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Max Erdstein

Max Erdstein teaches at the Insight Meditation Center and the Insight Retreat Center. He is trained as a teacher by Gil Fronsdal. Max has practiced Vipassana and Zen in America, Japan, Thailand, and Burma. He completed the Spirit Rock/IMS Dharma teacher training program and trained in Buddhist chaplaincy with the Sati Center. With Gil he taught the first weeklong retreat at IRC in November 2012. Max holds an AB degree from Stanford and worked at Google for five years. He is a husband and father of two girls.



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Dharmette: Relationship to experience 2018-09-2612:14
Practice notes: Walking in the mist 2018-09-267:33
Caring for our emotional life 2018-09-2566:54
Guided meditation 2018-09-2521:27
Refuge in How Things Are 2018-09-1528:12
Accomplishing Nothing
• [recorder cut out for a few minutes near the beginning]
2018-09-1512:28
Intensive Daylong (Series)
For Preview Only
2018-09-1540:06
Try Softer
2018-09-1527:38
Dharmette: Change is not a Mistake 2018-09-1213:36
Practice Note: Impermanance 2018-09-128:57
Embracing Uncertainty 2018-09-1153:27
Being Fully Who We Are 2018-06-1246:43
Absolute Trust 2018-06-0551:45
Not-Knowing Mind 2018-06-0439:45
Path to Wholeness 2018-03-2055:42
The True Shape of Water 2018-03-1359:32
Being This Body 2018-03-0662:00
Sex, Race, Money, Dharma 2018-02-2643:58
Wise Relationship to Money 2018-02-1362:36
Impermanence and Perfection 2018-02-0645:47
Original Face 2018-01-1655:09
What is purity in practice? 2017-12-1261:34
Generosity 2017-11-2864:08
Guided Meditation Instructions
Nov 12-19: Gil Fronsdal, Mel Weitsman and Max Erdstein
2017-11-1838:19
Guided Meditation Instructions
Nov 12-19: Gil Fronsdal, Mel Weitsman and Max Erdstein
2017-11-1746:41
Factors of Awakening: Joy
Nov 12-19: Gil Fronsdal, Mel Weitsman and Max Erdstein
2017-11-1537:56
Guided Instruction: Breathing and Body
Nov 12-19: Gil Fronsdal, Mel Weitsman and Max Erdstein
2017-11-1459:56
Mindfulness and Joy 2017-10-2451:26
Thoughts on Thinking 2017-09-1958:58
Meditation on Thinking 2017-09-1936:39
Morning instructions: Compassion
Sep 3-10: Max Erdstein & Brian Lesage
2017-09-0947:02
Can We Have Wind without Fanning?
Sep 3-10: Max Erdstein & Brian Lesage
2017-09-0842:50
Morning instructions: Thinking
Sep 3-10: Max Erdstein & Brian Lesage
2017-09-0751:48
Firewood and Ash 2017-09-0645:06
Firewood and Ash
Sep 3-10: Max Erdstein & Brian Lesage
2017-09-0645:12
Morning instructions: Body
Sep 3-10: Max Erdstein & Brian Lesage
2017-09-0545:58
To Study the Self is to Forget the Self
Sep 3-10: Max Erdstein & Brian Lesage
2017-09-0456:53
The Poetry of Impermanence 2017-06-2755:16
Practicing with Impermanence: Like Water Flowing, Clouds Drifting (Series) 2017-06-244:02:09
Non-doing, Emptiness, the Sacred 2017-06-0648:43
Morning instructions - body and breath
May 26-29 Max Erdstein & Kate Munding
2017-05-2749:58
Mindfulness of the Body - Part 2 2017-05-0957:22
Mindfulness of the Body 2017-05-0256:17
Wise Intention and Resolution 2017-03-1340:40
Power of Intention 2017-03-1248:21
Dharma of Love 2017-02-1458:07
Relaxing the Body, Releasing the Heart 2017-02-0749:13
