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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

50054: 2018-05-18 Mark Coleman: The Path Of Metta Practice
50054: 2018-05-18 Mark Coleman: The Path Of Metta Practice50054: 2018-05-18 Mark Coleman: The Path Of Metta Practice

50055: 2018-05-18 Oren Jay Sofer: Guided Metta (Benefactor and Self)
50055: 2018-05-18 Oren Jay Sofer: Guided Metta (Benefactor and Self)50055: 2018-05-18 Oren Jay Sofer: Guided Metta (Benefactor and Self)

50036: 2018-05-17 Sharon Salzberg: Metta Meditation
50036: 2018-05-17 Sharon Salzberg: Metta Meditation50036: 2018-05-17 Sharon Salzberg: Metta Meditation

50021: 2018-05-16 Sharon Salzberg: Opening Talk
50021: 2018-05-16 Sharon Salzberg: Opening Talk50021: 2018-05-16 Sharon Salzberg: Opening Talk

49911: 2018-05-12 Carol Wilson: Awareness Naturally Strengthens A Beautiful Mind/Heart
49911: 2018-05-12 Carol Wilson: Awareness Naturally Strengthens A Beautiful Mind/Heart49911: 2018-05-12 Carol Wilson: Awareness Naturally Strengthens A Beautiful Mind/Heart

49910: 2018-05-12 Alexis Santos: Guided Meditation Instructions - day 7
49910: 2018-05-12 Alexis Santos: Guided Meditation Instructions - day 749910: 2018-05-12 Alexis Santos: Guided Meditation Instructions - day 7

49903: 2018-05-11 Mark Nunberg: Relating Wisely To Views and Sensuality.
49903: 2018-05-11 Mark Nunberg: Relating Wisely To Views and Sensuality.49903: 2018-05-11 Mark Nunberg: Relating Wisely To Views and Sensuality.

49884: 2018-05-09 Carol Wilson: Investigating How The Deluded Mind Works
49884: 2018-05-09 Carol Wilson: Investigating How The Deluded Mind Works49884: 2018-05-09 Carol Wilson: Investigating How The Deluded Mind Works

49851: 2018-05-08 Mark Nunberg: The Soft Power Of Mindfulness
49851: 2018-05-08 Mark Nunberg: The Soft Power Of Mindfulness49851: 2018-05-08 Mark Nunberg: The Soft Power Of Mindfulness

49846: 2018-05-08 Mark Nunberg: Guided Meditation Instruction and Q&A
49846: 2018-05-08 Mark Nunberg: Guided Meditation Instruction and Q&A49846: 2018-05-08 Mark Nunberg: Guided Meditation Instruction and Q&A

49839: 2018-05-07 Alexis Santos: Path Of Natural Awareness
49839: 2018-05-07 Alexis Santos: Path Of Natural Awareness49839: 2018-05-07 Alexis Santos: Path Of Natural Awareness

49825: 2018-05-06 Carol Wilson: Simple Awareness: Conditions For Wisdom
49825: 2018-05-06 Carol Wilson: Simple Awareness: Conditions For Wisdom49825: 2018-05-06 Carol Wilson: Simple Awareness: Conditions For Wisdom

49793: 2018-05-02 Deborah Ratner Helzer: Insight and Equanimity
49793: 2018-05-02 Deborah Ratner Helzer: Insight and Equanimity49793: 2018-05-02 Deborah Ratner Helzer: Insight and Equanimity

49771: 2018-04-29 Deborah Ratner Helzer: Causes And Conditions
49771: 2018-04-29 Deborah Ratner Helzer: Causes And Conditions49771: 2018-04-29 Deborah Ratner Helzer: Causes And Conditions

49697: 2018-04-24 Michael Grady: Exploring What Makes Difficult Emotions, Difficult.
49697: 2018-04-24 Michael Grady: Exploring What Makes Difficult Emotions, Difficult.49697: 2018-04-24 Michael Grady: Exploring What Makes Difficult Emotions, Difficult.

Forest Refuge Talks

49902: 2018-05-11 Caroline Jones: Five topics for frequent recollection.
49902: 2018-05-11 Caroline Jones: Five topics for frequent recollection.49902: 2018-05-11 Caroline Jones: Five topics for frequent recollection.

49808: 2018-05-04 Caroline Jones: The Four Sublime Abodes
49808: 2018-05-04 Caroline Jones: The Four Sublime Abodes49808: 2018-05-04 Caroline Jones: The Four Sublime Abodes

49785: 2018-05-01 Gloria Taraniya Ambrosia: Refuge As Practice
49785: 2018-05-01 Gloria Taraniya Ambrosia: Refuge As Practice49785: 2018-05-01 Gloria Taraniya Ambrosia: Refuge As Practice

49662: 2018-04-20 Caroline Jones: The inner critic revisited.
49662: 2018-04-20 Caroline Jones: The inner critic revisited.49662: 2018-04-20 Caroline Jones: The inner critic revisited.

49569: 2018-04-13 Caroline Jones: Contentment
49569: 2018-04-13 Caroline Jones: Contentment49569: 2018-04-13 Caroline Jones: Contentment

49382: 2018-03-29 Rebecca Bradshaw: The four faces of compassion: Mary, Tara, Kwan Yin, and Tinker Bell
49382: 2018-03-29 Rebecca Bradshaw: The four faces of compassion: Mary, Tara, Kwan Yin, and Tinker Bell49382: 2018-03-29 Rebecca Bradshaw: The four faces of compassion: Mary, Tara, Kwan Yin, and Tinker Bell

49352: 2018-03-23 Caroline Jones: Q&A
49352: 2018-03-23 Caroline Jones: Q&A49352: 2018-03-23 Caroline Jones: Q&A

49353: 2018-03-19 Rebecca Bradshaw: The noble eightfold path: wise effort
49353: 2018-03-19 Rebecca Bradshaw: The noble eightfold path: wise effort49353: 2018-03-19 Rebecca Bradshaw: The noble eightfold path: wise effort

49354: 2018-03-16 Caroline Jones: Right Speech
49354: 2018-03-16 Caroline Jones: Right Speech49354: 2018-03-16 Caroline Jones: Right Speech

49349: 2018-03-12 Rebecca Bradshaw: The noble eightfold path: wise mindfulness
49349: 2018-03-12 Rebecca Bradshaw: The noble eightfold path: wise mindfulness49349: 2018-03-12 Rebecca Bradshaw: The noble eightfold path: wise mindfulness

49348: 2018-03-09 Caroline Jones: Renunciation
49348: 2018-03-09 Caroline Jones: Renunciation49348: 2018-03-09 Caroline Jones: Renunciation

49355: 2018-03-05 Rebecca Bradshaw: The noble eightfold path: wise understanding
49355: 2018-03-05 Rebecca Bradshaw: The noble eightfold path: wise understanding49355: 2018-03-05 Rebecca Bradshaw: The noble eightfold path: wise understanding

48491: 2018-01-30 Annie Nugent: The great gift we can give to the world.
48491: 2018-01-30 Annie Nugent: The great gift we can give to the world.48491: 2018-01-30 Annie Nugent: The great gift we can give to the world.

48410: 2018-01-23 Annie Nugent: The Heart of the Path is so simple...
48410: 2018-01-23 Annie Nugent: The Heart of the Path is so simple...48410: 2018-01-23 Annie Nugent: The Heart of the Path is so simple...

48375: 2018-01-16 Annie Nugent: Doubt
48375: 2018-01-16 Annie Nugent: Doubt48375: 2018-01-16 Annie Nugent: Doubt

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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