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Andrea Fella's Dharma Talks
Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella is the co-teacher at the Insight Meditation Center and the Insight Retreat Center. She has been practicing Insight Meditation since 1996, and teaching Insight Meditation since 2003. She is particularly drawn to intensive retreat practice, and has done a number of long retreats, both in the United States and in Burma. During one long practice period in Burma, she ordained as a nun with Sayadaw U Janaka. Andrea is especially drawn to the wisdom teachings of the Buddha. Her teachings emphasize clarity and practicality. Andrea is a member of the Spirit Rock Teachers Council, and teaches residential retreats for IMC and other retreat centers around the country
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2011-10-19 Crossing the Flood 58:30
The Buddha often taught the Dhamma through the use of analogy, which can be a powerful way for the teachings to resonate. This talk explores two famous analogies from the Pali Canon, and how we can understand our practice thorugh the imagery of these analogies.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1
2011-10-13 The cycle of suffering 58:44
The Buddha's teaching on dependant origination describes how our minds create stuggle and suffering in our lives. This talk explores some practical ways this teaching can help us to break this cycle.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1
2011-10-05 Aversion and Insight 61:59
We sometimes think that if we are experiencing aversion in our practice, that insight must be out of reach. Yet the Buddha teaches us that the path unfolds through understanding suffering. When we bring mindfulness to aversion itself, the understanding that develops can be very freeing.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1
2011-09-28 The Wandering Mind 63:09
Practicing meditation, we inevitably encounter the wandering mind. Rather than considering this experience to be a "problem", if we explore this phenomenon with mindfulness, we can learn a lot about our minds.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1
2011-09-22 The Five Aggregates 64:43
The Buddha described five mental and physical process that encompasses all of our experience. He pointed us to recognize and understand them and how they serve us as magnets for clinging and suffering. This talk explores how we connect with these processes as a direct experience.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1
2011-09-15 Faith, Wisdom and Doubt 56:40
The faith we are asked to cultivate in our practice is the confidence to put wisdom of the Buddha into action in our lives. Doing this, we can see for ourselves the benefit of this wisdom. Yet the process is gradual and many of us have doubts. Recognizing and working with doubt is an essential aspect of our spiritual journey.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1
2011-06-20 The Skill of Meditation 60:27
Cloud Mountain Retreat Center Wise Attention and Opening the Heart
2011-06-18 The Present Moment 59:24
Cloud Mountain Retreat Center Wise Attention and Opening the Heart
2010-11-28 Equanimity 62:03
The quality of equanimity develops in our practice by studying what gets in the way of equanimity, and by cultivating the conditions that support it.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2010-11-21 Dependent Origination 60:33
A practical discussion on the Buddha's teaching of dependent origination.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

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