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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.
2017-03-03 Mindfulness and Clear Comprehension - Mode 2 62:28
General explanations related to "sati-sampajanna"(M. and C. C.) As a basic mode of being in the world, with the world.
March 2017 at IMS - Forest Refuge
Attached Files:
  • 2017-03-03 Mindfulness and Clear Comprehension (PDF)
2017-03-02 Introduction to the Gradual Training 1:11:28
The "why" of a gradual training and a general explanation of the chants, especially with the first mode of mindfulness as protecting and guarding.
March 2017 at IMS - Forest Refuge
Attached Files:
  • 2017-03-02 Introduction to the Gradual Training (PDF)
2017-03-01 All Handouts from Retreat - pdf file attached 0:00
(Recording not available) 
March 2017 at IMS - Forest Refuge
Attached Files:
  • Charts from FR Retreat with U Jagara by U Jagara (PDF)
2015-03-13 How New Discoveries Are Made 48:39
The purpose of tranquility (samatha) and of insight. The way we look at things can give us new perspective and deeper knowledge of them.
March 2015 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2015-03-10 Medicine, Diet and the Five Hinderances 1:11:53
Origin of herbal medicine and similar causal principles applied to dealing with mental unbalance and more, especially, the five hinderances
March 2015 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2015-03-06 Approach to Meditation seen From Danta Bhumi Sutta, MN: 125 65:38
MN:125 dealing with renunciation, virtue, sense control, mindfulness, the hindrances and entry to satipatthana by insight. Followed by tranquility. A variant of the gradual training
March 2015 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2015-03-04 Q&A 48:07
Detailed explanation of "guarding the sense-door" as given in previous talk, with three methods
March 2015 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2015-03-02 General Introduction 52:32
Introduction of the theme: Gradual Training and Causal Principle
March 2015 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2015-03-01 Notes and Transcripts from Retreat - pdf file attached 0:00
(Recording not available) 
March 2015 at IMS - Forest Refuge
Attached Files:
  • Notes and Transcripts - March 2015 (PDF)
2011-10-29 Crossing The Flood Like A Polynesia Seafaring Canoe 1:21:36
Comparing Polynesian navigation traditional system with the spiritual path taught by the Buddha.
July through October 2011 at IMS - Forest Refuge

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