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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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2008-07-23 Layers 60:25
Often we experience ourselves as a complex interweaving of layers of habits, beliefs and emotions. Investigating the obvious aspects of the outer layer, and being aware of our attitude about that layer, the layers gradually dissolve. The pairing of the wisdom of acceptance with the clarity of mindfulness guides us through our moment to moment experience towards freedome.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Insight Meditation
2007-12-09 Practice In Daily Life 59:34
Bring mindfulness into daily life is a challenging aspect of our practice. Using specific practices for daily life helps to bring the thread of mindfulness throughout our days.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2007-11-24 Exploring Vedena - Feeling Tone 51:01
Exploring the pleasant, unpleasant, and neutral feeling tone of our experience, we have the opportunity to witness the birth of reactivity to that feeling tone, which allows us to deeply understand the nature of our suffering. In this understanding of suffering are the seeds of freedom.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2007-11-10 What Versus Why 53:58
As human beings, we often try to understand our experience by asking the question “why”. But instead exploring “what” is happening, we can come to know the “why” of the present moment which opens to an understanding of the cause and effect nature of experience, and points towards to freedom.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2007-10-09 Hindrances, Restlesness 44:05
The hindrance of restlessness and remorse is a fundamental hindrance out of which the other hindrances can arise. The importance of becoming familiar with restlessness, to see or understand its nature, is discussed. Through having a clear understanding of how it arises in the mind and in the body one can work with its various manifestations in practice.
Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley
2007-08-19 Why vs. What 55:06
San Francisco Insight Meditation Community
2006-09-10 The Ordinary That Transforms 52:05
San Francisco Insight Meditation Community
2006-04-23 The Present Moment 51:56
San Francisco Insight Meditation Community

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