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Dharma Talks given at 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
Seven-day insight meditation retreat

2017-02-19 Noble Eightfold Path 13: guided dyad (pairs) meditation exploring Right Concentration 7:53
  Jill Shepherd
Instructions for exploring Right Concentration in dyad practice, 3 minutes each separate speaker and listener then 12 minutes free-flow dialogue

2017-02-19 Noble Eightfold Path 12: Right Mindfulness Right Concentration 30:27
  Jill Shepherd
An exploration of Right Mindfulness and Right Concentration, including an overview of the Four Foundations of Mindfulness

2017-02-12 Noble Eightfold Path 11: guided dyad (pairs) meditation exploring Right Effort 12:38
  Jill Shepherd
Guided dyad meditation exploring Right Effort, beginning with separate speaker and listener (allow 3 minutes each) then open dialogue (allow 6-10 minutes)

2017-02-12 Noble Eightfold Path 10 talk: Right Effort 32:33
  Jill Shepherd
An exploration of Right Effort in daily life and formal meditation, with an overview of the Four Great Efforts for working skilfully with mental states

2017-02-05 Noble Eightfold Path 09 Guided meditation: Investigating skillful behaviour skilfully 13:24
  Jill Shepherd
Short guided meditation investigating an example of skilful action of body, speech or mind, based on the Buddha's instructions to Mahanama AN6:10

2017-02-05 Noble Eightfold Path 08: Right Action and Right Livelihood 29:27
  Jill Shepherd
Continuing to explore the ethical aspects of the Noble Eightfold Path, Right Action and Right Livelihood, expanding livelihood to look more generally at all aspects of how we live our lives

2017-01-29 Noble Eightfold Path 07: guided meditation Investigating unskilful speech skilfully 14:28
  Jill Shepherd
A short guided meditation investigating an example of unskilful speech, paying attention to sensations in the body and emotions in the heart-mind with the intention of gaining clarity about what happened

2017-01-29 Noble Eightfold Path 06: guided dyad (pairs) meditation exploring Right Speech 14:12
  Jill Shepherd
Guided dyad meditation exploring Right Speech, beginning with separate speaker and listener (allow 3 minutes each) then open dialogue (allow 6-10 minutes)

2017-01-29 Noble Eightfold Path 05: instructions Right Speech 7:12
  Jill Shepherd
An introduction to the Insight Dialogue guidelines of Pause, Relax and Open as support for exploring Right Speech in dyads (meditating together in pairs)

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