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Dharma Talks Access for Retreatants

Nine-day insight meditation retreat led by Jill Shepherd

An exploration of insight meditation practice through the lens of the Seven Factors of Awakening
2016-08-05 (10 days) Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre

2016-08-09 21 Joy / Piti Awakening Factor 37:56
  Jill Shepherd
An exploration of Joy as the Fourth Awakening Factor: some common challenges that prevent it developing, and ways to release these
2016-08-10 22 Instructions: Mindfulness of Mind and working with thoughts 14:16
  Jill Shepherd
Mindfulness of Mind and working with thoughts
2016-08-10 23 Meditation: Working with thoughts 31:55
  Jill Shepherd
Seeing the impermanence of the breath, physical sensations, sounds, thoughts and emotions in meditation
2016-08-10 24 Instructions: Reciprocal flow metta practice 12:13
  Jill Shepherd
Exploring metta as a form of inquiry
2016-08-10 25 Meditation: Reciprocal flow metta practice 18:00
  Jill Shepherd
Exploring metta as a form of inquiry, beginning by receiving metta, bringing awareness to the obstacles this helps to release, then offering metta back to others
2016-08-10 26 Tranquillity/Passaddhi Awakening Factor 40:18
  Jill Shepherd
Tranquillity as the Fifth Factor of Awakening, with an exploration of renunciation as a support for deepening calm
2016-08-11 27 Instructions: compassion 14:07
  Jill Shepherd
Compassion as the second brahma-vihara
2016-08-11 28 Meditation: compassion for self 24:11
  Jill Shepherd
Beginning with reciprocal flow compassion practice for oneself, then a friend experiencing difficulties, using traditional phrases
2016-08-11 29 Instructions: working with difficult emotions 17:52
  Jill Shepherd
Techniques for working with recurring difficult emotions
2016-08-11 30 Meditation: working with difficult emotions 13:10
  Jill Shepherd
Various techniques for working with recurring difficult emotions, bringing awareness to the body and emotions while lying down
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