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2012 IMCW Fall Residential Retreat: Intimacy with Life

Vipassana, or Buddhist meditation, is a way of opening to life and seeing clearly the totality of one’s being and experience. The practice is based on cultivating a present-centered mindfulness, leading to an unfolding of our natural wisdom and compassion. The focus of this retreat is to enhance intimacy with ourselves and the world. In order to help participants discover a sense of stillness and deep listening, silence will be maintained throughout the retreat except during question/answer periods and interviews with the teachers. In addition to sitting and walking meditation practice, there will be sessions of mindful movement led each day by Jonathan Foust.

NOTE: in the midst of a hurricane, we lost power for 3 days - thus we missed some recordings.

2012-10-26 (8 days) Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2012-10-27 Loving the Life Within Us 66:31
Tara Brach
If we don't love the life we consider "self," we will not realize or live from the loving awareness that is our essence. This talk guides us in bringing a kind, accepting presence to our inner life, and discovering the vastness of what we really are.
2012-10-28 Morning Question/Response 13:46
Tara Brach
2012-10-28 Tranquility and Calm 60:52
Pat Coffey
2012-10-29 Guided Meditation: A Forgiving Heart 29:07
Tara Brach
2012-10-29 Guided Heart Meditation: Forgiveness Practice 29:07
Tara Brach
2012-11-01 Guided Heart Meditation 22:24
Pat Coffey
2012-11-02 La's Dana Song 2:00
La Sarmiento
2012-11-02 Closing - Question/Response - all teachers 46:43
Tara Brach
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