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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

2016-07-31 Chas DiCapua
Renunciation
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2016-07-30 JoAnna Harper
How to hold the complexity of life
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2016-07-29 Rebecca Bradshaw
Mindful awareness of thoughts and emotions
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2016-07-29 JoAnna Harper
Metta practice– day two
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2016-07-28 JoAnna Harper
First day instructions
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2016-07-16 Akincano Marc Weber
Metaphors of growth - sudden and gradual.
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2016-07-14 John Peacock
Can we learn to be good?
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2016-07-13 Akincano Marc Weber
Anatta revisited - Channa's story (SN 22.90)
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2016-07-11 John Peacock
The Present Alone - is our happiness
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2016-07-10 Christina Feldman
Opening Talk
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2016-07-01 Jean Esther
"I Have Your Back"
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2016-06-27 Gina Sharpe
Going home with equanimity
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2016-06-26 Joseph Goldstein
Liberation through non-clinging
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2016-06-26 Gina Sharpe
Metta for a difficult person
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2016-06-26 DaRa Williams
Morning instructions
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Forest Refuge Talks

2016-07-26 Deborah Ratner Helzer
The practice of truthfulness
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2016-07-19 Deborah Ratner Helzer
The wisdom of disenchantment
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2016-07-12 Deborah Ratner Helzer
Not stopping and not struggling.
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2016-07-05 Deborah Ratner Helzer
Trusting our experience
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2016-06-27 Bhante Khippapanno
Hand gestures of the Buddha and the Dhamma lessons we can learn from them
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2016-06-23 Bhante Khippapanno
Conventional truth an ultimate truth
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2016-06-20 Bhante Khippapanno
The benefits of mindfulness of breathing and the importance of morality
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2016-06-16 Bhante Khippapanno
The benefits of the Vipannana meditation
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2016-06-13 Bhante Khippapanno
Brief introduction to the contemplation of feelings, consciousness, and Dhammas
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2016-06-09 Bhante Khippapanno
Mindfulness of feelings and intentions
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2016-06-06 Bhante Khippapanno
More on the contemplation of the body
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2016-06-02 Bhante Khippapanno
Contemplations of the body postures
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2016-06-02 Bhante Khippapanno
Introduction to the conditioned world
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2016-05-30 Joseph Goldstein
Right speech
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2016-05-27 Caroline Jones
Celebrating the brahma viharas.
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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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