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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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2017-09-07 Talk: from Aversion to Compassion 41:49
Exploring the hindrance of aversion and how it can be transformed through compassion, with an emphasis on self-compassion
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Awakening our Natural Wisdom
2017-09-07 Standing meditation observing all four foundations of mindfulness 30:16
Standing meditation exploring all four foundations of mindfulness and the mental factor of intention/volition Interval bells at five minutes with the invitation to sit at any time when the bell rings
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Awakening our Natural Wisdom
2017-09-07 Instructions: four foundations of mindfulness overview and standing meditation 9:26
Four foundations of mindfulness overview, the mental factor of intention or volition, and standing meditation
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Awakening our Natural Wisdom
2017-09-05 Talk: viriya, energy, effort and balance 37:48
Exploring how we commonly get off balance, and ways to come back to balance
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Awakening our Natural Wisdom
2017-09-03 Talk: from greed to freedom 51:03
An overview of the three afflictive energies of greed, hatred and ignorance, and how they condition the five hindrances, focusing on greed and desire for sense pleasure. Exploring ways to work skilfully with this energy to move towards increasing freedom.
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Awakening our Natural Wisdom
2017-08-10 Is Auckland Insight a "secular" group? part 1 35:06
Exploring some contemporary definitions of "secular Buddhism" and whether they apply to Auckland Insight
Auckland Insight Meditation
2017-03-22 Practicing metta in daily life 1:17:07
Suggestions for continuing the Brahma Vihara practices at home
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Strengthening the Heart, Cultivating Kindness: Metta Retreat
2017-03-21 Dharma talk: Mudita/appreciative joy and equanimity 56:14
An overview of the four Brahma Viharas, focusing on mudita/appreciative joy, and equanimity.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Strengthening the Heart, Cultivating Kindness: Metta Retreat
2017-03-21 Metta for the "difficult" person 58:26
Instructions and guided meditation exploring metta for the "difficult" person
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Strengthening the Heart, Cultivating Kindness: Metta Retreat
2017-03-20 Metta instructions and guided meditation using the "radiating energy" method 48:02
Practising with the "radiating energy" method of extending metta in the four directions, above, below, and all around
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Strengthening the Heart, Cultivating Kindness: Metta Retreat

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