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Talks on the practice of meditation are a vital aspect of the IMS retreat experience and help to bring alive the Buddha's teachings of freedom. At the Retreat Center, teachers offer talks on a daily basis. At the Forest Refuge, talks usually take place twice a week.


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Retreat Center Talks

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These are the 15 most recent talks available from each center. This list is automatically updated as soon as new talks are uploaded.

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Retreat Center Talks

2017-07-15 Yanai Postelnik
A Compassionate Response

2017-07-14 Christina Feldman
Standing At The Crossroads

2017-07-13 Chris Cullen
Domains Of Insight

2017-07-11 Yanai Postelnik
The Four Great Attachments

2017-07-09 Chris Cullen
Cultivating Enjoyment and Collectedness

2017-07-07 Akincano Marc Weber
Closing Talk - Reflections And The Way Forward

2017-07-04 Akincano Marc Weber
Vedanā - Feeling tone and attention. Practice instruction

2017-07-03 Akincano Marc Weber
Brahmaviharas - as practices for the relational world.

2017-07-01 Akincano Marc Weber
Cultivating the Mind - Citta and its Functions

2017-07-01 Christina Feldman
Morning Instructions

2017-06-26 JoAnna Harper
What Can I Control - What Can't I Control.

2017-06-20 Brian Lesage
Lessons From Emptiness

2017-06-18 Brian Lesage
Implicit bias and the practice of sense restraint

2017-06-16 Brian Lesage
The Two truths

2017-06-15 Susie Harrington

Forest Refuge Talks

2017-07-14 Caroline Jones
Ways of connecting with metta.

2017-07-07 Caroline Jones

2017-06-30 Akincano Marc Weber
Opening Talk

2017-06-29 Sayadaw Vivekananda
Benefit Of Mindfulness and Clear Comprehension in Daily Life

2017-06-28 Sayadaw Vivekananda
Knowledge Of Equanimity Towards Formations

2017-06-26 Sayadaw Vivekananda
Equanimity In Satipatthana Meditation

2017-06-22 Sayadaw Vivekananda
Questions and Answers

2017-06-21 Sayadaw Vivekananda
Perception in the Context of Satipatthana.

2017-06-19 Sayadaw Vivekananda
Appearance and Reality

2017-06-15 Sayadaw Vivekananda
Faith and Intuitive Wisdom

2017-06-14 Sayadaw Vivekananda
Application of Samadhiin Vipassana Meditation

2017-06-12 Sayadaw Vivekananda
Role of Concentration in Contemplation of Physical and Mental Objects

2017-06-08 Sayadaw Vivekananda
The Role Of Effort In The Contemplation Of Phenomena

2017-06-07 Sayadaw Vivekananda
Developing Observational Skills

2017-06-05 Sayadaw Vivekananda
Knowing how to observe objects.

Guided meditations

Joseph GoldsteinInsight Meditation Instruction
46 minutes, 10.7 MB (Download, Stream)

Sharon SalzbergGuided Metta (Lovingkindness) Meditation
47 minutes, 10.8 MB (Download, Stream)

Teacher picks – selected talks

Guy ArmstrongWorking With Difficult Emotions
IMS – October 27, 2006, 57 minutes, 13.5 MB (Download, Stream)

Christina FeldmanThe Wisdom of Disappointment
IMS – March 11, 2007, 44 minutes, 10.1 MB (Download, Stream)

Joseph GoldsteinLiberation Through Non-Clinging
IMS – November 19, 2008, 61 minutes, 28.2 MB (Download, Stream)

Narayan Helen LiebensonCompassion
IMS – August 23, 2007, 45 minutes, 8 MB (Download, Stream)

Annie NugentTrust in the Unfolding Process of the Dharma
IMS – February 28, 2008, 55 minutes, 23.2 MB (Download, Stream)

Sharon SalzbergThe Force of Kindness
IMS Tele-talk – May 16, 2007, 26 minutes, 3.1 MB (Download, Stream)

Sharon SalzbergThree Personality Types
IMS – March 23, 2004, 48 minutes, 11.1 MB (Download, Stream)

Rodney SmithRadical Accountability
IMS – December 29, 2006, 47 minutes, 10.8 MB (Download, Stream)

Carol WilsonPerception of Impermanence
IMS – October 22, 2006, 60 minutes, 13.9 MB (Download, Stream)

Sangha News interviews

IMS publishes an e-news bulletin several times each year called Sangha News. It often features audio interviews with our teachers. Please join our mailing list to receive future issues.

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