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Dharma Talks

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
Morning Guidance: Love Supports Release
4 day Online Insight Retreat with Diana Clark and Nikki Mirghafori
Nikki Mirghafori 2021-04-18 59:54
Evening Reflection: Recollecting Goodness
4 day Online Insight Retreat with Diana Clark and Nikki Mirghafori
Nikki Mirghafori 2021-04-17 13:30
Dharma Talk: Letting Go
4 day Online Insight Retreat with Diana Clark and Nikki Mirghafori
Nikki Mirghafori 2021-04-17 59:51
Afternoon Guidance: Mindfulness of Thoughts
4 day Online Insight Retreat with Diana Clark and Nikki Mirghafori
Diana Clark 2021-04-17 29:59
Morning Guidance: Working with Emotions: R.A.F.T.
4 day Online Insight Retreat with Diana Clark and Nikki Mirghafori
Diana Clark 2021-04-17 51:50
Evening Reflections: Letting Go Into Sleep
4 day Online Insight Retreat with Diana Clark and Nikki Mirghafori
Nikki Mirghafori 2021-04-16 14:53
Releasing
4 day Online Insight Retreat with Diana Clark and Nikki Mirghafori
Diana Clark 2021-04-16 43:14
Morning Guidance: Earth Released Onto Earth
4 day Online Insight Retreat with Diana Clark and Nikki Mirghafori
Nikki Mirghafori 2021-04-16 60:16
Afternoon Guidance: In-Breath Released into Outbreath
4 day Online Insight Retreat with Diana Clark and Nikki Mirghafori
Nikki Mirghafori 2021-04-16 30:40
Dharma Talk - Day 6: Immesurable Working Places: Ourselves
1 week Online Metta and Wisdom Retreat
Sayadaw U Jagara 2021-03-20 60:17
Dharma Talk - Day 5: On Forgiveness
1 week Online Metta and Wisdom Retreat
Nikki Mirghafori 2021-03-19 59:06
Evening Reflections - Day 4: Appreciating All Parts of Our Practice
1 week Online Metta and Wisdom Retreat
Nikki Mirghafori 2021-03-18 15:38
Dharma Talk - Day 3: Love, Wisdom, and the Brahma Viharas
1 week Online Metta and Wisdom Retreat
Nikki Mirghafori 2021-03-17 64:04
Dharma Talk - Day 1: Why Practice Metta?
1 week Online Metta and Wisdom Retreat
Nikki Mirghafori 2021-03-15 60:13
7 Factors of Awakening: Equanimity
7 Day Online Insight Retreat: Feb - Mar 2021, Gil Fronsdal/Ines Freedman with bruni dávila for auditor support
Ines Freedman 2021-03-06 26:35
Saturday Instructions: Simplicity and How We Are Aware
7 Day Online Insight Retreat: Feb - Mar 2021, Gil Fronsdal/Ines Freedman with bruni dávila for auditor support
Gil Fronsdal 2021-03-06 46:20
Samadhi Factor of Awakening
7 Day Online Insight Retreat: Feb - Mar 2021, Gil Fronsdal/Ines Freedman with bruni dávila for auditor support
Gil Fronsdal 2021-03-05 50:40
Mindfulness of Breathing - Joy Factor of Awakening
7 Day Online Insight Retreat: Feb - Mar 2021, Gil Fronsdal/Ines Freedman with bruni dávila for auditor support
Gil Fronsdal 2021-03-05 13:34
7 Factors of Awakening: Joy & Tranquility
7 Day Online Insight Retreat: Feb - Mar 2021, Gil Fronsdal/Ines Freedman with bruni dávila for auditor support
Ines Freedman 2021-03-04 36:53
Guided Instruction on Mindfulness of Thinking
7 Day Online Insight Retreat: Feb - Mar 2021, Gil Fronsdal/Ines Freedman with bruni dávila for auditor support
Gil Fronsdal 2021-03-04 50:34
Effort Factor of Awakening
7 Day Online Insight Retreat: Feb - Mar 2021, Gil Fronsdal/Ines Freedman with bruni dávila for auditor support
Gil Fronsdal 2021-03-03 45:14
7 Factors of Awakening - Investigation
7 Day Online Insight Retreat: Feb - Mar 2021, Gil Fronsdal/Ines Freedman with bruni dávila for auditor support
Ines Freedman 2021-03-02 31:48
Mindfulness Factor of Awakening
7 Day Online Insight Retreat: Feb - Mar 2021, Gil Fronsdal/Ines Freedman with bruni dávila for auditor support
Gil Fronsdal 2021-03-01 47:25
Refuge in Nibbana
1 week Online Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal, Diana Clark, with Shelley Gault for auditor support
Gil Fronsdal 2021-02-19 51:02
Refuge in Oneself
1 week Online Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal, Diana Clark, with Shelley Gault for auditor support
Gil Fronsdal 2021-02-17 46:36
Choiceless Awareness
1 Week Online Insight Retreat: Jan 2021 Gil Fronsdal, Nolitha Tsengiwe, Devon Hase
Devon Hase 2021-01-30 57:41
Mindfulness of Intentions
1 Week Online Insight Retreat: Jan 2021 Gil Fronsdal, Nolitha Tsengiwe, Devon Hase
