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Dharma Talks Access for Retreatants

May Insight Meditation Retreat

This retreat follows the usual Insight Meditation (Vipassana) format of sitting and walking in silence, with systematic meditation instructions. A good retreat for beginning and experienced meditators.
2015-05-10 (8 days) Spirit Rock Meditation Center

  
2015-05-11 Equipment for the Journey: The 5 Faculties 50:13
  Mary Grace Orr
Exploring the use of the 5 Faculties / 5 Strengths in Our Practice
2015-05-12 Mind-Full-ness 44:35
  John Travis
After another wild "John in Asia" story, talk outlines clear comprehension of mindfulness.
2015-05-13 The Miracle of Concentration and Energy 59:06
  Gil Fronsdal
2015-05-14 The 5 Spiritual Faculties: "The Awakened Mind IS the Awakened Heart" 60:40
  Heather Sundberg
The talk opens with a story about Ajahn Pasanno and an introduction to the metaphor of the 5 Spiritual Faculties as a team of 5 Horses pulling "The Cart of Self". The rest of the talk explores the relationship between the 5 Faculties and the 4 Divine Abodes (metta, compassion, joy, equanimity)
2015-05-15 A New Life: The Faculty of Wisdom 49:51
  John Travis
Connected with the 5 Spiritual Faculties, the talk describes emptying out the cart of self!
2015-05-16 Opening to Life 50:40
  Mary Grace Orr
Letting go of the stories we have about ourselves. A personal talk of a journey including Burning Man and purple hair.
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