2017-12-28 Sydney Insight Meditators seven-day retreat recordings

Seven-day insight meditation retreat

Karuna retreat centre, Katoomba NSW Australia
28 December 2017 – 4 January 2018
Releasing and Renewing

Traditionally, the New Year is a time to take stock of our lives, to let go of what no longer serves, and to reconnect more fully with what inspires us. In service of this, SIM’s annual seven-day retreat will provide an opportunity to deepen an experiential understanding of insight meditation, exploring a variety of different practices taken from the Four Foundations of Mindfulness as well as the four brahma vihara heart practices, of kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity.

Talks from the whole retreat here: Dharma Seed – Seven-day Retreat SIM


Jill’s talks

2017-12-29 Dukkha and the Four Noble Truths 49:42

An overview of the Four Noble Truths, and skillful ways of relating to dukkha (suffering, unsatisfactoriness)


2017-12-30 Right Effort 51:09

An exploration of ways to find balanced effort


 2017-12-31 Compassion 45:29

An overview of compassion; what supports it, and what gets in the way


 2018-01-01 Seven Factors of Awakening 43:28

An overview of the Seven Factors of Awakening, and the role they play in developing insight


2018-01-02 Equanimity 44:26

An overview of equanimity, what supports it, and its “near and far enemies” of indifference and reactivity