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Sayadaw U Jagara's Dharma Talks at Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge
Sayadaw U Jagara
Born in Canada, Ven. U Jagara was introduced to Buddhist practice in the early 1970’s by Robert Hover, and ordained as a monk under the Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw in Burma in 1979. He spent 15 years in Sri Lanka combining meditation with the study of Buddhist texts and periodically traveled to India where he practiced in intense retreats with S. N. Goenka. For several years he conducted retreats in India, America, Europe and Asia in the S.N. Goenka tradition. Since 1995 U Jagara has trained under the guidance of Pa Auk Sayadaw, the Burmese master renowned for his faithful adherence to the Visuddhimagga as both a practical guide to jhana and a detailed exposition of direct analytical approaches to vipassana. U Jagara assists Pa Auk Sayadaw in the teaching.
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2023-07-31 Morning Reflections #26: Sharing of Merit 41:27
A guided practice starting with a reflection from the Buddha on the value of merit, to recollect our merit form our practice and then sharing the merits expansively to many realms of beings.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge July, 2023
2023-07-29 Morning Reflections #25 37:37
A guided meditaion with a story line of having an ideal and compassionate categiver for our wounds. The compassion was extended to others.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge July, 2023
2023-07-27 Morning Reflections #23: Being Here Like a Mountain 41:29
A guided meditation through the sense bases to experience freedom in their impermanent and not-self nature - so as to arrive at the present moment fully without wanting or sadness for this world.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge July, 2023
2023-07-26 Talk #10: Reflections on Aspects of Formations 55:08
With the last tetrad as background, reflections on the role of conditionality in ending craving and defilements.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge July, 2023
2023-07-25 Morning Reflections #21: Fading Away (Step 14) 41:00
A guided meditation through the entire sequence focusing on impermanence and fading away to support equanimity, non- reactive observation.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge July, 2023
2023-07-22 Morning Reflections #19: Meditation Subjects for Rahula 30:07
After a fifteen minute period of silent practice, the reflections on developing a mind like air and like space were presented.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge July, 2023
2023-07-21 Morning Reflections #18: Liberating the Mind (Step 12) 35:58
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
2023-07-19 Talk #8: Anapanasati & Satipatthana Comparisons (Steps 11 & 12) 46:38
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
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
2023-07-17 Morning Reflections #14: Steps 9 & 10 40:13
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

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