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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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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

51197: 2018-07-17 Akincano Marc Weber: Flavors Of Not-Knowing
51197: 2018-07-17 Akincano Marc Weber: Flavors Of Not-Knowing51197: 2018-07-17 Akincano Marc Weber: Flavors Of Not-Knowing

51196: 2018-07-17 Chris Cullen: Introduction To Metta And Guided Metta Practice
51196: 2018-07-17 Chris Cullen: Introduction To Metta And Guided Metta Practice51196: 2018-07-17 Chris Cullen: Introduction To Metta And Guided Metta Practice

51165: 2018-07-16 Akincano Marc Weber: Posture: Introduction To Body Contemplation
51165: 2018-07-16 Akincano Marc Weber: Posture: Introduction To Body Contemplation51165: 2018-07-16 Akincano Marc Weber: Posture: Introduction To Body Contemplation

51163: 2018-07-15 Akincano Marc Weber: Retreat Opening - Arriving and Settling In
51163: 2018-07-15 Akincano Marc Weber: Retreat Opening - Arriving and Settling In51163: 2018-07-15 Akincano Marc Weber: Retreat Opening - Arriving and Settling In

51133: 2018-07-13 Yuka Nakamura: Learning to trust
51133: 2018-07-13 Yuka Nakamura: Learning to trust51133: 2018-07-13 Yuka Nakamura: Learning to trust

51113: 2018-07-12 Akincano Marc Weber: A psychological take on bhāvanā: Four Dimensions of meditation practice.
51113: 2018-07-12 Akincano Marc Weber: A psychological take on bhāvanā: Four Dimensions of meditation practice.51113: 2018-07-12 Akincano Marc Weber: A psychological take on bhāvanā: Four Dimensions of meditation practice.

51060: 2018-07-09 Akincano Marc Weber: Satipatthana - Four Establishments Of Mindfulness
51060: 2018-07-09 Akincano Marc Weber: Satipatthana - Four Establishments Of Mindfulness51060: 2018-07-09 Akincano Marc Weber: Satipatthana - Four Establishments Of Mindfulness

50969: 2018-07-02 Ruth King: Equanimity
50969: 2018-07-02 Ruth King: Equanimity50969: 2018-07-02 Ruth King: Equanimity

50924: 2018-07-01 JoAnna Hardy: 3rd Morning - Instructions - Hinderances
50924: 2018-07-01 JoAnna Hardy: 3rd Morning - Instructions - Hinderances50924: 2018-07-01 JoAnna Hardy: 3rd Morning - Instructions - Hinderances

50915: 2018-06-30 Ruth King: Compassion Practice
50915: 2018-06-30 Ruth King: Compassion Practice50915: 2018-06-30 Ruth King: Compassion Practice

50914: 2018-06-30 JoAnna Hardy: Suffering Sadie
50914: 2018-06-30 JoAnna Hardy: Suffering Sadie50914: 2018-06-30 JoAnna Hardy: Suffering Sadie

50835: 2018-06-25 JoAnna Hardy: Teen Retreat: The Buddha, from riches to liberation
50835: 2018-06-25 JoAnna Hardy: Teen Retreat: The Buddha, from riches to liberation50835: 2018-06-25 JoAnna Hardy: Teen Retreat: The Buddha, from riches to liberation

50831: 2018-06-24 Jean Esther: Holding Ourselves Dear With A wise and Compassion Heart
50831: 2018-06-24 Jean Esther: Holding Ourselves Dear With A wise and Compassion Heart50831: 2018-06-24 Jean Esther: Holding Ourselves Dear With A wise and Compassion Heart

50832: 2018-06-24 Ed Hauben: Metta
50832: 2018-06-24 Ed Hauben: Metta50832: 2018-06-24 Ed Hauben: Metta

50794: 2018-06-20 Pascal Auclair: Practice Reflections: The Dream Is Free, The Hustle is Sold Separately.
50794: 2018-06-20 Pascal Auclair: Practice Reflections: The Dream Is Free, The Hustle is Sold Separately.50794: 2018-06-20 Pascal Auclair: Practice Reflections: The Dream Is Free, The Hustle is Sold Separately.

