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Dharma Talks given at Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre
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2017-02-22 14 instructions: different qualities of mindfulness 14:21
Jill Shepherd
An exploration of different qualities of mindfulness, including the technique of mental noting and more open forms of awareness
Seven-day insight meditation retreat

2017-02-21 13 talk: Right View and Right Thought 43:31
Jill Shepherd
An overview of Right View and Right Thought (or Right Intention), focusing on renunciation as a way to happiness
Seven-day insight meditation retreat

2017-02-21 12 guided dyad (pairs) meditation: pleasant and unpleasant feeling-tone (vedana) 8:15
Jill Shepherd
Guided dyad meditation exploring unpleasant then pleasant feeling-tone (vedana), beginning with separate speaker and listener (allow 3 minutes for each speaker)
Seven-day insight meditation retreat

2017-02-21 11 instructions: Second Foundation of Mindfulness - vedana or feeling-tone 10:17
Jill Shepherd
A short exploration of the Second Foundation of Mindfulness, vedana or feeling-tone, as the basic recognition of any sense contact as pleasant, unpleasant, or neither pleasant nor unpleasant
Seven-day insight meditation retreat

2017-02-21 10 guided meditation: five hindrances 26:34
Jill Shepherd
Guided meditation, mostly silent with occasional questions to notice the presence or absence of the five hindrances
Seven-day insight meditation retreat

2017-02-21 09 instructions: five hindrances 19:34
Jill Shepherd
A brief overview of the five hindrances, mental states that obscure clear seeing
Seven-day insight meditation retreat

2017-02-20 08 talk: developing wisdom, the Four Noble Truths and an overview of the Noble Eightfold Path 50:56
Jill Shepherd
How wisdom can be cultivated as an understanding of the Four Noble Truths, with an overview of the Noble Eightfold Path
Seven-day insight meditation retreat

2017-02-20 07 instructions: vedana or feeling-tone 10:35
Jill Shepherd
Refining the First Foundation of Mindfulness, mindfulness of the body, in terms of physical sensations
Seven-day insight meditation retreat

2017-02-20 06 guided meditation: mindfulness of breathing for calm and insight 25:23
Jill Shepherd
Seven-day insight meditation retreat

2017-02-20 05 instructions: mindfulness of breathing for calm and insight 16:51
Jill Shepherd
An overview and various definitions of mindfulness, then instructions for practising mindfulness of breathing in two different styles: for calm and insight
Seven-day insight meditation retreat

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