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Joseph Goldstein

Joseph Goldstein has been leading insight and lovingkindness meditation retreats worldwide since 1974. He is a cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society, the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, and the Forest Refuge. Since 1967, he has studied and practiced different forms of...

Sharon Salzberg

Sharon Salzberg, a student of Buddhism since 1971, has been leading meditation retreats worldwide since 1974. Influenced by her more than twenty-five years of study with Burmese, Indian, and Tibetan teachers, she teaches intensive awareness practice (vipassana or...

Insight Meditation

An In-Depth Course on How to Meditate

Sharon Salzberg

Joseph Goldstein

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Self-Guided Course: US $79.00
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CE Credits: US $48.00
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Course objectives:

  • Discuss and practice the power of mindfulness and bare attention within meditation and everyday life.
  • Define and discuss the five precepts, the five hindrances, the eight conditions of life, the three kinds of suffering, and the five spiritual powers as taught by the Buddha and explored within Insight Meditation.
  • Integrate an understanding of karma, faith, wisdom, and lovingkindness within meditation practices and everyday life.
  • Practice basic instructions for sitting, walking, and eating meditations.
  • Practice guided meditations related to intentions, feelings, emotions, thoughts and images.
  • Practice guided meditations related to the five hindrances and working with pain, as well as lovingkindness.

Over its 34-year history, the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Barre, Massachusetts, has become a spiritual home to thousands and is now among the most respected centers for learning and deepening meditation practice. Based on curriculum first developed at IMS, the Insight Meditation online course invites you to experience one of history’s great contemplative practices as it was taught by the Buddha himself, then passed friend to friend for more than 2,500 years.

This self-paced course was originally presented in a 12-week, intensive online learning program highlighted by live audio-learning sessions with IMS cofounders Sharon Salzberg and Joseph Goldstein. Our on-demand edition brings you these sessions as they happened, with an additional 17 hours of audio instruction and online workbook material with exercises, articles, and private journaling.

For most of us who have thought about meditation, the challenge has always been, “How do I get started and then keep going?” The Insight Meditation online course offers you the answer as you explore for yourself the Buddha’s path to true freedom one moment at a time. Note: This online course is an adaptation of Insight Meditation: A Correspondence Course and includes essentially the same content as the original course.

Course Highlights

  • Immersive study of vipassana (“insight”) meditation—in an eco-friendly format
  • Twenty-three hours of audio teaching sessions with Sharon Salzberg and Joseph Goldstein
  • Private journal to document your progress and reflect on your meditation experience
  • Twelve guided meditations from basic breathing meditation to metta (“lovingkindness”) meditation and more
  • Personal reminders to keep your practice on track

Course Sessions
Session One: The Power of Mindfulness—Basic Meditation Practice
Session Two: Bare Attention—Expanding the Field of Awareness
Session Three: Desire and Aversion—How to Work with Obstacles
Session Four: Sleepiness, Restlessness, and Doubt—Antidotes to Distraction
Session Five: Concepts and Reality—Working with Perception
Session Six: Suffering—The Four Noble Truths
Session Seven: Delusion—Practicing to See Things as They Are
Session Eight: Karma—The Fruits of Our Intentions
Session Nine: Equanimity—The Power of Perspective
Session Ten: Faith and Wisdom—Deepening Our Practice
Session Eleven: Lovingkindness—The Revolutionary Art of Happiness
Session Twelve: Practice in the World—How Wisdom Grows

Product details

Self-Guided Course:
Contents Audio downloads (16 1/2 hours), Video downloads (2 hours), Set of written course materials
Date Published December 05, 2011
Product Codes 2583n, c2583n, wc02583n
CE Credits:
Contents 12 CE credits
Date Published November 22, 2010
Product Codes 2267, e2267, ce02267

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Customer Reviews

By fran h
Date Added: Tuesday 7 August 2012
july u r the best ever!I will turn to itunes since i bought over 12 course till now and there is always problems to download them and are so dam expensive!audible sell all soundtrue stuff at half the price,more important:audible have costumer service answering ur emails when u need them!in 60 days i never got 1 replay from this website.sad cos i love the motivations and vision of Tami!
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By Don Loristo
Date Added: Monday 19 March 2012
Great introduction to Insight Meditation. Sharon and Joseph are excellent teachers.
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By Jazz Eastman
Date Added: Friday 13 January 2012
This wonderful course is incredibly well structured, clear and progressive introduction to insight meditation. leading one from the basic focus on the breath to working with a different facet of the practice in successive weeks. How to work with thoughts, emotions, the classic hindrances, metta and more. It is clear that the reviewers who gave this course 1 or 2 stars have not done it, so my advice is to read the reviews carefully. Whilst it is true there are many wonderful free resources on the web-I have over recent years listened to many hundreds of hours of meditaion and dharma talks- this offering is sooo worth it. One of the best purchases I've made this lifetime.
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By PuebloDoc
Date Added: Tuesday 22 November 2011
I did in the Insight Meditation Course, not online but in CD form. This course is a gold mine! I have always wanted to have a meditation practice and through this course I finally have one. I live in a remote area where there is no Buddhist temple. I have also heard other people comment that to be able to have such a complete, through and systematic presentation is hard to find. It is not often that a very wise and seasoned instructor starts at the very beginning and takes you step by step through what you need. Finally, I don't know of where else you can get the opportunity to talk on the phone to an instructor. This is not offered in the CD version of the course. There you have more of a letter correspondence. So, that seems like a nice opportunity.
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