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This site is an archive of Dharma talks given by Gil Fronsdal, Andrea Fella and various guest speakers at the Insight Retreat Center in Santa Cruz, CA. Each talk illuminates aspects of the Buddha's teachings. The purpose is the same that the Buddha had for his teachings, to guide us toward the end of suffering and the attainment of freedom.

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All Insight Retreat Center Talks



TitleSpeakerDateLength
Retreat Discussion Practice and Love
Jan 21- Feb 4 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Brian Lesage
Gil Fronsdal 2018-02-03 58:01
Talk: Compassion
Jan 21- Feb 4 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Brian Lesage
Brian Lesage 2018-02-02 47:48
Instruction 10
Jan 21- Feb 4 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Brian Lesage
Gil Fronsdal 2018-02-02 50:19
talk: Purification by Knowledge and Vision
Jan 21- Feb 4 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Brian Lesage
Gil Fronsdal 2018-02-01 51:31
Talk: Purification by the Practice
Jan 21- Feb 4 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Brian Lesage
Brian Lesage 2018-01-31 37:28
Instruction 9
Jan 21- Feb 4 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Brian Lesage
Gil Fronsdal 2018-01-31 58:19
Talk: Purification by the Practice 2
Jan 21- Feb 4 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Brian Lesage
Gil Fronsdal 2018-01-29 55:58
Instruction 8
Jan 21- Feb 4 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Brian Lesage
Brian Lesage 2018-01-29 52:03
Talk: Purification by the Way/Practice 1
Jan 21- Feb 4 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Brian Lesage
Brian Lesage 2018-01-28 47:55
Instruction: 7
Jan 21- Feb 4 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Brian Lesage
Gil Fronsdal 2018-01-28 55:16
Talk: Purification of What is and is not the Path
Jan 21- Feb 4 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Brian Lesage
Gil Fronsdal 2018-01-27 55:15
Instruction 6
Jan 21- Feb 4 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Brian Lesage
Brian Lesage 2018-01-27 54:48
Purification of Doubt
Jan 21- Feb 4 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Brian Lesage
Brian Lesage 2018-01-26 47:55
Instruction 5
Jan 21- Feb 4 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Brian Lesage
Gil Fronsdal 2018-01-26 62:28
Talk: Purification of View
Jan 21- Feb 4 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Brian Lesage
Gil Fronsdal 2018-01-25 56:25
Instruction 4: Samadhi
Jan 21- Feb 4 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Brian Lesage
Brian Lesage 2018-01-25 53:16
Talk: Samadhi and Purification of Mind
Jan 21- Feb 4 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Brian Lesage
Brian Lesage 2018-01-24 50:43
Instruction 3
Jan 21- Feb 4 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Brian Lesage
Gil Fronsdal 2018-01-24 59:40
Talk: Purification of Virtue
Jan 21- Feb 4 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Brian Lesage
Gil Fronsdal 2018-01-23 49:12
Instruction 2
Jan 21- Feb 4 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Brian Lesage
Brian Lesage 2018-01-23 53:22
Talk: Introduction to Mahasi Practice
Jan 21- Feb 4 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Brian Lesage
Brian Lesage 2018-01-22 43:34
Instruction 1: Intro to Mahasi Practice
Jan 21- Feb 4 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Brian Lesage
Gil Fronsdal 2018-01-22 60:10
Evening Reflection: Simply Continue
Dec 10-17: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2017-12-16 6:11
Concluding Talk: Independent in the Dharma
Dec 10-17: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Gil Fronsdal 2017-12-16 20:04
Evening Questions
Dec 10-17: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Gil Fronsdal 2017-12-16 13:15
Afternoon Questions with Gil, Andrea and Dawn
Dec 10-17: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Gil Fronsdal 2017-12-16 56:16
Further Reflections on Impermanence
Dec 10-17: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2017-12-16 12:10
Morning Instructions: Impermanence
Dec 10-17: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2017-12-16 16:43
Freedom
Dec 10-17: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2017-12-15 57:50
Morning Instructions: Spacious Awareness
Dec 10-17: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Gil Fronsdal 2017-12-15 45:56
Evening Reflection: Resting and Aware
Dec 10-17: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2017-12-14 7:50
Morning Instructions: Aware of Mind States
Dec 10-17: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2017-12-14 34:25
Impermanence
Dec 10-17: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Gil Fronsdal 2017-12-14 56:04
Aspects of Mindfulness: Clearly Knowing
