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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

2017-02-05 Devon Hase
Kindness and Equanimity
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2017-01-15 Akincano Marc Weber
Questions and Answers
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2017-01-14 Jaya Rudgard
Celebrating our practice and community
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2017-01-14 Akincano Marc Weber
Review and Perspectives
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2017-01-13 Chris Cullen
"The Brahma Viharas– The best home for the heart"
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2017-01-12 Akincano Marc Weber
The mind, the pain and the promise of mindfulness
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2017-01-12 Chris Cullen
Metta meditation.
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2017-01-12 Akincano Marc Weber
Reflexions on the practice of contemplating mind content (cittānupassanā). Exercises with 3 questions.
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2017-01-11 Akincano Marc Weber
Reflexions on the role of hedonic tone and attention (vedanā)
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2017-01-10 Chris Cullen
"Cultivating Samadhi"
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2017-01-10 Akincano Marc Weber
Contemplating Body – take two (kāyānupassanā)
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2017-01-09 Akincano Marc Weber
Re-contextualising Mindfulness
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2017-01-09 Akincano Marc Weber
Guided meditation on body & body-awareness
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2017-01-07 Akincano Marc Weber
Closing Talk
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2017-01-06 Yanai Postelnik
Acting from the courageous heart.
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Forest Refuge Talks

2017-02-06 Marcia Rose
Wise Concentration
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2017-02-01 Marcia Rose
Samvega-Spiritual Urgency
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2017-01-30 Gloria Taraniya Ambrosia
Tweaking Our Practice
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2017-01-09 Gloria Taraniya Ambrosia
Adhiṭṭhāna Parami
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2017-01-02 Gloria Taraniya Ambrosia
Practicing for the New Year 2017
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2016-12-31 Akincano Marc Weber
Metta - Breathing - Abiding
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2016-12-30 Caroline Jones
Dharma practice in difficult times.
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2016-12-26 Annie Nugent
Sangha
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2016-12-22 Caroline Jones
Guided metta meditation.
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2016-12-15 Caroline Jones
Inviting the precepts to tea.
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2016-12-09 Ajahn Sucitto
Every moment is a Dhamma door
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2016-12-08 Ajahn Sucitto
Establishing ‘the Temple’ through Puja & reflection
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2016-12-07 Ajahn Sucitto
Four basis of clinging
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2016-12-06 Ajahn Sucitto
Relationships & Differentiation
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2016-12-05 Ajahn Sucitto
Q & A
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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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