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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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2016-08-09 19 Instructions: Metta and its near and far enemies 9:36
Metta as a "purification" practice, and how to recognise the near and far enemies of metta
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Nine-day insight meditation retreat led by Jill Shepherd
2016-08-09 17 Instructions: Feeling-tone / Vedana 15:40
Introduction to the Second Foundation of Mindfulness, mindfulness of feeling-tone / vedana
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Nine-day insight meditation retreat led by Jill Shepherd
2016-08-08 16 Energy / Viriya Awakening Factor 40:07
An exploration of Energy as the Third Awakening Factor: some common ways that energy becomes unbalanced, resulting in striving or complacency, and how to come back to balance
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Nine-day insight meditation retreat led by Jill Shepherd
2016-08-08 15 Guided meditation: Metta for benefactor 25:40
Metta for the benefactor, then oneself
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Nine-day insight meditation retreat led by Jill Shepherd
2016-08-08 14 Instructions: Brahma-vihara overview and metta 14:38
Overview of the four brahma vihara, and practice of metta for the benefactor
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Nine-day insight meditation retreat led by Jill Shepherd
2016-08-08 13 Guided meditation: mental noting continued 29:26
Mindfulness of breathing, physical sensations, and sound Opening to choiceless awareness
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Nine-day insight meditation retreat led by Jill Shepherd
2016-08-08 12 Instructions: Different qualities of Mindfulness 11:08
Mindfulness as a relationship to experience, not a static thing Bringing mindfulness to mindfulness itself, and noticing its different qualities Opening up the field of awareness to include the six senses
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Nine-day insight meditation retreat led by Jill Shepherd
2016-08-07 11 Awakening Factor of Investigation 39:34
An exploration of Investigation as the Second Awakening Factor, and how it can reveal the three universal characteristics of impermanence, unsatisfactoriness and not-self
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Nine-day insight meditation retreat led by Jill Shepherd
2016-08-07 10 Guided meditation: investigating experience 29:55
Mostly silent meditation, occasionally using three questions to investigate experience and recognise the presence or absence of the Five Hindrances and the Seven Factors of Awakening
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Nine-day insight meditation retreat led by Jill Shepherd
2016-08-07 09 Instructions: Awakening Factor of Investigation, and an overview of the Five Hindrances 17:09
Introducing the Second Factor of Awakening, Investigation, using three questions to explore experience and see how we're relating to it Includes an overview of the Five Hindrances
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Nine-day insight meditation retreat led by Jill Shepherd

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