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The Path to Awakening: Insight Meditation Retreat

Insight meditation (vipassana in Pali, the language of the original Buddhist teachings) is the simple and direct practice of moment-to-moment mindfulness. Through careful and sustained observation, we experience for ourselves the ever-changing flow of the mind/body process. This awareness leads us to accept more fully the pleasure and pain, fear and joy, sadness and happiness that life inevitably brings. As insight deepens, we develop greater equanimity and peace in the face of change, and wisdom and compassion increasingly become the guiding principles of our lives. The Buddha first taught vipassana over 2,500 years ago. The various methods of this practice have been well preserved in the Theravada tradition of Buddhism. This silent retreat, suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators, is rooted in this ancient and well-mapped path to awakening, and draws on the full spectrum of this tradition’s lineages.
2019-02-02 (9 days) Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

  
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2019-02-03 Retreat Opening - Reflections on mindfulness and clear comprehension. 49:58
  Bonnie Duran
2019-02-04 Guided Meditation 63:24
  Bart van Melik
Playful mindfulness of sensations.
2019-02-04 Desire And Its End. 58:48
  Joseph Goldstein
Exploring two kinds of craving - for sense pleasures and for becoming.
2019-02-05 Morning Meditation Instructions - Mindfulness Of Mind 63:59
  Bonnie Duran
2019-02-05 Five Hindrances 50:13
  Bart van Melik
How five specific mindstates can be an obstacle to seeing the good in oneself and in others and how they can transform them through kind awareness.
2019-02-06 Morning Instructions 61:01
  Joseph Goldstein
Working with thoughts and emotions
2019-02-06 The Seven Factors Of Awakening 49:40
  Bonnie Duran
2019-02-07 Resting In Kind Awareness 59:10
  Bart van Melik
Guided meditation on knowing what it is like to be aware and to rest in this awareness.
2019-02-07 Reflections On Non-Self 64:36
  Joseph Goldstein
Some practice instructions for understanding and realizing selflessness.
2019-02-08 Q&A 58:32
  Joseph Goldstein
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