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Retreat Dharma Talks

Auckland Insight meetings

Auckland Insight weekly talks 2024

2024-01-18 (331 days) Auckland Insight Meditation

2024-01-18 short talk: Exploring freedom as the goal of our practice 23:01
Jill Shepherd
A short talk introducing a new theme for the start of the new year The Way to Freedom: what hinders, and what helps Each week we'll be looking at some of the common obstacles that cause stress, distress and suffering in our lives, and what we can do to support experiencing more ease, happiness and peace, instead Focusing on what freedom means to each of us with a written contemplation, then looking briefly at the three core afflictive energies of greed or compulsion, hatred or aversion,, and ignorance or delusion
2024-01-25 talk: Freedom and Mindfulness 25:40
Jill Shepherd
Continuing to explore freedom in the context of the Buddha's teachings, how mindfulness supports it, and some ways to maintain mindfulness in everyday life
2024-02-01 talk: Freedom and contemplation of death 25:36
Jill Shepherd
2024-02-15 talk: Freedom and death contemplation p2 25:43
Jill Shepherd
2024-02-22 talk: Death contemplation, gratitude and muditā practice 33:29
Jill Shepherd
2024-03-21 short talk: Changing our relationship to dukkha 13:07
Jill Shepherd
2024-03-28 talk: Exploring the Second Noble Truth - craving for sense pleasures, craving for becoming and craving for non-becoming 29:33
Jill Shepherd
Looking at the social aspects of craving: desire to be seen or to be invisible, for example, and the common phenomenon of comparing mind or mana
2024-04-11 short talk: Tasting freedom 13:11
Jill Shepherd
Looking at some classical definitions of Nibbāna, then relational practice exploring how you taste or touch freedom in your own life
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