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Dharma Talks Access for Retreatants at Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre

New Year, New Beginnings

As the New Year rolls in, this four-day residential retreat will provide a rare opportunity to slow down, take stock, release what’s no longer needed, and re-connect with our deepest aspirations. In support of this process, we will deepen the practice of insight meditation through a range of different techniques found in the Satipatthana Sutta, the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, as well as the brahma-vihara practices of kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity.
2020-01-15 (5 days) Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre

  
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2020-01-16 03 instructions: sati and samadhi 14:15
  Jill Shepherd
A short exploration of mindfulness (sati) in the context of insight meditation, and how it is supported by clear comprehension (sampajanno) and stability of mind or non-distractability (samadhi)
2020-01-16 04 meditation: body scan and mindfulness of breathing 25:12
  Jill Shepherd
Beginning with a body scan inviting tension to soften and relax, then bringing awareness to the breath, starting with the simple knowing of breathing in and breathing out
2020-01-17 07 instructions: mindfulness of the body in terms of the four elemental qualities 13:21
  Jill Shepherd
Exploring mindfulness of the body in terms of the four elemental qualities of earth, water, fire and air
2020-01-17 08 guided meditation: exploring the four elemental qualities 15:51
  Jill Shepherd
A short guided meditation lying down, bringing awareness to the elemental qualities of earth, water, fire and air within the body and externally
2020-01-17 09 instructions: metta 19:01
  Jill Shepherd
A brief introduction to metta or kindness as the first of the four brahmavihara practices
2020-01-17 10 guided meditation: metta for the benefactor 21:13
  Jill Shepherd
A short guided meditation offering metta to the benefactor, using a combination of radiating energy and reciting phrases methods
2020-01-17 11 talk: befriending the mind 46:39
  Jill Shepherd
Some ways of developing a wiser relationship to our mental activity: thoughts, emotions, moods and mind-states
2020-01-18 12 instructions: mindfulness of mind 9:37
  Jill Shepherd
A short introduction to exploring mindfulness of the mind, including thoughts, emotions, moods, and mind-states
2020-01-18 13 meditation: mindfulness of mind 27:06
  Jill Shepherd
Steadying awareness on the breath and physical sensations, then opening to include sounds, thoughts, and emotions
2020-01-18 14 instructions: mindfulness of feeling-tone 12:58
  Jill Shepherd
A brief introduction to the Second Establishment of Mindfulness, mindfulness of feeling-tone or vedana: recognising pleasant, unpleasant or neutral experiences
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