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Brian Lesage's Dharma Talks
Brian Lesage
Brian Lesage has practiced Buddhist meditation since 1988 and has taught meditation since 2000. He has studied in the Zen, Theravada and Tibetan schools of Buddhism. He was ordained in the Rinzai Zen tradition in 1996. His training in Vipassana Meditation includes doing extended meditation retreats in Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, and India as well as numerous retreats in the U.S. He leads retreats and teaches meditation courses nationwide.
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2019-10-18 Touching the Mystery 47:02
This talk offers reflections on how to touch the mystery of this path and this practice.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1
2019-10-15 Guided Meditation: Loving Kindness for the Difficult Person and All Beings 54:16
This guided meditation includes instructions for cultivating kindness towards a difficult person as well as all beings. The instructions are followed by a guided meditation.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1
2019-10-12 Freeing the Heart from Implicit Bias 49:43
This talk offers reflections on how the practice of sense restraint on retreat can help us unlearn the oppressive biases that we have received from society.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1
2019-10-04 Practicing with Vedana - Feeling Tone 47:47
This talk explores this transformative approach to meditation involving vedana (feeling tone). The practice of noticing vedana consists of noticing the pleasant, unpleasant and neutral aspects of experience.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1
2019-09-28 Coming into Presence through Reflecting on Death and Birth 50:31
This talk offers reflections on how reflecting on the inevitability of our death as well as the wonder of our birth establishes presence in a powerful and transformative way.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1
2019-09-20 The Transformative Power of Seclusion, Solitude, and Silence 53:00
This talk offers reflections on these important qualities on the spiritual path. It explores this by getting a felt sense of these through a poetic understanding of these terms.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1
2019-09-16 Morning Instructions on working with the hindrances and framing of the importance of working with sexual energy on retreat. 57:14
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1
2019-09-14 Going for Refuge - A Beautiful Movement of the Heart 55:39
This talk offers reflections on the act of Going for Refuge as a movement of the heart. This movement offers freedom through reorienting our lives toward the spiritual path.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1
2019-09-11 Morning Instructions on relaxation and beginning to connect with an anchor in meditation 37:54
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1
2019-08-19 Beginning to Know What We Don't Know 25:24
This talk explores the process of beginning to know what we don't know especially in the relational field we live in.
Flagstaff Insight Meditation Community FIMC Monday Night Talks

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