The greatest gift is the
gift of the teachings
 
Dharma Talks Access for Retreatants at Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge

December 2019 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2019-12-01 (31 days) Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge

  
‹‹ previous      1 2
2019-12-03 How Meditation Supports the Path of Awakening 34:33
  Shaila Catherine
Scientists have documented some significant and measurable changes that occur as a result of meditation. But Buddhist practice is not limited to calm, pleasant, relaxing states of meditation. The liberating path includes a broad range of practices that produce a wide variety of benefits. We learn how we encounter the world of the senses; we unravel distortions of perception. We weaken defilements. We learn to let go. In this talk, Shaila Catherine points to the liberating potential of the path.
2019-12-04 Dawn of the Liberating Path - Accomplishment of Virtue 17:38
  Shaila Catherine
The Buddha teaches that, just as the dawn precedes the rising sun, so developing certain qualities prepares us for fully engaging in our practice of the Noble Eightfold Path. Seven of these qualities are taught in the Magga Samyutta (SN 45:49-90): good friends, and the accomplishments in virtue, desire, self, view, diligence, and careful attention. This series of brief talks, Shaila Catherine introduces each of these qualities and illuminates how their development can support our path to liberation.
In collection Dawn of the Liberating Path - Accomplishments
2019-12-04 Dawn of the Liberating Path - Accomplishments 1:46:26
  Shaila Catherine
2019-12-06 Working with disturbance. 43:15
  Caroline Jones
2019-12-09 Dawn of the Liberating Path - Accomplishment of View 15:48
  Shaila Catherine
The Buddha teaches that, just as the dawn precedes the rising sun, so developing certain qualities prepares us for fully engaging in our practice of the Noble Eightfold Path. Seven of these qualities are taught in the Magga Samyutta (SN 45:49-90): good friends, and the accomplishments in virtue, desire, self, view, diligence, and careful attention. This series of brief talks, Shaila Catherine introduces each of these qualities and illuminates how their development can support our path to liberation.
In collection Dawn of the Liberating Path - Accomplishments
2019-12-10 Power Of Balance 35:19
  Shaila Catherine
In this talk, Shaila Catherine suggests that everyone is responsible for their own state of balance. She explores several practical areas for cultivating a balanced approach to practice including: aligning the body posture with the force of gravity, recognizing how mindfulness brings a balanced relationship to sensory experiences, and cultivating a non-reactive attitude toward both pleasant and unpleasant feelings. We learn to quickly restore our emotional balance whenever we find ourselves entangled in stories or personal dramas. We refine our ability to apply balanced effort in the way that we engage with meditation. And we continuously refine the powerful balance in the meditating mind by perceiving how the five spiritual faculties and the seven awakening factors are affecting our attention and understanding.
2019-12-11 Dawn of the Liberating Path - Accomplishment of Desire 22:37
  Shaila Catherine
The Buddha teaches that, just as the dawn precedes the rising sun, so developing certain qualities prepares us for fully engaging in our practice of the Noble Eightfold Path. Seven of these qualities are taught in the Magga Samyutta (SN 45:49-90): good friends, and the accomplishments in virtue, desire, self, view, diligence, and careful attention. This series of brief talks, Shaila Catherine introduces each of these qualities and illuminates how their development can support our path to liberation.
In collection Dawn of the Liberating Path - Accomplishments
2019-12-13 The Brahma Viharas. 44:02
  Caroline Jones
2019-12-16 Dawn of the Liberating Path - Accomplishment in Self 17:22
  Shaila Catherine
The Buddha teaches that, just as the dawn precedes the rising sun, so developing certain qualities prepares us for fully engaging in our practice of the Noble Eightfold Path. Seven of these qualities are taught in the Magga Samyutta (SN 45:49-90): good friends, and the accomplishments in virtue, desire, self, view, diligence, and careful attention. This series of brief talks, Shaila Catherine introduces each of these qualities and illuminates how their development can support our path to liberation.
In collection Dawn of the Liberating Path - Accomplishments
2019-12-17 Ways to Awaken: Five Ways to Become An Arahant 47:22
  Shaila Catherine
In this talk, Shaila Catherine explores five ways that one may become fully awakened—an arahant. The teaching is based on a discourse found in the Anguttara Nikaya (AN 5:26). These ways include awakening 1) by listening to someone teach the dhamma, 2) while teaching the dhamma, 3) by reciting the teachings in detail as one has learned them, 4) while pondering, examining and investigating the dhamma, and 5) through penetrative wisdom with an object of concentration. Study, reflection, and deep meditation create conducive conditions for awakening. Study informs and inspires our meditation practice; meditation produces depth and clarity in understanding. We can balance our engagement with both study and meditation to optimize the cultivation of this liberating path.
‹‹ previous      1 2
Creative Commons License