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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.
2017-02-05 Noble Eightfold Path 08: Right Action and Right Livelihood 29:27
Continuing to explore the ethical aspects of the Noble Eightfold Path, Right Action and Right Livelihood, expanding livelihood to look more generally at all aspects of how we live our lives
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre
2017-01-29 Noble Eightfold Path 07: guided meditation Investigating unskilful speech skilfully 14:28
A short guided meditation investigating an example of unskilful speech, paying attention to sensations in the body and emotions in the heart-mind with the intention of gaining clarity about what happened
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2017-01-29 Noble Eightfold Path 06: guided dyad (pairs) meditation exploring Right Speech 14:12
Guided dyad meditation exploring Right Speech, beginning with separate speaker and listener (allow 3 minutes each) then open dialogue (allow 6-10 minutes)
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2017-01-29 Noble Eightfold Path 05: instructions Right Speech 7:12
An introduction to the Insight Dialogue guidelines of Pause, Relax and Open as support for exploring Right Speech in dyads (meditating together in pairs)
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2017-01-29 Noble Eightfold Path 04 talk: Right Speech 30:14
Overview of the Noble Eightfold Path and ethical conduct, then an exploration of Right Speech
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2017-01-22 Noble Eightfold Path 03 Talk: Right View and Right Thought/Intention 32:02
A re-cap of Right View, followed by an exploration of Right Thought in terms of the intention towards renunciation, the intention towards good-will or metta, and the intention towards non-cruelty or compassion
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2017-01-15 Noble Eightfold Path 02 guided meditation: exploring the Four Noble Truths in immediate experience 16:11
A short guided meditation bringing awareness to dukkha in the moment, and ways of relating to it in light of the Four Noble Truths
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2017-01-15 Noble Eightfold Path 01 Talk: intro and overview 34:37
An introduction to the Noble Eightfold Path, including the context of the Buddha's teaching on the Middle Way and the Four Noble Truths, followed by a brief overview of the eight path factors
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2017-01-08 16 Instructions: Integrating Practice Into Daily Life 13:44
Cultivating equanimity and ways to continuing deepening the practice at home
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre New Year, New Beginnings
2017-01-07 15 Talk: Seven Factors of Awakening, and Energy 42:14
An overview of the Seven Factors of Awakening: Mindfulness, Investigation, Energy, Joy, Tranquillity, Concentration and Equanimity, then exploring the Factor of Energy in more detail
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre New Year, New Beginnings

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