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Retreat Dharma Talks

April 2022 at IMS - Forest Refuge

2022-04-01 (30 days) Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge

  
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2022-04-01 talk: Seven Factors of Awakening 56:18
Jill Shepherd
An introduction and overview of the Seven Factors of Awakening
2022-04-05 Guided Metta (loving-kindness) practice 50:26
Caroline Jones
2022-04-06 Reflections on the metta sutta. 23:59
Caroline Jones
2022-04-07 Guided meditation exploring generosity 46:11
Jill Shepherd
A brief introduction to generosity as the foundation of this path of practice, then exploring generosity as support for skillful mental qualities to arise
2022-04-08 The awakening factors of mindfulness and investigation 52:11
Jill Shepherd
Exploring how these two work together to strengthen discernment about what's skillful, and what's unskillful. Includes some ways of working with more entrenched or intense afflictive mental states, bringing wisdom and compassion to them to help them release.
2022-04-09 Guided meditation exploring mindfulness and investigation 17:26
Jill Shepherd
Short instructions and guidance for investigating mindfulness of mindfulness itself
2022-04-11 Reflections on Vedana/feeling tone. 14:41
Caroline Jones
2022-04-14 Guided meditation exploring balanced energy or effort 46:19
Jill Shepherd
An invitation to notice how any sense of identification with our meditation practice can create a subtle pressure that interferes with the development of the awakening factors
2022-04-15 Seven Factors of Awakening p3: Energy and Joy 50:47
Jill Shepherd
Looking at some of the common obstacles to experiencing balanced energy or effort and opening to joy, with some suggestions for softening these obstacles
2022-04-16 Guided meditation exploring pleasant feeling-tone 30:29
Jill Shepherd
Exploring pleasant feeling-tone as a support for skilful mental qualities to arise
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