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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
Who is responsible for my suffering? (IRC Wed Mini-retreat) Max Erdstein 2020-07-01 27:50
Meditación guiada: Pensamientos
July 27-30 2020: Andrea Castillo & Bruni Dávila
bruni dávila 2020-06-30 33:45
Meditación guiada: Emociones
July 27-30 2020: Andrea Castillo & Bruni Dávila
Andrea Castillo 2020-06-29 45:25
Meditación guiada: Cuerpo
July 27-30 2020: Andrea Castillo & Bruni Dávila
bruni dávila 2020-06-28 42:21
Meditación guiada: Cuerpo y Respiración
July 27-30 2020: Andrea Castillo & Bruni Dávila
Andrea Castillo 2020-06-27 23:38
Second Morning Instructions
LGBTQI Insight Retreat: June 2020, John Martin and bruni dávila
John Martin 2020-06-19 58:52
Guided Metta Body Scan Meditation and Talk on Cultivation of Metta
LGBTQI Insight Retreat: June 2020, John Martin and bruni dávila
John Martin 2020-06-18 63:29
Guided Meditation: Becoming Whole
June 4-7: Gil Fronsdal and Max Erdstein
Gil Fronsdal 2020-06-06 57:04
For the benefit of oneself
May 22-25 2020: Insight Retreat with Nikki Mirghafori and Diana Clark
Diana Clark 2020-05-25 9:49
Evening Reflection
May 22-25 2020: Insight Retreat with Nikki Mirghafori and Diana Clark
Diana Clark 2020-05-24 10:07
Liberating Perspectives
May 22-25 2020: Insight Retreat with Nikki Mirghafori and Diana Clark
Nikki Mirghafori 2020-05-24 60:03
For the benefit of others and oneself
May 22-25 2020: Insight Retreat with Nikki Mirghafori and Diana Clark
Diana Clark 2020-05-24 7:48
Evening Tuck-in: Perspective of Appreciation
May 22-25 2020: Insight Retreat with Nikki Mirghafori and Diana Clark
Nikki Mirghafori 2020-05-23 9:24
Sensitive to our experience
May 22-25 2020: Insight Retreat with Nikki Mirghafori and Diana Clark
Diana Clark 2020-05-23 46:00
Guided Meditation: Attitudes and the Body
May 22-25 2020: Insight Retreat with Nikki Mirghafori and Diana Clark
Nikki Mirghafori 2020-05-23 1:10:43
For the benefit of others
May 22-25 2020: Insight Retreat with Nikki Mirghafori and Diana Clark
Diana Clark 2020-05-23 10:58
Morning Reflection: What is Actually Happening?
May 3-13, 2020: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella: Clear Comprehension
Andrea Fella 2020-05-13 5:56
Andrea Fella 2020-05-12 50:46
Guided Meditation: Responsive Awareness
May 3-13, 2020: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella: Clear Comprehension
Gil Fronsdal 2020-05-12 54:24
Non-Delusion about Self and Not-self
May 3-13, 2020: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella: Clear Comprehension
Gil Fronsdal 2020-05-11 54:01
Further Reflections on Impermanence
May 3-13, 2020: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella: Clear Comprehension
Andrea Fella 2020-05-11 11:00
Guided Instructions: Perception of Impermanence
May 3-13, 2020: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella: Clear Comprehension
Andrea Fella 2020-05-11 21:10
The Perception of Impermanence
May 3-13, 2020: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella: Clear Comprehension
Andrea Fella 2020-05-10 50:25
Reflections on Online Retreats
May 3-13, 2020: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella: Clear Comprehension
Gil Fronsdal 2020-05-09 36:55
Further Reflections on the Bahiya Sutta
May 3-13, 2020: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella: Clear Comprehension
Andrea Fella 2020-05-09 9:48
Morning Instructions: In the Seen is Only the Seen
May 3-13, 2020: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella: Clear Comprehension
Andrea Fella 2020-05-09 16:27
Andrea Fella 2020-05-08 58:42
Guided Meditation: Ease and How We Lose the Ease
