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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
Choiceless Awareness
Nov 28-Dec 3: Bob Stahl, Jill Hyman, Bruce Hyman
Bruce Hyman 2017-12-0228:21
The Essence of the Dhamma
Nov 28-Dec 3: Bob Stahl, Jill Hyman, Bruce Hyman
Bob Stahl 2017-12-0263:18
Softball Dharma (Practice in Life)
Nov 28-Dec 3: Bob Stahl, Jill Hyman, Bruce Hyman
Bruce Hyman 2017-12-0150:17
Mindfulness of the Mind
Nov 28-Dec 3: Bob Stahl, Jill Hyman, Bruce Hyman
Jill Hyman 2017-12-0154:31
Instructional Sit on Vedana (Feeling Tones of Experience - Day 1)
Nov 28-Dec 3: Bob Stahl, Jill Hyman, Bruce Hyman
Bob Stahl 2017-11-3057:27
Mindfulness of Breathing
Nov 28-Dec 3: Bob Stahl, Jill Hyman, Bruce Hyman
Jill Hyman 2017-11-2942:20
Meeting the Heavenly Messengers
Nov 28-Dec 3: Bob Stahl, Jill Hyman, Bruce Hyman
Bob Stahl 2017-11-2962:41
You Can Always Make it Worse! (and it's Never too Late)
Nov 28-Dec 3: Bob Stahl, Jill Hyman, Bruce Hyman
Jill Hyman 2017-11-2954:24
Q & A with Mel Weitsman
Nov 12-19: Gil Fronsdal, Mel Weitsman and Max Erdstein
Mel Weitsman 2017-11-1839:36
Guided Meditation Instructions
Nov 12-19: Gil Fronsdal, Mel Weitsman and Max Erdstein
Max Erdstein 2017-11-1838:19
Guided Meditation Instructions
Nov 12-19: Gil Fronsdal, Mel Weitsman and Max Erdstein
Mel Weitsman 2017-11-1823:37
Factor of Awakening: Samadhi
Nov 12-19: Gil Fronsdal, Mel Weitsman and Max Erdstein
Mel Weitsman 2017-11-1754:59
Guided Meditation Instructions
Nov 12-19: Gil Fronsdal, Mel Weitsman and Max Erdstein
Max Erdstein 2017-11-1746:41
Factor of Awakening: Tranquility
Nov 12-19: Gil Fronsdal, Mel Weitsman and Max Erdstein
Gil Fronsdal 2017-11-1650:24
Guided Instructions: Mindfulness and Thinking
Nov 12-19: Gil Fronsdal, Mel Weitsman and Max Erdstein
Gil Fronsdal 2017-11-1649:58
Factors of Awakening: Joy
Nov 12-19: Gil Fronsdal, Mel Weitsman and Max Erdstein
Max Erdstein 2017-11-1537:56
Guided Instructions: Zazen Instructions
Nov 12-19: Gil Fronsdal, Mel Weitsman and Max Erdstein
Mel Weitsman 2017-11-1542:12
Factors of Awakening: Mindfulness of Effort
Nov 12-19: Gil Fronsdal, Mel Weitsman and Max Erdstein
Mel Weitsman 2017-11-1450:15
Guided Instruction: Breathing and Body
Nov 12-19: Gil Fronsdal, Mel Weitsman and Max Erdstein
Max Erdstein 2017-11-1459:56
Factors of Awakening: Mindfulness and Investigation
Nov 12-19: Gil Fronsdal, Mel Weitsman and Max Erdstein
Gil Fronsdal 2017-11-1353:49
Guided Instruction: Breathing
Nov 12-19: Gil Fronsdal, Mel Weitsman and Max Erdstein
Gil Fronsdal 2017-11-1368:44
Intro to Seven Factors of Awakening/Refuges/Precepts Mel, Gil and Max
Nov 12-19: Gil Fronsdal, Mel Weitsman and Max Erdstein
Mel Weitsman 2017-11-1245:38
Wisdom: Benefiting both Self and Others
Nov 5-8: Gil Fronsdal & Ruth King
Ruth King 2017-11-0758:35
Closing Evening talk & Q&A
Nov 5-8: Gil Fronsdal & Ruth King
Gil Fronsdal, Ruth King 2017-11-0756:58
Guided Instruction: Mindfulness of Thinking
Nov 5-8: Gil Fronsdal & Ruth King
Gil Fronsdal 2017-11-0761:24
Wisdom: Benefiting Self and benefiting Others
Nov 5-8: Gil Fronsdal & Ruth King
Gil Fronsdal 2017-11-0650:14
Guided Instruction: Mindfulness of Breathing
Nov 5-8: Gil Fronsdal & Ruth King
Ruth King 2017-11-0654:07
2-week Retreat: Anapanasati (Gil Fronsdal, assisted by Ines Freedman) (Series) Gil Fronsdal 2017-10-1519:22:07
Wise Effort: Cultivating and Keeping the Skillful
Oct 6-9: Ines Freedman & Shelley Gault
Shelley Gault 2017-10-0851:12
Wise Effort: Preventing and Abandoning the Unskillful
Oct 6-9: Ines Freedman & Shelley Gault
Ines Freedman 2017-10-0756:01
Views
Sep 3-10: Max Erdstein & Brian Lesage
Brian Lesage 2017-09-0943:50
Morning instructions: Compassion
Sep 3-10: Max Erdstein & Brian Lesage
Max Erdstein 2017-09-0947:02
Morning instructions: Choiceless Awareness
Sep 3-10: Max Erdstein & Brian Lesage
Brian Lesage 2017-09-0843:11
Can We Have Wind without Fanning?
