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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
Metta and Wisdom: Guided Meditation: Radiating Metta for All Beings
Metta and Wisdom: May/June 2019, Sayadaw U Jagara/Nikki Mirghafori
Nikki Mirghafori 2019-06-06 45:58
Metta and Wisdom: Working with Metta for the “Difficult” Person, Anger, and Forgiveness
Metta and Wisdom: May/June 2019, Sayadaw U Jagara/Nikki Mirghafori
Nikki Mirghafori 2019-06-05 51:14
Metta and Wisdom: Morning Instructions: Five Faculties and Metta for “Difficult” Person
Metta and Wisdom: May/June 2019, Sayadaw U Jagara/Nikki Mirghafori
Sayadaw U Jagara 2019-06-05 33:01
Metta and Wisdom: Balancing the Five Faculties
Metta and Wisdom: May/June 2019, Sayadaw U Jagara/Nikki Mirghafori
Sayadaw U Jagara 2019-06-04 48:37
Metta and Wisdom: Guided Meditation: Metta for the Neutral Person
Metta and Wisdom: May/June 2019, Sayadaw U Jagara/Nikki Mirghafori
Nikki Mirghafori 2019-06-04 44:36
Metta and Wisdom: Metta, Acceptance, and the Brahma Viharas
Metta and Wisdom: May/June 2019, Sayadaw U Jagara/Nikki Mirghafori
Nikki Mirghafori 2019-06-03 58:21
Metta and Wisdom: Morning Instructions: Grandmother’s Metta
Metta and Wisdom: May/June 2019, Sayadaw U Jagara/Nikki Mirghafori
Sayadaw U Jagara 2019-06-03 19:17
Metta and Wisdom: Guided Meditation: Metta for Self and Dear Being
Metta and Wisdom: May/June 2019, Sayadaw U Jagara/Nikki Mirghafori
Nikki Mirghafori 2019-06-02 49:14
Metta and Wisdom: Practicing metta with G.R.A.C.E
Metta and Wisdom: May/June 2019, Sayadaw U Jagara/Nikki Mirghafori
Nikki Mirghafori 2019-06-01 46:49
Metta and Wisdom: Morning Instructions: Acceptance is Love
Metta and Wisdom: May/June 2019, Sayadaw U Jagara/Nikki Mirghafori
Sayadaw U Jagara 2019-06-01 12:58
Taking the Practice Home
May 24-27 2019: Ines Freedman & Diana Clark
Ines Freedman 2019-05-27 11:16
Wise Effort: Cultivation & Sustaining
May 24-27 2019: Ines Freedman & Diana Clark
Diana Clark 2019-05-26 53:56
Guided Meditation: Emotions
May 24-27 2019: Ines Freedman & Diana Clark
Ines Freedman 2019-05-26 44:29
Guided Meditation: Breath
May 24-27 2019: Ines Freedman & Diana Clark
Diana Clark 2019-05-25 38:03
Wise Effort: Prevention & Letting Go
May 24-27 2019: Ines Freedman & Diana Clark
Ines Freedman 2019-05-25 43:23
Opening Night Dharmette: Wise Effort
May 24-27 2019: Ines Freedman & Diana Clark
Ines Freedman 2019-05-24 6:46
The Role of Sila, Samadhi and Panna in Interpersonal Life
Insight Retreat: May 2019, Matthew Brensilver & Max Erdstein
Matthew Brensilver 2019-05-18 58:05
Guided Meditation: The Ground of Loving Acceptance
Insight Retreat: May 2019, Matthew Brensilver & Max Erdstein
Matthew Brensilver 2019-05-17 45:09
Removing the Thorns of Memory and Becoming
Insight Retreat: May 2019, Matthew Brensilver & Max Erdstein
Matthew Brensilver 2019-05-16 56:08
Guided Meditation: Settling through Love, Deepening through Sound
Insight Retreat: May 2019, Matthew Brensilver & Max Erdstein
Matthew Brensilver 2019-05-15 48:35
Seven Factors of Awakening
Insight Retreat: May 2019, Matthew Brensilver & Max Erdstein
Matthew Brensilver 2019-05-14 59:20
Guided Meditation: Settling into the Pleasure of the Breath
Insight Retreat: May 2019, Matthew Brensilver & Max Erdstein
Matthew Brensilver 2019-05-13 49:45
Closing Dharmette - Q. and A.
