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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
Closing talk, Q and A
Nov 13-20: Gil Fronsdal, Bob Stahl
Bob Stahl 2016-11-1935:53
Instruction: Overview of Instruction
Nov 13-20: Gil Fronsdal, Bob Stahl
Bob Stahl 2016-11-1945:25
Trust Awareness and Love Everyone
Nov 13-20: Gil Fronsdal, Bob Stahl
Gil Fronsdal 2016-11-1952:40
Instruction: The still mind
Nov 13-20: Gil Fronsdal, Bob Stahl
Gil Fronsdal 2016-11-1842:33
Healing and Forgiveness
Nov 13-20: Gil Fronsdal, Bob Stahl
Bob Stahl 2016-11-1857:09
The Five Powers
Nov 13-20: Gil Fronsdal, Bob Stahl
Gil Fronsdal 2016-11-1757:50
Instruction: Mindifulness of Thinking
Nov 13-20: Gil Fronsdal, Bob Stahl
Bob Stahl 2016-11-1751:29
Causes of Suffering
Nov 13-20: Gil Fronsdal, Bob Stahl
Bob Stahl 2016-11-1657:34
Instruction: Mindfulness of Emotions
Nov 13-20: Gil Fronsdal, Bob Stahl
Gil Fronsdal 2016-11-1631:14
Q and A
Nov 13-20: Gil Fronsdal, Bob Stahl
Gil Fronsdal 2016-11-1515:41
Instructions: Mindflness of the Body
Nov 13-20: Gil Fronsdal, Bob Stahl
Bob Stahl 2016-11-1538:11
The Five Hindrances
Nov 13-20: Gil Fronsdal, Bob Stahl
Gil Fronsdal 2016-11-1552:21
Q and A
Nov 13-20: Gil Fronsdal, Bob Stahl
Gil Fronsdal 2016-11-1411:24
The Heavenly Messengers
Nov 13-20: Gil Fronsdal, Bob Stahl
Bob Stahl 2016-11-1446:48
Instructions: Mindfulness of Breathing
Nov 13-20: Gil Fronsdal, Bob Stahl
Gil Fronsdal 2016-11-1450:39
Welcome, Intro to retreat, refuges, precepts
Nov 13-20: Gil Fronsdal, Bob Stahl
Bob Stahl 2016-11-1349:19
Impermanence
Nov 3-6 Retreat: Ines Freedman, Max Erdstein
Max Erdstein 2016-11-0543:01
Instructions: Mindfulness of Emotions
Nov 3-6 Retreat: Ines Freedman, Max Erdstein
Ines Freedman 2016-11-0513:24
Investigation
Nov 3-6 Retreat: Ines Freedman, Max Erdstein
Ines Freedman 2016-11-0437:37
Instructions: Mindfulness of Body
Nov 3-6 Retreat: Ines Freedman, Max Erdstein
Max Erdstein 2016-11-0456:11
Romance, Relationship, Sexuality & Dharma
Oct 7-10: Max Erdstein, Matthew Brensilver
Matthew Brensilver 2016-10-0957:10
Morning instructions - Emotions and Non-Doing
Oct 7-10: Max Erdstein, Matthew Brensilver
Max Erdstein 2016-10-0948:18
Waking Up, Giving Up, Growing Up
Oct 7-10: Max Erdstein, Matthew Brensilver
Max Erdstein 2016-10-0853:49
Morning instructions - Breath and Body
Oct 7-10: Max Erdstein, Matthew Brensilver
Matthew Brensilver 2016-10-0851:22
The Body: 1st Foundation of Mindfulness support for other 33 Foundations + Q & A
Aug 17-21: Nikki Mirghafori, RIchard Shankman
Nikki Mirghafori 2016-08-2057:52
The Body Is Your Teacher
Aug 17-21: Nikki Mirghafori, RIchard Shankman
Richard Shankman 2016-08-1961:48
Mindfulness of the Body
Aug 17-21: Nikki Mirghafori, RIchard Shankman
Nikki Mirghafori 2016-08-1850:52
Taking the Practice Home
Aug 10-14: Andrea Fella, Pam Weiss
Andrea Fella 2016-08-1350:23
Instructions: Working with Thoughts
Aug 10-14: Andrea Fella, Pam Weiss
Pamela Weiss 2016-08-1354:17
The Human Experience: Suffering and Hope
Aug 10-14: Andrea Fella, Pam Weiss
Pamela Weiss 2016-08-1254:16
Working with Pain; Q&A
Aug 10-14: Andrea Fella, Pam Weiss
Andrea Fella 2016-08-1220:13
Instructions: Connecting with Feeling and Emotions
Aug 10-14: Andrea Fella, Pam Weiss
Andrea Fella 2016-08-1219:56
Relax, Receive, Allow
