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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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All Insight Retreat Center Talks



TitleSpeakerDateLength
Talk: 4 Foundation: Hindrances and Factors of Awakening
Feb 24-Mar 3 2019: Gil Fronsdal, Tara Mulay & Andrea Castillo
Andrea Castillo 2019-03-01 50:22
Talk: 3rd Foundation: Mindfulness of Mind
Feb 24-Mar 3 2019: Gil Fronsdal, Tara Mulay & Andrea Castillo
Gil Fronsdal 2019-02-28 57:14
Guided Instruction: Emotions
Feb 24-Mar 3 2019: Gil Fronsdal, Tara Mulay & Andrea Castillo
Andrea Castillo 2019-02-27 46:40
Talk: 2nd Foundation: Mindfulness of Feeling Tones
Feb 24-Mar 3 2019: Gil Fronsdal, Tara Mulay & Andrea Castillo
Tara Mulay 2019-02-27 54:59
Talk: 1st Foundation: the Body and Breathing
Feb 24-Mar 3 2019: Gil Fronsdal, Tara Mulay & Andrea Castillo
Gil Fronsdal 2019-02-26 55:54
talk: 1st Foundation: the Body, part 2
Feb 24-Mar 3 2019: Gil Fronsdal, Tara Mulay & Andrea Castillo
Andrea Castillo 2019-02-26 48:06
Guided Instruction: Mindfulness of Body
Feb 24-Mar 3 2019: Gil Fronsdal, Tara Mulay & Andrea Castillo
Gil Fronsdal 2019-02-26 54:45
Intro to Theme: Four Foundations of Mindfulness
Feb 24-Mar 3 2019: Gil Fronsdal, Tara Mulay & Andrea Castillo
Gil Fronsdal 2019-02-25 55:54
Guided Instruction: Mindfulness of Breathing
Feb 24-Mar 3 2019: Gil Fronsdal, Tara Mulay & Andrea Castillo
Tara Mulay 2019-02-24 39:35
Guided Meditation on 7 Factors of Awakening
Jan 27-Feb 3 2019: Gil Fronsdal, Rachel Lewis, and DIana Clark
Gil Fronsdal 2019-02-02 15:51
Equanimity Factor of Awakening
Jan 27-Feb 3 2019: Gil Fronsdal, Rachel Lewis, and DIana Clark
Gil Fronsdal 2019-02-01 59:17
Morning Guided Instruction 5
Jan 27-Feb 3 2019: Gil Fronsdal, Rachel Lewis, and DIana Clark
Diana Clark 2019-02-01 49:02
Concentration Factor of Awakening
Jan 27-Feb 3 2019: Gil Fronsdal, Rachel Lewis, and DIana Clark
Diana Clark 2019-01-31 56:26
Energy and Tranquility Factors of Awakening
Jan 27-Feb 3 2019: Gil Fronsdal, Rachel Lewis, and DIana Clark
Rachel Lewis 2019-01-30 40:07
Morning Guided Instruction 3
Jan 27-Feb 3 2019: Gil Fronsdal, Rachel Lewis, and DIana Clark
Gil Fronsdal 2019-01-30 46:55
Investigation Factor of Awakening
Jan 27-Feb 3 2019: Gil Fronsdal, Rachel Lewis, and DIana Clark
Gil Fronsdal 2019-01-29 56:44
Morning Guided Instructions 2
Jan 27-Feb 3 2019: Gil Fronsdal, Rachel Lewis, and DIana Clark
Gil Fronsdal 2019-01-29 50:14
Mindfulness Factor of Awakening
Jan 27-Feb 3 2019: Gil Fronsdal, Rachel Lewis, and DIana Clark
Gil Fronsdal 2019-01-28 51:22
Walking Meditation Instructions
Jan 27-Feb 3 2019: Gil Fronsdal, Rachel Lewis, and DIana Clark
Diana Clark 2019-01-28 14:01
Intro to 7 Factors of Awakening; Refuges; Precepts
Jan 27-Feb 3 2019: Gil Fronsdal, Rachel Lewis, and DIana Clark
Gil Fronsdal 2019-01-27 12:34
Retreat Closing talk and Q&A
Four Efforts and Brahmaviharas: Dec 2018, Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Gil Fronsdal 2018-12-15 27:26
Talk: Untangling the Tangle
Four Efforts and Brahmaviharas: Dec 2018, Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2018-12-15 48:02
Morning Instruction: Stillness, Silence and Spaciousness
Four Efforts and Brahmaviharas: Dec 2018, Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Gil Fronsdal 2018-12-15 50:14
