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Retreat Dharma Talks

Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

This six-week partial of the three-month course 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 silent retreat will encourage a balanced attitude of relaxation and alertness, and the continuity of practice based on the Buddha’s Four Foundations of Mindfulness.

2015-10-24 (43 days) Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

  
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2015-10-25 Mindfulness: Why we Practice 46:34
Bonnie Duran
This talk discusses perceptual distortions and how mindfulness can help us to see clearly
2015-10-27 Savoring The wholesome 52:22
Brian Lesage
This talk explores the art of opening to the beautiful and the wholesome in our lives and in our practice
2015-10-28 First Two Foundations of Mindfulness 43:23
Bonnie Duran
2015-10-29 Morning Instructions For Working With Thinking In Meditation 45:25
Brian Lesage
This brief talk gives instructions about how to relate to thinking in our meditation practice
2015-10-29 Waking Up with the Hindrances 57:36
Erin Treat
This talk explores how to cultivate wise relationship to the energies of desire, aversion, sleepiness, restlessness and doubt.
2015-11-02 The Seed Of Faith 54:17
Brian Lesage
This talk explores the importance of faith on the spiritual path and how to nurture it.
2015-11-03 Generosity: A key element at all stages for the practice 54:50
Bonnie Duran
This talk covers the importance of generosity as a preliminary practice and as an approach to uprooting defilements
2015-11-04 Q&A 61:04
Joseph Goldstein
Range of Topics
2015-11-05 1st Foundation Of Mindfulness - 32 Parts Of Body, Elements, and Mindfulness Of Death 55:30
Erin Treat
This talk explores the 1st Foundation Of Mindfulness, with particular attention to the gift of being with dying
2015-11-09 Introduction and Guided Compassion Practice 46:29
Brian Lesage
This talk introduces the practice of compassion and offers a guided meditation
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