Sep 3-10: Max Erdstein & Brian Lesage
Max Erdstein 2017-09-0842:50
Moon in a Dewdrop
Sep 3-10: Max Erdstein & Brian Lesage
Brian Lesage 2017-09-0745:42
Morning instructions: Thinking
Sep 3-10: Max Erdstein & Brian Lesage
Max Erdstein 2017-09-0751:48
Firewood and Ash
Sep 3-10: Max Erdstein & Brian Lesage
Max Erdstein 2017-09-0645:12
Carrying Yourself Forward and Myriad Things Coming Forward
Sep 3-10: Max Erdstein & Brian Lesage
Brian Lesage 2017-09-0545:21
Morning instructions: Body
Sep 3-10: Max Erdstein & Brian Lesage
Max Erdstein 2017-09-0545:58
To Study the Self is to Forget the Self
Sep 3-10: Max Erdstein & Brian Lesage
Max Erdstein 2017-09-0456:53
Morning Instructions: Breath
Sep 3-10: Max Erdstein & Brian Lesage
Brian Lesage 2017-09-0456:59
Instruction: Review of full instruction
Aug 22-26: Gil Fronsdal & John Travis
John Travis 2017-08-2553:28
Tranquility and Happiness
Aug 22-26: Gil Fronsdal & John Travis
Gil Fronsdal 2017-08-2444:09
Instruction: Stillness and Emotions
Aug 22-26: Gil Fronsdal & John Travis
Gil Fronsdal 2017-08-2440:41
The Hindrances, Delight and joy
Aug 22-26: Gil Fronsdal & John Travis
John Travis 2017-08-2343:22
Instruction: Breathing
Aug 22-26: Gil Fronsdal & John Travis
John Travis 2017-08-2361:29
Guided Meditation: The Clouds are Sky Too
Aug 17-20: Max Erdstein & Matthew Brensilver
Matthew Brensilver 2017-08-1943:01
Perils and Promises of the First Day
Aug 17-20: Max Erdstein & Matthew Brensilver
Matthew Brensilver 2017-08-1856:48
Reflections on Daily Practice with Pam Weiss and Andrea Fella
Aug 2-6: Andrea Fella & Pamela Weiss
Andrea Fella 2017-08-0547:54
Morning Instructions: Sound and Open Awareness
Aug 2-6: Andrea Fella & Pamela Weiss
Pamela Weiss 2017-08-0543:43
Love Yourself Completely
Aug 2-6: Andrea Fella & Pamela Weiss
Pamela Weiss 2017-08-0456:25
Morning Instructions: Thoughts and Emotions
Aug 2-6: Andrea Fella & Pamela Weiss
Andrea Fella 2017-08-0437:30
Perspective for Practice: Relax, Receive, Allow
Aug 2-6: Andrea Fella & Pamela Weiss
Andrea Fella 2017-08-0360:11
Morning Instructions: Body and Breath
Aug 2-6: Andrea Fella & Pamela Weiss
Pamela Weiss 2017-08-0358:32
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 2017-06-2059:29
Meditación Guiada: Los Pensamientos
Jun 16-21 Rebecca Bradshaw & Andrea Castillo (Spanish)
Andrea Castillo 2017-06-2057:47
Meditación Guiada: Amor Bondadoso
Jun 16-21 Rebecca Bradshaw & Andrea Castillo (Spanish)
Rebecca Bradshaw 2017-06-1952:51
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 2017-06-1955:32
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 2017-06-1745:20
Going Home Advice
Jun 4-11: Gil Fronsdal & Nikki Mirghafori
Nikki Mirghafori 2017-06-1014:32
Instruction: Mindfulness of Stillness
Jun 4-11: Gil Fronsdal & Nikki Mirghafori
Nikki Mirghafori 2017-06-1040:59
A Life Based on Resolve
Jun 4-11: Gil Fronsdal & Nikki Mirghafori
Gil Fronsdal 2017-06-1059:15
Instruction: How we are mindful
Jun 4-11: Gil Fronsdal & Nikki Mirghafori
Gil Fronsdal 2017-06-0947:54
Resolved on Generosity
Jun 4-11: Gil Fronsdal & Nikki Mirghafori
Nikki Mirghafori 2017-06-0954:35
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 2017-06-0854:08
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 2017-06-0751:47
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 2017-06-0555:14
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 2017-06-0434:03
Morning instructions - mind states and hindrances
May 26-29 Max Erdstein & Kate Munding
Kate Munding 2017-05-2843:33
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 2017-05-1213:53
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 2017-05-1016:29
Talk: Seven Factors of Awakening
Apr 30-May 14: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Gil Fronsdal 2017-05-1053:00
Morning Reflection: Additional reflections on Impermanence
Apr 30-May 14: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2017-05-1013:29
Morning Instructions: Impermanence
Apr 30-May 14: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2017-05-1019:24
Evening Reflection: "Thus": Wisdom and Love
Apr 30-May 14: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2017-05-098:59
Mindfulness of the Aggregates
Apr 30-May 14: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2017-05-0964:20
Morning Instruction:
Apr 30-May 14: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Gil Fronsdal 2017-05-0950:26
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 2017-05-0712:32
Mindfulness of Mind States
Apr 30-May 14: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2017-05-0760:05
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

 

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