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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

48725: 2018-02-10 Joseph Goldstein: Cutting through the identification with consciousness, the knowing mind.
48725: 2018-02-10 Joseph Goldstein: Cutting through the identification with consciousness, the knowing mind.48725: 2018-02-10 Joseph Goldstein: Cutting through the identification with consciousness, the knowing mind.

48731: 2018-02-09 Joseph Goldstein: Dukkha and Non-Self
48731: 2018-02-09 Joseph Goldstein: Dukkha and Non-Self48731: 2018-02-09 Joseph Goldstein: Dukkha and Non-Self

48732: 2018-02-09 Jill Shepherd: Equanimity
48732: 2018-02-09 Jill Shepherd: Equanimity48732: 2018-02-09 Jill Shepherd: Equanimity

48724: 2018-02-08 Jill Shepherd: Wisdom and Compassion
48724: 2018-02-08 Jill Shepherd: Wisdom and Compassion48724: 2018-02-08 Jill Shepherd: Wisdom and Compassion

48647: 2018-02-07 Joseph Goldstein: Meditation Instructions.
48647: 2018-02-07 Joseph Goldstein: Meditation Instructions.48647: 2018-02-07 Joseph Goldstein: Meditation Instructions.

48646: 2018-02-06 Joseph Goldstein: Mindfulness: The Methodology Of Wisdom.
48646: 2018-02-06 Joseph Goldstein: Mindfulness: The Methodology Of Wisdom.48646: 2018-02-06 Joseph Goldstein: Mindfulness: The Methodology Of Wisdom.

48591: 2018-02-06 Jill Shepherd: Guided Meditation
48591: 2018-02-06 Jill Shepherd: Guided Meditation48591: 2018-02-06 Jill Shepherd: Guided Meditation

48589: 2018-02-05 Jill Shepherd: Five Hindrances
48589: 2018-02-05 Jill Shepherd: Five Hindrances48589: 2018-02-05 Jill Shepherd: Five Hindrances

48588: 2018-02-05 Joseph Goldstein: Metta Meditation
48588: 2018-02-05 Joseph Goldstein: Metta Meditation48588: 2018-02-05 Joseph Goldstein: Metta Meditation

48576: 2018-02-04 Jill Shepherd: Introduction and Guided Metta Meditation
48576: 2018-02-04 Jill Shepherd: Introduction and Guided Metta Meditation48576: 2018-02-04 Jill Shepherd: Introduction and Guided Metta Meditation

48558: 2018-02-03 Joseph Goldstein: What Is Mindfulness?
48558: 2018-02-03 Joseph Goldstein: What Is Mindfulness?48558: 2018-02-03 Joseph Goldstein: What Is Mindfulness?

48554: 2018-02-03 Jill Shepherd: Introduction To Mindfulness Of Breathing
48554: 2018-02-03 Jill Shepherd: Introduction To Mindfulness Of Breathing48554: 2018-02-03 Jill Shepherd: Introduction To Mindfulness Of Breathing

48404: 2018-01-21 Chas DiCapua: Teachings On Instructions On Thoughts
48404: 2018-01-21 Chas DiCapua: Teachings On Instructions On Thoughts48404: 2018-01-21 Chas DiCapua: Teachings On Instructions On Thoughts

48337: 2018-01-14 Chris Cullen: Morning Instructions - Vedana
48337: 2018-01-14 Chris Cullen: Morning Instructions - Vedana48337: 2018-01-14 Chris Cullen: Morning Instructions - Vedana

48339: 2018-01-12 Chris Cullen: Resourcing, Grounding, Appreciating, Collecting and Trusting
48339: 2018-01-12 Chris Cullen: Resourcing, Grounding, Appreciating, Collecting and Trusting48339: 2018-01-12 Chris Cullen: Resourcing, Grounding, Appreciating, Collecting and Trusting

Forest Refuge Talks

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

48125: 2018-01-02 Annie Nugent: Sangha.
48125: 2018-01-02 Annie Nugent: Sangha.48125: 2018-01-02 Annie Nugent: Sangha.

48062: 2017-12-26 Greg Scharf: Three Kinds of Happiness
48062: 2017-12-26 Greg Scharf: Three Kinds of Happiness48062: 2017-12-26 Greg Scharf: Three Kinds of Happiness

48060: 2017-12-22 Caroline Jones: Guided Metta Meditation
48060: 2017-12-22 Caroline Jones: Guided Metta Meditation48060: 2017-12-22 Caroline Jones: Guided Metta Meditation

47988: 2017-12-15 Caroline Jones: Guided meditation on the five aggregates.
47988: 2017-12-15 Caroline Jones: Guided meditation on the five aggregates.47988: 2017-12-15 Caroline Jones: Guided meditation on the five aggregates.

47885: 2017-12-08 Caroline Jones: The Five Daily Recollections
47885: 2017-12-08 Caroline Jones: The Five Daily Recollections47885: 2017-12-08 Caroline Jones: The Five Daily Recollections

47850: 2017-12-06 Greg Scharf: Mindfulness of Mind.
47850: 2017-12-06 Greg Scharf: Mindfulness of Mind.47850: 2017-12-06 Greg Scharf: Mindfulness of Mind.

47726: 2017-11-27 Annie Nugent: Truthfulness
47726: 2017-11-27 Annie Nugent: Truthfulness47726: 2017-11-27 Annie Nugent: Truthfulness

47623: 2017-11-17 Caroline Jones: Opening to Metta; a guided meditation
47623: 2017-11-17 Caroline Jones: Opening to Metta; a guided meditation47623: 2017-11-17 Caroline Jones: Opening to Metta; a guided meditation

47523: 2017-11-10 Caroline Jones: Hindrances are part of the path.
47523: 2017-11-10 Caroline Jones: Hindrances are part of the path.47523: 2017-11-10 Caroline Jones: Hindrances are part of the path.

47366: 2017-11-03 Caroline Jones: Entering a time of retreat; some reflections that can help.
47366: 2017-11-03 Caroline Jones: Entering a time of retreat; some reflections that can help.47366: 2017-11-03 Caroline Jones: Entering a time of retreat; some reflections that can help.

47281: 2017-10-30 Kittisaro & Thanissara: Like A Still Forest Pool
47281: 2017-10-30 Kittisaro & Thanissara: Like A Still Forest Pool47281: 2017-10-30 Kittisaro & Thanissara: Like A Still Forest Pool

47246: 2017-10-27 Thanissara: From Separate Consciousness To Seamless Reality
47246: 2017-10-27 Thanissara: From Separate Consciousness To Seamless Reality47246: 2017-10-27 Thanissara: From Separate Consciousness To Seamless Reality

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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