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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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TitleSpeakerDateLength
Reflections on Daily Practice with Pam Weiss and Andrea Fella
Aug 2-6: Andrea Fella & Pamela Weiss
Andrea Fella 2017-08-0547:55
Morning Instructions: Sound and Open Awareness
Aug 2-6: Andrea Fella & Pamela Weiss
Pamela Weiss 2017-08-0543:43
Morning Instructions: Thoughts and Emotions
Aug 2-6: Andrea Fella & Pamela Weiss
Andrea Fella 2017-08-0437:24
Morning Instructions: Body and Breath
Aug 2-6: Andrea Fella & Pamela Weiss
Pamela Weiss 2017-08-0358:31
Opening Evening: Refuges and Precepts
Aug 2-6: Andrea Fella & Pamela Weiss
Pamela Weiss 2017-08-0253:37
Mindfulness of Mind June 2017 Retreat Talks (Series) Andrea Fella 2017-06-2520:41:43
Grupo de la Ética: Habla, Acción y Medio de Vida Correcta
Jun 16-21 Rebecca Bradshaw & Andrea Castillo (Spanish)
Rebecca Bradshaw 2017-06-2059:28
Meditación Guiada: Los Pensamientos
Jun 16-21 Rebecca Bradshaw & Andrea Castillo (Spanish)
Andrea Castillo 2017-06-2057:46
Meditación Guiada: Amor Bondadoso
Jun 16-21 Rebecca Bradshaw & Andrea Castillo (Spanish)
Rebecca Bradshaw 2017-06-1952:52
La Vision Correcta y La Intención Correcta
Jun 16-21 Rebecca Bradshaw & Andrea Castillo (Spanish)
Andrea Castillo 2017-06-1953:57
Meditación Guiada: Estades Mentalos - Emociones
Jun 16-21 Rebecca Bradshaw & Andrea Castillo (Spanish)
Rebecca Bradshaw 2017-06-1955:33
Meditación Guiada: Amor Bondadoso
Jun 16-21 Rebecca Bradshaw & Andrea Castillo (Spanish)
Andrea Castillo 2017-06-1844:28
El Esfuerzo en el Noble Sendero (Esfuerzo)
Jun 16-21 Rebecca Bradshaw & Andrea Castillo (Spanish)
Rebecca Bradshaw 2017-06-1858:51
Meditación Guiada: La Respiración y el Cuerpo
Jun 16-21 Rebecca Bradshaw & Andrea Castillo (Spanish)
Andrea Castillo 2017-06-1859:25
Las dos Alas del Pájaro: Atención Plena y Concentración Correcta
Jun 16-21 Rebecca Bradshaw & Andrea Castillo (Spanish)
Andrea Castillo 2017-06-1745:19
Going Home Advice
Jun 4-11: Gil Fronsdal & Nikki Mirghafori
Nikki Mirghafori 2017-06-1014:31
Instruction: Mindfulness of Stillness
Jun 4-11: Gil Fronsdal & Nikki Mirghafori
Nikki Mirghafori 2017-06-1041:00
A Life Based on Resolve
Jun 4-11: Gil Fronsdal & Nikki Mirghafori
Gil Fronsdal 2017-06-1059:16
Instruction: How we are mindful
Jun 4-11: Gil Fronsdal & Nikki Mirghafori
Gil Fronsdal 2017-06-0947:55
Resolved on Generosity
Jun 4-11: Gil Fronsdal & Nikki Mirghafori
Nikki Mirghafori 2017-06-0954:34
Instructions: Mindfulness of Thinking
Jun 4-11: Gil Fronsdal & Nikki Mirghafori
Nikki Mirghafori 2017-06-0846:27
Resolved on Peace
Jun 4-11: Gil Fronsdal & Nikki Mirghafori
Gil Fronsdal 2017-06-0854:07
Instructions: Mindfulness of Emotions
Jun 4-11: Gil Fronsdal & Nikki Mirghafori
Gil Fronsdal 2017-06-0747:19
Resolved on Relinquishment
Jun 4-11: Gil Fronsdal & Nikki Mirghafori
Nikki Mirghafori 2017-06-0751:46
Instructions: Mindfulness of Body
Jun 4-11: Gil Fronsdal & Nikki Mirghafori
Nikki Mirghafori 2017-06-0647:22
Resolved on Wisdom
Jun 4-11: Gil Fronsdal & Nikki Mirghafori
Nikki Mirghafori 2017-06-0555:15
Resolved on Truth
Jun 4-11: Gil Fronsdal & Nikki Mirghafori
Gil Fronsdal 2017-06-0553:22
Intro to Resolve and Refuges and Precepts
Jun 4-11: Gil Fronsdal & Nikki Mirghafori
Gil Fronsdal 2017-06-0434:02
Morning instructions - mind states and hindrances
May 26-29 Max Erdstein & Kate Munding
Kate Munding 2017-05-2843:34
Morning instructions - body and breath
May 26-29 Max Erdstein & Kate Munding
Max Erdstein 2017-05-2749:58
Reflections on the Journey
Apr 30-May 14: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Bruni Davila 2017-05-1310:52
Afternoon Questions
Apr 30-May 14: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Gil Fronsdal 2017-05-1357:12
Evening Reflection: The Dharma is Everywhere
Apr 30-May 14: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2017-05-1213:52
Morning Instructions: Already Aware
Apr 30-May 14: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2017-05-1211:13
