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Retreat Dharma Talks

Exploring the Three Refuges in Practice

During this silent retreat we will explore the Three Refuges: Buddha, Dharma, Sangha. A refuge is a pointing to something that is protective. It is a safe shelter. A ground/foundation upon which we can stand. What we actually need in a moment of perceived difficulty is something that will keep us in the present moment. Something that will garner a sense of protection, safety, and groundedness, such that we can stay in the present moment long enough to see the truth of what is occurring. A genuine refuge is what enables us to be with difficulty without collapsing. It builds our capacity and resilience. It supports the development of inner stillness and a calm, clear mind.

2024-05-14 (5 days) Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

2024-05-15 The Three Refuges - Buddha 60:33
Tuere Sala
2024-05-16 morning instructions – body with anchors 59:41
Tuere Sala
2024-05-16 Metta - circle of benefactors 48:12
DaRa Williams
A Receptive, protective, guided meditation of loving kindness
2024-05-16 The Dharma as a path of joy 61:27
Rachel Lewis
Buddhism may seem to be all about suffering, but there are many forms of joy that are a indispensable parts of the path of practice
2024-05-17 Morning instruction: directed and undirected attention 56:39
Rachel Lewis
2024-05-17 Taking refuge in the sangha 61:44
DaRa Williams
An invitation to bring the three jewels front and center in our daily life
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