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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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Subscribing to an IMS podcast allows you to automatically receive new talks given either at the Retreat Center or the Forest Refuge, as soon as they are available online.

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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

2014-11-18 Joseph Goldstein
Questions and Answers
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2014-11-17 Greg Scharf
Karma
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2014-11-12 Brian Lesage
Moving Beyond A Sense Of Lack
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2014-11-11 Joseph Goldstein
Dukkha and Non-self
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2014-11-11 Brian Lesage
Guided Compassion Practice
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2014-11-10 Greg Scharf
The Paramis - Generosity
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2014-11-08 Oren J. Sofer
Devotion
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2014-11-05 Joseph Goldstein
Q&A
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2014-11-04 Brian Lesage
The blessing Of Bodhicatta
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2014-11-03 Greg Scharf
Finding A Path with Heart
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2014-11-02 Joseph Goldstein
Review Of Meditation Instructions
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2014-11-01 Oren J. Sofer
Journey To Embodiment
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2014-10-31 Brian Lesage
Mindfulness Of Vedana
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2014-10-30 Bhante Buddharakkhita
Equanimity - Bring Balance In Our Life
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2014-10-30 Bhante Buddharakkhita
Mindful Of Emotions
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Forest Refuge Talks

2014-11-14 Winnie Nazarko
Breaking The chain Of Suffeering
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2014-11-07 Winnie Nazarko
Metta In Practice
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2014-10-24 Sally Clough Armstrong
Stages of enlightenment
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2014-10-17 Sally Clough Armstrong
Five subjects for frequent recollection
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2014-09-23 Greg Scharf
Faith
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2014-09-16 Greg Scharf
An Independent Abiding
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2014-09-09 Greg Scharf
Equanimity
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2014-09-02 Greg Scharf
Finding True Refuge
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2014-08-30 Akincano Marc Weber
Reflection. Technique-Skill-Attitude. The Myth of the Present Moment - Sati as Relationship. Bhaddekaratta gathā - Verses on a single excellent night.
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2014-08-29 Akincano Marc Weber
On the 4 Paths to empowerment. A fresh look at the teaching on iddhipāda.
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2014-08-29 Akincano Marc Weber
Reflection. (A) Fire simile
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2014-08-28 Akincano Marc Weber
Reflection. Dhammānupassanā. Contemplation of Mindobjects and States.
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2014-08-23 Akincano Marc Weber
Reflection. Follow-up on 3 transformations of dukkha through sati. About the recurring statement of „supported by seclusion, dispassion, cessation and maturing in surrender“.
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2014-08-22 Akincano Marc Weber
The meeting of Dukkha and Sati - a transformative encounter.
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2014-08-22 Akincano Marc Weber
Reflection. Satipaṭṭhāna
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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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