The Direct Path to Freedom
Apr 30-May 14: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2017-05-1159:18
Evening Reflection:
Apr 30-May 14: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Bruni Davila 2017-05-1016:28
Talk: Seven Factors of Awakening
Apr 30-May 14: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Gil Fronsdal 2017-05-1053:01
Morning Reflection: Additional reflections on Impermanence
Apr 30-May 14: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2017-05-1013:28
Morning Instructions: Impermanence
Apr 30-May 14: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2017-05-1019:25
Evening Reflection: "Thus": Wisdom and Love
Apr 30-May 14: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2017-05-098:58
Mindfulness of the Aggregates
Apr 30-May 14: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2017-05-0964:19
Morning Instruction:
Apr 30-May 14: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Gil Fronsdal 2017-05-0950:27
Evening Reflection: Compassion supports Insight
Apr 30-May 14: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Gil Fronsdal 2017-05-085:51
Mindfulness of Hindrances
Apr 30-May 14: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Gil Fronsdal 2017-05-0853:55
Morning Reflection: Curiosity about how mindfulness gets lost
Apr 30-May 14: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2017-05-0810:25
Morning Instructions: How the Heart Meets Experience
Apr 30-May 14: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2017-05-0812:54
Evening Reflection: Accepting What is Offerred
Apr 30-May 14: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2017-05-0712:31
Mindfulness of Mind States
Apr 30-May 14: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2017-05-0760:06
Mindfulness of our Quality of Inner Being
Apr 30-May 14: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Gil Fronsdal 2017-05-0739:54
MIndfulness of Feeling Tone Part Two
Apr 30-May 14: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Gil Fronsdal 2017-05-0657:15
Morning Reflections: Further Thoughts on Different Relationships to Instructions
Apr 30-May 14: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2017-05-067:43
Morning Instructions: Feeling Tone
Apr 30-May 14: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2017-05-0621:19
Evening Reflection: How Much Effort?
Apr 30-May 14: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2017-05-057:04
MIndfulness of Feeling Tone Part One
Apr 30-May 14: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2017-05-0557:52
Morning Instructions: Practicing with the Elements
Apr 30-May 14: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Gil Fronsdal 2017-05-0556:43
Mindfulness of the Four Elements/Qualities
Apr 30-May 14: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Gil Fronsdal 2017-05-0455:57
Morning Reflections: Continuity
Apr 30-May 14: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2017-05-0412:43
Morning Instructions: Noticing How we are Aware
Apr 30-May 14: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2017-05-0417:12
Evening Reflections: Simplicity of Practice
Apr 30-May 14: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2017-05-037:25
Satipatthana: Body Postures and Activities
Apr 30-May 14: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2017-05-0361:46
Morning Instructions: Breathing
Apr 30-May 14: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Gil Fronsdal 2017-05-0342:22
Evening Reflection
Apr 30-May 14: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Gil Fronsdal 2017-05-025:16
Mindfulness of Breathing
Apr 30-May 14: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Gil Fronsdal 2017-05-0262:51
Morning Reflections: The Container of Practice
Apr 30-May 14: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2017-05-0218:27
Morning Instructions: Intimacy with the Breath
Apr 30-May 14: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2017-05-0219:12
Evening Reflection: Patience
