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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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2020-01-28 Morning Meditation Instructions 7:40
"Meditation" is done by first acknowledging facts, seeing causes and remedies.
January 2020 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2020-01-27 The Four Nutrients Of Life 55:20
Based on SN: text on the topic and extracts from Nyanaponika's booklet, elaboration is made on the four main causes of life, i.e. food, mental volition, contact, and consciousness.
January 2020 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2020-01-25 Morning Reflections 6:27
Extracts read from "Therigatha - Verses of Freedom" poems by nuns. Translated by Matty Weingast
January 2020 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2020-01-24 Q&A 54:05
Questions on aspects of Metta/Perception/Jhana, Samatha vs vipassana. Point of view on Pha-Auk method.
January 2020 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2020-01-21 Morning Instructions. 12:43
"The flight of the eagle". The trio of Panna, Sati, and Viriya combined in different modes of our meditative practice.
January 2020 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2020-01-14 Morning Reflections 21:49
Seven bojjhangas starting with Sati. Bring balance. Seeing the body as physical elements and identifying some causes for its manifestation.
January 2020 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2020-01-13 "What Is Meditation" 56:15
Meditation is described as "sensitivity, intelligence, and adjustment". Parallels are done with "Sati, Panna, and Viriya" - a trilogy principle seen in MN:117, Mahācattārīsaka Sutta
January 2020 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2020-01-09 Morning Instructions 9:00
Meditation requires sensitivity and intelligence from the heart. The seven bojjhangas in practice.
January 2020 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2020-01-08 Metta and the Seven Enlightenment Factors 45:47
The Buddhist practice of Metta needs to be combined with the seven bojjhangas. These seven can relate to different levels of practice, depending on "object" relation. e.g. insight or serenity
January 2020 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2020-01-07 Morning Instructions 15:21
Adaptation of Thich Nat Hann's Metta instructions.
January 2020 at IMS - Forest Refuge

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