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Dharma Talks given at Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre
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2017-09-03 Talk: from greed to freedom 51:03
  Jill Shepherd
An overview of the three afflictive energies of greed, hatred and ignorance, and how they condition the five hindrances, focusing on greed and desire for sense pleasure. Exploring ways to work skilfully with this energy to move towards increasing freedom.
Awakening our Natural Wisdom

2017-02-26 31 short talk: Right Speech 14:47
  Jill Shepherd
A brief overview of Right Speech and the qualities that support it: mindfulness and the brahma vihara practices
Seven-day insight meditation retreat

2017-02-25 30 talk: ethical conduct 25:33
  Jill Shepherd
Overview of the ethical factors of Right Speech, Right Action and Right Livelihood
Seven-day insight meditation retreat

2017-02-25 29 guided meditation: compassion for a friend experiencing difficulties, then oneself 23:49
  Jill Shepherd
Practising compassion for a friend experiencing difficulties, then oneself, mostly using the reciting-phrases method
Seven-day insight meditation retreat

2017-02-25 28 instructions: compassion practice 13:26
  Jill Shepherd
A brief overview of the brahma vihara practices, then introduction to compassion practice, acknowledging the challenges of practising for oneself
Seven-day insight meditation retreat

2017-02-24 27 talk: Awakening Factors and Joy 40:16
  Jill Shepherd
An overview of the Seven Factors of Awakening, with a focus on Joy
Seven-day insight meditation retreat

2017-02-24 26 guided meditation: radiating energy metta practice 17:12
  Jill Shepherd
A short guided metta meditation using the radiating-energy method, pervading metta in the four directions, above, below, and all around
Seven-day insight meditation retreat

2017-02-24 25 instructions: metta part 2 15:32
  Jill Shepherd
Metta as a purification practice, and instructions for practicing the radiating-energy method of metta
Seven-day insight meditation retreat

2017-02-24 24 short instructions: working with pain 7:13
  Jill Shepherd
Various suggestions for working with "pain," to help maintain a balanced relationship to physical discomfort
Seven-day insight meditation retreat

2017-02-24 23 short instructions: breath-counting 3:56
  Jill Shepherd
Introduction of the technique of breath-counting in sets of ten, as a support for concentration
Seven-day insight meditation retreat

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