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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

2014-08-10 Steve Armstrong
Closing Sit, Q's & A's. Teacher Comments, Sharing of Merit.
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2014-08-09 Steve Armstrong
A Lifestyle Of Awareness - 5 Spiritual Faculities
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2014-08-09 Deborah Ratner Helzer
Taking the Practice Home
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2014-08-09 Mark Nunberg
Morning Instruction and Q&A
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2014-08-08 Mark Nunberg
The Five cling Aggrates
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2014-08-08 Deborah Ratner Helzer
Guided Brahma Vihara Meditation
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2014-08-08 Deborah Ratner Helzer
Morning Instructions
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2014-08-07 Steve Armstrong
Bedtime Stories
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2014-08-07 Deborah Ratner Helzer
Insight
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2014-08-07 Mark Nunberg
Morning Instruction and Q&A
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2014-08-06 Steve Armstrong
The Protective Power Of Metta For the Military
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2014-08-06 Mark Nunberg
Metta, Wisdom and Mindfulness
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2014-08-06 Steve Armstrong
Meditation Instructions
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2014-08-05 Steve Armstrong
Practical Application Of Mindfulness Awareness While Flying
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2014-08-05 Steve Armstrong
Working to Be Free Of The Tormented Mind
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Forest Refuge Talks

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“.
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2014-08-22 Akincano Marc Weber
The meeting of Dukkha and Sati - a transformative encounter.
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2014-08-22 Akincano Marc Weber
Reflection. Satipaṭṭhāna
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2014-08-21 Akincano Marc Weber
Reflection. Cittānupassanā continued. Sati as relationship and the construction of this relationship in analogy to our senses. Three practical ways into contemplation of mind.
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2014-08-16 Akincano Marc Weber
Reflection. Follow-up on Clear Comprehension
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2014-08-15 Akincano Marc Weber
Clear Comprehension in the Suttas (sampajañña)
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2014-08-15 Akincano Marc Weber
Reflection. Mind (citta) and contemplation of mind (cittānupassanā)
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2014-08-14 Akincano Marc Weber
Reflection. Feeling tone (vedanā)
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2014-08-12 Sky Dawson
What Is Essential?
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2014-08-09 Akincano Marc Weber
Reflection
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2014-08-08 Akincano Marc Weber
Meditation
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2014-08-07 Akincano Marc Weber
Reflection
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2014-08-02 Akincano Marc Weber
Orientations - Satipaṭṭhāna as a map of experience.
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2014-07-30 Bhante Khippapanno
The Seven Factors of Enlightenment and the Noble Eightfold Path.
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2014-07-28 Bhante Khippapanno
The Five Powers
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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 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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