Dec 10-17: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2017-12-13 55:16
Morning Instructions: Mindfulness of the Body
Dec 10-17: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Gil Fronsdal 2017-12-13 47:52
Evening Reflection: So Much Goodness
Dec 10-17: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2017-12-12 8:46
Hindrances and Putting Aside Covetousness and Grief
Dec 10-17: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Gil Fronsdal 2017-12-12 56:32
Morning Instructions: Intimacy with Experience
Dec 10-17: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2017-12-12 33:20
Aspects of Mindfulness: Abiding and Observing
Dec 10-17: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2017-12-11 56:45
Morning Instructions: Mindfulness of Breathing
Dec 10-17: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Gil Fronsdal 2017-12-11 42:26
Walking Instructions
Dec 10-17: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2017-12-11 18:25
Retreat Opening Evening
Dec 10-17: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Gil Fronsdal 2017-12-10 52:33
Choiceless Awareness
Nov 28-Dec 3: Bob Stahl, Jill Hyman, Bruce Hyman
Bruce Hyman 2017-12-02 28:21
The Essence of the Dhamma
Nov 28-Dec 3: Bob Stahl, Jill Hyman, Bruce Hyman
Bob Stahl 2017-12-02 63:18
Softball Dharma (Practice in Life)
Nov 28-Dec 3: Bob Stahl, Jill Hyman, Bruce Hyman
Bruce Hyman 2017-12-01 50:17
Mindfulness of the Mind
Nov 28-Dec 3: Bob Stahl, Jill Hyman, Bruce Hyman
Jill Hyman 2017-12-01 54:31
Instructional Sit on Vedana (Feeling Tones of Experience - Day 1)
Nov 28-Dec 3: Bob Stahl, Jill Hyman, Bruce Hyman
Bob Stahl 2017-11-30 57:27
Mindfulness of Breathing
Nov 28-Dec 3: Bob Stahl, Jill Hyman, Bruce Hyman
Jill Hyman 2017-11-29 42:20
Meeting the Heavenly Messengers
Nov 28-Dec 3: Bob Stahl, Jill Hyman, Bruce Hyman
Bob Stahl 2017-11-29 62:41
You Can Always Make it Worse! (and it's Never too Late)
Nov 28-Dec 3: Bob Stahl, Jill Hyman, Bruce Hyman
Jill Hyman 2017-11-29 54:24
Q & A with Mel Weitsman
Nov 12-19: Gil Fronsdal, Mel Weitsman and Max Erdstein
Mel Weitsman 2017-11-18 39:36
Guided Meditation Instructions
Nov 12-19: Gil Fronsdal, Mel Weitsman and Max Erdstein
Max Erdstein 2017-11-18 38:19
Guided Meditation Instructions
Nov 12-19: Gil Fronsdal, Mel Weitsman and Max Erdstein
Mel Weitsman 2017-11-18 23:37
Factor of Awakening: Samadhi
Nov 12-19: Gil Fronsdal, Mel Weitsman and Max Erdstein
Mel Weitsman 2017-11-17 54:59
Guided Meditation Instructions
Nov 12-19: Gil Fronsdal, Mel Weitsman and Max Erdstein
Max Erdstein 2017-11-17 46:41
Factor of Awakening: Tranquility
Nov 12-19: Gil Fronsdal, Mel Weitsman and Max Erdstein
Gil Fronsdal 2017-11-16 50:24
Guided Instructions: Mindfulness and Thinking
Nov 12-19: Gil Fronsdal, Mel Weitsman and Max Erdstein
Gil Fronsdal 2017-11-16 49:58
Factors of Awakening: Joy
Nov 12-19: Gil Fronsdal, Mel Weitsman and Max Erdstein
Max Erdstein 2017-11-15 37:56
Guided Instructions: Zazen Instructions
Nov 12-19: Gil Fronsdal, Mel Weitsman and Max Erdstein
Mel Weitsman 2017-11-15 42:12
Factors of Awakening: Mindfulness of Effort
Nov 12-19: Gil Fronsdal, Mel Weitsman and Max Erdstein
Mel Weitsman 2017-11-14 50:15
Guided Instruction: Breathing and Body
Nov 12-19: Gil Fronsdal, Mel Weitsman and Max Erdstein
Max Erdstein 2017-11-14 59:56
Factors of Awakening: Mindfulness and Investigation
Nov 12-19: Gil Fronsdal, Mel Weitsman and Max Erdstein
Gil Fronsdal 2017-11-13 53:49
Guided Instruction: Breathing
Nov 12-19: Gil Fronsdal, Mel Weitsman and Max Erdstein
Gil Fronsdal 2017-11-13 68:44
Intro to Seven Factors of Awakening/Refuges/Precepts Mel, Gil and Max
Nov 12-19: Gil Fronsdal, Mel Weitsman and Max Erdstein
Mel Weitsman 2017-11-12 45:38
Wisdom: Benefiting both Self and Others
Nov 5-8: Gil Fronsdal & Ruth King
Ruth King 2017-11-07 58:35
Closing Evening talk & Q&A with Gil Fronsdal & Ruth King
Nov 5-8: Gil Fronsdal & Ruth King
Gil Fronsdal 2017-11-07 56:58
Guided Instruction: Mindfulness of Thinking
Nov 5-8: Gil Fronsdal & Ruth King
Gil Fronsdal 2017-11-07 61:24
Wisdom: Benefiting Self and benefiting Others
Nov 5-8: Gil Fronsdal & Ruth King
Gil Fronsdal 2017-11-06 50:14
Guided Instruction: Mindfulness of Breathing
Nov 5-8: Gil Fronsdal & Ruth King
Ruth King 2017-11-06 54:07
2-week Retreat: Anapanasati (Gil Fronsdal, assisted by Ines Freedman) (Series) Gil Fronsdal 2017-10-15 19:22:07
Wise Effort: Cultivating and Keeping the Skillful
Oct 6-9: Ines Freedman & Shelley Gault
Shelley Gault 2017-10-08 51:12
Wise Effort: Preventing and Abandoning the Unskillful
Oct 6-9: Ines Freedman & Shelley Gault
Ines Freedman 2017-10-07 56:01
Views
Sep 3-10: Max Erdstein & Brian Lesage
Brian Lesage 2017-09-09 43:50
Morning instructions: Compassion
Sep 3-10: Max Erdstein & Brian Lesage
Max Erdstein 2017-09-09 47:02
Morning instructions: Choiceless Awareness
Sep 3-10: Max Erdstein & Brian Lesage
Brian Lesage 2017-09-08 43:11
Can We Have Wind without Fanning?
