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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

2014-04-16 Ajahn Sucitto
Where is the Buddha? And where am I?

2014-03-22 Chas Dicapua
Mindfulness Of The Body and Breath

2014-03-11 Greg Scharf

2014-03-02 Larry Yang
The Courage to Live - The Practice Of Forgiveness

2014-03-01 Larry Yang
Forgiveness Meditation

2014-02-27 Larry Yang
Equanimity - The Ocean Of Experience

2014-02-26 Winnie Nazarko

2014-02-24 Winnie Nazarko
Rejoicing In The Happiness Of Others

2014-02-19 Larry Rosenberg
Brain Washing, Part 3 - Everyday language, Dharma language

2014-02-17 Larry Rosenberg
Brain Washing, Part 2 - Everyday language, Dharma language

2014-02-16 Michael Grady
Making Room For "Clear Seeing"

2014-02-15 Larry Rosenberg
Brain Washing, Part 1 - Everyday language, Dharma language

2014-02-07 Pascal Auclair
First morning instructions on metta and guided meditation

2014-02-06 Howard Cohn
The Highest Happiness

2014-01-17 Mark Coleman
Opening Talk

Forest Refuge Talks

2014-03-25 Rodney Smith
Realm Of Practice and realm Of Abiding

2014-03-18 Rodney Smith
Releasing Our Imaginary Friend

2014-03-11 Rodney Smith
Abiding with Creation

2014-03-04 Rodney Smith
The Flame Of Now

2014-02-18 Annie Nugent
Views And Opinions

2014-02-04 Annie Nugent

2014-01-31 Marcia Rose
Through the Looking Glass ? The Reality of Not-Self

2014-01-24 Marcia Rose

2014-01-20 Rebecca Bradshaw
The Calming Factors of Awakening

2014-01-17 Marcia Rose
Metta-? The Heart's Release.

2014-01-14 Rebecca Bradshaw
The Energizing Factors of Awakening

2013-12-28 Greg Scharf
Mindfulness Of Mind

2013-12-20 Greg Scharf
Walking the Path

2013-12-17 Sky Dawson
Patience, Energy and Determination

2013-12-07 Ajahn Sucitto

Guided meditations

Joseph GoldsteinInsight Meditation Instruction
46 minutes, 10.7 MB (Download, Stream)

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

Teacher picks – selected talks

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

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

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

Narayan Liebenson GradyCompassion
IMS – August 23, 2007, 45 minutes, 8 MB (Download, Stream)

Myoshin KelleyCenter of the Cyclone
IMS – December 28, 2009, 60 minutes, 38 MB (Download, Stream)

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

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

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

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

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

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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