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Andrea Fella's Dharma Talks
Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella is the co-teacher at the Insight Meditation Center and the Insight Retreat Center. She has been practicing Insight Meditation since 1996, and teaching Insight Meditation since 2003. She is particularly drawn to intensive retreat practice, and has done a number of long retreats, both in the United States and in Burma. During one long practice period in Burma, she ordained as a nun with Sayadaw U Janaka. Andrea is especially drawn to the wisdom teachings of the Buddha. Her teachings emphasize clarity and practicality. Andrea is a member of the Spirit Rock Teachers Council, and teaches residential retreats for IMC and other retreat centers around the country
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2011-09-22 The Five Aggregates 64:43
The Buddha described five mental and physical process that encompasses all of our experience. He pointed us to recognize and understand them and how they serve us as magnets for clinging and suffering. This talk explores how we connect with these processes as a direct experience.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1
2011-09-15 Faith, Wisdom and Doubt 56:40
The faith we are asked to cultivate in our practice is the confidence to put wisdom of the Buddha into action in our lives. Doing this, we can see for ourselves the benefit of this wisdom. Yet the process is gradual and many of us have doubts. Recognizing and working with doubt is an essential aspect of our spiritual journey.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1
2011-06-20 The Skill of Meditation 60:27
Cloud Mountain Retreat Center Wise Attention and Opening the Heart
2011-06-18 The Present Moment 59:24
Cloud Mountain Retreat Center Wise Attention and Opening the Heart
2010-11-28 Equanimity 62:03
The quality of equanimity develops in our practice by studying what gets in the way of equanimity, and by cultivating the conditions that support it.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2010-11-21 Dependent Origination 60:33
A practical discussion on the Buddha's teaching of dependent origination.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2010-11-14 What versus Why 60:16
We have a strong tendency to try to understand why things happen to us. This talk explores meeting what is happening moment to moment, which begins to reveal the "why" of the present moment.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2010-11-12 Guided Meditation 41:33
Expanding Awareness
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2010-11-07 Not Self and Selfing 57:10
An exploration of the Buddha's teaching on anatta (not Self) and how we can understand this teaching by observing what we take to be self.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2010-10-28 Body and Mind 60:24
An exploration of the elemental nature of the body helps us discern the distinction between physical and mental experience.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

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