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Jill Shepherd's Dharma Talks
Jill Shepherd
Wisdom and compassion are two themes that inform my current exploration of the dharma, and I aspire to integrate these as fully as I can in both formal practice and daily life.
2017-02-22 15 guided meditation: mindfulness of breathing, physical sensations, sounds 25:42
Guided meditation: mindfulness of breathing, physical sensations, then opening to sounds
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Seven-day insight meditation retreat
2017-02-22 14 instructions: different qualities of mindfulness 13:33
An exploration of different qualities of mindfulness, including the technique of mental noting and more open forms of awareness
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Seven-day insight meditation retreat
2017-02-21 13 talk: Right View and Right Thought 40:44
An overview of Right View and Right Thought (or Right Intention), focusing on renunciation as a way to happiness
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Seven-day insight meditation retreat
2017-02-21 12 guided dyad (pairs) meditation: pleasant and unpleasant feeling-tone (vedana) 8:01
Guided dyad meditation exploring unpleasant then pleasant feeling-tone (vedana), beginning with separate speaker and listener (allow 3 minutes for each speaker)
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Seven-day insight meditation retreat
2017-02-21 11 instructions: Second Foundation of Mindfulness - vedana or feeling-tone 9:42
A short exploration of the Second Foundation of Mindfulness, vedana or feeling-tone, as the basic recognition of any sense contact as pleasant, unpleasant, or neither pleasant nor unpleasant
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Seven-day insight meditation retreat
2017-02-21 10 guided meditation: five hindrances 26:34
Guided meditation, mostly silent with occasional questions to notice the presence or absence of the five hindrances
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Seven-day insight meditation retreat
2017-02-21 09 instructions: five hindrances 18:24
A brief overview of the five hindrances, mental states that obscure clear seeing
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Seven-day insight meditation retreat
2017-02-20 08 talk: developing wisdom, the Four Noble Truths and an overview of the Noble Eightfold Path 48:01
How wisdom can be cultivated as an understanding of the Four Noble Truths, with an overview of the Noble Eightfold Path
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Seven-day insight meditation retreat
2017-02-20 07 instructions: vedana or feeling-tone 9:52
Refining the First Foundation of Mindfulness, mindfulness of the body, in terms of physical sensations
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Seven-day insight meditation retreat
2017-02-20 06 guided meditation: mindfulness of breathing for calm and insight 26:17
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Seven-day insight meditation retreat

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