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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
Closing: Unfolding Your Dhamma Field and Carrying it Within
Jun 25-Jul 2 2018: Ajahn Sucitto
Ajahn Sucitto 2018-07-02 20:40
Distilling and Dwelling in Your Dhamma Potential
Jun 25-Jul 2 2018: Ajahn Sucitto
Ajahn Sucitto 2018-07-02 24:28
The Skill of Thinking: Allowing the Heart to Speak
Jun 25-Jul 2 2018: Ajahn Sucitto
Ajahn Sucitto 2018-07-01 58:07
"About to:" The Moment of Becoming
Jun 25-Jul 2 2018: Ajahn Sucitto
Ajahn Sucitto 2018-07-01 8:28
Guided Standing: Opening to Feeling
Jun 25-Jul 2 2018: Ajahn Sucitto
Ajahn Sucitto 2018-07-01 18:26
Comfortable or Ignorant? Choose Dhamma
Jun 25-Jul 2 2018: Ajahn Sucitto
Ajahn Sucitto 2018-06-30 53:54
Puja: The Occasion for Refuge
Jun 25-Jul 2 2018: Ajahn Sucitto
Ajahn Sucitto 2018-06-30 17:41
Disengaging the Self - the First Right Effort
Jun 25-Jul 2 2018: Ajahn Sucitto
Ajahn Sucitto 2018-06-29 59:21
Guided Meditation: Parami - Embodying Truth
Jun 25-Jul 2 2018: Ajahn Sucitto
Ajahn Sucitto 2018-06-29 43:19
Question and Answer Session
Jun 25-Jul 2 2018: Ajahn Sucitto
Ajahn Sucitto 2018-06-28 51:32
Guided Meditation
Jun 25-Jul 2 2018: Ajahn Sucitto
Ajahn Sucitto 2018-06-28 29:43
Massaging the Closed Heart
Jun 25-Jul 2 2018: Ajahn Sucitto
Ajahn Sucitto 2018-06-28 62:05
Guided Standing Meditation
Jun 25-Jul 2 2018: Ajahn Sucitto
Ajahn Sucitto 2018-06-28 22:27
The Craft of Meditation
Jun 25-Jul 2 2018: Ajahn Sucitto
Ajahn Sucitto 2018-06-27 17:59
Careful Attention to the Wilderness of Self
Jun 25-Jul 2 2018: Ajahn Sucitto
Ajahn Sucitto 2018-06-27 58:54
Standing Meditation
Jun 25-Jul 2 2018: Ajahn Sucitto
Ajahn Sucitto 2018-06-27 19:08
Guided Meditation: Holding the Field - Beneath Self-View
Jun 25-Jul 2 2018: Ajahn Sucitto
Ajahn Sucitto 2018-06-27 17:08
Dhamma: The Liberation Field
Jun 25-Jul 2 2018: Ajahn Sucitto
Ajahn Sucitto 2018-06-26 38:56
Entering the Fields - with Faith
Jun 25-Jul 2 2018: Ajahn Sucitto
Ajahn Sucitto 2018-06-26 60:28
Aspiration: To Train in the Wilderness
Jun 25-Jul 2 2018: Ajahn Sucitto
Ajahn Sucitto 2018-06-26 35:54
Guided Meditation
Jun 25-Jul 2 2018: Ajahn Sucitto
Ajahn Sucitto 2018-06-25 29:57
Heart Offerings
Jun 25-Jul 2 2018: Ajahn Sucitto
Ajahn Sucitto 2018-06-25 38:04
"Concentración y la liberación de preocupaciones y opresiones sociales (BD) "
Jun 16-21 2018: Andrea Castillo & Bruni Davila
bruni dávila 2018-06-20 13:14
Meditación guiada: los tres primeros fundamentos de la atención plena (AC) persona difícil
Jun 16-21 2018: Andrea Castillo & Bruni Davila
Andrea Castillo 2018-06-20 32:37
Los 5 obstáculos
Jun 16-21 2018: Andrea Castillo & Bruni Davila
Andrea Castillo 2018-06-19 56:39
Meditación guiada: tonalidad afectiva (vedana)
Jun 16-21 2018: Andrea Castillo & Bruni Davila
bruni dávila 2018-06-19 39:57
Meditación guiada: tonalidad afectiva (vedana)
Jun 16-21 2018: Andrea Castillo & Bruni Davila
bruni dávila 2018-06-19 0:00
Meditación metta
Jun 16-21 2018: Andrea Castillo & Bruni Davila
Andrea Castillo 2018-06-18 39:50
Meditación guiada: los 4 elementos
Jun 16-21 2018: Andrea Castillo & Bruni Davila
Andrea Castillo 2018-06-18 28:44
Conclusión de meditación guiada: amor bondadoso para con uno(a) mismo(a)
Jun 16-21 2018: Andrea Castillo & Bruni Davila
bruni dávila 2018-06-17 2:00
Meditación guiada para uno(a) mismo(a) con frases de amor bondadoso y ecuanimidad
Jun 16-21 2018: Andrea Castillo & Bruni Davila
bruni dávila 2018-06-17 20:25
Metta guiada: amor bondadoso para con uno(a) mismo(a)
Jun 16-21 2018: Andrea Castillo & Bruni Davila
bruni dávila 2018-06-17 17:18
Vigilando las puertas de los 6 sentidos
Jun 16-21 2018: Andrea Castillo & Bruni Davila
Andrea Castillo 2018-06-17 35:58
Introducción al discurso MN 107-A Ganaka Mogallana
Jun 16-21 2018: Andrea Castillo & Bruni Davila
Andrea Castillo 2018-06-16 18:47
Moderación en el comer
Jun 16-21 2018: Andrea Castillo & Bruni Davila
bruni dávila 2018-06-16 48:20
Closing words
