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Dharma Talks given at Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre
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2017-09-08 Instructions: exploring difficult emotions 16:06
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 30:16
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

2017-09-06 The Four Noble Truths and the end of dukkha 52:37
Greg Scharf
The dukkha that leads to the end of dukkha, through the Four Noble Truths and the Noble Eightfold Path
Awakening our Natural Wisdom

2017-09-05 Talk: viriya, energy, effort and balance 37:48
Jill Shepherd
Exploring how we commonly get off balance, and ways to come back to balance
Awakening our Natural Wisdom

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

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