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Dharma Talks given at Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge
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2020-04-03 Refuges and Precepts 54:05
  Caroline Jones
(five minutes of silence initially)
Forest Refuge April Retreat Online

2020-04-02 Approaching the practice, meeting the truth 45:22
  Oren Jay Sofer
The opening talk for the month of April explores themes of how our practice can be a resource during the pandemic, as well as key suggestions for orienting to practice while living or working at home.
Forest Refuge April Retreat Online

2020-04-02 Opening Meditation: A Fox in the Woods 14:06
  Oren Jay Sofer
Short guided meditation on connecting with and being interested in an anchor.
Forest Refuge April Retreat Online

2020-03-02 Dukkha Dukkha: the Suffering of Unpleasant Experiences. 53:06
  Rebecca Bradshaw
This talk explores both physical and emotional suffering in the form of unpleasant experiences, giving detailed explanations on how to be with these with mindfulness. It also explores where real suffering is and how we can experience freedom even when life is unpleasant or painful.
March 2020 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2020-02-14 Developing a wise relationship with thoughts 42:26
  Caroline Jones
February 2020 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2020-02-07 Equanimity. 49:12
  Caroline Jones
February 2020 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2020-02-04 Motivation and Mainstream 41:40
  Winnie Nazarko
Motivations powers dharma practice. Its depth and purity determine what other mental factors and paramis are brought forward in meditation. This talk contrasts what "mainstream" motivations provide, contrasted with a deeper drive to understand.
February 2020 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2020-01-28 Morning Meditation Instructions 7:40
  Sayadaw U Jagara
"Meditation" is done by first acknowledging facts, seeing causes and remedies.
January 2020 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2020-01-27 The Four Nutrients Of Life 55:20
  Sayadaw U Jagara
Based on SN: text on the topic and extracts from Nyanaponika's booklet, elaboration is made on the four main causes of life, i.e. food, mental volition, contact, and consciousness.
January 2020 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2020-01-25 Morning Reflections 6:27
  Sayadaw U Jagara
Extracts read from "Therigatha - Verses of Freedom" poems by nuns. Translated by Matty Weingast
January 2020 at IMS - Forest Refuge

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