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Dharma Talks given at Auckland Insight Meditation
2020-08-22 08 meditation: mindfulness of breathing 33:37
  Julie Downard
Guided meditation exploring mindfulness of the body and breathing, orienting to ease and spaciousness
Finding the heart of freedom

2020-08-22 07 talk: mindfulness 25:21
  Julie Downard
An introduction to mindfulness in the context of the Satipatthana Sutta, with a focus on mindfulness of the body
Finding the heart of freedom

2020-08-21 06 meditation: closing gratitude 7:03
  Julie Downard
Short meditation on gratitude to close the evening
Finding the heart of freedom

2020-08-21 04 talk: the context of our practice 21:27
  Julie Downard
Acknowledging the context we find ourselves in: The lineage that has gone before, our local and global circumstance What we're doing here The preciousness of this opportunity and reflection on our good fortune
Finding the heart of freedom

2020-08-06 02 meditation: noticing the presence or absence of the awakening factors 19:27
  Jill Shepherd
Short meditation using the checklist of the seven factors of awakening, to notice which ones are present and which absent
Foundations of Insight

2020-08-06 01 talk: an overview of the Fourth Establishment of Mindfulness 36:50
  Jill Shepherd
A brief introduction to Mindfulness of Dhammas, focusing on the five hindrances and the seven awakening factors
Foundations of Insight

2020-07-30 02 meditation: mindfulness of the mind, including emotions 25:23
  Jill Shepherd
Beginning with the body and breath, opening to sounds, then thoughts, then emotions
Foundations of Insight

2020-07-30 01 talk: introduction to practising mindfulness of emotions 23:48
  Jill Shepherd
Continuing with mindfulness of the mind, a short intro about practicing with emotions
Foundations of Insight

2020-07-26 talk: metta and the brahamvihara as a support for resilience 39:09
  Jill Shepherd
An overview of how the four brahmavihara - kindness, compassion, appreciative joy and equanimity - work together to support resilience; focuses on metta and a way of practice that doesn't use phrases

2020-07-25 07 guided meditation: mudita or appreciative joy 16:36
  Jill Shepherd
Beginning by tuning in to well-being in the body, opening to appreciation of what's going well in our own lives, then mudita for what's going well for others
Balancing Effort and Enjoyment

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