Sep 3-10: Max Erdstein & Brian Lesage
Max Erdstein 2017-09-08 42:50
Moon in a Dewdrop
Sep 3-10: Max Erdstein & Brian Lesage
Brian Lesage 2017-09-07 45:42
Morning instructions: Thinking
Sep 3-10: Max Erdstein & Brian Lesage
Max Erdstein 2017-09-07 51:48
Firewood and Ash
Sep 3-10: Max Erdstein & Brian Lesage
Max Erdstein 2017-09-06 45:12
Carrying Yourself Forward and Myriad Things Coming Forward
Sep 3-10: Max Erdstein & Brian Lesage
Brian Lesage 2017-09-05 45:21
Morning instructions: Body
Sep 3-10: Max Erdstein & Brian Lesage
Max Erdstein 2017-09-05 45:58
To Study the Self is to Forget the Self
Sep 3-10: Max Erdstein & Brian Lesage
Max Erdstein 2017-09-04 56:53
Morning Instructions: Breath
Sep 3-10: Max Erdstein & Brian Lesage
Brian Lesage 2017-09-04 56:59
Instruction: Review of full instruction
Aug 22-26: Gil Fronsdal & John Travis
John Travis 2017-08-25 53:28
Tranquility and Happiness
Aug 22-26: Gil Fronsdal & John Travis
Gil Fronsdal 2017-08-24 44:09
Instruction: Stillness and Emotions
Aug 22-26: Gil Fronsdal & John Travis
Gil Fronsdal 2017-08-24 40:41
The Hindrances, Delight and joy
Aug 22-26: Gil Fronsdal & John Travis
John Travis 2017-08-23 43:22
Instruction: Breathing
Aug 22-26: Gil Fronsdal & John Travis
John Travis 2017-08-23 61:29
Guided Meditation: The Clouds are Sky Too
Aug 17-20: Max Erdstein & Matthew Brensilver
Matthew Brensilver 2017-08-19 43:01
Perils and Promises of the First Day
Aug 17-20: Max Erdstein & Matthew Brensilver
Matthew Brensilver 2017-08-18 56:48
Reflections on Daily Practice with Pam Weiss and Andrea Fella
Aug 2-6: Andrea Fella & Pamela Weiss
Andrea Fella 2017-08-05 47:54
Morning Instructions: Sound and Open Awareness
Aug 2-6: Andrea Fella & Pamela Weiss
Pamela Weiss 2017-08-05 43:43
Love Yourself Completely
Aug 2-6: Andrea Fella & Pamela Weiss
Pamela Weiss 2017-08-04 56:25
Morning Instructions: Thoughts and Emotions
Aug 2-6: Andrea Fella & Pamela Weiss
Andrea Fella 2017-08-04 37:30
Perspective for Practice: Relax, Receive, Allow
Aug 2-6: Andrea Fella & Pamela Weiss
Andrea Fella 2017-08-03 60:11
Morning Instructions: Body and Breath
Aug 2-6: Andrea Fella & Pamela Weiss
Pamela Weiss 2017-08-03 58:32
Opening Evening: Refuges and Precepts
Aug 2-6: Andrea Fella & Pamela Weiss
Pamela Weiss 2017-08-02 53:37
The Building Blocks of Meditation
Jul 20-23: Ines Freedman & Richard Shankman
Richard Shankman 2017-07-22 64:03
The Five Hindrances
Jul 20-23: Ines Freedman & Richard Shankman
Ines Freedman 2017-07-21 52:29
Mindfulness of Mind June 2017 Retreat Talks (Series) Andrea Fella 2017-06-25 20:41:43

 

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