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Dharma Talks given at Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre
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2017-01-07 12 Meditation: Mindfulness of Mind 28:53
  Jill Shepherd
Starting with mindfulness of breathing, opening to physical sensations, sounds, thoughts, and emotions
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2017-01-07 11 Instructions: Mindfulness of Mind 12:38
  Jill Shepherd
Bringing awareness to mental activity, and ways of reducing identification with thoughts
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2017-01-06 10 Talk: The Five Hindrances part 2 40:10
  Jill Shepherd
The Five Hindrances and some techniques for working with difficult emotions
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2017-01-06 09 Instructions: Mindfulness of Feeling-tone (Vedana) 9:40
  Jill Shepherd
Learning how to recognise pleasant, unpleasant and neutral feeling-tone at the six sense doors, and guidance for exploring this in pairs, naming pleasant and unpleasant feeling-tone out loud
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2017-01-06 08 Meditation: Mindfulness of Hearing 25:18
  Jill Shepherd
Opening to sound as a meditation object
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2017-01-06 07 Instructions: Mental Noting and Mindfulness of Hearing 12:03
  Jill Shepherd
Different approaches to mindfulness, including the use of mental noting and using sound as the meditation object
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2017-01-05 06 Talk: Three Universal Characteristics and the Five Hindrances 48:34
  Jill Shepherd
The purpose of insight as seeing clearly into the three universal characteristics of anicca - impermanence, dukkha - unsatisfactoriness, and anatta - not-self, and how the five hindrances of sensual desire, ill will or aversion, sloth and torpor, restlessness and remorse, and sceptical doubt get in the way of clear seeing
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2017-01-05 05 Instructions: Refining mindfulness of the body 7:50
  Jill Shepherd
Instructions for paying closer attention to physical sensations in the body, and guidance on meditating in pairs, naming physical sensations out loud
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2017-01-05 04 Meditation: Mindfulness of breathing in two ways 28:59
  Jill Shepherd
Two ways of working with mindfulness of the breath: to settle the mind and/or refine awareness
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2017-01-05 03 Instructions: Mindfulness of breathing 13:10
  Jill Shepherd
Some definitions of mindfulness, and two ways of working with mindfulness of breathing: for calm and concentration, or to refine mindfulness and clarity
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