2018-02-02 Insight Meditation Society nine-day retreat recordings

Nine-day insight meditation retreat with Joseph Goldstein and George Mumford

Assisted by nakawe cuebas and Devon Hase

Insight Meditation Society, Barre MA USA
2-11 February 2018
The Path to Awakening: Insight Meditation retreat

Insight meditation (vipassana in Pali, the language of the original Buddhist teachings) is the simple and direct practice of moment-to-moment mindfulness. Through careful and sustained observation, we experience for ourselves the ever-changing flow of the mind/body process. This awareness leads us to accept more fully the pleasure and pain, fear and joy, sadness and happiness that life inevitably brings. As insight deepens, we develop greater equanimity and peace in the face of change, and wisdom and compassion increasingly become the guiding principles of our lives.

The Buddha first taught vipassana over 2,500 years ago. The various methods of this practice have been well preserved in the Theravada tradition of Buddhism. This silent retreat, suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators, is rooted in this ancient and well-mapped path to awakening, and draws on the full spectrum of this tradition’s lineages.

Talks from the whole retreat here: Dharma Seed – Nine-day Retreat IMS

2018-02-02 nine-day retreat IMS teachers

Left to right: nakawe cuebas (assistant), George Mumford, Joseph Goldstein, Jill Shepherd, Eowyn Ahlstrom (yoga teacher), Devon Hase (assistant)