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Guided meditations
Teacher picks – selected talks
Sangha News interviews

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.

Podcasts

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

2017-08-12 Kamala Masters: Contemplations on equanimity
(2017-08-12 Kamala Masters: Contemplations on equanimity2017-08-12 Kamala Masters: Contemplations on equanimity)

2017-08-12 Deborah Ratner Helzer: Taking The Practice Home Q&A
(2017-08-12 Deborah Ratner Helzer: Taking The Practice Home Q&A2017-08-12 Deborah Ratner Helzer: Taking The Practice Home Q&A)

2017-08-12 Steve Armstrong: Practice Of Dana in support of teachings
(2017-08-12 Steve Armstrong: Practice Of Dana in support of teachings2017-08-12 Steve Armstrong: Practice Of Dana in support of teachings)

2017-08-12 Steve Armstrong: Morning Q&A
(2017-08-12 Steve Armstrong: Morning Q&A2017-08-12 Steve Armstrong: Morning Q&A)

2017-08-12 Steve Armstrong: Morning Instructions: Trust your Practice
(2017-08-12 Steve Armstrong: Morning Instructions: Trust your Practice2017-08-12 Steve Armstrong: Morning Instructions: Trust your Practice)

2017-08-11 Steve Armstrong: Evening Reflection
(2017-08-11 Steve Armstrong: Evening Reflection2017-08-11 Steve Armstrong: Evening Reflection)

2017-08-11 Steve Armstrong: Renunciation: Abandoning Craving - the Cause of Dukkha.
(2017-08-11 Steve Armstrong: Renunciation: Abandoning Craving - the Cause of Dukkha.2017-08-11 Steve Armstrong: Renunciation: Abandoning Craving - the Cause of Dukkha.)

2017-08-11 Mark Nunberg: Q&A following Loving Kindness practice.
(2017-08-11 Mark Nunberg: Q&A following Loving Kindness practice.2017-08-11 Mark Nunberg: Q&A following Loving Kindness practice.)

2017-08-11 Mark Nunberg: Guided Forgiveness and Loving Kindness Meditation
(2017-08-11 Mark Nunberg: Guided Forgiveness and Loving Kindness Meditation2017-08-11 Mark Nunberg: Guided Forgiveness and Loving Kindness Meditation)

2017-08-11 Deborah Ratner Helzer: Morning Q&A
(2017-08-11 Deborah Ratner Helzer: Morning Q&A2017-08-11 Deborah Ratner Helzer: Morning Q&A)

2017-08-10 Deborah Ratner Helzer: The Simile of the Heartwood.
(2017-08-10 Deborah Ratner Helzer: The Simile of the Heartwood.2017-08-10 Deborah Ratner Helzer: The Simile of the Heartwood.)

2017-08-10 Steve Armstrong: Q&A
(2017-08-10 Steve Armstrong: Q&A2017-08-10 Steve Armstrong: Q&A)

2017-08-09 Mark Nunberg: Distortions Of Perception, Thought and View.
(2017-08-09 Mark Nunberg: Distortions Of Perception, Thought and View.2017-08-09 Mark Nunberg: Distortions Of Perception, Thought and View.)

2017-08-09 Deborah Ratner Helzer: Q&A Metta Practice
(2017-08-09 Deborah Ratner Helzer: Q&A Metta Practice2017-08-09 Deborah Ratner Helzer: Q&A Metta Practice)

2017-08-09 Steve Armstrong: Q&A's regarding awareness and attitudes of mind.
(2017-08-09 Steve Armstrong: Q&A's regarding awareness and attitudes of mind.2017-08-09 Steve Armstrong: Q&A's regarding awareness and attitudes of mind.)

Forest Refuge Talks

2017-08-18 Caroline Jones: Determination
(2017-08-18 Caroline Jones: Determination2017-08-18 Caroline Jones: Determination)

2017-08-15 Annie Nugent: Making the Acquaintance of the Knowing Mind
(2017-08-15 Annie Nugent: Making the Acquaintance of the Knowing Mind2017-08-15 Annie Nugent: Making the Acquaintance of the Knowing Mind)

2017-08-08 Annie Nugent: In The Vicinity of Nibbana
(2017-08-08 Annie Nugent: In The Vicinity of Nibbana2017-08-08 Annie Nugent: In The Vicinity of Nibbana)

2017-08-04 Caroline Jones: Patience
(2017-08-04 Caroline Jones: Patience2017-08-04 Caroline Jones: Patience)

2017-08-01 Annie Nugent: The Great Gift We Can Give To The World
(2017-08-01 Annie Nugent: The Great Gift We Can Give To The World2017-08-01 Annie Nugent: The Great Gift We Can Give To The World)

2017-07-18 Winnie Nazarko: Forgiveness
(2017-07-18 Winnie Nazarko: Forgiveness2017-07-18 Winnie Nazarko: Forgiveness)

2017-07-14 Caroline Jones: Ways of connecting with metta.
(2017-07-14 Caroline Jones: Ways of connecting with metta.2017-07-14 Caroline Jones: Ways of connecting with metta.)

2017-07-11 Winnie Nazarko: The Other Retreat
(2017-07-11 Winnie Nazarko: The Other Retreat2017-07-11 Winnie Nazarko: The Other Retreat)

2017-07-07 Caroline Jones: Renunciation
(2017-07-07 Caroline Jones: Renunciation2017-07-07 Caroline Jones: Renunciation)

2017-07-04 Winnie Nazarko: Independence Day
(2017-07-04 Winnie Nazarko: Independence Day2017-07-04 Winnie Nazarko: Independence Day)

2017-06-29 Sayadaw Vivekananda: Benefit Of Mindfulness and Clear Comprehension in Daily Life
(2017-06-29 Sayadaw Vivekananda: Benefit Of Mindfulness and Clear Comprehension in Daily Life2017-06-29 Sayadaw Vivekananda: Benefit Of Mindfulness and Clear Comprehension in Daily Life)

2017-06-28 Sayadaw Vivekananda: Knowledge Of Equanimity Towards Formations
(2017-06-28 Sayadaw Vivekananda: Knowledge Of Equanimity Towards Formations2017-06-28 Sayadaw Vivekananda: Knowledge Of Equanimity Towards Formations)

2017-06-26 Sayadaw Vivekananda: Equanimity In Satipatthana Meditation
(2017-06-26 Sayadaw Vivekananda: Equanimity In Satipatthana Meditation2017-06-26 Sayadaw Vivekananda: Equanimity In Satipatthana Meditation)

2017-06-22 Sayadaw Vivekananda: Questions and Answers
(2017-06-22 Sayadaw Vivekananda: Questions and Answers2017-06-22 Sayadaw Vivekananda: Questions and Answers)

2017-06-21 Sayadaw Vivekananda: Perception in the Context of Satipatthana.
(2017-06-21 Sayadaw Vivekananda: Perception in the Context of Satipatthana.2017-06-21 Sayadaw Vivekananda: Perception in the Context of Satipatthana.)

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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