The greatest gift is the
gift of the teachings
 
Dharma Talks given at Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge
2020-01-21 Morning Instructions. 12:43
  Sayadaw U Jagara
"The flight of the eagle". The trio of Panna, Sati, and Viriya combined in different modes of our meditative practice.
January 2020 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2020-01-14 Morning Reflections 21:49
  Sayadaw U Jagara
Seven bojjhangas starting with Sati. Bring balance. Seeing the body as physical elements and identifying some causes for its manifestation.
January 2020 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2020-01-13 "What Is Meditation" 56:15
  Sayadaw U Jagara
Meditation is described as "sensitivity, intelligence, and adjustment". Parallels are done with "Sati, Panna, and Viriya" - a trilogy principle seen in MN:117, Mahācattārīsaka Sutta
January 2020 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2020-01-09 Morning Instructions 9:00
  Sayadaw U Jagara
Meditation requires sensitivity and intelligence from the heart. The seven bojjhangas in practice.
January 2020 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2020-01-08 Metta and the Seven Enlightenment Factors 45:47
  Sayadaw U Jagara
The Buddhist practice of Metta needs to be combined with the seven bojjhangas. These seven can relate to different levels of practice, depending on "object" relation. e.g. insight or serenity
January 2020 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2020-01-07 Morning Instructions 15:21
  Sayadaw U Jagara
Adaptation of Thich Nat Hann's Metta instructions.
January 2020 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2020-01-06 How Turtles Find Their Way Back Home 47:40
  Sayadaw U Jagara
Turtles and magnetic fields. Planes of existence and rebirth. Rahula's and Buddha's instructions on four elements and Brahma Vihara, before practicing breath meditation (ānāpāna)
January 2020 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2019-12-21 Dawn of the Liberating Path - Accomplishment in Careful Attention 17:16
  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.
December 2019 at IMS - Forest Refuge
In collection Dawn of the Liberating Path - Accomplishments

2019-12-18 Dawn of the Liberating Path - Accomplishment in Diligence 15:42
  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.
December 2019 at IMS - Forest Refuge
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.
December 2019 at IMS - Forest Refuge

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