Evening Reflection
Four Efforts and Brahmaviharas: Dec 2018, Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2018-12-14 9:32
Talk: Love, Presence and Stillness
Four Efforts and Brahmaviharas: Dec 2018, Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Gil Fronsdal 2018-12-14 51:11
Further Reflections on Attitude
Four Efforts and Brahmaviharas: Dec 2018, Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2018-12-14 9:33
Morning Instruction: Attitude
Four Efforts and Brahmaviharas: Dec 2018, Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2018-12-14 15:45
Talk: Fouth Right Effort and Equanimity
Four Efforts and Brahmaviharas: Dec 2018, Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2018-12-13 60:10
Morning Instruction: Thinking
Four Efforts and Brahmaviharas: Dec 2018, Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Gil Fronsdal 2018-12-13 48:59
Evening Reflection
Four Efforts and Brahmaviharas: Dec 2018, Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2018-12-12 8:07
Talk: Third Right Effort and Mudita
Four Efforts and Brahmaviharas: Dec 2018, Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Gil Fronsdal 2018-12-12 51:31
Morning Reflections
Four Efforts and Brahmaviharas: Dec 2018, Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2018-12-12 11:36
Morning Instruction: Body and Mind
Four Efforts and Brahmaviharas: Dec 2018, Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2018-12-12 20:15
Talk: Second Right Effort and Compassion
Four Efforts and Brahmaviharas: Dec 2018, Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2018-12-11 56:28
Morning Instruction: Mindfulness of Embodiment
Four Efforts and Brahmaviharas: Dec 2018, Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Gil Fronsdal 2018-12-11 49:38
Evening Reflection
Four Efforts and Brahmaviharas: Dec 2018, Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2018-12-10 7:41
Talk: First Right Effort and Metta
Four Efforts and Brahmaviharas: Dec 2018, Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Gil Fronsdal 2018-12-10 50:42
Walking Meditation Instruction
Four Efforts and Brahmaviharas: Dec 2018, Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Gil Fronsdal 2018-12-10 16:12
Morning Instruction: Relax and Receive Breath
Four Efforts and Brahmaviharas: Dec 2018, Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2018-12-10 32:04
Retreat Opening and Theme: Four Efforts and Brahmaviharas
Four Efforts and Brahmaviharas: Dec 2018, Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2018-12-09 35:52
Loving Kindness and Reconciliation Meditation
Nov 26-Dec 2: Bob Stahl & ISC Teachers
Bob Stahl 2018-12-01 32:26
Why We Practice: Making Peace
Nov 26-Dec 2: Bob Stahl & ISC Teachers
Bob Stahl 2018-12-01 60:33
3 Marks of Existence
Nov 26-Dec 2: Bob Stahl & ISC Teachers
Karen Zelin 2018-11-30 48:07
The Heart of the Teachings
Nov 26-Dec 2: Bob Stahl & ISC Teachers
Kim Allen 2018-11-29 49:23
5 Hindrances and 7 Factors
Nov 26-Dec 2: Bob Stahl & ISC Teachers
Dan Landry 2018-11-28 44:18
Tick Toc Tick Toc Dhamma
Nov 26-Dec 2: Bob Stahl & ISC Teachers
Bob Stahl 2018-11-27 63:24
A Life of the Dharma
Five Faculties retreat, November 2018, Gil Fronsdal & Max Erdstein
Max Erdstein 2018-11-17 62:57
Guided Meditation on Movement and Stillness
