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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
Concluding Talk on Equanimity and Q&A
Equanimity retreat: Oct 2019, Gil Fronsdal/Nikki Mirghafori
Gil Fronsdal 2019-10-26 37:54
Equanimity Parami and Daily Life
Equanimity retreat: Oct 2019, Gil Fronsdal/Nikki Mirghafori
Nikki Mirghafori 2019-10-26 43:49
Guided Meditation: Overview of Instructions and the Unexpected
Equanimity retreat: Oct 2019, Gil Fronsdal/Nikki Mirghafori
Gil Fronsdal 2019-10-26 17:08
Equanimity toward all things
Equanimity retreat: Oct 2019, Gil Fronsdal/Nikki Mirghafori
Gil Fronsdal 2019-10-25 44:03
Guided Meditation on Open Mindfulness
Equanimity retreat: Oct 2019, Gil Fronsdal/Nikki Mirghafori
Nikki Mirghafori 2019-10-25 50:48
Equanimity and Concentration
Equanimity retreat: Oct 2019, Gil Fronsdal/Nikki Mirghafori
Nikki Mirghafori 2019-10-24 56:53
Guided Instruction on Thinking and Concentration
Equanimity retreat: Oct 2019, Gil Fronsdal/Nikki Mirghafori
Gil Fronsdal 2019-10-24 54:15
Equanimity Factor of Awakening
Equanimity retreat: Oct 2019, Gil Fronsdal/Nikki Mirghafori
Gil Fronsdal 2019-10-23 49:06
Guided Instructions on Mindfulness of Emotions
Equanimity retreat: Oct 2019, Gil Fronsdal/Nikki Mirghafori
Nikki Mirghafori 2019-10-23 46:11
Equanimity Brahmavihara
Equanimity retreat: Oct 2019, Gil Fronsdal/Nikki Mirghafori
Nikki Mirghafori 2019-10-22 56:16
Instructions Mindfulness of Breath and Body
Equanimity retreat: Oct 2019, Gil Fronsdal/Nikki Mirghafori
Gil Fronsdal 2019-10-22 54:14
Intro to Equanimity
Equanimity retreat: Oct 2019, Gil Fronsdal/Nikki Mirghafori
Gil Fronsdal 2019-10-21 53:06
Instructions in Walking Meditation
Equanimity retreat: Oct 2019, Gil Fronsdal/Nikki Mirghafori
Gil Fronsdal 2019-10-21 14:57
Guided Instruction on Mindfulness of Breath and Body 1
Equanimity retreat: Oct 2019, Gil Fronsdal/Nikki Mirghafori
Nikki Mirghafori 2019-10-21 45:57
Brief Intro to Equanimity, Refuges, Precepts
Equanimity retreat: Oct 2019, Gil Fronsdal/Nikki Mirghafori
Nikki Mirghafori 2019-10-20 35:43
Morning Instructions
Insight Retreat: Oct 3-6 2019, Max Erdstein/Matthew Brensilver
Matthew Brensilver 2019-10-05 40:02
Evening Questions: Going Home
Aug 14-18, Andrea Fella/Pam Weiss
Pamela Weiss 2019-08-17 42:34
Fourth Noble Truth: Eightfold Path
Aug 14-18, Andrea Fella/Pam Weiss
Andrea Fella 2019-08-17 58:54
Morning Questions
Aug 14-18, Andrea Fella/Pam Weiss
Pamela Weiss 2019-08-17 20:27
Instruction: Open Awareness
Aug 14-18, Andrea Fella/Pam Weiss
Pamela Weiss 2019-08-17 14:27
Third Noble Truth: Freedom is Possible
Aug 14-18, Andrea Fella/Pam Weiss
Pamela Weiss 2019-08-16 59:28
Instructions: Thoughts and Emotions
Aug 14-18, Andrea Fella/Pam Weiss
Andrea Fella 2019-08-16 19:18
First and Second Noble Truths: Understanding and Abandoning
Aug 14-18, Andrea Fella/Pam Weiss
Andrea Fella 2019-08-15 58:10
Instructions: Body and Breath
Aug 14-18, Andrea Fella/Pam Weiss
Pamela Weiss 2019-08-15 47:27
Los cuatro teetradas de la la atención plena de la respiración
Jul 30-Aug 4 2019: Andrea Castillo & Bruni Dávila
Andrea Castillo 2019-08-03 62:49
Meditación guíada: Pensamientos
Jul 30-Aug 4 2019: Andrea Castillo & Bruni Dávila
bruni dávila 2019-08-03 50:37
Prácticas preparatorias para la atención plena de la respiración
Jul 30-Aug 4 2019: Andrea Castillo & Bruni Dávila
