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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

  
2018-11-06 The Four Nobel Truths: Simple and True 62:08  Retreatants-only
DaRa Williams
2018-11-07 Wholesome Joy 56:14  Retreatants-only
Dawn Scott
This talk explores three expressions of wholesome joy--piti, sukkha, and pamojja--and their integral relationship to awakening.
2018-11-08 Introduction To Compassion Practice and a Guided Meditation 57:58  Retreatants-only
Greg Scharf
A receptive approach to the practice of compassion.
2018-11-08 Four faces of compassion 57:06  Retreatants-only
Rebecca Bradshaw
2018-11-09 Life Of The Buddha - The Heavenly Messengers 56:50
Greg Scharf
2018-11-10 Being Somebody and Being Nobody 51:57
Brian Lesage
This talk explores the importance of having a sense of self and the importance of going beyond a sense of self.
2018-11-11 Mindfulness Of The Body - Part 1 53:23
Jill Shepherd
An exploration of the first establishment of mindfulness, mindfulness of the body.
2018-11-12 The 7 Factors of Awakening. 62:35
Winnie Nazarko
This talk describes how one can develop certain "mental factors" which lead to awakening. Mindfulness initiates a beneficial cycle which does so.
2018-11-13 Impermanence: The Arising And Falling Of The Ten Thousand Joys and The Ten Thousand Sorrows 61:27
DaRa Williams
2018-11-14 Eating Meditation and The Five Aggregates 55:22  Retreatants-only
Tara Mulay
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