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Dharma Talks Access for Retreatants at Auckland Insight Meditation

Finding the heart of freedom

This nine-day online retreat provides an opportunity to explore the Four Noble Truths that form the heart of the Buddha’s teaching. These teachings invite us to examine our relationship to dukkha: stress, distress, unsatisfactoriness, suffering, on deeper and deeper levels. Most of us though, have an instinctive resistance to suffering, so we need to practice working skilfully with the different obstacles that often show up along the path to freedom. As we learn how to release these obstacles, we’re able to live with greater ease, happiness, and peace, and to connect with the wisdom and compassion that are our true nature.
2020-08-21 (9 days) Auckland Insight Meditation

  
2020-08-23 19 talk: Four Noble Truths 52:48
Julie Downard
An overview of the Four Noble Truths and the four tasks
2020-08-24 20 instructions: Second Foundation of Mindfulness - feeling-tone 46:02
Julie Downard
Exploring feeling-tone or vedana and its role in enhancing dukkha when there's no mindfulness
2020-08-24 21 meditation: feeling-tone 23:28
Julie Downard
2020-08-24 22 instructions: mindfulness of hearing 8:21
Julie Downard
2020-08-24 25 talk: the two wings of Wisdom and Compassion 40:00
Jill Shepherd
How insight and the brahmavihara practices of kindness, compassion, appreciative joy and equanimity mutually support and reinforce each other; includes an exploration of metta as an inquiry practice
2020-08-24 26 meditation: metta as an inquiry practice 13:47
Jill Shepherd
Exploring metta as an inquiry practice, noticing the effects on the body, the heart and the mind as kindness is fully received
2020-08-25 27 instructions: mindfulness of emotions 44:30
Julie Downard
Some ways of relating skilfully to emotions, including the RAIN acronym
2020-08-25 28 meditation: mindfulness of emotions 25:43
Julie Downard
2020-08-25 29 instructions: mindfulness of eating 9:39
Julie Downard
2020-08-25 30 instructions: the four brahmavihara and compassion practice 26:44
Jill Shepherd
An overview of the four brahmavihara, and an introduction to compassion practice
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