16 episodes

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.

Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge: dharma talks and meditation instruction via dharmaseed.org

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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.

    Oren Jay Sofer: Closing Session + Q&A

    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.

    • 39 min
    Oren Jay Sofer: Question & Answer

    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.

    • 37 min
    Oren Jay Sofer: Devotion: The Heart of Practice

    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.

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

    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.

    • 31 min
    Caroline Jones: Cultivating the perception and understanding of impermanence

    Caroline Jones: Cultivating the perception and understanding of impermanence

    (Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge)

    • 50 min
    Caroline Jones: Reflections on practice and guided big mind meditation

    Caroline Jones: Reflections on practice and guided big mind meditation

    (Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge)

    • 43 min

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