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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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2019-06-29 06 guided meditation: exploring physical sensations of anxiety and the antidote of metta 31:54
Working in groups of three, each person taking three minutes to name out loud the physical sensations of social anxiety; then a short guided metta meditation before continuing to name out loud the physical sensations associated with metta/kindness
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Transforming Fear into Fearlessness
2019-06-29 05 instructions: the anatomy of anxiety 9:12
Deconstructing the chain reaction from basic sense stimuli to proliferation and anxiety thought-loops
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Transforming Fear into Fearlessness
2019-06-29 04 talk: Fear of Dukkha, and Fear IS Dukkha 26:44
Exploring the courage it takes to meditate and to engage with the Buddha's teachings on the Four Noble Truths, focusing on the First Noble Truth that there is dukkha: suffering, stress, distress, unsatisfactoriness
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Transforming Fear into Fearlessness
2019-06-29 03 meditation: body sitting, breathing 13:49
A short guided meditation with an emphasis on settling and soothing the body, heart, mind before starting a study class
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Transforming Fear into Fearlessness
2019-06-22 02 instructions: written exercises exploring fear 17:44
Instructions for doing two written exercises, exploring fear in the context of daily life then in the context of meditation and dharma practice
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre
2019-06-22 01 talk: Transforming Fear into Fearlessness intro 26:04
Intro talk giving an overview of fear in the context of the Buddha's teachings, and touching in to how befriending fear benefits not only ourselves, but the communities and wider society we live in
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Transforming Fear into Fearlessness
2019-06-09 14 guided meditation: mudita 21:59
A short mudita meditation incorporating experiences of gratitude offered by the retreatants
Mariposa Sangha :  Befriending the mind
2019-06-09 13 instructions: mudita or appreciative joy, gladness, including for oneself 7:12
A short introduction to the practice of mudita, appreciative joy
Mariposa Sangha :  Befriending the mind
2019-06-09 12 guided meditation: self-compassion 15:32
A short guided meditation exploring compassion for oneself
Mariposa Sangha :  Befriending the mind
2019-06-09 11 instructions: compassion and self-compassion 12:06
An introduction to compassion, with a focus on cultivating self-compassion
Mariposa Sangha :  Befriending the mind

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