Devon Hase 2021-01-29 44:48
Mindfulness of Emotions
1 Week Online Insight Retreat: Jan 2021 Gil Fronsdal, Nolitha Tsengiwe, Devon Hase
Devon Hase 2021-01-27 44:12
The Five Spiritual Faculties: Energy and Wise Engagement
1 Week Online Insight Retreat: Jan 2021 Gil Fronsdal, Nolitha Tsengiwe, Devon Hase
Devon Hase 2021-01-26 56:39
Sunday Morning Guided Meditation
5-Day Insight Santa Cruz Retreat: Dec 2020, Bob Stahl, Mary Grace Orr, JD Doyle
Mary Grace Orr 2020-12-20 58:12
Saturday Afternoon Sit-Metta
5-Day Insight Santa Cruz Retreat: Dec 2020, Bob Stahl, Mary Grace Orr, JD Doyle
Mary Grace Orr 2020-12-19 26:21
Saturday Morning Instructions - Offering guidance on the first three foundations of mindfulness
5-Day Insight Santa Cruz Retreat: Dec 2020, Bob Stahl, Mary Grace Orr, JD Doyle
JD Doyle 2020-12-19 63:19
Friday Afternoon Sit-Metta
5-Day Insight Santa Cruz Retreat: Dec 2020, Bob Stahl, Mary Grace Orr, JD Doyle
JD Doyle 2020-12-18 25:49
Friday Afternoon Dharma Talk: Embodied Training on the Path towards Liberation: working with the hindrances as gateways
5-Day Insight Santa Cruz Retreat: Dec 2020, Bob Stahl, Mary Grace Orr, JD Doyle
JD Doyle 2020-12-18 51:01
Friday morning guided meditation
5-Day Insight Santa Cruz Retreat: Dec 2020, Bob Stahl, Mary Grace Orr, JD Doyle
Bob Stahl 2020-12-18 50:01
Thursday Sit- Metta Meditation
5-Day Insight Santa Cruz Retreat: Dec 2020, Bob Stahl, Mary Grace Orr, JD Doyle
Bob Stahl 2020-12-17 20:59
Thursday Afternoon Dharma Talk on What is Learned and can Unlearned and Inspiration
5-Day Insight Santa Cruz Retreat: Dec 2020, Bob Stahl, Mary Grace Orr, JD Doyle
Bob Stahl 2020-12-17 47:30
Thursday Morning meditation
5-Day Insight Santa Cruz Retreat: Dec 2020, Bob Stahl, Mary Grace Orr, JD Doyle
Mary Grace Orr 2020-12-17 56:10
Sunday Closing Dharmette
Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal and Matthew Brensilver, assisted by Ines Freedman, Dec 6th-13th, 2020
Matthew Brensilver 2020-12-13 24:05
Saturday Evening Reflection: Metta
Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal and Matthew Brensilver, assisted by Ines Freedman, Dec 6th-13th, 2020
Gil Fronsdal 2020-12-12 11:18
Saturday Dharma Talk: Freedom to Love
Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal and Matthew Brensilver, assisted by Ines Freedman, Dec 6th-13th, 2020
Matthew Brensilver 2020-12-12 50:43
Saturday Morning Instruction through Mindfulness Practice
Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal and Matthew Brensilver, assisted by Ines Freedman, Dec 6th-13th, 2020
Gil Fronsdal 2020-12-12 47:39
Friday Dharma Talk
Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal and Matthew Brensilver, assisted by Ines Freedman, Dec 6th-13th, 2020
Gil Fronsdal 2020-12-11 49:00
Friday Morning Instructions: The non-compulsion of awareness
Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal and Matthew Brensilver, assisted by Ines Freedman, Dec 6th-13th, 2020
Matthew Brensilver 2020-12-11 53:58
Thursday Evening Reflection
Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal and Matthew Brensilver, assisted by Ines Freedman, Dec 6th-13th, 2020
Gil Fronsdal 2020-12-10 8:07
Thursday Dharma Talk: Not-Self
Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal and Matthew Brensilver, assisted by Ines Freedman, Dec 6th-13th, 2020
Matthew Brensilver 2020-12-10 54:34
Thrusday Morning Instruction: How We Are Aware
Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal and Matthew Brensilver, assisted by Ines Freedman, Dec 6th-13th, 2020
Gil Fronsdal 2020-12-10 52:06
Wednesday Evening Reflection: Rohini's Enlightenment Poem
Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal and Matthew Brensilver, assisted by Ines Freedman, Dec 6th-13th, 2020
Matthew Brensilver 2020-12-09 8:47
Wednesday Dharma Talk: Freedom of the Full Moon
Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal and Matthew Brensilver, assisted by Ines Freedman, Dec 6th-13th, 2020
Gil Fronsdal 2020-12-09 45:01
Wednesday Morning Instructions: Clarifying Body
Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal and Matthew Brensilver, assisted by Ines Freedman, Dec 6th-13th, 2020
