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Dharma Talks
2017-02-24 25 instructions: metta part 2 15:32
  Jill Shepherd
Metta as a purification practice, and instructions for practicing the radiating-energy method of metta
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Seven-day insight meditation retreat

2017-02-24 24 short instructions: working with pain 7:13
  Jill Shepherd
Various suggestions for working with "pain," to help maintain a balanced relationship to physical discomfort
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Seven-day insight meditation retreat

2017-02-24 23 short instructions: breath-counting 3:56
  Jill Shepherd
Introduction of the technique of breath-counting in sets of ten, as a support for concentration
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Seven-day insight meditation retreat

2017-02-23 22 talk: Right Effort 31:37
  Jill Shepherd
Right Effort as the sixth factor of the Noble Eightfold Path, with an overview of the Four Great Efforts
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Seven-day insight meditation retreat

2017-02-23 21 guided meditation: metta for benefactor 28:15
  Jill Shepherd
Guided meditation beginning with connection to one's own well-being, then metta for the benefactor using the reciting phrases method of practice
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Seven-day insight meditation retreat

2017-02-23 20 instructions: metta practice 11:45
  Jill Shepherd
An overview of metta practice, with instructions for working with the category of benefactor
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Seven-day insight meditation retreat

2017-02-23 19 guided meditation: mindfulness of thoughts and emotions 25:28
  Jill Shepherd
Guided meditation beginning with mindfulness of breathing, opening to physical sensations, sounds, thoughts, and emotions
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Seven-day insight meditation retreat

2017-02-23 18 instructions: Mindfulness of Mind 15:14
  Jill Shepherd
Introduction to the Third Foundation of Mindfulness, Mindfulness of the Mind, and skilful ways of relating to thoughts
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Seven-day insight meditation retreat

2017-02-22 Listening to the Song – Part I 49:01
  Tara Brach
Listening is more than a communications skill, it is a capacity that awakens our awareness. As we learn to listen inwardly, we begin to understand and care for the life that is here. And as we listen to others, that same intimacy emerges. In this two-part series we examine the blocks to listening and the practices that cultivate this essential domain of human potential. Our focus is both on the transformational power of listening in our personal lives, and also the necessity for deep listening if we are to bring healing to our wider society. "Listening is the forerunner. If we don’t listen to the pain within and around us, we can’t respond."
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2017-02-22 17 talk: Vedana, Right Thought, Metta and Compassion 41:09
  Jill Shepherd
Exploring vedana or feeling-tone as the building block of reactivity, and metta or good will and compassion or harmlessness as aspects of Right Thought
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Seven-day insight meditation retreat

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