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Dharma Talks
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

2022-01-04 Opening night. (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 1:32:14
Howard Cohn, Susie Harrington, Tara Mulay
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Waking Up In The Midst Of It All

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

2022-01-04 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 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 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 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

2022-01-03 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

2022-01-03 21 instructions: mindfulness of mind-states 11:54
Jill Shepherd
A short introduction to mindfulness of mind-states or mental qualities, practising vipassanā out loud in pairs
Sydney Insight Meditators :  Healing the heart, refining the mind, finding freedom

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