Matthew Brensilver 2020-12-09 51:12
Tuesday Evening Reflection
Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal and Matthew Brensilver, assisted by Ines Freedman, Dec 6th-13th, 2020
Gil Fronsdal 2020-12-08 8:53
Tuesday Dharma Talk: Practicing Freely
Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal and Matthew Brensilver, assisted by Ines Freedman, Dec 6th-13th, 2020
Matthew Brensilver 2020-12-08 52:53
Tuesday Morning Instructions: Mindfulness of Breathing
Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal and Matthew Brensilver, assisted by Ines Freedman, Dec 6th-13th, 2020
Gil Fronsdal 2020-12-08 55:46
Monday Evening Reflection: A little bit freer
Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal and Matthew Brensilver, assisted by Ines Freedman, Dec 6th-13th, 2020
Matthew Brensilver 2020-12-07 9:55
Monday Dharma Talk: The Path with Freedom
Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal and Matthew Brensilver, assisted by Ines Freedman, Dec 6th-13th, 2020
Gil Fronsdal 2020-12-07 46:40
Monday Morning instructions
Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal and Matthew Brensilver, assisted by Ines Freedman, Dec 6th-13th, 2020
Matthew Brensilver 2020-12-07 54:35
Six Actions Leading to Delight
Insight Retreat with Gil and Max for people in their 20's and 30's
Gil Fronsdal 2020-11-15 42:02
11.8.20 Sunday Morning Sit with Instructions
Metta Retreat with Nikki and Diana
Nikki Mirghafori 2020-11-08 57:09
11.8.20 Sunday Morning Sitting Meditation with Poem
Metta Retreat with Nikki and Diana
Diana Clark 2020-11-08 30:46
11.7.20 Saturday Evening Reflections
Metta Retreat with Nikki and Diana
Nikki Mirghafori 2020-11-07 14:22
11.7.20 Saturday Dharma Talk
Metta Retreat with Nikki and Diana
Nikki Mirghafori 2020-11-07 60:12
11.7.20 Saturday Afternoon Sitting Meditation with Instructions
Metta Retreat with Nikki and Diana
Diana Clark 2020-11-07 30:40
11.7.20 Saturday Morning Instructions
Metta Retreat with Nikki and Diana
Diana Clark 2020-11-07 58:01
11.7.20 Saturday Morning Sitting Meditation with brief dharmette
Metta Retreat with Nikki and Diana
Diana Clark 2020-11-07 30:25
11.6.20 Friday Evening Reflections
Metta Retreat with Nikki and Diana
Nikki Mirghafori 2020-11-06 13:41
11.6.20 Friday Dharma Talk
Metta Retreat with Nikki and Diana
Diana Clark 2020-11-06 49:42
11.6.20 Friday Afternoon Sitting Meditation with Instructions
Metta Retreat with Nikki and Diana
Nikki Mirghafori 2020-11-06 40:47
11.6.20 - Friday Morning Instructions
Metta Retreat with Nikki and Diana
Nikki Mirghafori 2020-11-06 55:51
11.6.20 Friday Morning Sitting Meditation with brief Meditation
Metta Retreat with Nikki and Diana
Diana Clark 2020-11-06 31:19
Guided Meditation: Solid, Liquid, Gas
6 Day Online Insight Retreat: Oct 2020, Max Erdstein/Matthew Brensilver
Matthew Brensilver 2020-10-16 45:52
Improvisation and the Messiness of Experience
6 Day Online Insight Retreat: Oct 2020, Max Erdstein/Matthew Brensilver
Matthew Brensilver 2020-10-15 45:59
Saying Yes to Life
6 Day Online Insight Retreat: Oct 2020, Max Erdstein/Matthew Brensilver
Max Erdstein 2020-10-14 61:02
Guided Meditation: Radical Permission to Arrive
6 Day Online Insight Retreat: Oct 2020, Max Erdstein/Matthew Brensilver
Matthew Brensilver 2020-10-14 57:02
Thoughts and Emotions
4 day Radical Presence: Courage, Connection, and Love for Personal and Collective Awakening
JoAnna Hardy 2020-10-03 39:54
Radical Presence and Authenticity
4 day Radical Presence: Courage, Connection, and Love for Personal and Collective Awakening
JoAnna Hardy 2020-10-02 59:19
Guided Meditation: Meditating with Generosity
Experienced Students Retreat with Gil Fronsdal and Ines Freedman
Gil Fronsdal 2020-09-23 31:29
Guided Meditation: Letting Be
Experienced Students Retreat with Gil Fronsdal and Ines Freedman
Gil Fronsdal 2020-09-21 32:28
Morning Instructions: Practicing with Thoughts and Emotions
4 Day Online Insight Retreat: Sept 2020, Max Erdstein and Diana Clark
Diana Clark 2020-09-06 59:35
The Meeting of Practice and Self
4 Day Online Insight Retreat: Sept 2020, Max Erdstein and Diana Clark
Diana Clark 2020-09-05 48:43
August 30, 2:30pm - Dharma Talk - Who Can Untangle The Tangle?
