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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

2015-11-15 The Law Of Karma 61:46
Annie Nugent
We can get caught up in speculating on karma which is something the Buddha tells us in not helpful and will make us “mad”. The most helpful way to work with karma is to see it in each moment by noticing the suffering and end of suffering dependent on whether we are grasping or meeting the moment with wisdom.
2015-11-16 Identities And Forgiveness 46:30
Bonnie Duran
This talk reviews the purification of victim and perpetrator identities in formal and informal forgiveness practice.
2015-11-16 Forgiveness 52:59
Bonnie Duran
2015-11-17 The Birth Of The Self 56:03
Brian Lesage
This talk shares reflections on seeing the arising of the narrow sense of self in our meditation practice.
2015-11-18 Q&A 62:35
Joseph Goldstein
2015-11-20 Deeply Conditioned Patterns Of Perfectionism 62:38
Rebecca Bradshaw
Discusses untangling "Karmic Knots" - 6 stages of mindfulness.
2015-11-21 Exploring the Third Foundation of Mindfulness 48:25
Jill Shepherd
Cultivating a balanced relationship to our mind-states, even while we go through cycles of ‘purity and purification’ as the practice develops
2015-11-22 Distortions of the Mind and Retreat Practice 51:23
Bonnie Duran
This talks covers the Vipallasa and what distortions retreats are likely to trigger.
2015-11-23 Guided Mudita Meditation 58:42
Jill Shepherd
Exploring mudita for the benefactor and oneself.
2015-11-24 The Third Noble Truth 57:33
Joseph Goldstein
This talk outlines two perspectives (Abhidhamma and sutta) on stream entry.
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