Jun 3-10 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Adrianne Ross
Gil Fronsdal 2018-06-09 43:21
The Perfection of Equanimity
Jun 3-10 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Adrianne Ross
Gil Fronsdal 2018-06-09 48:12
Guided Meditation: Kindness
Jun 3-10 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Adrianne Ross
Adrianne Ross 2018-06-09 51:11
The Perfections of Resolve and Kindness
Jun 3-10 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Adrianne Ross
Adrianne Ross 2018-06-08 54:30
Guided Meditation: Stillness and Space
Jun 3-10 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Adrianne Ross
Gil Fronsdal 2018-06-08 50:55
The Perfections of Patience and Truth
Jun 3-10 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Adrianne Ross
Gil Fronsdal 2018-06-07 55:26
Instruction: Thoughts
Jun 3-10 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Adrianne Ross
Adrianne Ross 2018-06-07 54:20
The Perfections of Wisdom and Energy
Jun 3-10 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Adrianne Ross
Adrianne Ross 2018-06-06 55:19
Instruction: Emotions
Jun 3-10 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Adrianne Ross
Gil Fronsdal 2018-06-06 50:09
The Perfections of Virtue and Renunciation
Jun 3-10 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Adrianne Ross
Gil Fronsdal 2018-06-05 51:01
Instruction: Body
Jun 3-10 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Adrianne Ross
Adrianne Ross 2018-06-05 42:00
Compassion and the Perfection of Generosity
Jun 3-10 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Adrianne Ross
Adrianne Ross 2018-06-04 53:52
Instruction: Breath
Jun 3-10 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Adrianne Ross
Gil Fronsdal 2018-06-04 45:21
Integration of the Practice in Daily Life
May 13-20 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Ines Freedman
Ines Freedman 2018-05-19 39:15
Guided Meditation: Putting down the Burden
May 13-20 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Ines Freedman
Gil Fronsdal 2018-05-19 45:46
Putting Down the Burden
May 13-20 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Ines Freedman
Gil Fronsdal 2018-05-18 50:52
Instructions: Mindfulness of Mind States
May 13-20 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Ines Freedman
Ines Freedman 2018-05-18 46:30
The Five Hindrances and Concentration
May 13-20 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Ines Freedman
Ines Freedman 2018-05-17 54:24
Instructions: Mindfulness of Thoughts
May 13-20 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Ines Freedman
Gil Fronsdal 2018-05-17 50:52
Instructions: Mindfulness of Emotions
May 13-20 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Ines Freedman
Gil Fronsdal 2018-05-16 51:23
Instructions: Mindfulness of Emotions
May 13-20 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Ines Freedman
Ines Freedman 2018-05-16 47:36
Instructions: Mindfulness of Body
May 13-20 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Ines Freedman
Ines Freedman 2018-05-15 35:14
Instructions: Mindfulness of Body
May 13-20 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Ines Freedman
Gil Fronsdal 2018-05-15 52:56
Safeguarding the Sense Doors
May 13-20 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Ines Freedman
Gil Fronsdal 2018-05-14 17:51
Instructions: Mindfulness of Breathing
May 13-20 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Ines Freedman
Ines Freedman 2018-05-14 49:00
Introduction: Gradual Training, Gradual Practice, Gradual Progress
May 13-20 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Ines Freedman
Ines Freedman 2018-05-13 36:14
Simply Keep Practicing
Apr 20-29 2018: Andrea Fella & Alexis Santos
Andrea Fella 2018-04-28 10:55
Practicing in Life
Apr 20-29 2018: Andrea Fella & Alexis Santos
Andrea Fella 2018-04-28 63:20
Continue Practicing
Apr 20-29 2018: Andrea Fella & Alexis Santos
Alexis Santos 2018-04-28 40:56
Further Reflections on Impermanence / Talking Practice
