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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
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
Clearly Knowing the Aggregates and Liberation
Mindfulness of Mind: July 2018 two-week retreat
Andrea Fella 2018-08-02 54:03
Ease... Ripples... Release...
Mindfulness of Mind: July 2018 two-week retreat
Andrea Fella 2018-08-02 7:15
Guided Meditation: When We Stop Resisting Truth the Mind Can Relax
Mindfulness of Mind: July 2018 two-week retreat
Andrea Fella 2018-08-02 16:15
Evening Reflection: Spontaneous Vajra Song
Mindfulness of Mind: July 2018 two-week retreat
Andrea Fella 2018-08-01 5:35
Instructions for Practicing with Talking
Mindfulness of Mind: July 2018 two-week retreat
Andrea Fella 2018-08-01 23:54
Guided Meditation: Allowing Releases
Mindfulness of Mind: July 2018 two-week retreat
Andrea Fella 2018-08-01 12:22
Evening Reflection: Allowing Softens the Sense of Self
Mindfulness of Mind: July 2018 two-week retreat
Diana Clark 2018-07-31 8:15
Not-Self and Selfing
Mindfulness of Mind: July 2018 two-week retreat
Andrea Fella 2018-07-31 59:15
Further Reflections on Not Knowing
Mindfulness of Mind: July 2018 two-week retreat
Andrea Fella 2018-07-31 14:32
Guided Meditation: Not Knowing
Mindfulness of Mind: July 2018 two-week retreat
Andrea Fella 2018-07-31 14:03
Evening Reflection: Appreciate the Goodness
Mindfulness of Mind: July 2018 two-week retreat
Andrea Fella 2018-07-30 9:48
Afternoon Questions: Awareness, Consciousness, and Identity
Mindfulness of Mind: July 2018 two-week retreat
Andrea Fella 2018-07-30 53:21
Further Reflections on Consciousness
Mindfulness of Mind: July 2018 two-week retreat
Andrea Fella 2018-07-30 11:10
Guided Meditation: Investigating Consciousness
Mindfulness of Mind: July 2018 two-week retreat
Andrea Fella 2018-07-30 15:41
Evening Reflection: Creating the Conditions for Wisdom
Mindfulness of Mind: July 2018 two-week retreat
Diana Clark 2018-07-29 11:52
Five Aggregates as Insubstantial Part Three: The Magic Show
Mindfulness of Mind: July 2018 two-week retreat
Andrea Fella 2018-07-29 58:49
Perception of Impermanence
Mindfulness of Mind: July 2018 two-week retreat
Andrea Fella 2018-07-29 10:42
Guided Meditation: Investigating Impermanence
Mindfulness of Mind: July 2018 two-week retreat
Andrea Fella 2018-07-29 18:05
Evening Reflection: Trust
Mindfulness of Mind: July 2018 two-week retreat
Andrea Fella 2018-07-28 14:44
Five Aggregates as Insubstantial: Part Two
Mindfulness of Mind: July 2018 two-week retreat
Andrea Fella 2018-07-28 62:18
Further Reflections on Perception
Mindfulness of Mind: July 2018 two-week retreat
Andrea Fella 2018-07-28 14:09
Guided Meditation: Perception
Mindfulness of Mind: July 2018 two-week retreat
Andrea Fella 2018-07-28 17:57
Evening Reflection: Reflections on the Full Moon
Mindfulness of Mind: July 2018 two-week retreat
Diana Clark 2018-07-27 10:28
Andrea Fella 2018-07-27 52:09
Supportive Conditions for Skillful Effort
Mindfulness of Mind: July 2018 two-week retreat
Andrea Fella 2018-07-27 8:24
Guided Meditation: Skillful Effort
Mindfulness of Mind: July 2018 two-week retreat
Andrea Fella 2018-07-27 17:10
Evening Reflection: Deep Rest and Being Aware
Mindfulness of Mind: July 2018 two-week retreat
Andrea Fella 2018-07-26 9:35
Five Aggregates as Insubstantial: Part One
Mindfulness of Mind: July 2018 two-week retreat
Andrea Fella 2018-07-26 62:44
Skillful Investigation
Mindfulness of Mind: July 2018 two-week retreat
Andrea Fella 2018-07-26 11:03
Guided Meditation: Investigating Feeling Tone
Mindfulness of Mind: July 2018 two-week retreat
Andrea Fella 2018-07-26 14:57
Evening Reflection: Knowing Not-knowing
Mindfulness of Mind: July 2018 two-week retreat
Diana Clark 2018-07-25 5:44
Five Aggregates: Our Lived Experience
Mindfulness of Mind: July 2018 two-week retreat
Andrea Fella 2018-07-25 64:52
Self Directed Practice
Mindfulness of Mind: July 2018 two-week retreat
Andrea Fella 2018-07-25 14:20
Further Reflections on Awareness
Mindfulness of Mind: July 2018 two-week retreat
Andrea Fella 2018-07-25 5:40
Guided Meditation: Aware of Awareness
Mindfulness of Mind: July 2018 two-week retreat
Andrea Fella 2018-07-25 20:34
Evening Reflection: Just This... The Dharma is found in This
Mindfulness of Mind: July 2018 two-week retreat
Andrea Fella 2018-07-24 10:26
Further Reflections on Conditionality
Mindfulness of Mind: July 2018 two-week retreat
Andrea Fella 2018-07-24 11:02
Morning Reflection: The Conditioned Nature of Experience
Mindfulness of Mind: July 2018 two-week retreat
Andrea Fella 2018-07-24 22:09
Evening Reflection: Exploring the Edges of Practice
Mindfulness of Mind: July 2018 two-week retreat
Diana Clark 2018-07-23 7:23
Andrea Fella 2018-07-23 62:48
Further Reflections on Thinking and Attitude
Mindfulness of Mind: July 2018 two-week retreat
Andrea Fella 2018-07-23 12:53
Guided Meditation: Aware of the Effect of Thinking
Mindfulness of Mind: July 2018 two-week retreat
Andrea Fella 2018-07-23 16:03
Evening Reflection: Wisdom and Love
Mindfulness of Mind: July 2018 two-week retreat
Andrea Fella 2018-07-22 10:37
Walking Instructions
Mindfulness of Mind: July 2018 two-week retreat
Andrea Fella 2018-07-22 8:14
Receptive Awareness: Basic Instructions
Mindfulness of Mind: July 2018 two-week retreat
Andrea Fella 2018-07-22 41:44
Retreat Opening: Establishing Mindfulness
Mindfulness of Mind: July 2018 two-week retreat
Andrea Fella 2018-07-21 46:54

 

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