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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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2017-12-29 09 talk: Dukkha and the Four Noble Truths 49:42
An overview of the Four Noble Truths, and skilful ways of relating to dukkha (suffering, unsatisfactoriness)
Sydney Insight Meditators :  Sydney Insight Meditators New Year's retreat
2017-12-29 08 meditation: four elements 10:43
guided meditation exploring the four elements in the body, lying down
Sydney Insight Meditators :  Sydney Insight Meditators New Year's retreat
2017-12-29 07 instructions: Mindfulness of the Body and four elements or qualities 5:56
Exploring physical sensations in the body in terms of four elements or qualities of earth, fire, water and wind or air
Sydney Insight Meditators :  Sydney Insight Meditators New Year's retreat
2017-12-03 Dukkha, and the ending of Dukkha ... 60:37
... and the ending of this retreat. The Four Noble Truths as a refuge, and suggestions for transitioning from retreat practice to daily life, using the ten parami of generosity, renunciation, ethical conduct, wisdom, energy, patience, truthfulness, resolve, kindness, and equanimity
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2017-11-25 Dana as a Spiritual Practice 55:25
Generosity as a support for many other skillful mental qualities.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2017-11-22 Guided Mudita Meditation 46:10
A short introduction to Mudita (appreciative Joy)and a short guided meditation.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2017-11-19 Right Effort - Part 4 51:52
An overview of the seven factors of awakening, and right effort refining towards effortlessness.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2017-11-12 Right Effort - Part 3 50:49
An overview of the four Brahma Vihara practices - kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity - as a support for cultivating skillful mind states.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2017-11-05 Right Effort - Part Two 53:06
Exploring the first two of the "Four Great Efforts", and the benefits of seclusion as a support for samadhi and sati.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2017-11-05 Morning instructions: Samadhi And Sati 45:14
Instructions and guided meditation exploring mindfulness of breathing, sounds, thoughts and choiceless awareness.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

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