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Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge: dharma talks and meditation instruction

IMS’s Forest Refuge has hosted experienced meditators since 2003. Its program is specifically designed to encourage sustained, longer-term retreat practice – a key component in the transmission of Buddhism from Asia to the West. Within a harmonious and secluded environment, meditators can nurture the highest aspiration for liberation. In consultation with visiting insight meditation teachers, a program of training in one or more Early Buddhist practices is created for each participant, allowing the continuing unfolding of deeper levels of wisdom and compassion. A personal retreat here strengthens practice, faith, confidence and self-reliance.

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Oren Jay Sofer: Closing Session + Q&A

(Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge) Closing session for the month of April online teachings at the Forest Refuge, with Caroline Jones.

39mins

30 Apr 2020

Rank #1

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Oren Jay Sofer: Question & Answer

(Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge) Open Q&A session, includes such topics as: handling restless thoughts; working with persistent worry; relating wisely to creative thoughts; opening the pain and suffering in the world.

37mins

29 Apr 2020

Rank #2

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Oren Jay Sofer: Devotion: The Heart of Practice

(Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge) Without a full heart the practice becomes rote, dry, and uninspired. Without the sacred, we lose our way in the world and misplace our heart's faith in things like money, success, and pleasure. The path invites us to tap into a deeper aspect of the heart/mind and live with a quality of reverence.

49mins

28 Apr 2020

Rank #3

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Oren Jay Sofer: Living from Moment to Moment: Reflection & Guided Meditation

(Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge) A short reflection with instructions on samatha and vipassana practice (calming and insight), followed by a guided meditation.

31mins

27 Apr 2020

Rank #4

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Caroline Jones: Cultivating the perception and understanding of impermanence

(Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge)

50mins

24 Apr 2020

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Caroline Jones: Reflections on practice and guided big mind meditation

(Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge)

43mins

23 Apr 2020

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Oren Jay Sofer: Question & Answer

(Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge) Open Q&A covering topics such as: calming the body after an angry outburst and repairing the relational connection; meditating on the 'sound of silence'; using multiple anchors; working with the mind jumping from one thing to another.

39mins

22 Apr 2020

Rank #7

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Oren Jay Sofer: A Strong and Flexible Mind (part 2): Resolve

(Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge) The quality of resolve—strong determination, committment—is guided by wisdom and supported by patience to transform the heart and carry the mind to release.

48mins

21 Apr 2020

Rank #8

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Oren Jay Sofer: Guided Meditation: Steadying through Resolution

(Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge) Resolve or determination is a steady firmness that is both flexible and strong. This meditation explores how to bring this quality into our meditation.

29mins

20 Apr 2020

Rank #9

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Caroline Jones: A healing time: practicing with difficult emotions.

(Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge) There are 3.3 minutes of silence in the beginning.

54mins

17 Apr 2020

Rank #10