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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.
2017-02-20 05 instructions: mindfulness of breathing for calm and insight 15:52
An overview and various definitions of mindfulness, then instructions for practising mindfulness of breathing in two different styles: for calm and insight
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Seven-day insight meditation retreat
2017-02-19 03 instructions: mindfulness of breathing 8:27
Instructions for mindfulness of breathing practice, emphasising tranquility
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Seven-day insight meditation retreat
2017-02-19 04 guided meditation: mindfulness of breathing 15:18
Short guided meditation practising mindfulness of breathing, with an emphasis on calm and ease
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Seven-day insight meditation retreat
2017-02-19 02 talk: Refuges and Precepts 26:41
introduction of the Refuges and Precepts, noble silence, metta, and supports for the retreat "container"
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Seven-day insight meditation retreat
2017-02-19 01 talk: retreat opening and introduction of Noble Eightfold Path 8:54
Retreat opening talk and introduction of Noble Eightfold Path theme
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Seven-day insight meditation retreat
2017-02-19 Noble Eightfold Path 13: guided dyad (pairs) meditation exploring Right Concentration 7:53
Instructions for exploring Right Concentration in dyad practice, 3 minutes each separate speaker and listener then 12 minutes free-flow dialogue
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre
2017-02-19 Noble Eightfold Path 12: Right Mindfulness Right Concentration 30:27
An exploration of Right Mindfulness and Right Concentration, including an overview of the Four Foundations of Mindfulness
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre
2017-02-12 Noble Eightfold Path 11: guided dyad (pairs) meditation exploring Right Effort 12:38
Guided dyad meditation exploring Right Effort, beginning with separate speaker and listener (allow 3 minutes each) then open dialogue (allow 6-10 minutes)
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre
2017-02-12 Noble Eightfold Path 10 talk: Right Effort 32:33
An exploration of Right Effort in daily life and formal meditation, with an overview of the Four Great Efforts for working skilfully with mental states
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre
2017-02-05 Noble Eightfold Path 09 Guided meditation: Investigating skillful behaviour skilfully 13:24
Short guided meditation investigating an example of skilful action of body, speech or mind, based on the Buddha's instructions to Mahanama AN6:10
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