Five Faculties retreat, November 2018, Gil Fronsdal & Max Erdstein
Gil Fronsdal 2018-11-17 44:01
The Faculty of Wisdom
Five Faculties retreat, November 2018, Gil Fronsdal & Max Erdstein
Gil Fronsdal 2018-11-16 55:53
Guided Meditation on Concentration
Five Faculties retreat, November 2018, Gil Fronsdal & Max Erdstein
Max Erdstein 2018-11-16 41:19
The Faculty of Concentration
Five Faculties retreat, November 2018, Gil Fronsdal & Max Erdstein
Max Erdstein 2018-11-15 52:57
Guided Meditation on Thinking
Five Faculties retreat, November 2018, Gil Fronsdal & Max Erdstein
Gil Fronsdal 2018-11-15 53:00
The Faculty of Mindfulness
Five Faculties retreat, November 2018, Gil Fronsdal & Max Erdstein
Gil Fronsdal 2018-11-14 47:23
Guided Meditation on Emotions
Five Faculties retreat, November 2018, Gil Fronsdal & Max Erdstein
Max Erdstein 2018-11-14 59:10
The Faculty of Energy
Five Faculties retreat, November 2018, Gil Fronsdal & Max Erdstein
Max Erdstein 2018-11-13 61:40
Guided Meditation on Mindfulness of Body
Five Faculties retreat, November 2018, Gil Fronsdal & Max Erdstein
Gil Fronsdal 2018-11-13 53:58
The Faculty of Faith
Five Faculties retreat, November 2018, Gil Fronsdal & Max Erdstein
Gil Fronsdal 2018-11-12 48:29
Guided Meditation on Breathing
Five Faculties retreat, November 2018, Gil Fronsdal & Max Erdstein
Max Erdstein 2018-11-12 47:12
Intro to Five Faculties and Refuges
Five Faculties retreat, November 2018, Gil Fronsdal & Max Erdstein
Gil Fronsdal 2018-11-11 32:58
Resiliance
Oct 28-Nov 4 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Paul Haller
Paul Haller 2018-11-03 53:58
Guided Instruction of Simplicity
Oct 28-Nov 4 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Paul Haller
Gil Fronsdal 2018-11-03 46:54
Equanimity Factor of Awakening
Oct 28-Nov 4 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Paul Haller
Gil Fronsdal 2018-11-02 43:54
Guided Instruction
Oct 28-Nov 4 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Paul Haller
Paul Haller 2018-11-02 53:40
Concentration Factor of Awakening
Oct 28-Nov 4 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Paul Haller
Paul Haller 2018-11-01 56:52
Guided Instruction on thinking
Oct 28-Nov 4 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Paul Haller
Gil Fronsdal 2018-11-01 49:30
Mindfulness Factor of effort and joy
Oct 28-Nov 4 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Paul Haller
Paul Haller 2018-10-31 8:07
Guided Instruction: tranquility
Oct 28-Nov 4 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Paul Haller
Paul Haller 2018-10-31 39:49
Mindfulness Factor of Awakening
Oct 28-Nov 4 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Paul Haller
Paul Haller 2018-10-30 57:18
GUided Instruction on Body
Oct 28-Nov 4 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Paul Haller
Gil Fronsdal 2018-10-30 52:08
Talk: Introduction to Seven Factors of Awakening
Oct 28-Nov 4 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Paul Haller
Gil Fronsdal 2018-10-29 46:55
Instruction in Walking Meditation Gullu Singh
Oct 28-Nov 4 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Paul Haller
Paul Haller 2018-10-29 5:50
Guided Instruction on Breathing
Oct 28-Nov 4 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Paul Haller
Paul Haller 2018-10-29 47:33
Thank You For Your Effort
