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Dharma Talks given at Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge
2019-12-16 Dawn of the Liberating Path - Accomplishment in Self 17:22
  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

2019-12-13 The Brahma Viharas. 44:02
  Caroline Jones
December 2019 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2019-12-11 Dawn of the Liberating Path - Accomplishment of Desire 22:37
  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

2019-12-10 Power Of Balance 35:19
  Shaila Catherine
In this talk, Shaila Catherine suggests that everyone is responsible for their own state of balance. She explores several practical areas for cultivating a balanced approach to practice including: aligning the body posture with the force of gravity, recognizing how mindfulness brings a balanced relationship to sensory experiences, and cultivating a non-reactive attitude toward both pleasant and unpleasant feelings. We learn to quickly restore our emotional balance whenever we find ourselves entangled in stories or personal dramas. We refine our ability to apply balanced effort in the way that we engage with meditation. And we continuously refine the powerful balance in the meditating mind by perceiving how the five spiritual faculties and the seven awakening factors are affecting our attention and understanding.
December 2019 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2019-12-09 Dawn of the Liberating Path - Accomplishment of View 15:48
  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

2019-12-06 Working with disturbance. 43:15
  Caroline Jones
December 2019 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2019-12-04 Dawn of the Liberating Path - Accomplishment of Virtue 17:38
  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

2019-12-04 Dawn of the Liberating Path - Accomplishments 1:46:26
  Shaila Catherine
December 2019 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2019-12-03 How Meditation Supports the Path of Awakening 34:33
  Shaila Catherine
Scientists have documented some significant and measurable changes that occur as a result of meditation. But Buddhist practice is not limited to calm, pleasant, relaxing states of meditation. The liberating path includes a broad range of practices that produce a wide variety of benefits. We learn how we encounter the world of the senses; we unravel distortions of perception. We weaken defilements. We learn to let go. In this talk, Shaila Catherine points to the liberating potential of the path.
December 2019 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2019-11-29 Perception and Volitional Formations 48:14
  Jill Shepherd
Exploring clinging and release with a focus on the clinging-aggregates of perception and volitional formations.
November 2019 at IMS - Forest Refuge

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