2019-09-10 Insight Meditation Society three-month retreat recordings

P1 teaching team

Six-week insight meditation retreat

Insight Meditation Society, Barre, Massachusetts
October-December 2019

Talks from the whole retreat here: Dharma Seed – 2019 Three-Month Retreat – Part 1

This six-week partial of the three-month course is a special time for practice. Because of its extended length and ongoing guidance, it is an opportunity for students to deepen the powers of concentration, wisdom and compassion. Based on the meditation instructions of Mahasi Sayadaw and supplemented by a range of skillful means, this silent retreat will encourage a balanced attitude of relaxation and alertness, and the continuity of practice based on the Buddha’s Four Foundations of Mindfulness.


Jill’s talks

2019-09-15 Five Hindrances 59:23

An overview of the five hindrances: afflictive states that get in the way of clear seeing


2019-09-22 An Overview Of The Four Brahma Viharas 52:18

Exploring the skillful qualities of kindness, compassion, appreciative joy and equanimity


2019-09-29 Working With Afflictive Thought Patterns 1: Wisdom 52:36

Some suggestions for bringing wisdom to deeply conditioned mental patterns such as comparing mind


2019-10-06 Working with Afflictive Thought Patterns 2: Compassion 57:09

An exploration of compassion and self-compassion as Brahmavihara practices, and some suggestions for applying compassion as an antidote to painful mental states


2019-10-13 Equanimity 56:20

An exploration of equanimity as support for – and a fruit of – insight practice


2019-10-20 Right Effort and the Middle Way 52:33

An exploration of common ways that effort gets unbalanced, and some suggestions for how to bring it back into balance