Apr 20-29 2018: Andrea Fella & Alexis Santos
Andrea Fella 2018-04-27 26:54
Impermanence
Apr 20-29 2018: Andrea Fella & Alexis Santos
Andrea Fella 2018-04-27 13:00
Respect
Apr 20-29 2018: Andrea Fella & Alexis Santos
Andrea Fella 2018-04-26 10:27
Learning
Apr 20-29 2018: Andrea Fella & Alexis Santos
Alexis Santos 2018-04-26 24:57
Observing Conditioning
Apr 20-29 2018: Andrea Fella & Alexis Santos
Alexis Santos 2018-04-26 45:39
Five Aggregates & Mental Formations
Apr 20-29 2018: Andrea Fella & Alexis Santos
Andrea Fella 2018-04-25 60:17
Further Reflections on Awareness
Apr 20-29 2018: Andrea Fella & Alexis Santos
Andrea Fella 2018-04-25 17:32
Aware of Awareness
Apr 20-29 2018: Andrea Fella & Alexis Santos
Andrea Fella 2018-04-25 20:54
Practicing for Ourselves, We Practice for Others
Apr 20-29 2018: Andrea Fella & Alexis Santos
Alexis Santos 2018-04-24 10:11
Attitude
Apr 20-29 2018: Andrea Fella & Alexis Santos
Alexis Santos 2018-04-24 2:20
Guided Practice
Apr 20-29 2018: Andrea Fella & Alexis Santos
Alexis Santos 2018-04-24 10:18
Practice Reflections
Apr 20-29 2018: Andrea Fella & Alexis Santos
Alexis Santos 2018-04-23 43:47
Noticing the Shift of Attention
Apr 20-29 2018: Andrea Fella & Alexis Santos
Andrea Fella 2018-04-23 11:39
Supports for Continuity
Apr 20-29 2018: Andrea Fella & Alexis Santos
Andrea Fella 2018-04-23 19:08
Trust & Patience
Apr 20-29 2018: Andrea Fella & Alexis Santos
Andrea Fella 2018-04-22 18:04
Letting Suffering Be a Guide
Apr 20-29 2018: Andrea Fella & Alexis Santos
Andrea Fella 2018-04-22 54:51
Nature
Apr 20-29 2018: Andrea Fella & Alexis Santos
Alexis Santos 2018-04-22 43:45
A Good Way to Spend a Day
Apr 20-29 2018: Andrea Fella & Alexis Santos
Alexis Santos 2018-04-21 21:32
Guided Practice
Apr 20-29 2018: Andrea Fella & Alexis Santos
Andrea Fella 2018-04-21 22:15
Walking Instructions
Apr 20-29 2018: Andrea Fella & Alexis Santos
Alexis Santos 2018-04-21 10:07
Initial Instructions
Apr 20-29 2018: Andrea Fella & Alexis Santos
Andrea Fella 2018-04-21 46:05
Opening evening talk
Apr 20-29 2018: Andrea Fella & Alexis Santos
Andrea Fella 2018-04-20 52:28
Metta practice in our daily lives
Apr 8-15 2018: Nikki Mirghafori & Donald Rothberg
Donald Rothberg 2018-04-14 63:12
Guided meditation: radiating metta for all beings
Apr 8-15 2018: Nikki Mirghafori & Donald Rothberg
Nikki Mirghafori 2018-04-14 48:53
Wisdom & Kindness & Gratitude
Apr 8-15 2018: Nikki Mirghafori & Donald Rothberg
Nikki Mirghafori 2018-04-13 58:43
Working with challenges in metta practice: the roles of mindfulness, wisdom, and forgiveness
Apr 8-15 2018: Nikki Mirghafori & Donald Rothberg
Donald Rothberg 2018-04-12 63:45
Hearts' Heavenly Homes: lovingkindness, compassion, empathetic joy, and equanimity
Apr 8-15 2018: Nikki Mirghafori & Donald Rothberg
Nikki Mirghafori 2018-04-11 61:03
Morning Instructions: radiating metta
Apr 8-15 2018: Nikki Mirghafori & Donald Rothberg
Donald Rothberg 2018-04-11 49:47
How metta practice works
Apr 8-15 2018: Nikki Mirghafori & Donald Rothberg
Donald Rothberg 2018-04-10 60:48
Guided meditation: metta for dear person and self
Apr 8-15 2018: Nikki Mirghafori & Donald Rothberg
Nikki Mirghafori 2018-04-10 46:48
Practicing metta with G.R.A.C.E
Apr 8-15 2018: Nikki Mirghafori & Donald Rothberg
Nikki Mirghafori 2018-04-09 54:37
Morning Instructions: Intro to metta practice
Apr 8-15 2018: Nikki Mirghafori & Donald Rothberg
Donald Rothberg 2018-04-09 47:53
Opening the Heart
March 29-April 1 2018: Ines Freedman & Lori Wong
Lori Wong 2018-03-31 38:44
Vedana (Valence, Feeling Tone)
March 29-April 1 2018: Ines Freedman & Lori Wong
Ines Freedman 2018-03-30 37:40
Concluding talk and Q&A
Mar 18-25 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Matthew Brensilver
Matthew Brensilver 2018-03-25 46:36
Guided Meditation: Still, Spacious Awareness
Mar 18-25 2018: Gil Fronsdal & Matthew Brensilver
Gil Fronsdal 2018-03-24 44:10

 

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