The greatest gift is the
gift of the teachings
 
Dharma Talks given at Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge
2023-07-21 Morning Reflections #18: Liberating the Mind (Step 12) 35:58
Sayadaw U Jagara
Three ways offered to practice this step; (1) Receiving the Dhamma as the most priceless gift, illustrated in the story of King Bimbisara to Pukkusati. (2) Seeing the six sense bases as they really are without clinging. (3) Time - the present without me, myself and mine.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge July 2023

2023-07-20 Morning Reflections #17: Concentrating the Mind 44:45
Nikki Mirghafori
A guided practice to center, calm and collect the mind by abiding with clear comprehension and mindfulness, without desire and grief for the world.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge July 2023

2023-07-19 Talk #8: Anapanasati & Satipatthana Comparisons (Steps 11 & 12) 46:38
Sayadaw U Jagara
Critical text analysis of how Anapanasati practice fulfills the Four Foundations of Mindfulness. Discussion of the samadhi (step 11) and liberating the mind (step 12) from hindrances and self.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge July 2023

2023-07-19 Morning Reflections #16: Concentrating the Mind (Step 11) 37:54
Sayadaw U Jagara
A guided practice for bringing the participation of all aspects of our lives, physically and mentally. The simile of a symphony conveys the essence of centering and gathering with the conductor's baton bringing together all musicians - Holistic approach.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge July 2023

2023-07-18 Morning Reflections #15: Gladdening the Mind (Step 10) 45:21
Nikki Mirghafori
A guided meditation through previous steps up to gladdening the mind with different methods, with insight, awareness of mind, with metta and other serenity practices.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge July 2023

2023-07-17 Talk #7: Third Tetrad (Steps 8 & 9) 56:59
Nikki Mirghafori
Overview of the third tetrad, emphasis on the first two steps whith three approaches to experiencing the mind, and a samadhi and insight wasy to gladdening it.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge July 2023

2023-07-17 Morning Reflections #14: Steps 9 & 10 40:13
Sayadaw U Jagara
A guided practice of the steps leading to experiencing the mind (step 9) and g;addening the mind (step10).
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge July 2023

2023-07-15 Morning Reflections #13: Calming Formations 40:15
Nikki Mirghafori
Letting go of mental formations by letting sanna (perceptions) and vedana (feeling tones) simply be. Selfing, (as contraction & craving), is distinguished from wholesome subjectivity.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge July 2023

2023-07-14 Morning Reflections #12: The Four Elements 36:52
Sayadaw U Jagara
Reflections with the four elementsto develop a quality of observation refined by not-self.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge July 2023

2023-07-13 Morning Reflections #11: Mental Formations (Step 7) 38:26
Nikki Mirghafori
Guided reflections to experience mental formations and knowing the inconstancy of perceptions (sahna or recognition) and feeling tones (vedana)
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge July 2023

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