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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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2019-08-08 26 instructions: compassion and working with painful emotions 19:43
Some suggestions for working with painful emotions, and using compassion and self-compassion as antidotes to afflictive mind-states
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Strengthening the two wings of Awakening: Wisdom and Compassion
2019-07-27 17 talk: fear of freedom 36:07
Acknowledging that change itself can cause anxiety; exploring some different definitions of Nibbana; and a few suggestions for navigating fear if/when it arises in meditation practice
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Transforming Fear into Fearlessness
2019-07-20 16 guided meditation: dyads, exploring fearlessness 25:00
Working together in pairs, taking turns to describe a time of feeling ease, calm, confidence, courage, and noticing the effect this has on the body, heart, and mind
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Transforming Fear into Fearlessness
2019-07-20 15 talk: wisdom and the three universal characteristics 29:54
How seeing the three universal characteristics of anicca-dukkha-anatta (impermanent, imperfect, impersonal) can support the releasing of anxiety and fear
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Transforming Fear into Fearlessness
2019-07-20 14 guided meditation: relaxing the body, stilling the mind 14:56
A short guided meditation beginning with a brief body scan to relax tension, then using the breath to help steady and calm the mind
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Transforming Fear into Fearlessness
2019-07-14 13 guided meditation: dyad practice, exploring gratitude and mudita for oneself 23:56
Working in pairs, contemplating gratitude for aspects of one's life, then a short written exercise exploring one's own good qualities
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Transforming Fear into Fearlessness
2019-07-14 12 talk: comparing mind (mana) and appreciative joy (mudita) 28:43
Exploring the common tendency of the mind to get caught in comparing, and how the practice of mudita or appreciative joy can be both an antidote and an ally, that helps stop mana from arising in the first place
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Transforming Fear into Fearlessness
2019-07-14 11 guided meditation: body and heart-mind 15:23
A short guided meditation attuning to the body and the heart-mind, noticing how we're relating to experience, and inclining in the direction of appreciation and gratitude
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Transforming Fear into Fearlessness
2019-07-06 10 guided meditation: dyad practice, mindfulness of mind 21:24
Working in pairs naming mind-states out loud using just one word; separately for four minutes each, then alternating back and forth
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Transforming Fear into Fearlessness
2019-07-06 09 instructions: mindfulness of mind 8:37
A short talk offering definitions of different aspects of mental activity, including thoughts, emotions, moods and mind-states
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Transforming Fear into Fearlessness

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