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Andrea Fella's Dharma Talks
Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella is the co-teacher at the Insight Meditation Center and the Insight Retreat Center. She has been practicing Insight Meditation since 1996, and teaching Insight Meditation since 2003. She is particularly drawn to intensive retreat practice, and has done a number of long retreats, both in the United States and in Burma. During one long practice period in Burma, she ordained as a nun with Sayadaw U Janaka. Andrea is especially drawn to the wisdom teachings of the Buddha. Her teachings emphasize clarity and practicality. Andrea is a member of the Spirit Rock Teachers Council, and teaches residential retreats for IMC and other retreat centers around the country
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2010-04-25 Part 1 of 5- Basic Instructions 44:43
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Daylong in the Style of U Tejaniya
2010-02-27 Not Knowing 51:52
A guided meditation on expanding awareness and an exploration on the theme of not knowing.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February 2010 Month Long
2010-02-21 The Obvious 58:16
We often understand our habits and patterns as having many complex layers, and think we need to dive into the midst of the layers in order to "really" understand the pattern. This talk explores a gentle investigation of what is obvious in our experience, which allows a natural, organic understanding to emerge.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February 2010 Month Long
2010-02-16 Impermanence 61:04
Everyone knows that "things change". Yet as the Mahabarata points out "only the surface-mind understands, the actual sense never goes into our heads". Exploring our experience deeply, we can move past the surface understanding to deeply recognize this truth.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February 2010 Month Long
2010-02-10 The Wandering Mind 61:48
One of the patterns we meet in meditation, over and over again, is the wandering mind. Exploring this pattern without judgment, we can come to deep understanding about the nature of our minds.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February 2010 Month Long
2010-02-05 Energy and Effort 60:45
The spiritual power of energy is the fuel that supports awakening. We cultivate energy through wise effort. The art of meditation lies in learning skillful ways to balance energy and effort.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February 2010 Month Long
2009-06-05 Practice in Daily Life 35:07
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Practice in Difficult Times
2008-08-26 Practicing with Vedena 38:45
Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley
2008-07-23 Layers 60:25
Often we experience ourselves as a complex interweaving of layers of habits, beliefs and emotions. Investigating the obvious aspects of the outer layer, and being aware of our attitude about that layer, the layers gradually dissolve. The pairing of the wisdom of acceptance with the clarity of mindfulness guides us through our moment to moment experience towards freedome.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation
2007-12-09 Practice In Daily Life 59:34
Bring mindfulness into daily life is a challenging aspect of our practice. Using specific practices for daily life helps to bring the thread of mindfulness throughout our days.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

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