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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

2017-04-21 Alexis Santos
Q&A - Day five
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2017-04-03 Joseph Goldstein
Understanding doubt and a version.
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2017-04-01 Narayan Helen Liebenson
Evening Chanting
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2017-03-26 Christina Feldman
Opening Talk Woman's Retreat
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2017-03-22 Jill Shepherd
Practicing metta in daily life
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2017-03-21 Jill Shepherd
Dharma talk
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2017-03-21 Jill Shepherd
Metta for the "difficult" person
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2017-03-20 Oren J. Sofer
Compassion, Willingness and Courage
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2017-03-20 Jill Shepherd
Metta instructions and guided meditation using the "radiating energy" method
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2017-03-19 Jill Shepherd
Metta and the obstacles to cultivating kindness
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2017-03-19 Oren J. Sofer
Instructions
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2017-03-19 Jill Shepherd
Metta for Self
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2017-03-18 Oren J. Sofer
The strength of Kindness
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2017-03-18 Oren J. Sofer
Metta Practice
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2017-03-18 Jill Shepherd
Mindfulness Of Body and Breathing
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Forest Refuge Talks

2017-12-01 Ajahn Sucitto
Waves and Fields - no self
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2017-04-17 Joseph Goldstein
No Foothold
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2017-04-10 Joseph Goldstein
The radical truth of impermanence.
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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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2017-01-30 Gloria Taraniya Ambrosia
Tweaking Our Practice
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2017-01-23 Gloria Taraniya Ambrosia
Māna
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2017-01-16 Gloria Taraniya Ambrosia
Tanhā
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2017-01-09 Gloria Taraniya Ambrosia
Adhiṭṭhāna Parami
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2017-01-02 Gloria Taraniya Ambrosia
Practicing for the New Year 2017
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2016-12-31 Akincano Marc Weber
Metta - Breathing - Abiding
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2016-12-30 Caroline Jones
Dharma practice in difficult times.
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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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