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Retreat Dharma Talks

Liberation of Heart and Mind: Insight Meditation and Lovingkindness Retreat

This two-week course, held in an environment of silence, is a precious opportunity to experience the depth of practice and resulting benefits that a longer retreat allows. We will explore the Buddha's teachings on liberation, with an emphasis on the practice of metta, or lovingkindness. Cultivating this quality helps us touch into the wordless depths of our own heart.

By learning to connect with our mind/heart/body process with interest and acceptance, we develop greater understanding and compassion. In this way, we increase our ability to meet life's changes with graceful ease and serenity.

2014-05-23 (14 days) Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

2014-05-24 Fixed Concentration, Momentary Concentration and Mindfulness 52:20
Michele McDonald
2014-05-25 Spiritual Idealism, Dukkha and Compassion 54:16
Rebecca Bradshaw
The perils of spiritual idealism and meeting dukkha with compassion
2014-05-26 Finding True Happiness 55:37
Greg Scharf
2014-05-27 Vipassana Instructions 7:50
Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey
Guided meditation instructions encouraging a balance of energy and relaxation as well as investigation and kindness.
2014-05-27 The Rivers and Oceans Of the Mind 57:53
Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey
A discussion of various aspects of the practice through metaphors.
2014-05-30 Sila, Samadhi, Panna 55:26
Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey
A discussion of the path of the insights it it nurtured through ethics, concentration and wisdom
2014-06-03 Walking The Path 55:39
Greg Scharf
An exploration of the unfolding of our practice using the Nobel 8 fold path as a frame of reference.
2014-06-04 Lions At The Temple Gates: Protecting The Integrity Of Our Practice 57:49
Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey
A discussion of appropriate conditions that support our practice and retreat in the world.
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