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Retreat Dharma Talks

Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

This six-week partial of the three-month course is a special time for practice. Because of its extended length and ongoing guidance, it is an opportunity for students to deepen the powers of concentration, wisdom and compassion. Based on the meditation instructions of Mahasi Sayadaw and supplemented by a range of skillful means, this silent retreat will encourage a balanced attitude of relaxation and alertness, and the continuity of practice based on the Buddha’s Four Foundations of Mindfulness.

2018-10-23 (43 days) Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

2018-10-30 Hindrances 56:00
DaRa Williams
Hindrances, relationship to practice and how to work with them.
2018-10-31 Morning Guided Meditation and Reflection. 56:19
Greg Scharf
2018-11-01 What Is Insight? 57:28
Greg Scharf
2018-11-02 Morning Instructions: Using the Tool of Mental Noting. 59:51
Brian Lesage
This talk offers a guided meditation and instructions for using mental noting in meditation.
2018-11-03 Sexual Energy and Intimacy 57:09
Brian Lesage
This talk offers reflections on how to navigate the impulse to connect and sexual energy while on retreat.
2018-11-04 Morning Instructions - Keeping It Simple 47:39
DaRa Williams
Review of what we have covered in the first two weeks of instruction.
2018-11-04 An Overview Of The Four Brahmaviharas. 50:30
Jill Shepherd
An exploration of the Metta/Kindness, Compassion, Appreciative Joy and Equanimity and the interrelationships between them.
2018-11-05 Guided Standing Meditation 22:18
Rebecca Bradshaw
2018-11-05 Mixing Things In 54:45
Winnie Nazarko
The Buddha describes Wise Effort in specific ways. But we have our own particular ideas of what we want to accomplish. How to practice"when worlds collide?"
2018-11-09 Life Of The Buddha - The Heavenly Messengers 56:50
Greg Scharf
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