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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
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
Guided Meditation Instruction 6
Feb 10-17: Gil Fronsdal
Gil Fronsdal 2017-02-1648:16
Purification through Knowledge and Vision
Feb 10-17: Gil Fronsdal
Gil Fronsdal 2017-02-1639:24
Purification through Knowledge and Vision ofthe Practice
Feb 10-17: Gil Fronsdal
Gil Fronsdal 2017-02-1541:22
Guided Meditation Instruction 5
Feb 10-17: Gil Fronsdal
Gil Fronsdal 2017-02-1548:24
Purification through Knowledge and Vision of What is and What is not the Path
Feb 10-17: Gil Fronsdal
Gil Fronsdal 2017-02-1443:45
Guided Meditation Instruction 4
Feb 10-17: Gil Fronsdal
Gil Fronsdal 2017-02-1451:18
Purification of View and Purification of Doubt
Feb 10-17: Gil Fronsdal
Gil Fronsdal 2017-02-1355:07
Purification of Mind
Feb 10-17: Gil Fronsdal
Gil Fronsdal 2017-02-1242:07
Guided Meditation Instruction 2
Feb 10-17: Gil Fronsdal
Gil Fronsdal 2017-02-1253:28
Purification of Virtue
Feb 10-17: Gil Fronsdal
Gil Fronsdal 2017-02-1146:39
Guided Meditation Instruction 1
Feb 10-17: Gil Fronsdal
Gil Fronsdal 2017-02-1111:25
Intro to Seven Stages of Purification
Feb 10-17: Gil Fronsdal
Gil Fronsdal 2017-02-1025:07
Letting go and liberation
Jan 21-28: Gil Fronsdal, Leigh Brasington
Gil Fronsdal 2017-01-2758:16
Dependent Origination and Conceptulations
Jan 21-28: Gil Fronsdal, Leigh Brasington
Leigh Brasington 2017-01-2656:00
Instruction: Stability, well-being and confidence
Jan 21-28: Gil Fronsdal, Leigh Brasington
Gil Fronsdal 2017-01-2642:33
Cultivation and Insight: The Three Characteristics and their oppositites
Jan 21-28: Gil Fronsdal, Leigh Brasington
Gil Fronsdal 2017-01-2550:54
Instructions: Mindfulness of Vedana
Jan 21-28: Gil Fronsdal, Leigh Brasington
Leigh Brasington 2017-01-2553:24
Instructions: Samadhi and Mindfulness of thinking
Jan 21-28: Gil Fronsdal, Leigh Brasington
Gil Fronsdal 2017-01-2439:09
Samadhi
Jan 21-28: Gil Fronsdal, Leigh Brasington
Gil Fronsdal 2017-01-2358:28
Instructions for Entering First Jhana
Jan 21-28: Gil Fronsdal, Leigh Brasington
Leigh Brasington 2017-01-2338:58
Four Jhanas
Jan 21-28: Gil Fronsdal, Leigh Brasington
Leigh Brasington 2017-01-2255:45
Instructions: Mindfulness of Breathing
Jan 21-28: Gil Fronsdal, Leigh Brasington
Gil Fronsdal 2017-01-2263:34
Opening talk, refuges, precepts
Jan 21-28: Gil Fronsdal, Leigh Brasington
Leigh Brasington 2017-01-2141:52
Guided Meditation (20 minutes): Emotions - Gil Fronsdal
Guided meditations (20 minutes): Breath, Body, Emotions, Thoughts - Gil Fronsdal
Gil Fronsdal 2016-12-2920:07
Guided Meditation (20 minutes): Thoughts - Gil Fronsdal
Guided meditations (20 minutes): Breath, Body, Emotions, Thoughts - Gil Fronsdal
Gil Fronsdal 2016-12-2920:07
Guided Meditation (20 minutes): The Body - Gil Fronsdal
Guided meditations (20 minutes): Breath, Body, Emotions, Thoughts - Gil Fronsdal
Gil Fronsdal 2016-12-2920:01
Guided Meditation (20 minutes): The Breath - Gil Fronsdal
Guided meditations (20 minutes): Breath, Body, Emotions, Thoughts - Gil Fronsdal
Gil Fronsdal 2016-12-2920:04
Refuge in Sangha: Becoming a Refuge
IRC 2016-12-11 Dec 11-18: Gil Fronsdal, Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2016-12-1754:21
Morning Meditation
IRC 2016-12-11 Dec 11-18: Gil Fronsdal, Andrea Fella
Gil Fronsdal 2016-12-1733:42
Refuge in Dharma Trusting the Dharma, Living the Dharma
IRC 2016-12-11 Dec 11-18: Gil Fronsdal, Andrea Fella
Gil Fronsdal 2016-12-1653:18
Open Awareness
IRC 2016-12-11 Dec 11-18: Gil Fronsdal, Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2016-12-1620:37
Noticing the Unfamiliar
IRC 2016-12-11 Dec 11-18: Gil Fronsdal, Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2016-12-169:16
Refuge in the Dharma: Dependent Origination
IRC 2016-12-11 Dec 11-18: Gil Fronsdal, Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2016-12-1563:16
Mindfulness of Thinking
IRC 2016-12-11 Dec 11-18: Gil Fronsdal, Andrea Fella
Gil Fronsdal 2016-12-1549:19
Refuge in the Dharma: The Conditions for Insight
IRC 2016-12-11 Dec 11-18: Gil Fronsdal, Andrea Fella
Gil Fronsdal 2016-12-1452:01
Further Exploration of Mind States
IRC 2016-12-11 Dec 11-18: Gil Fronsdal, Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2016-12-1412:22
Mindfulness of Mind States
IRC 2016-12-11 Dec 11-18: Gil Fronsdal, Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2016-12-1423:01
Refuge in the Buddha: Our Capacity for Awareness
IRC 2016-12-11 Dec 11-18: Gil Fronsdal, Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2016-12-1358:48
Mindfulness of Body Sensation
IRC 2016-12-11 Dec 11-18: Gil Fronsdal, Andrea Fella
Gil Fronsdal 2016-12-1344:34
Receiving the Breath
IRC 2016-12-11 Dec 11-18: Gil Fronsdal, Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2016-12-1220:01
The Three Refuges
IRC 2016-12-11 Dec 11-18: Gil Fronsdal, Andrea Fella
Gil Fronsdal 2016-12-1245:04
Retreat Opening: Refuge
IRC 2016-12-11 Dec 11-18: Gil Fronsdal, Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2016-12-1139:24
The Heart of Practice
Nov 29- Dec 4: ISC Insight Retreat
Bob Stahl 2016-12-0364:31
Instructions: Open Awareness
Nov 29- Dec 4: ISC Insight Retreat
Kim Allen 2016-12-0341:49
Thoughts
Nov 29- Dec 4: ISC Insight Retreat
Kim Allen 2016-12-0242:34
Instructions: States of Mind
Nov 29- Dec 4: ISC Insight Retreat
Jill Hyman 2016-12-0240:19
Wise Speech: Inside and Out
Nov 29- Dec 4: ISC Insight Retreat
Jill Hyman 2016-12-0155:25
Instructions: Vedena
Nov 29- Dec 4: ISC Insight Retreat
Bruce Hyman 2016-12-0139:10
5 Hindrances (It's OK)
Nov 29- Dec 4: ISC Insight Retreat
Bruce Hyman 2016-11-3046:21
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

 

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