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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

2015-07-17 Yanai Postelnik
Contemplating Death
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2015-07-14 Yanai Postelnik
Tender Heart Practice
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2015-07-12 Christina Feldman
Embodiment
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2015-07-11 Christina Feldman
Opening talk
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2015-07-07 Ruth King
Closing appreciations
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2015-07-02 Jean Esther
Morning Instructions
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2015-07-01 Jean Esther
Practice for the welfare of all beings
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2015-06-30 Ed Hauben
"Life As We Know It"
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2015-06-30 Jean Esther
Loving Kindness Practice
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2015-06-25 JoAnna Harper
The Great Balancing act
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2015-06-20 Winnie Nazarko
The importance of mindfulness to liberation
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2015-06-16 Winnie Nazarko
Metta chant in Pali
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2015-06-16 Winnie Nazarko
A taste Of Truth
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2015-06-15 Pat Coffey
Bodhicitta
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2015-06-15 Winnie Nazarko
Guided metta meditation and chant
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Forest Refuge Talks

2015-07-17 Akincano Marc Weber
Reflection-Nimitta-2
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2015-07-16 Akincano Marc Weber
Nimitta-1
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2015-07-16 Akincano Marc Weber
reflection
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2015-07-15 Akincano Marc Weber
Reflection-Instruction
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2015-07-14 Akincano Marc Weber
Alice and the Four Ennobling Tasks – an appeal.
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2015-07-14 Akincano Marc Weber
Reflection
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2015-07-13 Akincano Marc Weber
Stilling of distracting thoughts – strategies from the Suttas. (M 20)
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2015-07-13 Akincano Marc Weber
Reflection - what the body can reveal
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2015-07-12 Akincano Marc Weber
Intro-bhāvanā & setting up mindfulness (welcome to the last group) || 3 dimensions of change through mindfulness
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2015-07-12 Akincano Marc Weber
Friendship with the Noble (kalyānamittatā) Qualities of the admirable companion (Goodbye to ten participants)
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2015-07-11 Akincano Marc Weber
Four Roads to empowerment (iddhipāda)
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2015-07-10 Akincano Marc Weber
Dhammānupassanā–2-Approaches to the last of the Satipatthanas. Tools for formal practice
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2015-07-09 Akincano Marc Weber
Middle Ways
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2015-07-09 Akincano Marc Weber
Reflection
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2015-07-08 Akincano Marc Weber
Reflection and Instruction
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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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