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Dharma Talks Access for Retreatants at Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre

Seven-day insight meditation retreat

Exploring the Noble Eightfold Path
2017-02-19 (8 days) Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre

  
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2017-02-19 01 talk: retreat opening and introduction of Noble Eightfold Path 8:54
  Jill Shepherd
Retreat opening talk and introduction of Noble Eightfold Path theme
2017-02-19 02 talk: Refuges and Precepts 26:41
  Jill Shepherd
introduction of the Refuges and Precepts, noble silence, metta, and supports for the retreat "container"
2017-02-19 03 instructions: mindfulness of breathing 8:27
  Jill Shepherd
Instructions for mindfulness of breathing practice, emphasising tranquility
2017-02-19 04 guided meditation: mindfulness of breathing 15:18
  Jill Shepherd
Short guided meditation practising mindfulness of breathing, with an emphasis on calm and ease
2017-02-20 05 instructions: mindfulness of breathing for calm and insight 15:52
  Jill Shepherd
An overview and various definitions of mindfulness, then instructions for practising mindfulness of breathing in two different styles: for calm and insight
2017-02-20 06 guided meditation: mindfulness of breathing for calm and insight 26:17
  Jill Shepherd
2017-02-20 07 instructions: vedana or feeling-tone 9:52
  Jill Shepherd
Refining the First Foundation of Mindfulness, mindfulness of the body, in terms of physical sensations
2017-02-20 08 talk: developing wisdom, the Four Noble Truths and an overview of the Noble Eightfold Path 48:01
  Jill Shepherd
How wisdom can be cultivated as an understanding of the Four Noble Truths, with an overview of the Noble Eightfold Path
2017-02-21 09 instructions: five hindrances 18:24
  Jill Shepherd
A brief overview of the five hindrances, mental states that obscure clear seeing
2017-02-21 10 guided meditation: five hindrances 26:34
  Jill Shepherd
Guided meditation, mostly silent with occasional questions to notice the presence or absence of the five hindrances
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