Apr 28-May 5 2019: Gil Fronsdal & Ines Freedman Three Characteristics and Cultivating Their Opposites
Gil Fronsdal 2019-05-04 39:34
Delusion
Apr 28-May 5 2019: Gil Fronsdal & Ines Freedman Three Characteristics and Cultivating Their Opposites
Ines Freedman 2019-05-04 37:06
Morning Guided Instructions 6 - Radical Simplicity
Apr 28-May 5 2019: Gil Fronsdal & Ines Freedman Three Characteristics and Cultivating Their Opposites
Gil Fronsdal 2019-05-04 48:43
Not Self
Apr 28-May 5 2019: Gil Fronsdal & Ines Freedman Three Characteristics and Cultivating Their Opposites
Gil Fronsdal 2019-05-03 53:28
Morning Guided Instructions 5 - Mind States
Apr 28-May 5 2019: Gil Fronsdal & Ines Freedman Three Characteristics and Cultivating Their Opposites
Ines Freedman 2019-05-03 45:11
Impermanence & Dukkha
Apr 28-May 5 2019: Gil Fronsdal & Ines Freedman Three Characteristics and Cultivating Their Opposites
Ines Freedman 2019-05-02 37:07
Morning Guided Instructions 4 - Thoughts
Apr 28-May 5 2019: Gil Fronsdal & Ines Freedman Three Characteristics and Cultivating Their Opposites
Gil Fronsdal 2019-05-02 50:47
Cultivating Wellbeing
Apr 28-May 5 2019: Gil Fronsdal & Ines Freedman Three Characteristics and Cultivating Their Opposites
Gil Fronsdal 2019-05-01 56:55
Morning Guided Instructions 3 - Emotions
Apr 28-May 5 2019: Gil Fronsdal & Ines Freedman Three Characteristics and Cultivating Their Opposites
Ines Freedman 2019-05-01 46:55
Cultivating Confidence
Apr 28-May 5 2019: Gil Fronsdal & Ines Freedman Three Characteristics and Cultivating Their Opposites
Ines Freedman 2019-04-30 36:41
Morning Guided Instructions 2 - Body
Apr 28-May 5 2019: Gil Fronsdal & Ines Freedman Three Characteristics and Cultivating Their Opposites
Gil Fronsdal 2019-04-30 54:28
Cultivating Stability
Apr 28-May 5 2019: Gil Fronsdal & Ines Freedman Three Characteristics and Cultivating Their Opposites
Gil Fronsdal 2019-04-29 58:10
Morning Guided Instructions 1 - Breath
Apr 28-May 5 2019: Gil Fronsdal & Ines Freedman Three Characteristics and Cultivating Their Opposites
Ines Freedman 2019-04-29 36:39
Gil Fronsdal 2019-04-28 38:56
Sharing the Goodness
Awareness and Wisdom: Apr 2019, Andrea Fella/Alexis Santos
Alexis Santos 2019-04-20 8:54
Morning Reminders
Awareness and Wisdom: Apr 2019, Andrea Fella/Alexis Santos
Alexis Santos 2019-04-20 10:13
Different Flavors of Wise Attitude
Awareness and Wisdom: Apr 2019, Andrea Fella/Alexis Santos
Andrea Fella 2019-04-19 13:02
Awareness in Conversation
Awareness and Wisdom: Apr 2019, Andrea Fella/Alexis Santos
Andrea Fella 2019-04-19 27:47
Awareness has many Expressions
Awareness and Wisdom: Apr 2019, Andrea Fella/Alexis Santos
Andrea Fella 2019-04-19 14:03
Freedom
Awareness and Wisdom: Apr 2019, Andrea Fella/Alexis Santos
Alexis Santos 2019-04-18 48:39
Aware of Awareness
Awareness and Wisdom: Apr 2019, Andrea Fella/Alexis Santos
Alexis Santos 2019-04-18 14:48
A Good Way to Spend Our Day
Awareness and Wisdom: Apr 2019, Andrea Fella/Alexis Santos
Alexis Santos 2019-04-17 9:17
Not Knowing
Awareness and Wisdom: Apr 2019, Andrea Fella/Alexis Santos
Andrea Fella 2019-04-17 60:40
Conditioned Nature of Experience
Awareness and Wisdom: Apr 2019, Andrea Fella/Alexis Santos
Andrea Fella 2019-04-17 20:45
Thoughts
Awareness and Wisdom: Apr 2019, Andrea Fella/Alexis Santos
Alexis Santos 2019-04-16 30:12
Evening Reflection: Respect
Awareness and Wisdom: Apr 2019, Andrea Fella/Alexis Santos
Andrea Fella 2019-04-15 8:45
Trust
Awareness and Wisdom: Apr 2019, Andrea Fella/Alexis Santos
Alexis Santos 2019-04-15 40:35
Further Reflections on Continuity
Awareness and Wisdom: Apr 2019, Andrea Fella/Alexis Santos
Andrea Fella 2019-04-15 21:35
Supports for Continuity
Awareness and Wisdom: Apr 2019, Andrea Fella/Alexis Santos
Andrea Fella 2019-04-15 20:54
The Opportunities of Difficulty
Awareness and Wisdom: Apr 2019, Andrea Fella/Alexis Santos
Andrea Fella 2019-04-14 58:43
Morning Instructions
Awareness and Wisdom: Apr 2019, Andrea Fella/Alexis Santos
Alexis Santos 2019-04-14 41:51
Evening Reflections
Awareness and Wisdom: Apr 2019, Andrea Fella/Alexis Santos