May 3-13, 2020: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella: Clear Comprehension
Gil Fronsdal 2020-05-08 53:15
Clear Comprehension of Domain
May 3-13, 2020: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella: Clear Comprehension
Gil Fronsdal 2020-05-07 44:22
Further Reflections on Awareness of the Relationship to Experience
May 3-13, 2020: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella: Clear Comprehension
Andrea Fella 2020-05-07 13:52
Morning Instructions: Aware of the Relationship to Experience
May 3-13, 2020: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella: Clear Comprehension
Andrea Fella 2020-05-07 14:23
Reflection: Some Experiences are Diffuse
May 3-13, 2020: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella: Clear Comprehension
Andrea Fella 2020-05-06 31:07
Guided Meditation: This Too
May 3-13, 2020: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella: Clear Comprehension
Gil Fronsdal 2020-05-06 51:54
Clear Comprehension of Purpose
May 3-13, 2020: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella: Clear Comprehension
Gil Fronsdal 2020-05-05 57:33
Reflection on Continuity
May 3-13, 2020: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella: Clear Comprehension
Andrea Fella 2020-05-05 7:54
Guided Meditation: Relax, Receive, Allow
May 3-13, 2020: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella: Clear Comprehension
Andrea Fella 2020-05-05 26:13
The Quality of Clear Comprehension
May 3-13, 2020: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella: Clear Comprehension
Andrea Fella 2020-05-04 43:04
Guided Instruction: Simplicity of Attention without Self-reference
May 3-13, 2020: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella: Clear Comprehension
Gil Fronsdal 2020-05-04 61:30
Opening, Precepts and Refuges
May 3-13, 2020: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella: Clear Comprehension
Gil Fronsdal 2020-05-03 24:58
Brief Reflections on Talking Practice
April 11-18, 2020: Awareness and Wisdom (Online Retreat)
Andrea Fella 2020-04-18 4:52
Remember the Awareness
April 11-18, 2020: Awareness and Wisdom (Online Retreat)
Andrea Fella 2020-04-18 9:11
Transitioning from Retreat
April 11-18, 2020: Awareness and Wisdom (Online Retreat)
Andrea Fella 2020-04-18 15:39
Respecting Experience, Appreciating Practice
April 11-18, 2020: Awareness and Wisdom (Online Retreat)
Andrea Fella 2020-04-17 9:46
Experiencing Wisdom
April 11-18, 2020: Awareness and Wisdom (Online Retreat)
Andrea Fella 2020-04-17 38:23
Further Reflections on Impermanence
April 11-18, 2020: Awareness and Wisdom (Online Retreat)
Andrea Fella 2020-04-17 15:11
Morning Reflection: Impermanence
April 11-18, 2020: Awareness and Wisdom (Online Retreat)
Andrea Fella 2020-04-17 13:07
Evening Reflection: A Gradual Unfolding
April 11-18, 2020: Awareness and Wisdom (Online Retreat)
Andrea Fella 2020-04-16 10:27
Afternoon Reflections: Uncontrollability and Not-Self; Different kinds of concentration
April 11-18, 2020: Awareness and Wisdom (Online Retreat)
Andrea Fella 2020-04-16 31:43
Mental Formation: Shapers Of Experience
April 11-18, 2020: Awareness and Wisdom (Online Retreat)
Andrea Fella 2020-04-16 16:12
Morning Reflection: What is the Nature of...?
April 11-18, 2020: Awareness and Wisdom (Online Retreat)
Andrea Fella 2020-04-16 24:09
Further Reflections on Awareness of Awareness
April 11-18, 2020: Awareness and Wisdom (Online Retreat)
Andrea Fella 2020-04-15 13:30
Guided Meditation: Aware of Awareness
April 11-18, 2020: Awareness and Wisdom (Online Retreat)
Andrea Fella 2020-04-15 21:40
Evening Reflection: What is Actually Happening?
