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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

2017-05-23 Oren J. Sofer
Finding Balance, Sustaining Wise Action
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2017-05-22 Mark Coleman
Tender Heart Of Compassion
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2017-05-20 Oren J. Sofer
Running the river, working with hinderances.
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2017-05-19 Mark Coleman
Path Of Metta (Love)
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2017-05-18 Mark Coleman
Mindfulness Guided Meditation and Q&A
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2017-05-18 Oren J. Sofer
Guided Mindfulness Practice
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2017-05-17 Sharon Salzberg
Metta Retreat Introduction
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2017-05-12 Lila Kate Wheeler
How Practice Works
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2017-05-08 Kamala Masters
Equanimity on the cushion and in the world.
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2017-05-08 Deborah Ratner Helzer
Q&A on taking the practice home.
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2017-05-07 Mark Nunberg
Guided Meditation Instructions and Q&A
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2017-05-06 Mark Nunberg
Wisdom and Love Working Together
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2017-05-06 Kamala Masters
Guided Metta Meditation - Oneself, Benefactor Dear Friend, Neutral Person, Difficult Person
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2017-05-06 Deborah Ratner Helzer
Awareness Of Please And Pain
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2017-05-05 Deborah Ratner Helzer
Suffering and Its Causes
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Forest Refuge Talks

2017-04-28 Caroline Jones
Wise relationship to practice
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2017-04-17 Joseph Goldstein
No Foothold
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2017-04-14 Caroline Jones
A path of happiness.
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2017-04-10 Joseph Goldstein
The radical truth of impermanence.
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2017-04-07 Caroline Jones
Relational Dharma practice on retreat.
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2017-03-29 Sayadaw U Jagara
Q&A
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2017-03-15 Sayadaw U Jagara
Q&A
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2017-03-15 Sayadaw U Jagara
Pana - wisdom
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2017-03-14 Sayadaw U Jagara
What is happening
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2017-03-13 Sayadaw U Jagara
Object and Objective
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2017-03-04 Sayadaw U Jagara
Why metta practice?
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2017-03-03 Sayadaw U Jagara
Mindfulness and clear comprehension/Mode 2
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2017-03-02 Sayadaw U Jagara
Introduction to the gradual training.
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2017-02-06 Marcia Rose
Wise Concentration
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2017-02-01 Marcia Rose
Samvega-Spiritual Urgency
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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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