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Uncovering the First Foundation of Mindfulness: Insight Meditation Retreat

Mindfulness of the body is the first of the Buddha’s teachings known as the Four Foundations of Mindfulness. This retreat will explore its six distinct groups of practices – the breath, the four postures of the body, mindfulness of all activities, the 32 parts of the body, the four material elements and nine cemetery meditations. Many meditators are familiar with the first three practices. The last three, however, are rarely taught in the West. Participants in this course will gain a systematic and comprehensive exposure to the entire range of these body practices.
2010-01-29 (6 days) Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

  
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2010-01-30 32 Parts of the Body 56:34
  Bob Stahl
Brief overview of Siddhartha becoming a Buddha. What he realized - 4 Noble Truths and 3 characteristics of existence with foundations of mindfulness to the 32 parts of the body.
2010-01-31 Guided Meditation on Head hair, Body Hairs, Nails, Teeth, Skin 34:46
  Bob Stahl
This is a guided meditation on the 32 Parts of the Body beginning with Head hair, Body Hairs, Nails, Teeth, Skin. The practice involves reciting the parts verbally and then mentally and to know the color, shape, location, direction, delimitation, as well as the definition and function of each part. The methodical practice of the 32 Parts of the Body Meditation can help the meditator understand the true nature of the body and no self.
2010-01-31 Guided Meditation on Flesh, Sinews, Bone, Bone Marrow, Kidneys 44:49
  Richard Shankman
This is a guided meditation on the 32 Parts of the Body beginning with Flesh, Sinews, Bone, Bone Marrow, Kidneys. The practice involves reciting the parts verbally and then mentally and to know the color, shape, location, direction, delimitation, as well as the definition and function of each part. The methodical practice of the 32 Parts of the Body Meditation can help the meditator understand the true nature of the body and no self.
2010-01-31 Guided Meditation on Heart, Liver, Diaphragm, Spleen, Lungs 41:34
  Bob Stahl
This is a guided meditation on the 32 Parts of the Body beginning with Heart, Liver, Diaphragm, Spleen, Lungs. The practice involves reciting the parts verbally and then mentally and to know the color, shape, location, direction, delimitation, as well as the definition and function of each part. The methodical practice of the 32 Parts of the Body Meditation can help the meditator understand the true nature of the body and no self.
2010-01-31 Mindfulness of the Body as the Doorway Into The Four Foundations of Mindfulness 52:49
  Richard Shankman
Description: This talk begins with an explanation of the goal of Buddhist practice, liberation through non-clinging. Then it discusses that insight is what leads to liberation and the four foundations of mindfulness is the practice leading to insight. We discuss how the first foundation of mindfulness, mindfulness of the body, is a doorway opening to and integrating with the entire four foundations of mindfulness.
2010-02-01 Guided Meditation on Large Intestines, Small Intestines, Stomach, Feces, Brain. 43:40
  Bob Stahl
Description: This is a guided meditation on the 32 Parts of the Body beginning with Large Intestines, Small Intestines, Stomach, Feces, Brain. The practice involves reciting the parts verbally and then mentally and to know the color, shape, location, direction, delimitation, as well as the definition and function of each part. The methodical practice of the 32 Parts of the Body Meditation can help the meditator understand the true nature of the body and no self.
2010-02-01 Guided Meditation on Bile, Phlegm, Pus, Blood, Sweat, Fat 39:49
  Richard Shankman
This is a guided meditation on the 32 Parts of the Body beginning with Bile, Phlegm, Pus, Blood, Sweat, Fat. The practice involves reciting the parts verbally and then mentally and to know the color, shape, location, direction, delimitation, as well as the definition and function of each part. The methodical practice of the 32 Parts of the Body Meditation can help the meditator understand the true nature of the body and no self.
2010-02-01 Guided Meditation on Tears, Grease, Saliva, Mucus, Oil of the Joints, Urine. 40:21
  Bob Stahl
This is a guided meditation on the 32 Parts of the Body beginning with Tears, Grease, Saliva, Mucus, Oil of the Joints, Urine. The practice involves reciting the parts verbally and then mentally and to know the color, shape, location, direction, delimitation, as well as the definition and function of each part. The methodical practice of the 32 Parts of the Body Meditation can help the meditator understand the true nature of the body and no self.
2010-02-01 The Body Reveals 50:42
  Bob Stahl
As we dive deeper into the 32 Parts of the Body Meditation our bodies begin to speak to us physically, mentally and emotionally. This talk explores how we can work with what comes up as a practice.
2010-02-02 Guided Meditation on Death 41:37
  Richard Shankman
Guided meditation reflecting on death.
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