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Dharma Talks given at Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge
2020-04-16 Working with disturbance: reflections and guided meditation. 43:42
  Caroline Jones
Forest Refuge April Retreat Online

2020-04-15 Question & Answer 30:35
  Oren Jay Sofer
Open Q&A covering topics such as: anchor vs. choiceless awareness; loss of concentration and self-judgment; patience vs. avoidance.
Forest Refuge April Retreat Online

2020-04-14 A Strong and Flexible mind (part 1): Patience 47:09
  Oren Jay Sofer
Patience is said to lead the way to enlightenment. Why? Dhamma practice goes against the grain of ordinary life and against the acquiring tendencies of the mind. This talk explores the value of patience and how to we turn the mind towards the spacious flexibility of patience.
Forest Refuge April Retreat Online

2020-04-13 Guided Meditation: Unfolding Patience 30:09
  Oren Jay Sofer
A short reflection and Guided meditation on patience in life and contemplative practice.
Forest Refuge April Retreat Online

2020-04-10 The four brahma viharas. 58:06
  Caroline Jones
Forest Refuge April Retreat Online

2020-04-09 Guided metta meditation 49:02
  Caroline Jones
Forest Refuge April Retreat Online

2020-04-07 Coming Home in the Body 47:29
  Oren Jay Sofer
Exploring our relationship with the body as a resource for practice and a doorway to liberation. Link to poem read at the end: https://www.orenjaysofer.com/blog/trust
Forest Refuge April Retreat Online

2020-04-06 Guided Meditation: Tone and Learning to be a Good Friend 31:22
  Oren Jay Sofer
In this guided meditation we explore how to find a conducive "tone" or inner orientation for meditation—one of warmth, friendliness, and interest, like being with a good friend. Begins with a short reflection.
Forest Refuge April Retreat Online

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

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