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Establishing Presence: Insight Meditation Retreat

In order to fully inhabit our lives, we must be present to immediate experience. This sounds simple, even simplistic, but can be surprisingly challenging. To be in the present, we need to see, and then see through, the ways we get lost in the past and the future. In learning how to connect skillfully to moment-to- moment sensory experience, we strengthen our capacity for centered, wise and balanced action.
2016-02-19 (6 days) Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

  
2016-02-21 How To Establish Presence 21:00
Winnie Nazarko
A description of what embodied mindful presence actually looks like, and how one can cultivate this presence
2016-02-21 Familiarizing ourselves with the Five Hindrances 54:23
Annie Nugent
When we are not mindful that one of the hindrances is dragging us around by the nose...we suffer... As soon as mindfulness is present, this is our opportunity for freedom from them... We are no longer at their mercy when we understand their nature.. Impermanent "clouds" blowing through the mind - they have no power over us.
2016-02-22 The Inner Friend 52:25
Oren Jay Sofer
This talk is an exploration of how our inner dialog can hinder or support the practice, based on the tone and intention behind our words. How do we transform the voice of the critic into a wise good friend?
2016-02-23 Instructions On Thoughts and Emotions 10:22
Oren Jay Sofer
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