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Retreat Dharma Talks

March Insight Meditation One Month Retreat

An extended period of retreat offers the rare opportunity for sustained and dedicated practice. This retreat emphasizes quieting the mind, opening the heart, and developing profound clarity and depth of insight practice. Instruction will follow the traditional four foundations of mindfulness, combined with training in loving-kindness and compassion, through a daily schedule of silent sitting, walking, dharma talks and practice meetings with teachers.

2022-02-26 (29 days) Spirit Rock Meditation Center

  
2022-03-08 Dependent Co-Arising Part 1 (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 63:08
Andrea Fella
2022-03-10 Guided Meditation: Metta Practice -- All Beings (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 44:06
Andrea Fella
2022-03-11 Morning Instructions: Choiceless Attention (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 57:22
Andrea Fella
2022-03-11 Guided Meditation - Radiating Metta to All Beings (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 43:52
Greg Scharf
Radiating Metta to All Beings
2022-03-12 Discerning Wise Effortccccc (Retreat At Spirit Rock) 67:44
Winnie Nazarko
The path to liberation can be walked only with sustained effort. However, effort applied to meditation needs to be skillful in order to bear fruit. This talk discusses the role of Wise Effort (Viriya) in Buddhist practice, and how to recognize common misapplications of energy.
2022-03-13 Reflections on the Heavenly Messengers (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 56:21
Greg Scharf
2022-03-14 Dependent Co-Arising: Part 2 (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 62:23
Andrea Fella
2022-03-17 Sharing the Happiness of Others (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 61:31
Winnie Nazarko
We can train the mind to recognize and rejoice in the happiness of others, experiencing happiness ourselves. But to be able to do this, we need to confront human tendencies to compare ourselves to others, and sometimes strong resistance. This talk discusses the beautiful quality of Mudita (Empathetic Joy), and how we can develop it.
2022-03-18 Disenchantment and Dispassion (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 63:50
Andrea Fella
2022-03-20 Liberation Through Non-Clinging (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 60:51
Greg Scharf
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