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Dharma Talks given at Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre
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2020-02-15 Overview of the Four Brahmavihara qualities 44:21
  Jill Shepherd
Exploring how kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity work together to heal afflicted mind-states

2020-01-18 15 talk: from dukkha to sukha 46:15
  Jill Shepherd
Exploring the overall arc of our practice as a movement from dukkha (suffering) to ease and happiness (sukha), and how mudita or appreciative joy can support this development
New Year, New Beginnings

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
New Year, New Beginnings

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
New Year, New Beginnings

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
New Year, New Beginnings

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
New Year, New Beginnings

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
New Year, New Beginnings

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
New Year, New Beginnings

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
New Year, New Beginnings

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
New Year, New Beginnings

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