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Retreat Dharma Talks

Deepening Insight - a series of talks for Auckland Insight

2020-09-03 (92 days) Auckland Insight Meditation

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2020-09-03 01 meditation: impermanence 30:01
Jill Shepherd
Exploring impermanence through the breath and physical sensations
2020-09-03 02 talk: insight into impermanence 37:46
Jill Shepherd
An overview of the three universal characteristics of experience, focussing on anicca or impermanence, change, instability
2020-09-10 03 talk: impermanence and dukkha 30:33
Jill Shepherd
Continuing to explore the three universal characteristics, with a focus on the relationship between impermanence and dukkha or unsatisfactoriness
2020-09-10 04 meditation: dukkha and release 24:44
Jill Shepherd
Bringing awareness to dukkha or unsatisfactoriness in the moment, and inviting the release of any resistance to it
2020-10-08 05 meditation: opening to the spaciousness of the body 26:40
Jill Shepherd
Settling into the body, quieting the mind, and experiencing the body as sensations in space
2020-10-08 06 talk: an overview of the five clinging-aggregates 36:08
Jill Shepherd
Continuing the exploration of insight into the three universal characteristics, focusing on anatta or not-self and how the aggregates are aspects of experience that we commonly identify with
2020-10-22 meditation: exploring feeling-tone 26:42
Jill Shepherd
Attuning to feeling-tones in relation to physical sensations in the body, and softening any reactivity to them
2020-10-22 talk: vedana or feeling-tone 29:03
Jill Shepherd
Feeling-tone as the building block of reactivity, and how learning to relate skilfully to feeling-tones reduces suffering
2020-11-05 meditation: mindfulness of mental activity 26:40
Jill Shepherd
Settling in to the body, then bringing mindfulness to thoughts and emotions
2020-11-05 talk: the clinging aggregates of perceptions and volitional mental formations 13:32
Jill Shepherd
A short introduction to the clinging-aggregates of perception and volitional formations
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