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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...

Customer Reviews for Insight Meditation

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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By Peter Efland
Date Added: Monday 1 November 2010
I was wondering for a while if I should take this course or not. I have read a number of books on meditation and buddhism over the last 10 years, but never taken an online course, and the price tag concerned me a bit. However, I can't say how impressed I am with this course. Shannon and Josef delivers a very extensive and deep course with hours and hours of quality podcasts on all the essential aspects of meditation practice. This course will give a broad and grounded foundation for any meditation practitioner, and it is well worth the money, even though the price tag might be a bit steep for many. Great course!
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By Tammy
Date Added: Monday 12 July 2010
Thank you for putting this together in one package for the rest of us who realize the true the trade of energy.
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By Left coast times
Date Added: Monday 28 December 2009
Eastern times are three hours ahead of west coast times, therefore, this course will be offered from 5 to 6 pm for those in California and elsewhere on the West coast, which should pose no problem for arising the next morning.
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By Jose Miqui
Date Added: Friday 5 August 2011
Great material with powerful principles to practice. The insturctors Q&A sessions are awesome. I beleve that they are the best teachers in this practive. The online approach is very nice. I found out that chapter six is missing in the PDF document download provided and it is available on the main web page. Also, the MP3 files are very nice. However, the file names uses can cause clutter on your ipad player. It would be nice if they provide an email address to report these issues. I hope that someone will read this feedback and make some improvements.
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By Carla
Date Added: Thursday 24 December 2009
This sounds like a wonderful class but the time of day (night actually) is quite problematic for those of us on the left coast who must get up in the morning and go to work. I hope it will be offered again earlier in the evening.
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By hashim
Date Added: Wednesday 5 May 2010
Hmmmm, thinking about taking this online course .I am in Dubai, that's almost 9 hrs ahead of West Coast Time... so let's see
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By VJM
Date Added: Saturday 10 July 2010
Oops, Buddhist. :-)
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