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Three-Month Retreat - Part 1

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 Mahāsi 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.
2019-09-10 (43 days) Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

2019-09-28 Coming into Presence through Reflecting on Death and Birth 50:31
Brian Lesage
This talk offers reflections on how reflecting on the inevitability of our death as well as the wonder of our birth establishes presence in a powerful and transformative way.
2019-09-29 Working With Afflictive Thought Patterns 1: Wisdom as antidote 52:36
Jill Shepherd
Some suggestions for bringing wisdom to deeply conditioned mental patterns such as "lack" mind and comparing mind
2019-09-30 Exploring The Experience Of Tanha (Craving) 59:17
Carol Wilson
2019-10-02 The Noble Search: The Deathless 51:15
Annie Nugent
what is "the deathless?" The range of words sometimes used to express the end of suffering found in the suttas. The way different traditions and interpretations by different teachers might be used to express the end of suffering(or moments thereof).. It is good for us to familiarize ourselves with these phrases/words like: Nibbana, the unconditioned and so on - to avoid the "deer in the head lights" syndrome.
2019-10-03 The Five Aggregates Are Not self 63:18
Guy Armstrong
2019-10-04 Practicing with Vedana - Feeling Tone 47:47
Brian Lesage
This talk explores this transformative approach to meditation involving vedana (feeling tone). The practice of noticing vedana consists of noticing the pleasant, unpleasant and neutral aspects of experience.
2019-10-06 Working with Afflictive Thought Patterns 2: Compassion 57:09
Jill Shepherd
An exploration of compassion and self-compassion as Brahmavihara practices, and some suggestions for applying compassion as an antidote to painful mental states
2019-10-07 Courage and Trust In Our Path 57:44
Carol Wilson
2019-10-08 Forgiveness Meditation 48:43
Guy Armstrong
Forgiveness as a complement to the meditations on Metta
2019-10-11 Morning Instructions: Big Mind Guided Meditation 57:54
Guy Armstrong
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