Alexis Santos 2019-04-13 20:17
Guided Meditation
Awareness and Wisdom: Apr 2019, Andrea Fella/Alexis Santos
Andrea Fella 2019-04-13 19:44
Walking Meditation Instructions
Awareness and Wisdom: Apr 2019, Andrea Fella/Alexis Santos
Alexis Santos 2019-04-13 8:53
Open Awareness Basic Instructions
Awareness and Wisdom: Apr 2019, Andrea Fella/Alexis Santos
Andrea Fella 2019-04-13 48:14
Awareness and Wisdom: Opening Evening
Awareness and Wisdom: Apr 2019, Andrea Fella/Alexis Santos
Andrea Fella 2019-04-12 53:50
Saturday Evening Reflection
Hindrances retreat: March 2019, Gil Fronsdal/bruni dávila
bruni dávila 2019-03-16 4:36
Final Dharmette and IRC Appreciation
Hindrances retreat: March 2019, Gil Fronsdal/bruni dávila
Gil Fronsdal 2019-03-16 43:49
Hindrances in Daily Life
Hindrances retreat: March 2019, Gil Fronsdal/bruni dávila
bruni dávila 2019-03-16 43:46
Guided Meditation on Quality of Awareness
Hindrances retreat: March 2019, Gil Fronsdal/bruni dávila
Gil Fronsdal 2019-03-16 42:38
Friday Evening Reflection
Hindrances retreat: March 2019, Gil Fronsdal/bruni dávila
bruni dávila 2019-03-15 6:36
Hindrance of Doubt
Hindrances retreat: March 2019, Gil Fronsdal/bruni dávila
Gil Fronsdal 2019-03-15 48:32
Additional Instructions on Hindrances and Mindfulness
Hindrances retreat: March 2019, Gil Fronsdal/bruni dávila
bruni dávila 2019-03-15 4:36
Basic Instruction including Hindrances to Mindfulness
Hindrances retreat: March 2019, Gil Fronsdal/bruni dávila
bruni dávila 2019-03-15 10:58
Thursday Evening Reflection
Hindrances retreat: March 2019, Gil Fronsdal/bruni dávila
Gil Fronsdal 2019-03-14 20:20
Hindrances of Sloth/Torpor and Restlessness/Worry
Hindrances retreat: March 2019, Gil Fronsdal/bruni dávila
bruni dávila 2019-03-14 43:57
Guided Meditation on Thinking
Hindrances retreat: March 2019, Gil Fronsdal/bruni dávila
Gil Fronsdal 2019-03-14 50:52
Wednesday Evening Reflection
Hindrances retreat: March 2019, Gil Fronsdal/bruni dávila
bruni dávila 2019-03-13 12:35
Hindrance of Aversion
Hindrances retreat: March 2019, Gil Fronsdal/bruni dávila
Gil Fronsdal 2019-03-13 45:32
Guided Meditation on Emotions
Hindrances retreat: March 2019, Gil Fronsdal/bruni dávila
bruni dávila 2019-03-13 50:20
Hindrance of Sensual Desire
Hindrances retreat: March 2019, Gil Fronsdal/bruni dávila
bruni dávila 2019-03-12 51:26
Guided Meditation on Body
Hindrances retreat: March 2019, Gil Fronsdal/bruni dávila
Gil Fronsdal 2019-03-12 46:07
Monday Evening Reflection
Hindrances retreat: March 2019, Gil Fronsdal/bruni dávila
bruni dávila 2019-03-11 5:34
Introduction to Hindrances
Hindrances retreat: March 2019, Gil Fronsdal/bruni dávila
Gil Fronsdal 2019-03-11 43:52
Walking Meditation Instructions
Hindrances retreat: March 2019, Gil Fronsdal/bruni dávila
Gil Fronsdal 2019-03-11 15:17
Guided Meditation on Breathing
Hindrances retreat: March 2019, Gil Fronsdal/bruni dávila
bruni dávila 2019-03-11 45:30
Introduction to Hindrances and Retreat Opening
Hindrances retreat: March 2019, Gil Fronsdal/bruni dávila
bruni dávila 2019-03-10 39:11
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
Taking the Practice Home
Insight Retreat: Feb 2019, Ines Freedman & Max Erdstein
Ines Freedman 2019-02-18 18:56
Mindfulness of Thinking
Insight Retreat: Feb 2019, Ines Freedman & Max Erdstein
Ines Freedman 2019-02-17 44:39
Guided Emotions Meditation & Instructions
Insight Retreat: Feb 2019, Ines Freedman & Max Erdstein
Max Erdstein 2019-02-17 46:37
Journey through the Hindrances
Insight Retreat: Feb 2019, Ines Freedman & Max Erdstein
Max Erdstein 2019-02-17 55:45
Walking Meditation Instructions
Insight Retreat: Feb 2019, Ines Freedman & Max Erdstein
Max Erdstein 2019-02-16 11:06
Guided Body Meditation & Instructions
Insight Retreat: Feb 2019, Ines Freedman & Max Erdstein
Ines Freedman 2019-02-16 47:03
Opening Dharmette, Refuges, Guided Breath Meditation
Insight Retreat: Feb 2019, Ines Freedman & Max Erdstein
Ines Freedman 2019-02-15 67:51
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

 

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