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Retreat Dharma Talks at Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge

September 2007 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2007-09-01 (30 days) Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge

2007-09-02 Mindfulness Has No Preferences 50:40
Carol Wilson
The Buddha said that we continue to live in hostility, with confusion, because we hold onto preferences. Mindfulness practice helps us recognize and trust that awareness has no preferences
2007-09-06 Things Are As They Are 59:22
Ariya B. Baumann
When practicing meditation we can observe different sensations in the body, feelings, states of mind, and mind objects. They are as they are – and we need to recognize and understand that.
2007-09-10 Viriya - Patience And Courage 54:22
Carol Wilson
Viriya is a quality of mind that is an essential aspect of our path; frequently mentioned by the Buddha. Often translated as “effort” we can easily confuse this quality with one of striving or “efforting” which leads to suffering. Viriya: patient courage supports mindfulness and wisdom.
2007-09-13 Fear 57:46
Ariya B. Baumann
Fear is a deep issue and a challenging one. Dealing with fear opens the door to new territory and gives us the courage to jump over the edge.
2007-09-17 All Skillful Means Are For The Purification Of The Heart-Mind 57:42
Carol Wilson
The Buddha famously stated that he taught one thing, dukka and its end. The heart-mind of non clinging is one way to describe the end of dukkha. One way of looking at the commonality of purpose in the various skillful means of our path is that they are rooted in the mind of non-clinging.
2007-09-20 Determination 53:55
Ariya B. Baumann
A Strong determination helps deal with strongly ingrained patterns in body and mind.
2007-09-23 The Roots Of Self-Judgment 60:22
Carol Wilson
Self-judgment is a common and at times almost crippling, mental state. This talk explores some of the conditions that may give rise to this habit of mind.
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