Forest Refuge Talks

51128: 2018-07-13 Sayadaw U Jagara: Object + Objective
51128: 2018-07-13 Sayadaw U Jagara: Object + Objective51128: 2018-07-13 Sayadaw U Jagara: Object + Objective

51102: 2018-07-11 Sayadaw U Jagara: Q/A Session
51102: 2018-07-11 Sayadaw U Jagara: Q/A Session51102: 2018-07-11 Sayadaw U Jagara: Q/A Session

51067: 2018-07-10 Nikki Mirghafori: Morning Instructions: Exploring gladness, joy, tranquility, and happiness
51067: 2018-07-10 Nikki Mirghafori: Morning Instructions: Exploring gladness, joy, tranquility, and happiness51067: 2018-07-10 Nikki Mirghafori: Morning Instructions: Exploring gladness, joy, tranquility, and happiness

51059: 2018-07-09 Nikki Mirghafori: Joy —> Tranquility —> Happiness
51059: 2018-07-09 Nikki Mirghafori: Joy —> Tranquility —> Happiness51059: 2018-07-09 Nikki Mirghafori: Joy —> Tranquility —> Happiness

51056: 2018-07-09 Nikki Mirghafori: Morning Instructions: Investigating the mind and body, and how they condition one another
51056: 2018-07-09 Nikki Mirghafori: Morning Instructions: Investigating the mind and body, and how they condition one another51056: 2018-07-09 Nikki Mirghafori: Morning Instructions: Investigating the mind and body, and how they condition one another

51022: 2018-07-07 Nikki Mirghafori: Morning Instructions: Investigating conditionality through 1) root condition and 2) object condition
51022: 2018-07-07 Nikki Mirghafori: Morning Instructions: Investigating conditionality through 1) root condition and 2) object condition51022: 2018-07-07 Nikki Mirghafori: Morning Instructions: Investigating conditionality through 1) root condition and 2) object condition

50999: 2018-07-05 Nikki Mirghafori: Morning Instructions: Practicing with the Internal Dimension of Ethics on Retreat
50999: 2018-07-05 Nikki Mirghafori: Morning Instructions: Practicing with the Internal Dimension of Ethics on Retreat50999: 2018-07-05 Nikki Mirghafori: Morning Instructions: Practicing with the Internal Dimension of Ethics on Retreat

50997: 2018-07-04 Nikki Mirghafori: Wholesome ethical behavior --> non-regret --> gladness --> .... --> liberation
50997: 2018-07-04 Nikki Mirghafori: Wholesome ethical behavior --> non-regret --> gladness --> .... --> liberation50997: 2018-07-04 Nikki Mirghafori: Wholesome ethical behavior --> non-regret --> gladness --> .... --> liberation

50967: 2018-07-02 Sayadaw U Jagara: Practical Causality: Seeing Causes and Conditions Intimately.
50967: 2018-07-02 Sayadaw U Jagara: Practical Causality: Seeing Causes and Conditions Intimately.50967: 2018-07-02 Sayadaw U Jagara: Practical Causality: Seeing Causes and Conditions Intimately.

50848: 2018-06-26 Andrea Fella: Teachings to Bahiya
50848: 2018-06-26 Andrea Fella: Teachings to Bahiya50848: 2018-06-26 Andrea Fella: Teachings to Bahiya

50844: 2018-06-26 Andrea Fella: Spontaneous Vajra Song
50844: 2018-06-26 Andrea Fella: Spontaneous Vajra Song50844: 2018-06-26 Andrea Fella: Spontaneous Vajra Song

50823: 2018-06-23 Carol Wilson: Big Sky Meditation
50823: 2018-06-23 Carol Wilson: Big Sky Meditation50823: 2018-06-23 Carol Wilson: Big Sky Meditation

50816: 2018-06-22 Carol Wilson: Recognizing the Non-Deluded Mind
50816: 2018-06-22 Carol Wilson: Recognizing the Non-Deluded Mind50816: 2018-06-22 Carol Wilson: Recognizing the Non-Deluded Mind

50808: 2018-06-22 Carol Wilson: Morning Reflection: Right View
50808: 2018-06-22 Carol Wilson: Morning Reflection: Right View50808: 2018-06-22 Carol Wilson: Morning Reflection: Right View

50797: 2018-06-21 Carol Wilson: Morning Reflection
50797: 2018-06-21 Carol Wilson: Morning Reflection50797: 2018-06-21 Carol Wilson: Morning Reflection

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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