bruni dávila 2019-08-02 50:12
Meditación guíada: Amor bondadoso y compasión
Jul 30-Aug 4 2019: Andrea Castillo & Bruni Dávila
Teresa Abdala-Romano 2019-08-02 54:45
Meditación guíada: Emociones y Tétradas 1 y 2
Jul 30-Aug 4 2019: Andrea Castillo & Bruni Dávila
Andrea Castillo 2019-08-02 42:11
Contemplación de los cinco elementos
Jul 30-Aug 4 2019: Andrea Castillo & Bruni Dávila
Andrea Castillo 2019-08-01 32:52
Meditación guíada: Respiración
Jul 30-Aug 4 2019: Andrea Castillo & Bruni Dávila
bruni dávila 2019-08-01 49:58
Los elementos: tierra, agua y la atención plena del cuerpo
Jul 30-Aug 4 2019: Andrea Castillo & Bruni Dávila
bruni dávila 2019-07-31 46:12
Shifting Conditions
Mindfulness of Mind Retreat June/July 2019
Andrea Fella 2019-07-14 4:16
Evening Reflection: Practicing for Ourseleves, We Practice for Others
Mindfulness of Mind Retreat June/July 2019
Andrea Fella 2019-07-13 8:52
Reflections on Taking the Practice into Daily Life
Mindfulness of Mind Retreat June/July 2019
Andrea Fella 2019-07-13 36:09
Aware of the Return of Habitual Patterns and Identities
Mindfulness of Mind Retreat June/July 2019
Andrea Fella 2019-07-13 12:12
Morning Reflection: Check the Awareness!
Mindfulness of Mind Retreat June/July 2019
Andrea Fella 2019-07-13 9:07
Evening Reflection: Wisdom and Love
Mindfulness of Mind Retreat June/July 2019
Andrea Fella 2019-07-12 11:50
Andrea Fella 2019-07-12 58:10
Morning Reflection: Simple Awareness Receiving Experience
Mindfulness of Mind Retreat June/July 2019
Andrea Fella 2019-07-12 12:27
Evening Reflection: Appreciating the Wholesome
Mindfulness of Mind Retreat June/July 2019
Andrea Fella 2019-07-11 15:07
A Journey Towards Freedom
Mindfulness of Mind Retreat June/July 2019
Andrea Fella 2019-07-11 61:40
Instructions for Awareness While Speaking
Mindfulness of Mind Retreat June/July 2019
Andrea Fella 2019-07-11 29:03
Morning Reflection: Natural Awareness; Strong Wisdom
Mindfulness of Mind Retreat June/July 2019
Andrea Fella 2019-07-11 11:44
Evening Reflection: Patience and Trust
Mindfulness of Mind Retreat June/July 2019
Andrea Fella 2019-07-10 16:04
Studying The Self
Mindfulness of Mind Retreat June/July 2019
Andrea Fella 2019-07-10 64:46
Reflections on Dependent Co-Arising and the Perception of Not-Self
Mindfulness of Mind Retreat June/July 2019
Andrea Fella 2019-07-10 12:06
Morning Reflection: Perception of Not-Self
Mindfulness of Mind Retreat June/July 2019
Andrea Fella 2019-07-10 20:11
Evening Reflection: Spontaneous Vajra Song
Mindfulness of Mind Retreat June/July 2019
Andrea Fella 2019-07-09 4:29
Reflections on the Kaccanagotta Sutta and Q&A
Mindfulness of Mind Retreat June/July 2019
Andrea Fella 2019-07-09 59:38
Not Knowing and the Perception of Unreliability
Mindfulness of Mind Retreat June/July 2019
Andrea Fella 2019-07-09 6:41
Morning Reflection: Changing Conditions and Not Knowing
Mindfulness of Mind Retreat June/July 2019
Andrea Fella 2019-07-09 15:37
Dependent Co-Arising: The Shaping of Dukkha
Mindfulness of Mind Retreat June/July 2019
Andrea Fella 2019-07-08 65:19
Further Reflections on the Perception of Unreliability
Mindfulness of Mind Retreat June/July 2019
Andrea Fella 2019-07-08 3:11
Morning Reflection: Perception of Unreliability
Mindfulness of Mind Retreat June/July 2019
Andrea Fella 2019-07-08 12:08
Evening Reflection: Loving Awareness
Mindfulness of Mind Retreat June/July 2019