April 11-18, 2020: Awareness and Wisdom (Online Retreat)
Andrea Fella 2020-04-14 8:23
Afternoon Reflections: More on Continuity
April 11-18, 2020: Awareness and Wisdom (Online Retreat)
Andrea Fella 2020-04-14 33:21
Further Reflections on Continuity
April 11-18, 2020: Awareness and Wisdom (Online Retreat)
Andrea Fella 2020-04-14 15:09
Morning Reflection: Supports For Continuity
April 11-18, 2020: Awareness and Wisdom (Online Retreat)
Andrea Fella 2020-04-14 21:56
Looking At and Being With: Different Ways Awareness Feels
April 11-18, 2020: Awareness and Wisdom (Online Retreat)
Andrea Fella 2020-04-13 13:28
Afternoon Reflections: Dharma Practice as Conditions
April 11-18, 2020: Awareness and Wisdom (Online Retreat)
Andrea Fella 2020-04-13 41:15
Further Reflections on Conditionality
April 11-18, 2020: Awareness and Wisdom (Online Retreat)
Andrea Fella 2020-04-13 10:47
Morning Reflection: Aware of the Relationship Between Physical and Mental Processes
April 11-18, 2020: Awareness and Wisdom (Online Retreat)
Andrea Fella 2020-04-13 24:56
Evening Reflection: Wisdom, Allowing and Love
April 11-18, 2020: Awareness and Wisdom (Online Retreat)
Andrea Fella 2020-04-12 12:12
Andrea Fella 2020-04-12 45:58
Morning Instruction: Awareness of Thought
April 11-18, 2020: Awareness and Wisdom (Online Retreat)
Andrea Fella 2020-04-12 42:30
Evening Reflection: This is the Way the Practice is Supposed to Feel
April 11-18, 2020: Awareness and Wisdom (Online Retreat)
Andrea Fella 2020-04-11 8:52
Andrea Fella 2020-04-11 44:48
Receptive Awareness: Guided Meditation
April 11-18, 2020: Awareness and Wisdom (Online Retreat)
Andrea Fella 2020-04-11 15:48
Receptive Awareness: Basic Instructions
April 11-18, 2020: Awareness and Wisdom (Online Retreat)
Andrea Fella 2020-04-11 58:45
Q and A
Feb 22-29 2020: Gil Fronsdal, Dawn Scott & Neesha Patel
Gil Fronsdal 2020-02-28 36:42
Guided Meditation: Effortless Mindfulness
Feb 22-29 2020: Gil Fronsdal, Dawn Scott & Neesha Patel
Gil Fronsdal 2020-02-28 51:22
Guided Meditation: Stability and Steadiness
Feb 22-29 2020: Gil Fronsdal, Dawn Scott & Neesha Patel
Gil Fronsdal 2020-02-27 51:17
Five Faculties: Concentration
Feb 22-29 2020: Gil Fronsdal, Dawn Scott & Neesha Patel
Gil Fronsdal 2020-02-26 45:48
Guided Meditation: Mindfulness of Thinking
Feb 22-29 2020: Gil Fronsdal, Dawn Scott & Neesha Patel
Dawn Scott 2020-02-26 41:53
Five Faculties: Mindfulness
Feb 22-29 2020: Gil Fronsdal, Dawn Scott & Neesha Patel
Dawn Scott 2020-02-25 55:52
Guided Meditation: Mindfulness of Body
Feb 22-29 2020: Gil Fronsdal, Dawn Scott & Neesha Patel
Gil Fronsdal 2020-02-24 46:13
Five Faculties: Faith
Feb 22-29 2020: Gil Fronsdal, Dawn Scott & Neesha Patel
Gil Fronsdal 2020-02-23 45:36
Wecome, Five Faculties, Refuges, and Precepts
Feb 22-29 2020: Gil Fronsdal, Dawn Scott & Neesha Patel
Gil Fronsdal 2020-02-22 29:43
The Perfections Myth; Q and A
The Ten Perfections: Jan/Feb 2020, Gil Fronsdal/bruni dávila/Gullu Singh
Gil Fronsdal 2020-02-01 37:28
The Perfection of Equanimity
The Ten Perfections: Jan/Feb 2020, Gil Fronsdal/bruni dávila/Gullu Singh
