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Strengthening the two wings of Awakening: Wisdom and Compassion

This nine-day insight meditation retreat offers an opportunity to strengthen both the wisdom and the compassion wings of awakening. We will explore a variety of different practices taken from the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, alongside the four brahma-vihara heart practices of kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity.
2019-08-02 (10 days) Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre

2019-08-05 13 talk: befriending the mind 48:50
  Jill Shepherd
An exploration of ways that we commonly struggle with our mental activity, how wisdom and compassion can help release the struggle through practising with the Third Establishment of Mindfulness, Mindfulness of the Mind, and understanding the three characteristics of anicca-dukkha-anatta
2019-08-08 26 instructions: compassion and working with painful emotions 19:43
  Jill Shepherd
Some suggestions for working with painful emotions, and using compassion and self-compassion as antidotes to afflictive mind-states
2019-08-08 27 guided meditation: compassion for a good friend, and self-compassion 20:46
  Jill Shepherd
Practising with compassion for a good friend who is currently experiencing some challenges, then offering compassion to oneself
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