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The Westcoast Dharma Society makes a wide variety of materials available to those interested in Buddhist meditation practices.

Digital 2016 Dharma Talks

September 17 - 18, 2016 Vipassana retreat:

  • Saturday - "The Integration of Compassion and Wisdom" - Kamala Masters

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  • Sunday - "The Perspective of Wisdom" - Kamala Masters

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August 19 - 21, 2016 Vipassana retreat:

  • Friday - Michele McDonald and Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey

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  • Saturday - Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey

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  • Sunday - Michele McDonald

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July 15 - 17, 2016 Vipassana workshop retreat "Map of the Journey: The Progress of Insight"

Pdf file of The Progress of Vipassana Knowledges Through the Stages of Purification available here.

  • "Overview of the Progress of Insight" - Steve Armstrong

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  • "Introduction to Mahasi Sayawdaw's Manual of Insight" - Steve Armstrong

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  • "Purification of Conduct, Mind, View, Doubt" - Steve Armstrong

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  • "Spiritual Goodies: Ecstasy, Bliss and Beyond" - Steve Armstrong

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  • "Refining the Knowledge of Dukkha" - Steve Armstrong

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  • "Enlightenment, Completing the Journey" - Steve Armstrong

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April 22 - 24, 2016 Metta retreat:

  • Guided Metta meditation - Michele McDonald

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March 18 - 20, 2016 Vipassana retreat:

  • "Vipassana Part 1" Friday talk- Pascal Auclair

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  • "Vipassana Part 2" Saturday talk - Pascal Auclair

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  • "Vipassana Part 3" Sunday talk - Pascal Auclair

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January 6 - 8, 2016 Vipassana retreat:

  • "Mindfulness of Mind Part 1" - Steve Armstrong

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  • "Mindfulness of Mind Part 2" - Steve Armstrong

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  • "Mindfulness of Mind Part 3" - Steve Armstrong

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Windows PC or Linux
Right-click on the "(play or download)" link to the MP3 file, and choose the option for Saving the link (or target). It will say "Save Target As..." or "Save Link As..." or "Download Link...". On most systems, double-clicking the downloaded file will open it and begin playback.  Play the MP3 in the media player of your choice, preferably at extremely high volume. We suggest Winamp.

Mac OS X
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Double-clicking the "(play or download)" link will begin playback and add the track automatically to your iTunes library.