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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

2017-03-11 Deborah Ratner Helzer
Morning instructions
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2017-03-07 Marcia Rose
Retreat closing. Guided metta meditation and refuge and precepts.
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2017-03-06 Winnie Nazarko
The arc of practice.
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2017-03-05 Marcia Rose
A pure and beautiful mind.
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2017-03-05 Marcia Rose
Anapana Sati Instructions
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2017-03-04 Winnie Nazarko
The five spiritual faculties.
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2017-03-03 Marcia Rose
Wise concentration
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2017-02-27 Winnie Nazarko
Establishing presence.
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2017-02-26 Anushka Fernandopulle
Put it down, it's unreliable! That's better.
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2017-02-26 Anushka Fernandopulle
Meditation instructions - investigation of pain and emotions
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2017-02-25 Winnie Nazarko
Feeling your breath and how feeling helps.
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2017-02-19 Michael Grady
Discovering ease on a path of awareness.
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2017-02-11 Lila Kate Wheeler
Embodied awareness
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2017-02-11 Leslie Booker
Standing meditation instruction
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2017-02-11 Leslie Booker
Morning instruction
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Forest Refuge Talks

2017-03-04 Sayadaw U Jagara
Why metta practice?
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2017-03-03 Sayadaw U Jagara
Mindfulness and clear comprehension/Mode 2
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2017-03-02 Sayadaw U Jagara
Introduction to the gradual training.
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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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2017-01-23 Gloria Taraniya Ambrosia
Māna
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2017-01-16 Gloria Taraniya Ambrosia
Tanhā
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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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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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