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Retreat Dharma Talks

Connecting through silence, solitude, stillness: cultivating the heart of freedom

This nine-day retreat provides a rare opportunity to explore different aspects of the Buddha’s teachings on freedom, through both individual meditation and relational practice. Grounded in Noble Silence and adapting to our current circumstances at home, we will learn how to relate more skilfully to ourselves, each other, and the world around us through a blend of individual and relational meditation practice.

2021-08-20 (10 days) Te Moata Retreat Center

2021-08-28 40 instructions: compassion practice 14:23
Jill Shepherd
An introduction to compassion practice, with some suggestions of how to stay balanced when connecting with pain, distress, dukkha
2021-08-28 41 meditation: compassion for a good friend then oneself 24:50
Jill Shepherd
Beginning by settling the body, before orienting to compassion for a good friend, then extending that compassion to oneself, closing with compassion for all beings
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