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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
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
Vedana
Satipatthana retreat: Aug 2020, Andrea Fella/Pamela Weiss
Pamela Weiss 2020-08-13 37:42
Mindfulness of Feeling Tone (Vedana)
Satipatthana retreat: Aug 2020, Andrea Fella/Pamela Weiss
Andrea Fella 2020-08-13 43:38
Body Q+A
Satipatthana retreat: Aug 2020, Andrea Fella/Pamela Weiss
Andrea Fella 2020-08-12 5:44
Satipatthana Overview and Mindfulness of Body
Satipatthana retreat: Aug 2020, Andrea Fella/Pamela Weiss
Andrea Fella 2020-08-12 52:19
Breath and Body
Satipatthana retreat: Aug 2020, Andrea Fella/Pamela Weiss
Pamela Weiss 2020-08-12 68:15
Guided Meditation Andrea Fella 2020-08-06 11:55
Reflection: What is your deepest intention?
July 19 -29, 2020: Mindfulness of Mind (Online Retreat) with Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2020-07-29 34:24
Andrea Fella 2020-07-28 51:11
Against the Stream; With the Stream
July 19 -29, 2020: Mindfulness of Mind (Online Retreat) with Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2020-07-28 11:11
Guided Meditation: Knowing the World, Here and Now
July 19 -29, 2020: Mindfulness of Mind (Online Retreat) with Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2020-07-28 9:35
One Abides Independent, Not Clinging to Anything in the World
July 19 -29, 2020: Mindfulness of Mind (Online Retreat) with Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2020-07-27 55:38
A Natural Movement Towards Release
July 19 -29, 2020: Mindfulness of Mind (Online Retreat) with Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2020-07-27 16:32
Guided Meditation: Wisdom Doing Its Job
July 19 -29, 2020: Mindfulness of Mind (Online Retreat) with Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2020-07-27 13:50
Andrea Fella 2020-07-26 64:44
Different ways we might relate to opening to truth
July 19 -29, 2020: Mindfulness of Mind (Online Retreat) with Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2020-07-26 12:55
Guided Meditation: What is true in this moment?
July 19 -29, 2020: Mindfulness of Mind (Online Retreat) with Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2020-07-26 19:36
Simple Awareness: In the Seen is Only the Seen
July 19 -29, 2020: Mindfulness of Mind (Online Retreat) with Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2020-07-25 56:51
Opening to Different Relationships to Not Knowing
July 19 -29, 2020: Mindfulness of Mind (Online Retreat) with Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2020-07-25 14:15
Guided Meditation: Not Knowing
July 19 -29, 2020: Mindfulness of Mind (Online Retreat) with Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2020-07-25 20:11
Cultivating the Perception of Impermanence
July 19 -29, 2020: Mindfulness of Mind (Online Retreat) with Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2020-07-24 59:06
Further Reflections on Impermanence
July 19 -29, 2020: Mindfulness of Mind (Online Retreat) with Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2020-07-24 12:20
Guided Meditation: Impermanent Nature of Experience
July 19 -29, 2020: Mindfulness of Mind (Online Retreat) with Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2020-07-24 19:58
Reflections on Love and Wisdom
July 19 -29, 2020: Mindfulness of Mind (Online Retreat) with Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2020-07-23 52:17
Further Reflections on Awareness of Awareness
July 19 -29, 2020: Mindfulness of Mind (Online Retreat) with Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2020-07-23 12:28
Guided Meditation: Aware of Awareness
July 19 -29, 2020: Mindfulness of Mind (Online Retreat) with Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2020-07-23 22:18
Conditionality: Dependent Co-Arising
July 19 -29, 2020: Mindfulness of Mind (Online Retreat) with Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2020-07-22 62:14
Keeping the Practice Simple
July 19 -29, 2020: Mindfulness of Mind (Online Retreat) with Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2020-07-22 5:36
