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The Path to Awakening: Insight Meditation Retreat

Insight meditation (vipassana in Pali, the language of the original Buddhist teachings) is the simple and direct practice of moment-to-moment mindfulness. Through careful and sustained observation, we experience for ourselves the ever-changing flow of the mind/body process. This awareness leads us to accept more fully the pleasure and pain, fear and joy, sadness and happiness that life inevitably brings. As insight deepens, we develop greater equanimity and peace in the face of change, and wisdom and compassion increasingly become the guiding principles of our lives. The Buddha first taught vipassana over 2,500 years ago. The various methods of this practice have been well preserved in the Theravada tradition of Buddhism. This silent retreat, suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators, is rooted in this ancient and well-mapped path to awakening, and draws on the full spectrum of this tradition's lineages.
2018-02-02 (10 days) Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

  
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2018-02-02 Opening Talk 60:20  Retreatants-only
  Joseph Goldstein
Inspiration for practice, structure, and refuges and precepts.
2018-02-03 Introduction To Mindfulness Of Breathing 59:01
  Jill Shepherd
Brief introduction to mindfulness and guided mindfulness of breathing, beginning with short body scan - inviting relaxation.
2018-02-03 What Is Mindfulness? 63:06
  Joseph Goldstein
A discussion of what mindfulness is and what it isn't.
2018-02-04 Instruction - "there is a body" 54:12  Retreatants-only
  Joseph Goldstein
2018-02-04 Introduction and Guided Metta Meditation 35:08
  Jill Shepherd
A brief overview of the four Brahma Vihara practices. An introduction to Metta and a short guided Metta meditation for the benefactor.
2018-02-04 Wisdom Begins In Wonder. 1:11:19  Retreatants-only
  George Mumford
How wonder enhances the cultivation of wisdom.
2018-02-05 Working With Pain 52:45  Retreatants-only
  George Mumford
Working with pain and thoughts.
2018-02-05 Metta Meditation 67:29
  Joseph Goldstein
Flavors of loving kindness. Instruction for practice.
2018-02-05 Five Hindrances 47:10
  Jill Shepherd
An overview of the five hindrances and ways to transform them from obstacles to vehicles
2018-02-06 Guided Meditation 43:08
  Jill Shepherd
Mindfulness of breath, body, and sounds.
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