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Dharma Talks Access for Retreatants at Auckland Insight Meditation

Introduction to Insight Meditation

A six-week class series for people new to meditation
2020-10-12 (36 days) Auckland Insight Meditation

  
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2020-10-12 01 talk: introduction to mindfulness meditation for beginners 14:37
  Jill Shepherd
A short talk introducing insight meditation for beginners
2020-10-12 02 meditation: mindfulness of breathing 20:26
  Jill Shepherd
A short guided meditation for beginners, starting with mindfulness of the body sitting and breathing
2020-10-19 03 short talk: mindfulness of the body 11:29
  Jill Shepherd
A short introduction to the benefits of working with the body as a foundation of mindfulness
2020-10-19 04 meditation: mindfulness of the body 26:36
  Jill Shepherd
Beginning with a body scan, tuning in to areas of the body that tend to habitually store tension and inviting it to relax, then bringing awareness to physical sensations throughout the whole body
2020-10-19 05 instructions: relational practice exploring mindfulness of the body 8:49
  Jill Shepherd
Short instructions for meditating together in pairs, naming out loud physical sensations in the body with bare awareness
2020-10-26 06 talk: mindfulness recap and introduction to mindfulness of hearing 11:25
  Jill Shepherd
A recap of mindfulness of the body, plus an introduction to practising different modes of mindfulness; exploring mindfulness of hearing as a way to cultivate relaxed receptivity
2020-10-26 07 meditation: mindfulness of hearing 15:47
  Jill Shepherd
Practising mindfulness of sounds, settling back and receiving the experience of hearing (includes occasional bell sounds)
2020-10-26 08 instructions and guided walking meditation 10:55
  Jill Shepherd
Short instructions and guided walking meditation, for the whole group walking in a circle together
2020-10-28 no excuses: 5 minute mindfulness meditation 5:10
  Jill Shepherd
Just five minutes to prractice mindfulness of the body, breathing
2020-10-28 no excuses: 10 minute mindfulness meditation 10:07
  Jill Shepherd
Just ten minutes to strengthen mindfulness of the body sitting, as a support for mindfulness of breathing
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