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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

2015-06-20 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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2015-06-15 Pat Coffey
Bodhicitta
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2015-06-15 Winnie Nazarko
Guided metta meditation and chant
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2015-06-15 Pat Coffey
Basic meditation instructions for the first day of retreat
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2015-06-14 Matthew Daniell
The Art Of Mindful Living - Part II
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2015-06-14 Pat Coffey
Guided Loving Kindness Meditation
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2015-06-13 Winnie Nazarko
Being fully in
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2015-06-13 Matthew Daniell
Metta meditation (loving kindness)
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2015-06-13 Pat Coffey
Meditation Instructions - Day Three
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2015-06-12 Pat Coffey
Challenging Energies Of Life and Practice
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2015-06-11 Pat Coffey
Basic Meditation Instructions
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2015-06-08 Joseph Goldstein
Intrinsically empty, Naturally Radiant - Relative and Ultimate Bodichitta Part I
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2015-06-06 Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey
Metta In All Direstions
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2015-06-03 Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey
Generosity, Ethics and Practice In The World
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Forest Refuge Talks

2015-06-25 Akincano Marc Weber
Reflection-Quick overview of Satipaṭṭhāna-channels.
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2015-06-24 Akincano Marc Weber
Reflection
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2015-06-23 Akincano Marc Weber
Guided meditation – body and mind
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2015-06-22 Akincano Marc Weber
Guided mettā-meditiation
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2015-06-22 Akincano Marc Weber
Reflection
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2015-06-21 Akincano Marc Weber
Clear comprehension (sampajaññā)
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2015-06-21 Akincano Marc Weber
Reflection
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2015-06-20 Akincano Marc Weber
Attention and intention – Functions of the citta
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2015-06-20 Akincano Marc Weber
Instruction
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2015-06-19 Akincano Marc Weber
Instruction
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2015-06-18 Akincano Marc Weber
Sati and some of its functions
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2015-06-18 Akincano Marc Weber
Reflection
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2015-06-17 Akincano Marc Weber
Sati and its images in the Suttas
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2015-06-17 Akincano Marc Weber
Reflection - On relating to body
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2015-06-16 Akincano Marc Weber
Bhāvanā & Satipaṭṭhāna
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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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