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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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2019-06-09 10 instructions: mindfulness of the mind 13:42
A brief introduction to bringing mindfulness to mental activity, including thoughts, emotions, moods and mind-states
Mariposa Sangha :  Befriending the mind
2019-06-09 09 guided meditation: mindfulness of body, sounds, thinking 22:21
Guided meditation expanding mindfulness to include physical sensations, sound, mental activity then choiceless awareness
Mariposa Sangha :  Befriending the mind
2019-06-08 08 guided metta meditation 18:39
A short guided metta meditation using the "radiating energy" method to extend the energy of kindness in every direction
Mariposa Sangha :  Befriending the mind
2019-06-08 07 instructions: brief introduction to metta practice 10:32
Using metta meditation as a means to develop skilful perceptions and volitional formations
Mariposa Sangha :  Befriending the mind
2019-06-08 06 instructions: perception and volitional formations 7:45
A brief exploration of the mental functions of perception and volitional formations, and how these can unconsciously strenthen the habit of identifying with experience and taking it personally
Mariposa Sangha :  Befriending the mind
2019-06-08 05 instructions: mindfulness of feeling-tone or vedana 11:21
An exploration of the role that feeling-tone or vedana plays in creating unskilful reactivity, when mindfulness is absent
Mariposa Sangha :  Befriending the mind
2019-06-08 04 guided meditation: mindfulness of the body, emphasising ease 22:43
Mindfulness of the body as a support to develop ease and calm, through a body scan inviting physical tension to release wherever possible
Mariposa Sangha :  Befriending the mind
2019-06-08 03 brief instructions: calming the body, stilling the mind 3:27
Calming the body to help still the mind
Mariposa Sangha :  Befriending the mind
2019-06-08 02 instructions: befriending the mind 22:00
Introduction to the workshop theme of befriending the mind
Mariposa Sangha :  Befriending the mind
2019-06-08 01 short guided meditation: mindfulness of body and breathing 15:20
Short guided meditation beginning with mindfulness of body and mindfulness of breathing, to help settle in to the workshop
Mariposa Sangha :  Befriending the mind

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