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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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Forest Refuge 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

2017-11-19 Jill Shepherd: Right Effort - Part 4
2017-11-19 Jill Shepherd: Right Effort - Part 42017-11-19 Jill Shepherd: Right Effort - Part 4

2017-11-17 Andrea Fella: Wisdom At work
2017-11-17 Andrea Fella: Wisdom At work2017-11-17 Andrea Fella: Wisdom At work

2017-11-16 Brian Lesage: Freedom From Unworthiness and Becoming.
2017-11-16 Brian Lesage: Freedom From Unworthiness and Becoming.2017-11-16 Brian Lesage: Freedom From Unworthiness and Becoming.

2017-11-15 Winnie Nazarko: Guided Forgiveness Meditation
2017-11-15 Winnie Nazarko: Guided Forgiveness Meditation2017-11-15 Winnie Nazarko: Guided Forgiveness Meditation

2017-11-12 Jill Shepherd: Right Effort - Part 3
2017-11-12 Jill Shepherd: Right Effort - Part 32017-11-12 Jill Shepherd: Right Effort - Part 3

2017-11-09 Brian Lesage: Embodiment Through Mindfulness Of The Body
2017-11-09 Brian Lesage: Embodiment Through Mindfulness Of The Body2017-11-09 Brian Lesage: Embodiment Through Mindfulness Of The Body

2017-11-08 Greg Scharf: Introduction To Compassion and Guided Meditation
2017-11-08 Greg Scharf: Introduction To Compassion and Guided Meditation2017-11-08 Greg Scharf: Introduction To Compassion and Guided Meditation

2017-11-06 Greg Scharf: Five Subjects For Frequent Reflection
2017-11-06 Greg Scharf: Five Subjects For Frequent Reflection2017-11-06 Greg Scharf: Five Subjects For Frequent Reflection

2017-11-05 Jill Shepherd: Right Effort - Part Two
2017-11-05 Jill Shepherd: Right Effort - Part Two2017-11-05 Jill Shepherd: Right Effort - Part Two

2017-11-05 Jill Shepherd: Morning instructions: Samadhi And Sati
2017-11-05 Jill Shepherd: Morning instructions: Samadhi And Sati2017-11-05 Jill Shepherd: Morning instructions: Samadhi And Sati

2017-11-04 Brian Lesage: Opening To The Pali Chanting Of The Satipatthana Sutta
2017-11-04 Brian Lesage: Opening To The Pali Chanting Of The Satipatthana Sutta2017-11-04 Brian Lesage: Opening To The Pali Chanting Of The Satipatthana Sutta

2017-11-04 Brian Lesage: Morning Instructions for Practicing with the Awareness of Intention (Cetana)
2017-11-04 Brian Lesage: Morning Instructions for Practicing with the Awareness of Intention (Cetana)2017-11-04 Brian Lesage: Morning Instructions for Practicing with the Awareness of Intention (Cetana)

2017-11-03 Brian Lesage: Practicing For Oneself and Others
2017-11-03 Brian Lesage: Practicing For Oneself and Others2017-11-03 Brian Lesage: Practicing For Oneself and Others

2017-11-03 Greg Scharf: Morning Instructions and Guided Meditation
2017-11-03 Greg Scharf: Morning Instructions and Guided Meditation2017-11-03 Greg Scharf: Morning Instructions and Guided Meditation

2017-11-02 Andrea Fella: Knowing A Mind Affected By Delusion
2017-11-02 Andrea Fella: Knowing A Mind Affected By Delusion2017-11-02 Andrea Fella: Knowing A Mind Affected By Delusion

Forest Refuge Talks

2017-11-17 Caroline Jones: Opening to Metta; a guided meditation
2017-11-17 Caroline Jones: Opening to Metta; a guided meditation2017-11-17 Caroline Jones: Opening to Metta; a guided meditation

2017-11-10 Caroline Jones: Hindrances are part of the path.
2017-11-10 Caroline Jones: Hindrances are part of the path.2017-11-10 Caroline Jones: Hindrances are part of the path.

2017-11-03 Caroline Jones: Entering a time of retreat; some reflections that can help.
2017-11-03 Caroline Jones: Entering a time of retreat; some reflections that can help.2017-11-03 Caroline Jones: Entering a time of retreat; some reflections that can help.