Aug 10-14: Andrea Fella, Pam Weiss
Andrea Fella 2016-08-1161:25
Instructions: Settling into Body and Breath
Aug 10-14: Andrea Fella, Pam Weiss
Pamela Weiss 2016-08-1137:07
Walking Instructions
Aug 10-14: Andrea Fella, Pam Weiss
Andrea Fella 2016-08-1122:35
Retreat Opening
Aug 10-14: Andrea Fella, Pam Weiss
Pamela Weiss 2016-08-1063:02
Mindfulness of Mind Retreat Talks (Series) Andrea Fella 2016-07-1720:44:05
Cuatro Fundamentos de la Atención Plena: Procesos Mentales
Jun 21-26: Rebecca Bradshaw, Andrea Castillo
Rebecca Bradshaw 2016-06-2557:46
Meditación Guiada: Las Sensaciones
Jun 21-26: Rebecca Bradshaw, Andrea Castillo
Andrea Castillo 2016-06-2543:01
Cuatro Fundamentos de la Atención Plena: Sensaciones
Jun 21-26: Rebecca Bradshaw, Andrea Castillo
Andrea Castillo 2016-06-2446:39
Cuatro Fundamentos de la Atención Plena: Estados Mentales
Jun 21-26: Rebecca Bradshaw, Andrea Castillo
Rebecca Bradshaw 2016-06-2361:26
Meditación Guiada: Los Cuatro Fundamentos de la Atención Plena
Jun 21-26: Rebecca Bradshaw, Andrea Castillo
Andrea Castillo 2016-06-2337:16
Cuatro Fundamentos de la Atención Plena: El Cuerpo
Jun 21-26: Rebecca Bradshaw, Andrea Castillo
Andrea Castillo 2016-06-2251:06
The Paramita of Wisdom
Jun 5-12: Gil Fronsdal, Paul Haller
Paul Haller 2016-06-1145:59
Concluding Talk and Q & A
Jun 5-12: Gil Fronsdal, Paul Haller
Gil Fronsdal 2016-06-1140:44
Guided Meditation Instructions 6
Jun 5-12: Gil Fronsdal, Paul Haller
Gil Fronsdal 2016-06-1128:30
The Paramita of Concentration
Jun 5-12: Gil Fronsdal, Paul Haller
Gil Fronsdal 2016-06-1044:17
Guided Meditation Instructions 5
Jun 5-12: Gil Fronsdal, Paul Haller
Paul Haller 2016-06-1041:14
The Paramita of Effort
Jun 5-12: Gil Fronsdal, Paul Haller
Paul Haller 2016-06-0944:53
Guided Meditation Instruction 4 - Thoughts
Jun 5-12: Gil Fronsdal, Paul Haller
Gil Fronsdal 2016-06-0928:46
The Paramita of Patience
Jun 5-12: Gil Fronsdal, Paul Haller
Gil Fronsdal 2016-06-0843:36
Guided Meditation Instructions 3 - Breath
Jun 5-12: Gil Fronsdal, Paul Haller
Paul Haller 2016-06-0845:40
The Paramita of Ethics
Jun 5-12: Gil Fronsdal, Paul Haller
Paul Haller 2016-06-0750:35
Guided Meditation Instructions 2 - The body
Jun 5-12: Gil Fronsdal, Paul Haller
Gil Fronsdal 2016-06-0730:04
The Paramita of Generosity
Jun 5-12: Gil Fronsdal, Paul Haller
Gil Fronsdal 2016-06-0638:35
Guided Meditation Instructions 1
Jun 5-12: Gil Fronsdal, Paul Haller
Paul Haller 2016-06-0635:09
Intro to the Six Paramitas and Retreat Precepts
Jun 5-12: Gil Fronsdal, Paul Haller
Paul Haller 2016-06-0535:53
Restlessness, Sloth & Torpor
IRC 2016-05-27 Ines Freedman,Shelley Gault
Shelley Gault 2016-05-2746:21
Right Intention: Compassion
May 17-21: Gil Fronsdal, John Travis
John Travis 2016-05-2036:22
Right Intention: Loving Kindness
May 17-21: Gil Fronsdal, John Travis
Gil Fronsdal 2016-05-1946:30
Right Intention: Renunciation
May 17-21: Gil Fronsdal, John Travis
John Travis 2016-05-1830:54
Right Intention: Introduction
May 17-21: Gil Fronsdal, John Travis
Gil Fronsdal 2016-05-1726:34
Morning Instruction Day 6
Apr 24-30: Andrea Fella, Greg Scharf
Greg Scharf 2016-04-2946:29
Practicing Awareness While Living
Apr 24-30: Andrea Fella, Greg Scharf
Andrea Fella 2016-04-2960:31
Evening Reflection: Where do we find trust?
