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Retreat Dharma Talks

Deepening into stillness, opening to peace

This five-day retreat for experienced students offers an opportunity to strengthen our inner resilience, so that we can meet life’s ever-changing challenges and rewards with more balance and ease.

2022-01-14 (6 days) Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre

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2022-01-17 11 talk: three characteristics and contemplation of death 37:56
Jill Shepherd
Exploring the universal characteristics of impermanence and not-self, and how these can come together in the contemplation of death to support living with more ease, happiness and peace
2022-01-18 12 instructions: compassion 11:35
Jill Shepherd
Compassion as the second of the four brahmavihāra practices, building on a foundation of mettā or good will then extending that kindness to meet all forms of pain, stress, distress and suffering
2022-01-18 13 meditation: compassion 21:56
Jill Shepherd
Beginning by steadying the body, heart and mind, then cultivating kindness and care in relation to pain
2022-01-18 14 instructions: muditā 8:10
Jill Shepherd
A short introduction to muditā as a support for skilful qualities of heart and mind
2022-01-18 15 talk: equanimity 34:37
Jill Shepherd
An overview of equanimity, including its near and far enemies, and how it supports deepening peace
2022-01-19 16 meditation: equanimity 25:43
Jill Shepherd
Orienting to spaciousness and ease as supports for the steadiness of equanimity
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