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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

2015-10-08 Andrea Fella
Perception and Papanca

2015-10-08 Guy Armstrong
Big Mind Guided Meditation

2015-10-07 Kamala Masters
Guided Metta

2015-10-05 Sally Clough Armstrong
The Second Foundation of Mindfulness

2015-10-04 Greg Scharf
The Buddha's Teaching On Loving Kindness

2015-10-02 Guy Armstrong
The Five Aggregates Are Not Self

2015-10-02 Andrea Fella
Guided Meditation - Expanding Awareness

2015-10-01 Andrea Fella

2015-09-30 Kate Munding
The Forgiveness Practice

2015-09-29 Kamala Masters
The Infinity Of Impermanence

2015-09-28 Sally Clough Armstrong
Satipatthana Series - The first foundation of mindfulness

2015-09-27 Greg Scharf
The Paramis and Forgiveness

2015-09-26 Kate Munding

2015-09-26 Kamala Masters
Morning Instructions

2015-09-25 Guy Armstrong
Working With Fear

Forest Refuge Talks

2015-10-10 Marcia Rose
Morning Reflection On Bowing - Excerpts from "Arctic Dreams" by Barry Lopez

2015-10-09 Marcia Rose
The Four Great Elements - the Four Great essentials

2015-10-08 Marcia Rose
Morning Reflection

2015-10-02 Marcia Rose
An Urgency For Practice

2015-09-22 Annie Nugent
Balance of Mind - Staying in the Saddle.

2015-08-28 Winnie Nazarko
The Progress Of Insight - Part 3

2015-08-25 Annie Nugent
The Law of Karma

2015-08-21 Winnie Nazarko
The Progress Of Insight - Part 2

2015-08-18 Annie Nugent
Feeling tone

2015-08-14 Winnie Nazarko
The Progress Of Insight - Part 1

2015-08-11 Annie Nugent
Patiently persevering, patiently enduring.

2015-08-07 Winnie Nazarko
When You Can't Get There From Here

2015-08-04 Annie Nugent
The Eightfold Path

2015-07-30 Akincano Marc Weber
Reflection - Departures and Goodbye - The Acrobats

2015-07-29 Akincano Marc Weber
Departure Talk

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 Helen LiebensonCompassion
IMS – August 23, 2007, 45 minutes, 8 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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