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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

2016-12-01 Andrea Castillo
The story of Angulimala
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2016-11-28 Greg Scharf
Javana Hamsa - the swift swan.
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2016-11-24 Andrea Fella
Wisdom at work, taste of Nibbana
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2016-11-24 Alexis Santos
Meditative Reflections on Emptiness and Not-Self with periods of silence
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2016-11-21 Greg Scharf
Stories and poems from the Therigatha
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2016-11-20 Annie Nugent
The Five Contemplations for everyone.
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2016-11-18 Rebecca Bradshaw
Mana
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2016-11-17 Andrea Fella
Dependent Origination
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2016-11-15 Alexis Santos
Trusting your capacity to meet what is
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2016-11-14 Greg Scharf
Lessons from the Karaniya Metta Sutta – part two
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2016-11-13 Annie Nugent
The Happiness that comes with Giving.
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2016-11-13 Ajahn Sucitto
Puja as practice.
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2016-11-12 Yuka Nakamura
Mindfulness - The Light On Our Path
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2016-11-11 Andrea Fella
Core truths and core wishes
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2016-11-09 Andrea Fella
Compassion Practice
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Forest Refuge Talks

2016-11-24 Ajahn Sucitto
Deep/wise/careful attention opens holistic awareness. The response to any impression forms a ‘sign’. This guides mindfulness and samadhi.
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2016-11-23 Ajahn Sucitto
Guided meditation
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2016-11-23 Ajahn Sucitto
The process of practice Brief description of talk
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2016-11-22 Ajahn Sucitto
Q & A
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2016-11-22 Ajahn Sucitto
The clinging reflex and where to break it
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2016-11-21 Ajahn Sucitto
Removal of asava (outflow/taint/leakage)
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2016-11-20 Ajahn Sucitto
Orientation around the midline – a standing meditation
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2016-11-20 Ajahn Sucitto
Suitable Effort
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2016-11-19 Ajahn Sucitto
Shaping the world through perception.
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2016-11-17 Ajahn Sucitto
Generating the Three Forms
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2016-11-16 Ajahn Sucitto
Q & A Consciousness and citta, metta as field
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2016-11-16 Ajahn Sucitto
Asava and Careful Attention
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2016-11-15 Ajahn Sucitto
Q & A - Embodiment and its intelligence
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2016-11-15 Ajahn Sucitto
Wiser than we think
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2016-11-15 Ajahn Sucitto
Firming up confidence
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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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