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Dharma Talks given at Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre
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2017-02-23 21 guided meditation: metta for benefactor 28:15
  Jill Shepherd
Guided meditation beginning with connection to one's own well-being, then metta for the benefactor using the reciting phrases method of practice
Seven-day insight meditation retreat

2017-02-23 20 instructions: metta practice 11:45
  Jill Shepherd
An overview of metta practice, with instructions for working with the category of benefactor
Seven-day insight meditation retreat

2017-02-23 19 guided meditation: mindfulness of thoughts and emotions 25:28
  Jill Shepherd
Guided meditation beginning with mindfulness of breathing, opening to physical sensations, sounds, thoughts, and emotions
Seven-day insight meditation retreat

2017-02-23 18 instructions: Mindfulness of Mind 15:14
  Jill Shepherd
Introduction to the Third Foundation of Mindfulness, Mindfulness of the Mind, and skilful ways of relating to thoughts
Seven-day insight meditation retreat

2017-02-22 17 talk: Vedana, Right Thought, Metta and Compassion 41:09
  Jill Shepherd
Exploring vedana or feeling-tone as the building block of reactivity, and metta or good will and compassion or harmlessness as aspects of Right Thought
Seven-day insight meditation retreat

2017-02-22 16 instructions: concentration and feeling-tone (vedana) part 2 16:35
  Jill Shepherd
Brief introduction of Right Concentration and the potential for pleasant feeling-tone (vedana) to support ease
Seven-day insight meditation retreat

2017-02-22 15 guided meditation: mindfulness of breathing, physical sensations, sounds 25:42
  Jill Shepherd
Guided meditation: mindfulness of breathing, physical sensations, then opening to sounds
Seven-day insight meditation retreat

2017-02-22 14 instructions: different qualities of mindfulness 13:33
  Jill Shepherd
An exploration of different qualities of mindfulness, including the technique of mental noting and more open forms of awareness
Seven-day insight meditation retreat

2017-02-21 13 talk: Right View and Right Thought 40:44
  Jill Shepherd
An overview of Right View and Right Thought (or Right Intention), focusing on renunciation as a way to happiness
Seven-day insight meditation retreat

2017-02-21 12 guided dyad (pairs) meditation: pleasant and unpleasant feeling-tone (vedana) 8:01
  Jill Shepherd
Guided dyad meditation exploring unpleasant then pleasant feeling-tone (vedana), beginning with separate speaker and listener (allow 3 minutes for each speaker)
Seven-day insight meditation retreat

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