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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
2013-11-27 The Experience of Feeling 58:31
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Thanksgiving Insight Meditation Retreat
2013-11-23 Wisdom and Effort 61:37
An exploration of wise and balanced effort in our meditation practice.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Thanksgiving Insight Meditation Retreat
2013-10-17 The Path reflects The Goal 58:07
The eight fold path is often emphasized as the set of practices that support us to reach liberation. It is also described as being the" possession" of those who are liberated. So we can understand that in our practice of the eight fold path, we are emulating those who are free.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month - Part 1
2013-10-10 Dependent Origination 61:27
The Buddha clearly described how suffering (dukkha) comes to be in the teaching of dependent origination. Understanding this teaching helps us to recognize this process at work in our own minds, which allows mindfulness and wisdom to begin to uproot the fundamental cause of dukkha: ignorance.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month - Part 1
2013-10-03 Mindfulness of Feeling: 62:35
When the experience of vedana - of pleasant, unpleasant or neutral feeling tone - is not clearly seen with wisdom, it tends to lead on towards craving and suffering. With mindfulness of feeling, we understand feeling's nature as impermanent, which leads us towards peace.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month - Part 1
2013-10-03 Guided Meditation: Expanding Awareness 46:22
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month - Part 1
2013-09-26 Awareness Of Awareness 59:58
In doing mindfulness practice we often neglect to observe mindfulness itself. We can lean a lot about our minds by watching the coming and going of mindfulness.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month - Part 1
2013-09-23 Metta Practice: Working with difficulty 58:39
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month - Part 1
2013-09-19 Investigation 57:51
Meditation includes this art of investigating our experience by simply being with it - rather than trying to "figure it out"
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month - Part 1
2013-09-12 Wise Mindfulness 57:55
The Buddha encouraged us to cultivate wise mindfulness, which is more than simply being aware. This talk explores some of the qualities that support wise mindfulness.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month - Part 1

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