Gulwinder (Gullu) Singh 2020-02-01 33:18
Guided Meditation: Review of Mindfulness Instruction
The Ten Perfections: Jan/Feb 2020, Gil Fronsdal/bruni dávila/Gullu Singh
Gulwinder (Gullu) Singh 2020-02-01 42:01
The Perfection of Loving-Kindness
The Ten Perfections: Jan/Feb 2020, Gil Fronsdal/bruni dávila/Gullu Singh
bruni dávila 2020-01-31 40:14
Guided Meditation: Mindfulness of Attitude
The Ten Perfections: Jan/Feb 2020, Gil Fronsdal/bruni dávila/Gullu Singh
Gil Fronsdal 2020-01-31 48:51
The Perfections of Truth and Determination
The Ten Perfections: Jan/Feb 2020, Gil Fronsdal/bruni dávila/Gullu Singh
Gil Fronsdal 2020-01-30 52:54
Guided instructions: Mindfulness of Thinking
The Ten Perfections: Jan/Feb 2020, Gil Fronsdal/bruni dávila/Gullu Singh
Gulwinder (Gullu) Singh 2020-01-30 42:07
The Perfections of Effort and Patience
The Ten Perfections: Jan/Feb 2020, Gil Fronsdal/bruni dávila/Gullu Singh
Gulwinder (Gullu) Singh 2020-01-29 37:55
Guided Instruction: Mindfulness of the Emotions
The Ten Perfections: Jan/Feb 2020, Gil Fronsdal/bruni dávila/Gullu Singh
bruni dávila 2020-01-29 40:38
The Perfections of Renunciation and Wisdom
The Ten Perfections: Jan/Feb 2020, Gil Fronsdal/bruni dávila/Gullu Singh
bruni dávila 2020-01-28 53:00
Guided Instruction: Mindfulness of the Body
The Ten Perfections: Jan/Feb 2020, Gil Fronsdal/bruni dávila/Gullu Singh
Gil Fronsdal 2020-01-28 46:50
The Perfections of Generosity and Integrity
The Ten Perfections: Jan/Feb 2020, Gil Fronsdal/bruni dávila/Gullu Singh
Gil Fronsdal 2020-01-27 52:02
Walking instructions
The Ten Perfections: Jan/Feb 2020, Gil Fronsdal/bruni dávila/Gullu Singh
bruni dávila 2020-01-27 12:34
Meditation instructions
The Ten Perfections: Jan/Feb 2020, Gil Fronsdal/bruni dávila/Gullu Singh
Gulwinder (Gullu) Singh 2020-01-27 43:37
Introductory talk
The Ten Perfections: Jan/Feb 2020, Gil Fronsdal/bruni dávila/Gullu Singh
Gil Fronsdal 2020-01-26 20:09
Wisdom: Benefiting Self and others
Dec 8-15 2019: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Gil Fronsdal 2019-12-14 54:16
Guided Instruction: This Has Come To Be
Dec 8-15 2019: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2019-12-14 13:28
Wisdom: Non-clinging
Dec 8-15 2019: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2019-12-13 59:24
Wisdom: Three Characterisitcs
Dec 8-15 2019: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Gil Fronsdal 2019-12-12 54:51
Guided Instruction on Body and Mind
Dec 8-15 2019: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2019-12-12 31:37
Wisdom: Conditionality
Dec 8-15 2019: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2019-12-11 61:13
Guided Instruction on Breath and Emotion
Dec 8-15 2019: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Gil Fronsdal 2019-12-11 50:26
Wisdom: Four Noble Truths
Dec 8-15 2019: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Gil Fronsdal 2019-12-10 54:19
Guided instruction Receptive Awareness of Breathing
Dec 8-15 2019: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2019-12-10 31:19

 

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