Donate  |   Contact

The greatest gift is the
gift of the teachings
Dharma Talks Access for Retreatants

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.
2015-10-24 (43 days) Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

‹‹ previous      1 2 3 4
2015-10-24 Welcoming you to P2: The Beauty of Listening To The True Dharma 60:29
Annie Nugent
Appreciating our lineage over the decades starting with Mahasi Sayadaw, including the various styles of teaching that we have encountered over the years at IMS that have informed the teachings we offer..
2015-10-25 Mindfulness: Why we Practice 46:34
Bonnie Duran
This talk discusses perceptual distortions and how mindfulness can help us to see clearly
2015-10-27 Savoring The wholesome 52:22
Brian Lesage
This talk explores the art of opening to the beautiful and the wholesome in our lives and in our practice
2015-10-28 First Two Foundations of Mindfulness 43:23
Bonnie Duran
2015-10-29 Morning Instructions For Working With Thinking In Meditation 45:25
Brian Lesage
This brief talk gives instructions about how to relate to thinking in our meditation practice
2015-10-29 Waking Up with the Hindrances 57:36
Erin Treat
This talk explores how to cultivate wise relationship to the energies of desire, aversion, sleepiness, restlessness and doubt.
2015-10-31 Wisdom and Compassion 55:37
Jill Shepherd
An exploration of how these two "wings to awakening" can be brought into balance firstly through understanding how wisdom can be cultivated on three distinct levels then through how compassion and self compassion work in relation to the other three Brahma Vihara practices
2015-11-01 The Nuances Of Wise Effort . 62:11
Annie Nugent
Many different words are used to support the development of wise effort.. Getting in touch with the nuances of this quality help us to not over effort or under effort - this comes with the willingness to explore what is most helpful for us in any moment.
2015-11-02 The Seed Of Faith 54:17
Brian Lesage
This talk explores the importance of faith on the spiritual path and how to nurture it.
2015-11-03 Generosity: A key element at all stages for the practice 54:50
Bonnie Duran
This talk covers the importance of generosity as a preliminary practice and as an approach to uprooting defilements
‹‹ previous      1 2 3 4
Creative Commons License