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Dharma Talks given at Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge
2017-03-04 Why metta practice? 58:57
  Sayadaw U Jagara
Various reasons describing the advantages of loving– kindness explained
March 2017 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2017-03-03 Mindfulness and clear comprehension/Mode 2 62:28
  Sayadaw U Jagara
General explanations related to "sati-sampajanna"(M. and C. C.) As a basic mode of being in the world, with the world.
March 2017 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2017-03-02 Introduction to the gradual training. 1:11:28
  Sayadaw U Jagara
The "why" of a gradual training and a general explanation of the chants, especially with the first mode of mindfulness as protecting and guarding.
March 2017 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2017-02-06 Wise Concentration 1:14:08
  Marcia Rose
This talk explores “The development of the mind” as it occurs with the cultivation of concentration and the transformative power of the unification of Concentration and Vipassana/Insight.
February 2017 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2017-02-01 Samvega-Spiritual Urgency 62:25
  Marcia Rose
What are the seeds that bring you to spiritual practice? This Dharma talk explores many aspects of our human experience right here and now and on back through time that can bring an ardency/a passion for entering into and deepening our meditation practice.
February 2017 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2017-01-30 Tweaking Our Practice 53:22
  Gloria Taraniya Ambrosia
This talk addresses several potential difficulties in practice – attaching to ideas about mindfulness and concentration, thinking that nothing is happening in practice, feeling half here and half not, and the tendency to “do” the practice.
January 2017 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2017-01-23 Māna: Conceit 47:18
  Gloria Taraniya Ambrosia
The Buddha defines three kinds of conceit—conceit itself (māna), the inferiority complex (omāna), and arrogance (atimāna). Conceit is a player in giving rise to a sense of self and perpetuating it though ignorance. This talk offers practical guidance to help meditators see conceit and uproot it through understanding and insight.
January 2017 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2017-01-16 Tanhā: Craving 51:05
  Gloria Taraniya Ambrosia
This talk outlines the Buddha’s teaching on the three forms of craving—craving for sensual pleasures, craving for becoming, and craving for non-becoming. Taraniya encourages the practitioner to use the retreat environment to observe craving in what may seem like minor or insignificant moments. These moments hold potential for major insights.
January 2017 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2017-01-09 Adhiṭṭhāna Parami: Determination 53:10
  Gloria Taraniya Ambrosia
Adhiṭṭhāna parami, determination, is the driving force behind our practice. It’s like an anchor that keeps us centered and focused as the Dhamma reveals itself ... as we learn about self-view, karma, and dukkha … and it has the capacity to carry us all the way to freedom.
January 2017 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2017-01-02 Practicing for the New Year 2017 47:40
  Gloria Taraniya Ambrosia
Given the conflicts, wars, and divisiveness over the past year, many people ask, “How do we practice with all of this?” Taraniya offers reflections on opening to difficulty, making practical adjustments in our lives to support inner balance, and increasing our capacity to manage mindstates through understanding and wisdom.
January 2017 at IMS - Forest Refuge

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