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Dharma Talks given at Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge
2018-12-21 Guided metta mediation with a brief introduction. 41:19
  Caroline Jones
December 5 - 31, 2018 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2018-12-18 Suffering and self-compassion 52:18
  Jill Shepherd
An exploration of the first noble truth, and how self-compassion supports our capacity to turn towards life's difficulties with kindness and courage.
December 5 - 31, 2018 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2018-12-14 Dukkha and disturbance. 49:52
  Caroline Jones
December 5 - 31, 2018 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2018-12-11 The refuge of the Forest Refuge 44:50
  Jill Shepherd
Exploring how a sense of refuge is co-created at the Forest Refuge, through orienting to six qualities: safety, silence, solitude, simplicity, slowing down, and stillness.
December 5 - 31, 2018 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2018-12-07 Wise Attention 49:51
  Caroline Jones
December 5 - 31, 2018 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2018-11-28 32 Ajahn’s Advice - Play More 51:12
  Ajahn Sucitto
The Buddha’s instructions for gladdening the mind are not to be skimmed over. Without qualities such as gladness and appreciation we approach practice through the highly conditioned, self-conscious personality. Gladdening must directly touch the citta which cannot be reached through the rational mind or personality. Ajahn suggests accessing citta through imagination and play.
November 6 - December 4 2018 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2018-11-26 31 Body - The Last Outpost of Sanity 55:10
  Ajahn Sucitto
The experience of the aggregates doesn’t have to lead to suffering. Addressing the form aggregate of body, Ajahn Sucitto describes ways it teaches us, purifies the heart and mind, and can act as a source of refuge for our long-lasting welfare and benefit.
November 6 - December 4 2018 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2018-11-25 30 Q&A 1:13:38
  Ajahn Sucitto
Translation of vipassana bhumi chant; clarificiation around sutta passage that asserts that a female could never become a Buddha; why we chant the Refuge Mantra 9 times; questions around working with perception; skillful contemplation of independence; taking pleasure from food; how to recognize and clear blocked energy in the body
November 6 - December 4 2018 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2018-11-25 29 Returning to Center 53:17
  Ajahn Sucitto
Citta takes the five khandhå as truth, placing faith in them to be reliable and satisfying. The Buddha likened them to murderous thieves, not trustworthy. Truth is found in our center, not the peripherals. This is where our liberation potential lies.
November 6 - December 4 2018 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2018-11-24 28 The Luminous Citta 27:56
  Ajahn Sucitto
The aggregates themselves are not problematic, it’s our blind, desperate clinging to them that causes suffering. It’s possible for citta to radiate into the aggregates and into our lives. First what’s needed is the act of withdrawing into a place of refuge to collect and gather. Then the act of integration, bringing qualities of calm, kindness, resolve into our spee
November 6 - December 4 2018 at IMS - Forest Refuge

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