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Retreat Dharma Talks at Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge

October 2007 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2007-10-01 (31 days) Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge

2007-10-01 Perception And Thought 55:13
Carol Wilson
Thought is often related to as a “problem” in meditation. It is much more useful to include thought as an object of awareness: once we understand the nature of thought, it loses it power over us.
2007-10-05 Dealing With Craving And Attachment 55:28
Ariya B. Baumann
We need to see and understand the true nature of craving and attachment in order to abandon them. However, besides mindful observation there are other ways to deal with craving and attachment.
2007-10-12 Dealing With Aversion And Anger 56:46
Ariya B. Baumann
Aversion and anger are states that need to be thoroughly understood. When applying bare awareness is impossible, we can deal with them by using some contemplations or other practical methods
2007-10-16 Seclusion 59:04
Carol Wilson
Seclusion or viveka – of body and mind can be an important supportive condition for clear seeing. The hermit, for example, is found in many spiritual traditions.
2007-10-19 Freedom 49:06
Ariya B. Baumann
Unlike freedom as license, the freedom achieved through a disciplined practice of the Buddha’s teaching is all-encompassing and truly liberating.
2007-10-23 Impermanence 52:25
Carol Wilson
The Buddha said that the perception of impermanence can free our minds from clinging. So why don’t we perceive this accurately?
2007-10-26 The Protective Power Of The Dharma 66:16
Ariya B. Baumann
The Dhamma offers protection in various ways for those who follow and practice the Dharma.
2007-10-30 Compassion 59:00
Carol Wilson
The understanding of emptiness manifests in our experience as the intention of compassion. One way that compassion develops is through meeting our own physical and mental suffering with kind awareness.
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