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Dharma Talks given at Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre
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2021-08-11 27 meditation: choiceless attention 29:10
Jill Shepherd
Beginning with mindfulness of breathing to steady the mind, then letting go of the primary object or anchor to connect with whatever experiences are predominant, using mental noting to help stay present with changing experiences
Finding the Heart of Freedom

2021-08-11 26 instructions: mindfulness of mindfulness 19:36
Jill Shepherd
Exploring some different approaches to mindfulness, and how different mindfulness methods can be used to maintain a balanced practice
Finding the Heart of Freedom

2021-08-09 17 meditation: practising with physical discomfort 29:48
Jill Shepherd
Beginning by bringing awareness to physical sensations, practising non-reactivity to discomfort, then exploring how opening to neutral and pleasant feeling-tones can support the mind to stay balanced
Finding the Heart of Freedom

2021-08-09 16 instructions: working with pain 12:53
Jill Shepherd
Some different approaches to working skilfully with pain in meditation
Finding the Heart of Freedom

2021-02-16 Fake or Actor Metta 58:31
Ariya B. Baumann
Even without the heartfelt intention of wishing another person to be well and happy, we can act in a friendly and kind way.

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

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