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The Orlando Insight Meditation Group is a non-profit organization formed to support the practice of insight (vipassana) meditation in the Orlando area.Peter Carlson has practiced Theravadin Mindfulness meditation since his first retreat at the Insight Meditation Society in Massachussetts in 1982.He has sat over 30 retreats since then, lasting from 3 days to 3 months in duration. He has attended retreats led by many different teachers, including Joseph Goldstein, Sharon Salzberg, Larry Rosenberg, Carol Wilson, Marcia Rose, Arinna Weisman, Bhante Gunaratana, S. N. Goenka, and, most recently, Matt Flickstein.After many requests, we've arranged to post the Wednesday night Buddhist meditation group into podcast format. We hope you find them beneficial.

Episódios

  • Reviewing The Virtue Mind Conditioners September 23, 2020

    Reviewing The Virtue Mind Conditioners September 23, 2020

    24/09/2020 Duração: 59min

    This talk reviews the two Universal Wholesome Cetasikas that are always present in every moment of consciousness unaffected by dukkha/distress and confusion, hiri (moral shame) and ottappa (fear of consequences).  Hiri functions as conscience and is associated with the Wisdom factor of Right Intention within the Noble Eightfold Path and manifests as Right Speech, Right […]

  • Guided Cultivating Virtue Meditation

    Guided Cultivating Virtue Meditation

    24/09/2020 Duração: 45min

    This guided meditation focuses on using mindfulness of breathing meditation to cultivate the mind conditioning functions called hiri/moral shame, and ottappa/respect for karma.  These concepts and the practices for cultivating them are more thoroughly reviewed in the posted Dharma talk entitled “Reviewing The Virtue Mind Conditioners September 23, 2020”

  • The Mindfulness and Confidence Cetasikas, September 16, 2020

    The Mindfulness and Confidence Cetasikas, September 16, 2020

    17/09/2020 Duração: 53min

    The two reviews during this talk, focused on sati and saddha (mindfulness and confidence), represent the first two of the “Universal Wholesome Cetasikas”, within the full listing of 52 cetasikas found in the Buddhist commentaries.  During the talk the fundamental benefits that are the consequence of cultivating anapanasati, mindfulness of breathing meditation, are reviewed.  Peter […]

  • Guided Cultivating Mindfulness With Confidence Meditation

    Guided Cultivating Mindfulness With Confidence Meditation

    17/09/2020 Duração: 44min

    This meditation focuses on the first two of the listed “Universal Wholesome Cetasikas”, Confidence and Mindfulness, in the complete list of 52 cetasikas found in Buddhist commentaries.  The emphasis during this training exercise is on diligent and persistently mindful attention focused on the sensations noticed while practicing mindfulness of breathing meditation.  The commentaries state that […]

  • Overcoming Dullness And Doubt September 9, 2020

    Overcoming Dullness And Doubt September 9, 2020

    11/09/2020 Duração: 01h15min

    This talk reviews the last of the Unwholesome Cetasikas, those mind conditioners that are associated with dukkha, distress and confusion.  The three reviewed here are sloth, torpor and doubt.  Sloth and Torpor, among the five hindrances, conditions the mind towards dullness, drowsiness and inattention.  Peter reviews the characteristics of these conditioners and how they can […]

  • Guided Brightening The Mind Meditation

    Guided Brightening The Mind Meditation

    11/09/2020 Duração: 44min

    This guided meditation focuses on cultivating alertness in the mind to counter the hindrance of sloth/torpor, a persistent state of dullness and disengaged attention in the mind.  During the meditation, various suggestions are provided to foster persistent curiosity about the changing sensations in the breathing cycle.  When this process is stabilized, expanding focus to areas […]

  • Working With The Aversion Mind Conditioners September 2, 2020

    Working With The Aversion Mind Conditioners September 2, 2020

    04/09/2020 Duração: 01h02min

    This talk continues a reviewing of the 52 cetasikas, conditioning factors of the mind; the focus of this talk is on four of the occasional or particular cetasikas, which only appear when circumstances permit.  They are: aversion/ill-will, envy/jealousy, stinginess/hoarding and regret/worry.  The characteristics of each of these mind conditioning categories is reviewed along with suggestions […]

  • Guided Working With Aversion Meditation

    Guided Working With Aversion Meditation

    04/09/2020 Duração: 45min

    During this meditation you will be provided with suggestions for using the neutrality of breath awareness to notice the physical characteristics of aversion and relate to the unpleasantness with calmness and equanimity, disregarding whatever the mind creates to reject the experience.  This trains the mind to be aware of aversion in its many forms without […]

  • The Unwholesomeness Of Desire August 26, 2020

    The Unwholesomeness Of Desire August 26, 2020

    27/08/2020 Duração: 01h03min

    This is another in a series of reviews of the cetasikas, categories within which are found those factors that condition the mind.  The topic for this talk focuses on three of the Unwholesome Particular Cetasikas: Desire, Wrong View and Conceit.  Each of the cetasikas is reviewed regarding their characteristics described in classic Buddhist commentaries, along […]

  • Guided Understanding Desire Meditation

    Guided Understanding Desire Meditation

    27/08/2020 Duração: 44min

    This training meditation cultivates clear awareness of the characteristics of desire: An initial pleasant feeling that, when not investigated wisely, quickly becomes craving and clinging–dukkha.  During the recording there are intervals for cultivating mindfulness of breathing, then contemplating a state of mind that involves desire–a song melody, desired success in some project, etc., accompanied by […]

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