Andrea Fella 2019-07-07 11:00
Reflections on Ordinary Experience
Mindfulness of Mind Retreat June/July 2019
Andrea Fella 2019-07-07 15:16
Morning Reflection: A Simple Mind
Mindfulness of Mind Retreat June/July 2019
Andrea Fella 2019-07-07 13:02
Evening Reflection: Opening to the Truth, the Mind can Relax
Mindfulness of Mind Retreat June/July 2019
Andrea Fella 2019-07-06 11:12
Further Reflections on Perceptions of Impermanence, Unreliable, Not-Self
Mindfulness of Mind Retreat June/July 2019
Andrea Fella 2019-07-06 61:11
"Characteristics" as Perceptions
Mindfulness of Mind Retreat June/July 2019
Andrea Fella 2019-07-06 12:42
Guided Meditation: Noticing Change
Mindfulness of Mind Retreat June/July 2019
Andrea Fella 2019-07-06 18:09
Evening Reflection: Just This
Mindfulness of Mind Retreat June/July 2019
Andrea Fella 2019-07-05 11:03
Human Delusions: Distortions of Perception
Mindfulness of Mind Retreat June/July 2019
Andrea Fella 2019-07-05 64:20
Further Reflections on Conditioning
Mindfulness of Mind Retreat June/July 2019
Andrea Fella 2019-07-05 7:09
Morning Reflection: The Conditioned Nature Of Experience
Mindfulness of Mind Retreat June/July 2019
Andrea Fella 2019-07-05 17:50
Evening Reflection: The Wholesome is Worthy of Respect
Mindfulness of Mind Retreat June/July 2019
Andrea Fella 2019-07-04 8:45
Awareness and the Five Faculties
Mindfulness of Mind Retreat June/July 2019
Andrea Fella 2019-07-04 55:41
Self-Directed Practice
Mindfulness of Mind Retreat June/July 2019
Andrea Fella 2019-07-04 11:27
Further Reflections on Awareness
Mindfulness of Mind Retreat June/July 2019
Andrea Fella 2019-07-04 8:26
Guided Meditation: Aware of Awareness
Mindfulness of Mind Retreat June/July 2019
Andrea Fella 2019-07-04 20:41
Evening Reflection: Giving Up
Mindfulness of Mind Retreat June/July 2019
Andrea Fella 2019-07-03 5:51
Andrea Fella 2019-07-03 62:32
Further Reflections on Continuity
Mindfulness of Mind Retreat June/July 2019
Andrea Fella 2019-07-03 10:46
Guided Meditation: Supports for Continuity
Mindfulness of Mind Retreat June/July 2019
Andrea Fella 2019-07-03 19:57
Evening Reflection: Investigation as "Being With"
Mindfulness of Mind Retreat June/July 2019
Andrea Fella 2019-07-02 11:00
Neither Tarrying Nor Hurrying
Mindfulness of Mind Retreat June/July 2019
Andrea Fella 2019-07-02 54:02
Further Reflections on Noticing the Effect of Thinking
Mindfulness of Mind Retreat June/July 2019
Andrea Fella 2019-07-02 12:19
Guided Meditation: Noticing the Effect of Thinking
Mindfulness of Mind Retreat June/July 2019
Andrea Fella 2019-07-02 25:05
Evening Reflection: Wise Attitude
Mindfulness of Mind Retreat June/July 2019
Andrea Fella 2019-07-01 15:13
Elaboration on a Few Practice Points
Mindfulness of Mind Retreat June/July 2019
Andrea Fella 2019-07-01 32:01
Awareness While Walking
Mindfulness of Mind Retreat June/July 2019
Andrea Fella 2019-07-01 16:46
Basic Instructions: Guided Meditation
Mindfulness of Mind Retreat June/July 2019
Andrea Fella 2019-07-01 26:02
Retreat Opening: Overview of Instructions
Mindfulness of Mind Retreat June/July 2019
Andrea Fella 2019-06-30 34:45
Retreat Opening: Refuges and Precepts
Mindfulness of Mind Retreat June/July 2019
Andrea Fella 2019-06-30 28:02
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

 

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