks
Matthew Hepburn
Matthew Hepburn caught fire with the Dharma through retreat practice in his early twenties. He began offering vipassana instruction in 2012 at the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center, where he is continually inspired by the deep Dharma of daily living. He is a participant in the 2017-2021 IMS Teacher Training Program.
2022-08-23 Guide metta: loving kindness for self, friend, and enemy 45:33
A brief story on development of metta for the enemy followed by guided practice for three categories using phrases
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Your Life Is Your Practice: Insight Meditation Retreat
2022-08-22 Mindfulness is the heart of awakening 52:34
Mindfulness of death, mosquitoes, and descriptions of the enlightened mind. How to make humble moments of simple presence the direct path to Nirvana
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Your Life Is Your Practice: Insight Meditation Retreat
2022-08-21 Guided instructions: second foundation of mindfulness 43:16
Instructions on practicing mindfulness of feeling tone (vedana) during sitting meditation.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Your Life Is Your Practice: Insight Meditation Retreat
2022-08-19 How to guide your own practice 40:03
Once a practitioner understands the interplay between the five spiritual faculties, it becomes possible to triage age and fine-tune our practice to build momentum toward freedom
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Your Life Is Your Practice: Insight Meditation Retreat
2021-11-08 Anicca: Practical Impermanence for Retreat Yogis 54:19
Impermanence as a lofty concept is a cause fro mental proliferation. Impermanence as a way to perceive every moment is the end of suffering.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Second 3-Week Insight Meditation Retreat
2021-11-02 The 5 Hindrances and the Myth of the Bad Meditator 63:11
How developing a solid working familiarity with the 5 hindrances can free the mind from judgement and confusion about the challenges of meditation.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Second 3-Week Insight Meditation Retreat
2020-03-06 Calm, Steadiness, and Balance Of Mind 34:41
Calm, concentration (samadhi), and equanimity are the tranquilizing qualities which balance the energizing qualities in the factors of enlightenment. How can we practice to strengthen and develop the?
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center The Seven Factors of Awakening: Insight Meditation Retreat
2020-03-05 When You Are Struggling And You Need A Friend. 58:50
The hindrances are motifs of mind that can propel us into suffering or freedom. How can we use loving-kindness (Metta) to let them open the door to wisdom and peace?
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center The Seven Factors of Awakening: Insight Meditation Retreat
2020-03-04 A Wise Approach To Pain and Discomfort 22:58
Meditation instructions on how to continue developing wisdom and compassion through mindfulness of the body - even in experience of pain and discomfort.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center The Seven Factors of Awakening: Insight Meditation Retreat

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