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Dharma Talks given at Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre
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2017-01-29 Noble Eightfold Path 07: guided meditation Investigating unskilful speech skilfully 14:43
Jill Shepherd
A short guided meditation investigating an example of unskilful speech, paying attention to sensations in the body and emotions in the heart-mind with the intention of gaining clarity about what happened

2017-01-29 Noble Eightfold Path 06: guided dyad (pairs) meditation exploring Right Speech 14:40
Jill Shepherd
Guided dyad meditation exploring Right Speech, beginning with separate speaker and listener (allow 3 minutes each) then open dialogue (allow 6-10 minutes)

2017-01-29 Noble Eightfold Path 05: instructions Right Speech 7:40
Jill Shepherd
An introduction to the Insight Dialogue guidelines of Pause, Relax and Open as support for exploring Right Speech in dyads (meditating together in pairs)

2017-01-29 Noble Eightfold Path 04 talk: Right Speech 32:28
Jill Shepherd
Overview of the Noble Eightfold Path and ethical conduct, then an exploration of Right Speech

2017-01-22 Noble Eightfold Path 03 Talk: Right View and Right Thought/Intention 34:07
Jill Shepherd
A re-cap of Right View, followed by an exploration of Right Thought in terms of the intention towards renunciation, the intention towards good-will or metta, and the intention towards non-cruelty or compassion

2017-01-15 Noble Eightfold Path 02 guided meditation: exploring the Four Noble Truths in immediate experience 16:11
Jill Shepherd
A short guided meditation bringing awareness to dukkha in the moment, and ways of relating to it in light of the Four Noble Truths

2017-01-15 Noble Eightfold Path 01 Talk: intro and overview 37:01
Jill Shepherd
An introduction to the Noble Eightfold Path, including the context of the Buddha's teaching on the Middle Way and the Four Noble Truths, followed by a brief overview of the eight path factors

2017-01-08 16 Instructions: Integrating Practice Into Daily Life 14:45
Jill Shepherd
Cultivating equanimity and ways to continuing deepening the practice at home
New Year, New Beginnings

2017-01-07 15 Talk: Seven Factors of Awakening, and Energy 45:31
Jill Shepherd
An overview of the Seven Factors of Awakening: Mindfulness, Investigation, Energy, Joy, Tranquillity, Concentration and Equanimity, then exploring the Factor of Energy in more detail
New Year, New Beginnings

2017-01-07 14 Meditation: Metta for Benefactor 27:06
Jill Shepherd
New Year, New Beginnings

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