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Dharma Talks given at Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre
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2019-06-29 06 guided meditation: exploring physical sensations of anxiety and the antidote of metta 31:54
Jill Shepherd
Working in groups of three, each person taking three minutes to name out loud the physical sensations of social anxiety; then a short guided metta meditation before continuing to name out loud the physical sensations associated with metta/kindness
Transforming Fear into Fearlessness

2019-06-29 05 instructions: the anatomy of anxiety 9:12
Jill Shepherd
Deconstructing the chain reaction from basic sense stimuli to proliferation and anxiety thought-loops
Transforming Fear into Fearlessness

2019-06-29 04 talk: Fear of Dukkha, and Fear IS Dukkha 26:44
Jill Shepherd
Exploring the courage it takes to meditate and to engage with the Buddha's teachings on the Four Noble Truths, focusing on the First Noble Truth that there is dukkha: suffering, stress, distress, unsatisfactoriness
Transforming Fear into Fearlessness

2019-06-29 03 meditation: body sitting, breathing 13:49
Jill Shepherd
A short guided meditation with an emphasis on settling and soothing the body, heart, mind before starting a study class
Transforming Fear into Fearlessness

2019-06-22 02 instructions: written exercises exploring fear 17:44
Jill Shepherd
Instructions for doing two written exercises, exploring fear in the context of daily life then in the context of meditation and dharma practice

2019-06-22 01 talk: Transforming Fear into Fearlessness intro 26:04
Jill Shepherd
Intro talk giving an overview of fear in the context of the Buddha's teachings, and touching in to how befriending fear benefits not only ourselves, but the communities and wider society we live in
Transforming Fear into Fearlessness

2018-08-31 Questions & Answers 1:15:58
Ariya B. Baumann
Month-long retreat with Ariya Baumann

2018-08-30 The Best of Everything (dana-sila-bhavana) 57:17
Ariya B. Baumann
The best we can extract from our life and all we use in our life are the practices of generosity, virtue, and the cultivation of the heart & mind.
Month-long retreat with Ariya Baumann

2018-08-29 How the Dhamma Protects You 61:10
Ariya B. Baumann
The practice of the Dhamma is a powerful protection that comes about by wholeheartedly applying mindfulness, the four protective meditations, restraint, virtue, going for refuge, patience, or the parittas.
Month-long retreat with Ariya Baumann

2018-08-27 Confidence 67:19
Ariya B. Baumann
Confidence is crucial for any undertaking, also for our spiritual journey. Our confidence in the teaching, the actual practice, and in our ability to do the practice grow and deepen as we move along the way.
Month-long retreat with Ariya Baumann

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