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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

2016-06-23 DaRa Williams
Welcome home– body and breath meditation
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2016-06-08 Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey
A mind like a windmill
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2016-06-04 Greg Scharf
Curiosity, refuge, and love
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2016-06-04 Greg Scharf
Morning instructions and guided meditation– Day eight
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2016-06-03 Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey
Freedom through the subtle
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2016-05-31 Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey
Two big problems
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2016-05-31 Greg Scharf
Introduction to compassion and a guided meditation
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2016-05-31 Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey
Morning instructions
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2016-05-30 Greg Scharf
The four Satipatthanas and mindfulness of the body
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2016-05-30 Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey
Directional Metta instructions
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2016-05-30 Greg Scharf
Morning instructions and guided meditation
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2016-05-24 Nikki Mirghafori
Embracing it all
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2016-05-23 Winnie Nazarko
Considering forgiveness
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2016-05-23 Nikki Mirghafori
Guided instructions - Metta for the person with whom we have difficulty. Q/A
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2016-05-22 Nikki Mirghafori
Morning instructions
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Forest Refuge Talks

2016-05-30 Joseph Goldstein
Right speech
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2016-05-27 Caroline Jones
Celebrating the brahma viharas.
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2016-05-23 Joseph Goldstein
Q&A
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2016-05-20 Caroline Jones
Strange Happiness.
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2016-05-13 Caroline Jones
Compassion.
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2016-05-06 Caroline Jones
Metta.
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2016-04-29 Caroline Jones
Guided metta meditation.
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2016-04-22 Caroline Jones
Earth Day.
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2016-02-26 Annie Nugent
Reflections on Giving
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2016-02-23 Marcia Rose
Morning Reflection – Equinimity
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2016-02-22 Marcia Rose
Karma
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2016-02-22 Marcia Rose
Morning Reflection – Concentration
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2016-02-21 Marcia Rose
Morning Reflection – Tranquility
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2016-02-15 Marcia Rose
Transformation and Relinquishment of Afflictive States of Mind
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2016-02-15 Marcia Rose
Morning Reflection
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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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