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Brian Lesage's Dharma Talks
Brian Lesage
Brian Lesage has practiced Buddhist meditation since 1988 and has taught meditation since 2000. He has studied in the Zen, Theravada and Tibetan schools of Buddhism. He was ordained in the Rinzai Zen tradition in 1996. His training in Vipassana Meditation includes doing extended meditation retreats in Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, and India as well as numerous retreats in the U.S. He leads retreats and teaches meditation courses nationwide.
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2017-12-01 Wise Speech 59:24
This talk offers a way to skillfully engage in communication within this complex world we live in.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2017-11-23 Decolonizing The Mind On Thanksgiving Day 50:33
This talk explores a way to begin decolonizing the mind through a Buddhist practice.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2017-11-16 Freedom From Unworthiness and Becoming. 45:12
This talk explores how to clearly see the darkness of unworthiness and becoming in a way that leads to freedom.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2017-11-09 Embodiment Through Mindfulness Of The Body 50:15
This talk offers some reflections on mindfulness of the body and its intersection with embodiment.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2017-11-04 Opening To The Pali Chanting Of The Satipatthana Sutta 33:25
This talk introduces the practice of opening to and meditating upon the chanting of the Satipatthana Sutta, the discourse on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness. It utilizes the chanting of Ven. Dr. Omalpe Sobhita Thero.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2017-11-04 Morning Instructions for Practicing with the Awareness of Intention (Cetana) 44:12
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2017-11-03 Practicing For Oneself and Others 45:26
This talk explores the encouragement found in the Firebrand Sutta to practice for oneself and others while on retreat.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2017-11-01 Radiating Loving Kindness 43:41
This talk offers both instruction and a guided meditation for the way of practicing Metta found in the early Buddhist texts.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2017-10-30 Morning Instructions and Guided Meditation On Emotions 19:24
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2017-10-27 Samadhi and Pleasure 50:50
This talk introduces the quality of samadhi and the importance to opening to pleasure in our spiritual practice.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

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