Insight Retreat Center

Retreat Practice

Retreat Practice

The opportunity to dedicate a period of time to intensive meditation practice is one of the most precious aspects of our tradition. Continuity of attention over several days or longer, undisturbed by external demands or diversions, can allow the body to settle, the mind to clear, and the heart to relax. We can then attain a better understanding of ourselves, begin to release the habits of thought and behavior that are not helpful to us, and practice cultivating a peaceful mind and loving heart.

The support of a teacher and fellow retreatants helps create a safe and protected environment essential to this transformative process. A schedule of silent sitting and walking meditation is supported by daily dharma talks, instruction, and practice discussions with the teacher.

Talks on Retreat Practice

Speaker Topic Date Length
Gil Fronsdal
Retreat as Sanctuary
1/10/11
23:04

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Gil Fronsdal
The Practice of Retreats
12/12/10
32:13
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Gil Fronsdal
Retreat Practice
05/15/06
18:11
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Gil Fronsdal
On Retreat
03/27/05
41:53
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Gil Fronsdal
Retreat Dynamics
08/19/02
47:14
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