2017-10-30 Kittisaro & Thanissara: Like A Still Forest Pool
2017-10-30 Kittisaro & Thanissara: Like A Still Forest Pool2017-10-30 Kittisaro & Thanissara: Like A Still Forest Pool

2017-10-27 Thanissara: From Separate Consciousness To Seamless Reality
2017-10-27 Thanissara: From Separate Consciousness To Seamless Reality2017-10-27 Thanissara: From Separate Consciousness To Seamless Reality

2017-10-24 Kittisaro: The Alchemy Of Kindness: From "Locked In" to the Immeasurable.
2017-10-24 Kittisaro: The Alchemy Of Kindness: From "Locked In" to the Immeasurable.2017-10-24 Kittisaro: The Alchemy Of Kindness: From "Locked In" to the Immeasurable.

2017-10-20 Thanissara: Coursing The Depths Of The Mystery.
2017-10-20 Thanissara: Coursing The Depths Of The Mystery.2017-10-20 Thanissara: Coursing The Depths Of The Mystery.

2017-10-19 Kittisaro: Moving Beyond Duality
2017-10-19 Kittisaro: Moving Beyond Duality2017-10-19 Kittisaro: Moving Beyond Duality

2017-10-17 Kittisaro: The Akaliko (timeless) Dharma
2017-10-17 Kittisaro: The Akaliko (timeless) Dharma2017-10-17 Kittisaro: The Akaliko (timeless) Dharma

2017-10-13 Thanissara: Dukkha and Beyond: A Vital Practice
2017-10-13 Thanissara: Dukkha and Beyond: A Vital Practice2017-10-13 Thanissara: Dukkha and Beyond: A Vital Practice

2017-10-12 Thanissara: The Immensity Of Awareness
2017-10-12 Thanissara: The Immensity Of Awareness2017-10-12 Thanissara: The Immensity Of Awareness

2017-10-10 Kittisaro: Attending To The Immovable
2017-10-10 Kittisaro: Attending To The Immovable2017-10-10 Kittisaro: Attending To The Immovable

2017-10-09 Kittisaro: The Extraordinary Power Of Contemplating Impermanence.
2017-10-09 Kittisaro: The Extraordinary Power Of Contemplating Impermanence.2017-10-09 Kittisaro: The Extraordinary Power Of Contemplating Impermanence.

2017-10-05 Thanissara: Disturbance is the Path.
2017-10-05 Thanissara: Disturbance is the Path.2017-10-05 Thanissara: Disturbance is the Path.

2017-10-04 Thanissara: Samadhi - the three streams of energy
2017-10-04 Thanissara: Samadhi - the three streams of energy2017-10-04 Thanissara: Samadhi - the three streams of energy

Guided meditations

Joseph GoldsteinInsight Meditation Instruction
46 minutes, 10.7 MB Download

Sharon SalzbergGuided Metta (Lovingkindness) Meditation
47 minutes, 10.8 MB Download

Teacher picks – selected talks

Guy ArmstrongWorking With Difficult Emotions
IMS – October 27, 2006, 57 minutes, 13.5 MB Download

Christina FeldmanThe Wisdom of Disappointment
IMS – March 11, 2007, 44 minutes, 10.1 MB Download

Joseph GoldsteinLiberation Through Non-Clinging
IMS – November 19, 2008, 61 minutes, 28.2 MB Download

Narayan Helen LiebensonCompassion
IMS – August 23, 2007, 45 minutes, 8 MB Download

Annie NugentTrust in the Unfolding Process of the Dharma
IMS – February 28, 2008, 55 minutes, 23.2 MB Download

Sharon SalzbergThe Force of Kindness
IMS Tele-talk – May 16, 2007, 26 minutes, 3.1 MB Download

Sharon SalzbergThree Personality Types
IMS – March 23, 2004, 48 minutes, 11.1 MB Download

Rodney SmithRadical Accountability
IMS – December 29, 2006, 47 minutes, 10.8 MB Download

Carol WilsonPerception of Impermanence
IMS – October 22, 2006, 60 minutes, 13.9 MB Download

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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