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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
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
Wisdom: Skillful and unskillful
Dec 8-15 2019: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2019-12-09 53:18
Walking Instruction
Dec 8-15 2019: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2019-12-09 18:48
Posture Instruction
Dec 8-15 2019: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Gil Fronsdal 2019-12-09 33:33
Intro to Wisdom
Dec 8-15 2019: Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Gil Fronsdal 2019-12-08 31:09
Luminous Web
Nov 2019, Bob Stahl/Mary Grace Orr
Mary Grace Orr 2019-11-22 51:44
The Dhamma Of Identity
Nov 2019, Bob Stahl/Mary Grace Orr
Bob Stahl 2019-11-21 48:30
Trusting Our Practice
Nov 2019, Bob Stahl/Mary Grace Orr
Mary Grace Orr 2019-11-20 50:07
What Brings Us To Practice
Nov 2019, Bob Stahl/Mary Grace Orr
Bob Stahl 2019-11-19 60:46
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

 

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