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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.


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

Forest Refuge Talks

2014-10-10 Sally Clough Armstrong
Not yet titled

2014-09-23 Greg Scharf

2014-09-16 Greg Scharf
An Independent Abiding

2014-09-09 Greg Scharf

2014-09-02 Greg Scharf
Finding True Refuge

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.

2014-08-29 Akincano Marc Weber
On the 4 Paths to empowerment. A fresh look at the teaching on iddhipāda.

2014-08-29 Akincano Marc Weber
Reflection. (A) Fire simile

2014-08-28 Akincano Marc Weber
Reflection. Dhammānupassanā. Contemplation of Mindobjects and States.

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“.

2014-08-22 Akincano Marc Weber
The meeting of Dukkha and Sati - a transformative encounter.

2014-08-22 Akincano Marc Weber
Reflection. Satipaṭṭhāna

2014-08-21 Akincano Marc Weber
Reflection. Cittānupassanā continued. Sati as relationship; the construction of relationship in analogy to our senses. Ways in

2014-08-16 Akincano Marc Weber
Reflection. Follow-up on Clear Comprehension

2014-08-15 Akincano Marc Weber
Clear Comprehension in the Suttas (sampajañña)

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 Liebenson GradyCompassion
IMS – August 23, 2007, 45 minutes, 8 MB (Download, Stream)

Myoshin KelleyCenter of the Cyclone
IMS – December 28, 2009, 60 minutes, 38 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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