Apr 30-May 14: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2017-05-0114:12
Supports for Establishing Mindfulness
Apr 30-May 14: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2017-05-0158:18
Morning Instructions
Apr 30-May 14: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Gil Fronsdal 2017-05-0155:16
Opening Evening: Satipatthana Overview
Apr 30-May 14: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Gil Fronsdal 2017-04-3046:55
Evening Reflection: Offering the Merit
IRC Mar 17-26: Andrea Fella, Alexis Santos
Alexis Santos 2017-03-2514:07
Morning Reflections:Awareness while Speaking
IRC Mar 17-26: Andrea Fella, Alexis Santos
Alexis Santos 2017-03-2511:39
Morning Instructions: Just Sitting and Noticing What the Mind is Doing
IRC Mar 17-26: Andrea Fella, Alexis Santos
Alexis Santos 2017-03-2511:22
Evening Reflection: When We Stop Resisting Truth the Mind can Relax
IRC Mar 17-26: Andrea Fella, Alexis Santos
Andrea Fella 2017-03-2413:19
Coming Home
IRC Mar 17-26: Andrea Fella, Alexis Santos
Alexis Santos 2017-03-2450:37
Morning Instructions: Awareness Has No Location
IRC Mar 17-26: Andrea Fella, Alexis Santos
Andrea Fella 2017-03-2414:04
Awareness in Conversation
IRC Mar 17-26: Andrea Fella, Alexis Santos
Andrea Fella 2017-03-2425:01
Evening Reflection: Seeing Ourselves We See Others
IRC Mar 17-26: Andrea Fella, Alexis Santos
Andrea Fella 2017-03-2311:37
Afternoon Q&A with Andrea and Alexis
IRC Mar 17-26: Andrea Fella, Alexis Santos
Andrea Fella 2017-03-2358:39
Morning Instructions: Aware of Awareness
IRC Mar 17-26: Andrea Fella, Alexis Santos
Alexis Santos 2017-03-2312:28
Evening Reflection: A Good Way to Spend a Day
IRC Mar 17-26: Andrea Fella, Alexis Santos
Alexis Santos 2017-03-2212:28
Constructing Our Lives
IRC Mar 17-26: Andrea Fella, Alexis Santos
Andrea Fella 2017-03-227:19
Constructing Our Lives
IRC Mar 17-26: Andrea Fella, Alexis Santos
Andrea Fella 2017-03-2257:48
3/21/17 Evening Reflection: Loving Awareness Alexis Santos
IRC Mar 17-26: Andrea Fella, Alexis Santos
Alexis Santos 2017-03-2219:43
Morning Instructions: What is the Nature of...?
IRC Mar 17-26: Andrea Fella, Alexis Santos
Andrea Fella 2017-03-2219:37
Afternoon Q&A with Andrea and Alexis
IRC Mar 17-26: Andrea Fella, Alexis Santos
Andrea Fella 2017-03-2115:07
3/20/17 Evening Reflections: Practice is Simple Andrea Fella
IRC Mar 17-26: Andrea Fella, Alexis Santos
Andrea Fella 2017-03-2122:21
Morning Instructions: Awareness of Thought
IRC Mar 17-26: Andrea Fella, Alexis Santos
Alexis Santos 2017-03-2112:04
Further Reflections on Thoughts
IRC Mar 17-26: Andrea Fella, Alexis Santos
Alexis Santos 2017-03-2161:04
Further Reflections on Attitude
IRC Mar 17-26: Andrea Fella, Alexis Santos
Andrea Fella 2017-03-2053:13
3/20/17 Experience is Lawful Alexis Santos
IRC Mar 17-26: Andrea Fella, Alexis Santos
Alexis Santos 2017-03-2012:46
Morning Instructions: Different Kinds of Object
IRC Mar 17-26: Andrea Fella, Alexis Santos
Andrea Fella 2017-03-1923:13
Working with Difficulty
IRC Mar 17-26: Andrea Fella, Alexis Santos
Andrea Fella 2017-03-1952:27
Evening Reflection: Wholesome Qualities
IRC Mar 17-26: Andrea Fella, Alexis Santos
Alexis Santos 2017-03-1925:07
Morning Instructions: Relaxing Into the Natural
IRC Mar 17-26: Andrea Fella, Alexis Santos
Alexis Santos 2017-03-1943:34
Evening Reflection: Guided Meditation
IRC Mar 17-26: Andrea Fella, Alexis Santos
Andrea Fella 2017-03-1813:46
Awareness and Wisdom: Instructions
IRC Mar 17-26: Andrea Fella, Alexis Santos
Andrea Fella 2017-03-1863:04
Clinging, letting go and the path of sila, samadhi and panna
Feb 23-26: Ines Freedman, Matthew Brensilver
Matthew Brensilver 2017-02-2547:00
Emotions - Instruction
Feb 23-26: Ines Freedman, Matthew Brensilver
Ines Freedman 2017-02-2539:12
Effort
Feb 23-26: Ines Freedman, Matthew Brensilver
Ines Freedman 2017-02-2439:58
Guided Meditation: Breath
Feb 23-26: Ines Freedman, Matthew Brensilver
Matthew Brensilver 2017-02-2429:07

 

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