4-Day Online Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal and assisting teachers.
Gil Fronsdal 2020-08-30 27:23
August 30, 7:30 a.m. Mindfulness of Breathing: Exuberant Joy
4-Day Online Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal and assisting teachers.
Gil Fronsdal 2020-08-30 12:00
August 30, 7:00 a.m. Guided Meditation: Enjoying Breathing
4-Day Online Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal and assisting teachers.
Gil Fronsdal 2020-08-30 30:22
August 29, 4:15pm - Dharma Talk - Mindfulness of Thinking + Friendliness
4-Day Online Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal and assisting teachers.
Gil Fronsdal 2020-08-29 41:45
August 29, 7:30 a.m.: Mindfulness of Breathing (6 of 7) Letting Go
4-Day Online Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal and assisting teachers.
Gil Fronsdal 2020-08-29 13:24
August 29, 7:00 a.m. Guided Meditation: Breathing and Letting Go
4-Day Online Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal and assisting teachers.
Gil Fronsdal 2020-08-29 33:04
August 28, 4:15pm - Dharma Talk - Mindfulness of the Body
4-Day Online Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal and assisting teachers.
Gil Fronsdal 2020-08-28 44:06
August 28, 7:30 a.m. Dharmette: Intimacy with Breathing
4-Day Online Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal and assisting teachers.
Gil Fronsdal 2020-08-28 12:48
August 28, 7:00 am sit: Guided Meditation: Intimacy with Breathing
4-Day Online Insight Retreat with Gil Fronsdal and assisting teachers.
Gil Fronsdal 2020-08-28 31:31
Preparing Citta not to Burn - IRC mini-retreat Matthew Brensilver 2020-08-26 21:48
Mindfulness of Arising and Passing Q+A
Satipatthana retreat: Aug 2020, Andrea Fella/Pamela Weiss
Pamela Weiss 2020-08-16 12:10
Mindfulness of Arising and Passing
Satipatthana retreat: Aug 2020, Andrea Fella/Pamela Weiss
Pamela Weiss 2020-08-16 37:05
Impermanence and Longing Q+A
Satipatthana retreat: Aug 2020, Andrea Fella/Pamela Weiss
Pamela Weiss 2020-08-15 27:21
Impermanence and Longing
Satipatthana retreat: Aug 2020, Andrea Fella/Pamela Weiss
Pamela Weiss 2020-08-15 32:12
Presence and Absence Q+A
Satipatthana retreat: Aug 2020, Andrea Fella/Pamela Weiss
Andrea Fella 2020-08-15 15:17
Fourth Foundation: Presence and Absence
Satipatthana retreat: Aug 2020, Andrea Fella/Pamela Weiss
Andrea Fella 2020-08-15 42:12
Exploring Mind States Q+A
Satipatthana retreat: Aug 2020, Andrea Fella/Pamela Weiss
Andrea Fella 2020-08-14 17:48
Exploring Mind States
Satipatthana retreat: Aug 2020, Andrea Fella/Pamela Weiss
Andrea Fella 2020-08-14 44:00
Mental states Q+A
Satipatthana retreat: Aug 2020, Andrea Fella/Pamela Weiss
Pamela Weiss 2020-08-14 14:01
Mindfulness of Mental States
Satipatthana retreat: Aug 2020, Andrea Fella/Pamela Weiss
Pamela Weiss 2020-08-14 43:31
Vedana Q+A
Satipatthana retreat: Aug 2020, Andrea Fella/Pamela Weiss
Pamela Weiss 2020-08-13 22:55

 

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