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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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2017-03-19 Metta and the obstacles to cultivating kindness 50:18
An overview of the five hindrances, and some tools for working with difficult emotions and mind-states that get in the way of cultivating metta
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Strengthening the Heart, Cultivating Kindness: Metta Retreat
2017-03-19 Metta for Self 55:15
Practising metta for the benefactor, then oneself
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Strengthening the Heart, Cultivating Kindness: Metta Retreat
2017-03-18 Mindfulness Of Body and Breathing 55:21
Instructions and guided meditation, beginning with body scan, inviting ease, in mindfulness of breathing.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Strengthening the Heart, Cultivating Kindness: Metta Retreat
2017-03-09 Guided meditation: metta for benefactor 20:19
Short twenty-minute guided meditation practising metta-kindness for a benefactor
Auckland Insight Meditation
2017-03-09 A short introdruction to metta - kindness practice 10:47
Auckland Insight Meditation
2017-03-09 An overview of the four brahmavihara practices: kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity 36:58
An introduction to the brahmavihara meditation practices and their relationship to insight practice
Auckland Insight Meditation
2017-02-26 31 short talk: Right Speech 14:47
A brief overview of Right Speech and the qualities that support it: mindfulness and the brahma vihara practices
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Seven-day insight meditation retreat
2017-02-25 30 talk: ethical conduct 25:33
Overview of the ethical factors of Right Speech, Right Action and Right Livelihood
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Seven-day insight meditation retreat
2017-02-25 29 guided meditation: compassion for a friend experiencing difficulties, then oneself 23:49
Practising compassion for a friend experiencing difficulties, then oneself, mostly using the reciting-phrases method
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Seven-day insight meditation retreat
2017-02-25 28 instructions: compassion practice 13:26
A brief overview of the brahma vihara practices, then introduction to compassion practice, acknowledging the challenges of practising for oneself
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Seven-day insight meditation retreat

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