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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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2010-02-02 Guided Meditation on the Four Elements 39:30
  Bob Stahl
The meditation on the four primary elements supports one to penetrate beyond the normal level of conceptual labels and categories. One begins to connect directly with the elements of solidity, liquidity, motion, and temperature within the body and discover their intrinsically impermanent and insubstantial natures.
2010-02-02 Integrating Practice into Your Life 40:43
  Richard Shankman
Reflecting on our deepest aspirations. Bringing mindfulness into our life is where the rubber meets the road. The moment you realize you are not present, you are! There may come a time when you come to know that all that comes up in your life is the practice.
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