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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
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
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

 

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