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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

  
2018-10-28 Mindfulness Of Mind 44:33  Retreatants-only
Jill Shepherd
Opening the field of awareness to include thoughts.
2018-10-28 Fear and Fearlessness 59:19
Jill Shepherd
An exploration of ways to work skilfully with fear, to cultivate courage, and to incline the heart-mind in the direction of love
2018-10-29 Meditations Instuctions - Day 7 50:16
DaRa Williams
Working with emotions and review of instructions thus far.
2018-10-29 The Rest Of The Retreat 57:12
Winnie Nazarko
Our schedule alternates walking and sitting meditation practices periods which take up many hours. But there are still many other times in the day to practice mindfulness in activities.
2018-10-30 Morning Instructions - Emotions 44:22
Rebecca Bradshaw
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
2018-10-31 Patience 63:36  Retreatants-only
Dawn Scott
In this talk, we explore the Parami of Patience--gentle perseverance and forbearance as a protection against reactivity. Please note: the context of the quote attributed to Lorraine Hansberry is incorrect. The quote was part of a speech Hansberry delivered at a writer's conference in 1959. It was not one of her last journal entries before her death.
2018-11-01 Vedana (Feeling Tone) In Insight Practice. 56:04  Retreatants-only
Winnie Nazarko
In the Buddha's teachings of dependent origination "feeling tone" plays a key role. In the absence of mindfulness, it tends to drive the mind to suffering.
2018-11-01 Metta Practice For The Neutral and Difficult Person. 49:36  Retreatants-only
Winnie Nazarko
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