Insight Retreat: Oct 2018, Ines Freedman & Max Erdstein
Max Erdstein 2018-10-20 42:10
Instruction: Emotions
Insight Retreat: Oct 2018, Ines Freedman & Max Erdstein
Ines Freedman 2018-10-20 47:40
Wise Intention
Insight Retreat: Oct 2018, Ines Freedman & Max Erdstein
Ines Freedman 2018-10-19 54:26
Walking Instructions
Insight Retreat: Oct 2018, Ines Freedman & Max Erdstein
Ines Freedman 2018-10-19 1:57
Guided Meditation/Instructions: Body
Insight Retreat: Oct 2018, Ines Freedman & Max Erdstein
Max Erdstein 2018-10-19 49:36
Opening Night
Insight Retreat: Oct 2018, Ines Freedman & Max Erdstein
Max Erdstein 2018-10-18 66:51
Pamela Weiss 2018-08-18 61:33
Morning Instructions: Open Awareness
Aug 15-19 2018: Andrea Fella & Pamela Weiss
Amana Brembry Johnson 2018-08-18 10:43
Guided Meditation: Radiating Metta
Aug 15-19 2018: Andrea Fella & Pamela Weiss
Amana Brembry Johnson 2018-08-17 43:43
Refuge in Dharma
Aug 15-19 2018: Andrea Fella & Pamela Weiss
Andrea Fella 2018-08-17 56:42
Morning Instructions: Feeling Tone, Emotions and Thoughts
Aug 15-19 2018: Andrea Fella & Pamela Weiss
Pamela Weiss 2018-08-17 33:43
Guided Meditation: Loving Kindness
Aug 15-19 2018: Andrea Fella & Pamela Weiss
Andrea Fella 2018-08-16 15:07
Refuge in Buddha
Aug 15-19 2018: Andrea Fella & Pamela Weiss
Pamela Weiss 2018-08-16 56:40
Walking Instructions
Aug 15-19 2018: Andrea Fella & Pamela Weiss
Pamela Weiss 2018-08-16 14:28
Morning Instructions: Breath and Body
Aug 15-19 2018: Andrea Fella & Pamela Weiss
Andrea Fella 2018-08-16 24:53
Refuges: Overview
Aug 15-19 2018: Andrea Fella & Pamela Weiss
Andrea Fella 2018-08-15 60:10
Letting Go & Renunciation: Daily Life Practice
Letting Go & Renunciation, August 9-12 2018, Ines Freedman & Nikki Mirghafori
Ines Freedman 2018-08-12 16:33
Letting Go & Renunciation: Cultivation
Letting Go & Renunciation, August 9-12 2018, Ines Freedman & Nikki Mirghafori
Nikki Mirghafori 2018-08-11 59:02
Letting Go & Renunciation: Mindfulness of Emotions Instruction
Letting Go & Renunciation, August 9-12 2018, Ines Freedman & Nikki Mirghafori
Ines Freedman 2018-08-11 15:59
Letting Go & Renunciation: Letting Go
Letting Go & Renunciation, August 9-12 2018, Ines Freedman & Nikki Mirghafori
Ines Freedman 2018-08-10 53:36
Letting Go & Renunciation: Mindfulness of Body Instruction
Letting Go & Renunciation, August 9-12 2018, Ines Freedman & Nikki Mirghafori
Nikki Mirghafori 2018-08-10 58:00
Guided Meditation: The Snow Globe
Mindfulness of Mind: July 2018 two-week retreat
Andrea Fella 2018-08-04 3:11
Guided Meditation: Practicing with Conditions of Activity
Mindfulness of Mind: July 2018 two-week retreat
Andrea Fella 2018-08-04 3:25
Evening Reflection: Practicing for Ourselves, Practicing for Others
Mindfulness of Mind: July 2018 two-week retreat
Andrea Fella 2018-08-03 11:31
Practicing with Life
Mindfulness of Mind: July 2018 two-week retreat
Andrea Fella 2018-08-03 42:20
Return of Habitual Patterns and Senses of Self
Mindfulness of Mind: July 2018 two-week retreat
Andrea Fella 2018-08-03 6:40
Guided Meditation: Here and Now
Mindfulness of Mind: July 2018 two-week retreat
Andrea Fella 2018-08-03 12:05
Evening Reflection: Courage
Mindfulness of Mind: July 2018 two-week retreat
Diana Clark 2018-08-02 7:31

 

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