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Retreat Dharma Talks

Together and Alone: Finding freedom individually and collectively

A nine-day meditation retreat with Jill Shepherd and Nicola Redfern, exploring a range of different approaches to finding freedom, taken from both the insight and Zen traditions

2024-04-12 (9 days) Te Moata Retreat Center

2024-04-13 06 talk: Right View 39:47
Jill Shepherd
Exploring conditionality as an aspect of Right View; understanding what conditions support freedom and what conditions get in the way; includes a brief exploration of the five hindrances
2024-04-15 14 talk: Second Noble Truth; craving for sense pleasures, craving for becoming, craving for non-becoming 33:52
Jill Shepherd
2024-04-17 21 talk: An overview of the brahmavihāra with an emphasis on muditā or appreciative joy 36:35
Jill Shepherd
2024-04-19 24 talk: The three universal characteristics and anattā 41:32
Jill Shepherd
Exploring how the three characteristics can be used to help soften afflictive mind-states, with a focus on anattā or not-self
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