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Dharma Talks given at Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre
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2017-01-29 Noble Eightfold Path 04 talk: Right Speech 30:14
  Jill Shepherd
Overview of the Noble Eightfold Path and ethical conduct, then an exploration of Right Speech

2017-01-22 Noble Eightfold Path 03 Talk: Right View and Right Thought/Intention 32:02
  Jill Shepherd
A re-cap of Right View, followed by an exploration of Right Thought in terms of the intention towards renunciation, the intention towards good-will or metta, and the intention towards non-cruelty or compassion

2017-01-15 Noble Eightfold Path 02 guided meditation: exploring the Four Noble Truths in immediate experience 16:11
  Jill Shepherd
A short guided meditation bringing awareness to dukkha in the moment, and ways of relating to it in light of the Four Noble Truths

2017-01-15 Noble Eightfold Path 01 Talk: intro and overview 34:37
  Jill Shepherd
An introduction to the Noble Eightfold Path, including the context of the Buddha's teaching on the Middle Way and the Four Noble Truths, followed by a brief overview of the eight path factors

2017-01-08 16 Instructions: Integrating Practice Into Daily Life 13:44
  Jill Shepherd
Cultivating equanimity and ways to continuing deepening the practice at home
New Year, New Beginnings

2017-01-07 15 Talk: Seven Factors of Awakening, and Energy 42:14
  Jill Shepherd
An overview of the Seven Factors of Awakening: Mindfulness, Investigation, Energy, Joy, Tranquillity, Concentration and Equanimity, then exploring the Factor of Energy in more detail
New Year, New Beginnings

2017-01-07 14 Meditation: Metta for Benefactor 27:06
  Jill Shepherd
New Year, New Beginnings

2017-01-07 13 Instructions: Metta meditation 8:51
  Jill Shepherd
An overview of how metta works with insight practice, and how to practice it for the category known as the benefactor
New Year, New Beginnings

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
New Year, New Beginnings

2017-01-07 11 Instructions: Mindfulness of Mind 12:38
  Jill Shepherd
Bringing awareness to mental activity, and ways of reducing identification with thoughts
New Year, New Beginnings

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