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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

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2016-08-11 31 Concentration / Samadhi Awakening Factor 37:43
  Jill Shepherd
Concentration as the Sixth Factor of Awakening, and how sila or ethical conduct supports it
2016-08-12 32 Short instructions - breath-counting 4:14
  Jill Shepherd
Very short instructions on using breath-counting as a support for concentration
2016-08-12 33 Instructions - mudita 15:21
  Jill Shepherd
An overview of how all four brahma-vihara relate to each other, and ways of practicing mudita for oneself
2016-08-12 34 Guided meditation - mudita 23:18
  Jill Shepherd
Guided meditation practicing mudita for oneself, based on the Buddha's instructions to the lay man Mahanama
2016-08-12 35 Equanimity / Upekkha Awakening Factor 38:29
  Jill Shepherd
Equanimity as the Seventh Factor of Awakening
2016-08-13 36 instructions: Equanimity as the fourth brahma vihara 11:59
  Jill Shepherd
Equanimity as the Fourth Brahma Vihara, exploring it in relation to a "difficult" person
2016-08-13 37 meditation: Equanimity for a "difficult" person 24:14
  Jill Shepherd
Equanimity as the Fourth Brahma Vihara, exploring it in relation to a "difficult" person and ourselves, incorporating some forgiveness practice
2016-08-14 38 instructions: Equanimity for oneself 10:46
  Jill Shepherd
Equanimity in transition times and endings; exploring equanimity in daily life meditation practice and as a form of self-acceptance
2016-08-14 39 guided meditation: Equanimity for oneself 25:52
  Jill Shepherd
Exploring equanimity for oneself through a brief life review, touching into impermanence and the eight worldly winds of pleasure/pain, gain/loss, praise/blame, fame/infamy
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