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Dharma Talks given at Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre
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2017-09-10 Instructions: mudita for oneself 11:03
Jill Shepherd
Exploring the Buddha's instructions to Mahanama to contemplate his own generosity and virtues, as a basis for practising mudita for oneself
Awakening our Natural Wisdom

2017-09-09 Talk: mudita - appreciative joy 44:18
Jill Shepherd
Exploring the brahma vihara practice of mudita, the obstacles that get in the way of it, and suggestions for beginning to develop the quality of joy as a support for insight practice
Awakening our Natural Wisdom

2017-09-09 Guided meditation: refining mindfulness of breathing, using mental noting 39:16
Jill Shepherd
Beginning with the instruction to calm the bodily formations, then refining attention on the specific characteristics of each breath
Awakening our Natural Wisdom

2017-09-09 Very short instructions for refining mindfulness of breathing 4:34
Jill Shepherd
Maintaining relaxed awareness while bringing more precision to mindfulness of breathing, using the tool of mental noting when helpful
Awakening our Natural Wisdom

2017-09-08 Talk: the ten parami and patience 53:30
Greg Scharf
An overview of the ten parami (perfections) with an emphasis on patience
Awakening our Natural Wisdom

2017-09-08 Guided meditation: exploring difficult emotions 13:42
Jill Shepherd
Short guided meditation offering some techniques for exploring difficult emotions, including self-compassion
Awakening our Natural Wisdom

2017-09-08 Instructions: exploring difficult emotions 17:14
Jill Shepherd
Short talk exploring some approaches to working with difficult emotions
Awakening our Natural Wisdom

2017-09-07 Talk: from Aversion to Compassion 41:49
Jill Shepherd
Exploring the hindrance of aversion and how it can be transformed through compassion, with an emphasis on self-compassion
Awakening our Natural Wisdom

2017-09-07 Standing meditation observing all four foundations of mindfulness 30:52
Jill Shepherd
Standing meditation exploring all four foundations of mindfulness and the mental factor of intention/volition Interval bells at five minutes with the invitation to sit at any time when the bell rings
Awakening our Natural Wisdom

2017-09-07 Instructions: four foundations of mindfulness overview and standing meditation 9:26
Jill Shepherd
Four foundations of mindfulness overview, the mental factor of intention or volition, and standing meditation
Awakening our Natural Wisdom

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