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Jill Shepherd's Dharma Talks
Jill Shepherd
Wisdom and compassion are two themes that inform my current exploration of the dharma, and I aspire to integrate these as fully as I can in both formal practice and daily life.
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2020-09-10 meditation: exploring dukkha 24:44
Bringing awareness to any dukkha present in the moment, noticing any reactions of clinging or resistance, and using wisdom, compassion and equanimity to help that clinging release
Auckland Insight Meditation
2020-09-10 talk: impermanence and dukkha 30:33
Continuing to explore the three universal characteristics, looking at the relationship between impermanence and unsatisfactoriness, dukkha, and how wisdom and compassion can help release clinging / resistance to dukkha
Auckland Insight Meditation
2020-09-03 talk: insight into impermanence 37:46
Auckland Insight Meditation Deepening Insight - a series of talks for Auckland Insight
2020-08-31 talk: Right Livelihood 36:43
Expanding the traditional understanding of Right Livelihood to include all aspects of how we live, including what we produce and what we consume
Sydney Insight Meditators
2020-08-26 37 talk: common afflictive thought-patterns and some ways to help them release 44:33
Learning how to recognise common afflictive thought patterns such as "lack" mind and comparing mind, and using wisdom and compassion to help them release
Auckland Insight Meditation Finding the heart of freedom
2020-08-26 36 instructions: the clinging aggregates of perception and mental formations 13:16
Exploring the role that perception and volitional mental formations play in constructing identity, and can easily lead to proliferation when there's no mindfulness
Auckland Insight Meditation Finding the heart of freedom
2020-08-25 31 meditation: compassion practice 17:52
Beginning with compassion for a friend who's suffering, then oneself
Auckland Insight Meditation Finding the heart of freedom
2020-08-25 30 instructions: the four brahmavihara and compassion practice 26:44
An overview of the four brahmavihara, and an introduction to compassion practice
Auckland Insight Meditation Finding the heart of freedom
2020-08-24 26 meditation: metta as an inquiry practice 13:47
Exploring metta as an inquiry practice, noticing the effects on the body, the heart and the mind as kindness is fully received
Auckland Insight Meditation Finding the heart of freedom
2020-08-24 25 talk: the two wings of Wisdom and Compassion 40:00
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
Auckland Insight Meditation Finding the heart of freedom

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