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Retreat Dharma Talks

Spring Insight Retreat with Matthew Brensilver, PhD, Tuere Sala and Brian Lesage

Nobody tells us this when we’re growing up, but being human is a big deal. It feels great, it hurts, it’s intense. We know it won’t go on forever. Given this, what kind of happiness is possible? The Buddha suggested that we have underestimated the capacity of our heart. Retreat helps us to remember. In mindfulness meditation, we practice resting, looking deeply, knowing moment-by-moment what it’s like to be human. The more deeply we look, the more reason we have to love.

Together, we’ll sit in the refuge provided by a 2,600-year legacy of wisdom and kindness. In the silence, we come to know the preciousness of our life and the poignancy of the human condition. From this openness, so much goodness unfolds. In this silent retreat, we’ll offer systematic instructions in mindfulness and lovingkindness practice. Throughout the retreat, there are meetings with teachers to support you in your practice.

2021-05-18 (6 days) Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2021-05-19 Guided Meditation 52:16
Matthew Brensilver
2021-05-19 Practicing Receiving Loving-Kindness 36:34
Brian Lesage
2021-05-20 Impermanence 47:37
Brian Lesage
2021-05-20 Reflections and Guided Heart Practice 36:34
Matthew Brensilver
2021-05-21 Anatta and its Blessings 50:07
Matthew Brensilver
2021-05-22 Guided Meditation - changing conditions 47:55
Matthew Brensilver
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