Morning Reflection: Conditioned Nature of Experience
July 19 -29, 2020: Mindfulness of Mind (Online Retreat) with Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2020-07-22 27:18
Andrea Fella 2020-07-21 60:45
Aware While Thinking
July 19 -29, 2020: Mindfulness of Mind (Online Retreat) with Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2020-07-21 16:19
Morning Reflection: No Need to Change Experience to be Aware
July 19 -29, 2020: Mindfulness of Mind (Online Retreat) with Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2020-07-21 16:44
Awareness as the Five Faculties Working Together
July 19 -29, 2020: Mindfulness of Mind (Online Retreat) with Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2020-07-20 56:36
Further Reflections on Continuity
July 19 -29, 2020: Mindfulness of Mind (Online Retreat) with Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2020-07-20 10:07
Guided Meditation: Supports for Continuity
July 19 -29, 2020: Mindfulness of Mind (Online Retreat) with Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2020-07-20 24:46
Afternoon Reflections and Questions
July 19 -29, 2020: Mindfulness of Mind (Online Retreat) with Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2020-07-19 40:46
Sunday Closing Session
July 16-19, 2020: Strengths and Insights with Gil Fronsdal
Gil Fronsdal 2020-07-19 1:20:13
Sunday pm Dharma Talk: Not-Self
July 16-19, 2020: Strengths and Insights with Gil Fronsdal
Gil Fronsdal 2020-07-19 48:11
Sunday 2 om Meditation
July 16-19, 2020: Strengths and Insights with Gil Fronsdal
Gil Fronsdal 2020-07-19 30:27
Sunday 11:45 am Dharmette
July 16-19, 2020: Strengths and Insights with Gil Fronsdal
Gil Fronsdal 2020-07-19 21:57
Sunday 11:15 am: Meditating with Ease
July 16-19, 2020: Strengths and Insights with Gil Fronsdal
Gil Fronsdal 2020-07-19 29:09
Brief Walking Reminders
July 19 -29, 2020: Mindfulness of Mind (Online Retreat) with Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2020-07-19 3:39
Receptive Awareness: Instructions and Guided Meditation
July 19 -29, 2020: Mindfulness of Mind (Online Retreat) with Andrea Fella
Andrea Fella 2020-07-19 50:36
Sunday 9:45 am Q&A
July 16-19, 2020: Strengths and Insights with Gil Fronsdal
Gil Fronsdal 2020-07-19 22:08
Sunday 9:00 am Meditation and Instruction
July 16-19, 2020: Strengths and Insights with Gil Fronsdal
Gil Fronsdal 2020-07-19 42:32
Sunday 7:30 am Dharmette: Strength and Confidence
July 16-19, 2020: Strengths and Insights with Gil Fronsdal
Gil Fronsdal 2020-07-19 18:04
Sunday 7 am Guided Meditation: Strength and Assurance
July 16-19, 2020: Strengths and Insights with Gil Fronsdal
Gil Fronsdal 2020-07-19 30:34
Saturday Evening Meditation and Reflection
July 16-19, 2020: Strengths and Insights with Gil Fronsdal
Gil Fronsdal 2020-07-18 46:30
Be, See, Free, We (8 0f 10) Insight into Suffering and the Painful
July 16-19, 2020: Strengths and Insights with Gil Fronsdal
Gil Fronsdal 2020-07-18 41:17
Saturday 2 pm sitting; Q & A (last 15 minutes)
July 16-19, 2020: Strengths and Insights with Gil Fronsdal
Gil Fronsdal 2020-07-18 50:17
Saturday 11:45 am Dharmette: Perserving What is Valuable
July 16-19, 2020: Strengths and Insights with Gil Fronsdal
Gil Fronsdal 2020-07-18 13:40
Saturday 11:15 am Guided Meditation
July 16-19, 2020: Strengths and Insights with Gil Fronsdal
Gil Fronsdal 2020-07-18 28:39
Saturday 9 a.m. Instructions: Clear Awareness in the Present Moment
July 16-19, 2020: Strengths and Insights with Gil Fronsdal
Gil Fronsdal 2020-07-18 43:49
Saturday early morning Dharmette: Happiness
July 16-19, 2020: Strengths and Insights with Gil Fronsdal
Gil Fronsdal 2020-07-18 16:02
Saturday 7 am Guided Meditation: Happiness
July 16-19, 2020: Strengths and Insights with Gil Fronsdal
Gil Fronsdal 2020-07-18 31:04
Friday Evening Sit and Reflection
July 16-19, 2020: Strengths and Insights with Gil Fronsdal
Gil Fronsdal 2020-07-17 46:29
Friday, 4:00 PM, Dharma Talk - Impermanence
July 16-19, 2020: Strengths and Insights with Gil Fronsdal
Gil Fronsdal 2020-07-17 35:27

 

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