Apr 24-30: Andrea Fella, Greg Scharf
Andrea Fella 2016-04-2811:43
Equanimity
Apr 24-30: Andrea Fella, Greg Scharf
Greg Scharf 2016-04-2852:56
Morning Instructions Day 5: Aware of Thoughts
Apr 24-30: Andrea Fella, Greg Scharf
Andrea Fella 2016-04-2827:27
Evening Reflections on the Nature of Delusion
Apr 24-30: Andrea Fella, Greg Scharf
Greg Scharf 2016-04-2713:17
Wisdom: Impermanence, Unreliablity, Uncontrollability
Apr 24-30: Andrea Fella, Greg Scharf
Andrea Castillo 2016-04-2762:00
Morning Instruction Day 4: Emotions
Apr 24-30: Andrea Fella, Greg Scharf
Greg Scharf 2016-04-2718:38
Evening Reflections on Continuity
Apr 24-30: Andrea Fella, Greg Scharf
Andrea Fella 2016-04-2611:02
The Buddha's Teaching on Loving-kindness
Apr 24-30: Andrea Fella, Greg Scharf
Greg Scharf 2016-04-2656:19
Morning Instructions Day 3: Body Sensations
Apr 24-30: Andrea Fella, Greg Scharf
Andrea Fella 2016-04-2618:11
Wise use of Energy
Apr 24-30: Andrea Fella, Greg Scharf
Andrea Fella 2016-04-2558:33
Morning Instructions Day 2: Relaxed Attention to Breath
Apr 24-30: Andrea Fella, Greg Scharf
Greg Scharf 2016-04-2515:01
Generosity: The Practice of Freedom
Apr 24-30: Andrea Fella, Greg Scharf
Greg Scharf 2016-04-2454:15
Morning Instructions Day 1: Relaxed Attention to Breath
Apr 24-30: Andrea Fella, Greg Scharf
Andrea Fella 2016-04-2429:53
Retreat Opening: Paramis and Refuges
Apr 24-30: Andrea Fella, Greg Scharf
Andrea Fella 2016-04-2348:09
Equanimity
Apr 3-10, 2016: Nikki Mirghafori, Matthew Brensilver
Nikki Mirghafori 2016-04-0947:19
Guided Meditation (Day 6): Poems, Reflections, Silence
Apr 3-10, 2016: Nikki Mirghafori, Matthew Brensilver
Matthew Brensilver 2016-04-0939:02
Guided Meditation (Day 5): Thinking and Mind States
Apr 3-10, 2016: Nikki Mirghafori, Matthew Brensilver
Nikki Mirghafori 2016-04-0850:00
Tranquility
Apr 3-10, 2016: Nikki Mirghafori, Matthew Brensilver
Matthew Brensilver 2016-04-0850:34
Guided Meditation (Day 4): Emotion in the Body
Apr 3-10, 2016: Nikki Mirghafori, Matthew Brensilver
Matthew Brensilver 2016-04-0737:42
Joy/Rapture and Concentration
Apr 3-10, 2016: Nikki Mirghafori, Matthew Brensilver
Nikki Mirghafori 2016-04-075:22:55
Energy
Apr 3-10, 2016: Nikki Mirghafori, Matthew Brensilver
Matthew Brensilver 2016-04-0640:03
Guided Meditation (Day 3): Feeling Tone
Apr 3-10, 2016: Nikki Mirghafori, Matthew Brensilver
Nikki Mirghafori 2016-04-0641:48
Investigation
Apr 3-10, 2016: Nikki Mirghafori, Matthew Brensilver
Nikki Mirghafori 2016-04-0559:40
Guded Meditation (Day 2): Breath
Apr 3-10, 2016: Nikki Mirghafori, Matthew Brensilver
Matthew Brensilver 2016-04-0550:45
Guided Meditation (Day 1): Body & Breath
Apr 3-10, 2016: Nikki Mirghafori, Matthew Brensilver
Nikki Mirghafori 2016-04-0452:14
Mindfulness
Apr 3-10, 2016: Nikki Mirghafori, Matthew Brensilver
Matthew Brensilver 2016-04-0439:34
Welcome & Intro. to Theme of the 7 Factors of Awakening
Apr 3-10, 2016: Nikki Mirghafori, Matthew Brensilver
Nikki Mirghafori 2016-04-0345:11
Big Mind Meditation with Bells
Mar 20-27, 2016: Gil Fronsdal, Adrianne Ross
Adrianne Ross 2016-03-2645:49
Dependent Arising: Liberation and Knowledge of Liberation
Mar 20-27, 2016: Gil Fronsdal, Adrianne Ross
Gil Fronsdal 2016-03-2651:57
Guided Instruction on How we are Mindful
Mar 20-27, 2016: Gil Fronsdal, Adrianne Ross
Gil Fronsdal 2016-03-2524:14
Dependent Arising: Disenchantment and Dispassion
Mar 20-27, 2016: Gil Fronsdal, Adrianne Ross
Adrianne Ross 2016-03-2540:49
Dependent Arising: Concentration and Seeing things as they are
Mar 20-27, 2016: Gil Fronsdal, Adrianne Ross
Gil Fronsdal 2016-03-2453:34
Guided Instruction on Thoughts
Mar 20-27, 2016: Gil Fronsdal, Adrianne Ross
Adrianne Ross 2016-03-2453:05
Q and A on Letting Go
Mar 20-27, 2016: Gil Fronsdal, Adrianne Ross
Adrianne Ross 2016-03-2312:22
Dependent Arising: Tranquility and Happiness
Mar 20-27, 2016: Gil Fronsdal, Adrianne Ross
Adrianne Ross 2016-03-2358:40
Guided instruction: Emotions
Mar 20-27, 2016: Gil Fronsdal, Adrianne Ross
Gil Fronsdal 2016-03-2339:58

 

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