Meditation in Difficult Times 2017-01-3140:11
Not-Self - Week 4 2016-11-1548:01
Meeting Suffering/Unreliable Nature of Experience - Week 3 2016-11-0855:18
Impermanence
Nov 3-6 Retreat: Ines Freedman, Max Erdstein
2016-11-0543:01
Instructions: Mindfulness of Emotions 2016-11-0513:24
Instructions: Mindfulness of Body
Nov 3-6 Retreat: Ines Freedman, Max Erdstein
2016-11-0456:11
Impermanence - Week 2 2016-11-0153:47
Things As They Really Are - Week 1 2016-10-2557:55
Things as They Really Are: An Introduction to Impermanence, Unsatisfactoriness, Not-Self (Series) 2016-10-253:35:02
Morning instructions - Emotions and Non-Doing
Oct 7-10: Max Erdstein, Matthew Brensilver
2016-10-0948:31
Evening Q & A
Oct 7-10: Max Erdstein, Matthew Brensilver
2016-10-0836:00
Waking Up, Giving Up, Growing Up
Oct 7-10: Max Erdstein, Matthew Brensilver
2016-10-0854:05
Community Practice 2016-09-1236:54
Q&A, practicing with our ordinary mind 2016-09-0643:16
Deepening the Wonder: A Day of Mindfulness and Appreciative Joy (Series) 2016-07-1665:38
Fear and Impermanence 2016-06-2835:26
Guided Meditation 2016-06-2828:10
Inner Joy 2016-05-3155:54
Q and A Tranquility 2016-05-245:30
Tranquility 2016-05-2447:17
Investigating Experience 2016-03-0151:05
A Spirit of Inquiry 2016-02-1655:29
Establishing Mindfulness: Awakening Factors 2015-10-2055:37
Guided Meditation: Awakening Factors 2015-10-2029:27
Establishing mindfulness: hindrances 2015-10-1347:23
Guided meditation: hindrances 2015-10-1333:12
Establishing Mindfulness: mind states 2015-10-0639:54
Guided meditation: mind states 2015-10-0633:45
Establishing Mindfulness: Feeling 2015-09-2942:56
Guided Meditation: Feeling 2015-09-2932:19
Establishing Mindfulness: Body 2015-09-2236:44
Guided meditation: mindfulness of the body 2015-09-2232:09
Guided Meditation 2015-09-1524:00
Establishing Mindfulness Overview 2015-09-1541:38
The Freedom of First Draft 2015-06-0318:18
Pleasant, Unpleasant 2015-06-037:44
Clinging and Vedana
May 14-17 2015: Ines Freedman, Max Erdstein
2015-05-1550:35
Seeing Feeling Tone 2015-05-1144:13
Confidence and Spiritual Urgency
Apr 19-26: Insight Retreat- Dhammaruwan & Max Erdstein
2015-04-2542:46
Steadying the Mind
Apr 19-26: Insight Retreat- Dhammaruwan & Max Erdstein
2015-04-2346:27
Difficulties and Acceptance
Apr 19-26: Insight Retreat- Dhammaruwan & Max Erdstein
2015-04-2143:26
Human Nature, Buddha Nature 2015-02-1813:28
Receiving Experience 2015-02-184:40
Jhanic Factors: Returning to Daily Life
Nov 16-23: Gil Fronsdal / Max Erdstein
2014-11-2250:23
Guided Meditations: Relationship to experience
Nov 16-23: Gil Fronsdal / Max Erdstein
2014-11-2149:48
Jhanic Factors and the Hindrances
Nov 16-23: Gil Fronsdal / Max Erdstein
2014-11-2062:31
Guided Meditation: Mindfullness of Emotions
Nov 16-23: Gil Fronsdal / Max Erdstein
2014-11-1950:37
Jhanic Factors: Vitakka and Vicara
Nov 16-23: Gil Fronsdal / Max Erdstein
2014-11-1855:58
Guided Meditation: Mindfulness of Breathing
Nov 16-23: Gil Fronsdal / Max Erdstein
2014-11-1750:24
How Samadhi Practice Relates to Insight Practice
2014-10-1668:59
Levels of Samadhi
2014-10-0968:59
Obstacles to Concentration
2014-10-0269:43
Connecting and Sustaining
2014-09-251:12:16

 

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