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Dharma Talks
2022-01-03 Hidden Dimensions of Making Change 56:23
Phillip Moffitt
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

2022-01-03 22 talk: Five Hindrances 49:33
Jill Shepherd
An overview of the Five Hindrances, afflictive mental states that get in the way of clear seeing
Sydney Insight Meditators :  Healing the heart, refining the mind, finding freedom

2022-01-04 23 instructions: choiceless attention 6:55
Jill Shepherd
Instructions for letting go of having a single meditation object, and moving to choiceless attention, letting the awareness connect with whatever experience is predominant
Sydney Insight Meditators :  Healing the heart, refining the mind, finding freedom

2022-01-04 28 meditation: awakening factors 25:08
Jill Shepherd
Noticing the presence or absence of each of the seven awakening factors
Sydney Insight Meditators :  Healing the heart, refining the mind, finding freedom

2022-01-04 24 meditation: choiceless attention 23:49
Jill Shepherd
Beginning by stabilising awareness on the breath, physical sensations and sounds, then opening to choiceless attention, letting the awareness connect with whatever experience is predominant
Sydney Insight Meditators :  Healing the heart, refining the mind, finding freedom

2022-01-04 25 instructions: metta practice 15:33
Jill Shepherd
Brief instructions for cultivating metta or kindness for a benefactor
Sydney Insight Meditators :  Healing the heart, refining the mind, finding freedom

2022-01-04 26 meditation: metta for benefactor 20:58
Jill Shepherd
Beginning with metta for a benefactor, then oneself, mostly using the reciting phrases practice method
Sydney Insight Meditators

2022-01-04 Compassion Enough to Care 11:31
Ayya Medhanandi
Let us truly live with compassion enough to care. And share that beautiful mind energy with a depth of awareness and attention to each moment. Keeping far from the noise of the world, every breath, every new moment will arise in a field of compassion and condition the next moment after it, the next breath, with kindness and presence of mind. Just so, we learn the art of loving all that we are and the path's unfoldings that free us from fear.
Sati Saraniya Hermitage

2022-01-04 27 talk: Seven Factors of Awakening 43:10
Jill Shepherd
An overview of the Seven Factors of Awakening
Sydney Insight Meditators :  Healing the heart, refining the mind, finding freedom

2022-01-05 Guided Meditation Exploring Several Forms of Inquiry 2 35:53
Donald Rothberg
After a period of settling, we work with two main forms of inquiry or investigation (one of the Seven Factors of Awakening). The first is inquiry through mindfulness when an experience has some duration: Asking what's happening and exploring what's going in the body, the emotions, and the story-line or narrative. The second is inquiry through working with a teaching. Here we work with a simple teaching, coming from the Four Noble Truths: "If there's suffering (or struggle), where's the attachment (or fixed idea, etc.)?" We explore these in formal meditation; they can also be applied in the flow of daily life.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks

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