Insight Retreat Center


In addition to keeping you informed about upcoming events, new website content, and special announcements, each edition of our news letter includes longer articles that explore Insight Meditation retreat practice. This makes the newsletter one of the more important ways to stay in touch with what is being done at the center.
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IRC Newsletter Summer-Fall 2019

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  • Gil Fronsdal: Meditation Instructions on Retreat
  • Thank you, Ines!
  • Behind the Scenes Changes at IRC
  • Your Questions about Practice
  • A Favorite Retreat Recipe: Chicken Fried Tofu

IRC Newsletter Winter-Spring 2019

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  • Gil Fronsdal: Wise Perspectives for Retreat Practice
  • Andrea Fella: Awareness of Thinking
  • The Next Generation of Insight Retreat Teachers

IRC Newsletter Summer-Fall 2018

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  • Gil Fronsdal: Dharma Service on Retreat
  • Andrea Fella: Noticing Agendas in Meditation
  • Welcoming Bhikkhu Analayo

IRC Newsletter Spring-Summer 2018

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  • Gil Fronsdal: Mindfulness of Breathing on Retreat
  • Andrea Fella: Working with Delusion
  • Welcoming Ajahn Sucitto

IRC Newsletter Summer-Fall 2017

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  • Gil Fronsdal: Listening to Dharma Talks on Retreat
  • The Highest Blessings: Life as an IRC Resident Volunteer
  • Volunteering–Helping to Care for IRC

IRC Newsletter Winter-Spring 2017

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  • Gil Fronsdal: Preparing for a Retreat
  • Great News!
  • A Challenge and a Relief: Electronic Devices and Retreat

IRC Newsletter Summer-Fall 2016

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  • Gil Fronsdal: The Practice of Leaving a Retreat
  • Andrea Fella: Finding Trust in an Unreliable World
  • Introducing Leigh Brasington

IRC Newsletter Winter-Spring 2016

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  • Gil Fronsdal:  Practicing with Pain on Retreat
  • Andrea Fella: Love and Wisdom
  • Introducing Pamela Weiss

IRC Newsletter Summer-Fall 2015

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  • Mindfulness of Meals During Retreats, Gil Fronsdal
  • Continuity of Mindfulness on Retreat, Andrea Fella
  • Your Questions About Practice

IRC Newsletter Winter-Spring 2015

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  • Mindful Postures, Gil Fronsdal
  • Your Questions About Practice, Andrea Fella
  • Behind the Kitchen Door

IRC Newsletter Summer ~ Fall 2014

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  • Practicing with Sleep During Retreats, Gil Fronsdal
  • Reflections on Creating IMC and IRC
  • A Day with Joseph Goldstein

IRC Newsletter #7: February 2014

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  • Community as Part of Retreat Practice, Gil Fronsdal
  • Patience, Andrea Fella
  • Living and Serving at IRC, Kim Allen

IRC Newsletter #6: October 2013

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  • Practice Discussions on Retreat, Gil Fronsdal
  • The Factor of Attention in Meditation, Andrea Fella
  • Registering and Managing Retreats at IRC, Bruni Dávila

IRC Newsletter #5: July 2013

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  • Practicing with the Retreat Schedule, Gil Fronsdal
  • No Distractions in Mindfulness Practice, Andrea Fella
  • Managing a Retreat at IRC, Shelley Gault

IRC Newsletter #4: March 2013

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  • The Practice of Work Meditation, Gil Fronsdal
  • Recognizing Mindfulness, Andrea Fella
  • A New Teacher’s Perspective, Max Erdstein

IRC Newsletter #3: August 2012

  • Retreat Practice, Gil Fronsdal
  • Taking Retreat Practice Home, Andrea Fella
  • Retreat Schedule
  • Open House

IRC Newsletter #2: March 2012

IRC Newsletter #1: September 2011

  • The Silence of a Silent Retreat, Gil Fronsdal
  • Retreats: A Personal Journey that Nourishes Everyone, Andrea Fella
  • A Practitioner’s Perspective, Dawn Neal and Victor Medina

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