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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.
2017-01-15 Noble Eightfold Path 01 Talk: intro and overview 34:37
An introduction to the Noble Eightfold Path, including the context of the Buddha's teaching on the Middle Way and the Four Noble Truths, followed by a brief overview of the eight path factors
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre
2017-01-08 16 Instructions: Integrating Practice Into Daily Life 13:44
Cultivating equanimity and ways to continuing deepening the practice at home
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre New Year, New Beginnings
2017-01-07 15 Talk: Seven Factors of Awakening, and Energy 42:14
An overview of the Seven Factors of Awakening: Mindfulness, Investigation, Energy, Joy, Tranquillity, Concentration and Equanimity, then exploring the Factor of Energy in more detail
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre New Year, New Beginnings
2017-01-07 14 Meditation: Metta for Benefactor 27:06
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre New Year, New Beginnings
2017-01-07 13 Instructions: Metta meditation 8:51
An overview of how metta works with insight practice, and how to practice it for the category known as the benefactor
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre New Year, New Beginnings
2017-01-07 12 Meditation: Mindfulness of Mind 28:53
Starting with mindfulness of breathing, opening to physical sensations, sounds, thoughts, and emotions
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre New Year, New Beginnings
2017-01-07 11 Instructions: Mindfulness of Mind 12:38
Bringing awareness to mental activity, and ways of reducing identification with thoughts
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre New Year, New Beginnings
2017-01-06 10 Talk: The Five Hindrances part 2 40:10
The Five Hindrances and some techniques for working with difficult emotions
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre New Year, New Beginnings
2017-01-06 09 Instructions: Mindfulness of Feeling-tone (Vedana) 9:40
Learning how to recognise pleasant, unpleasant and neutral feeling-tone at the six sense doors, and guidance for exploring this in pairs, naming pleasant and unpleasant feeling-tone out loud
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre New Year, New Beginnings
2017-01-06 08 Meditation: Mindfulness of Hearing 25:18
Opening to sound as a meditation object
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre New Year, New Beginnings

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