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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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2020-07-16 01 talk mindfulness of hearing 20:58
Continuing exploring different aspects of mindfulness, now using mindfulness of hearing to emphasise a relaxed, receptive approach to meditation
Auckland Insight Meditation Foundations of Insight
2020-07-09 03 guided meditation: standing then walking 14:07
Instructions to continue mindfulness of the body while changing posture from sitting to standing, then walking together as a group, in a circle
Auckland Insight Meditation Foundations of Insight
2020-07-09 02 guided meditaton: mindfulness of the breath then physical sensations 24:21
Beginning with mindfulness of breathing to develop stability of mind, then opening to physical sensations throughout the whole body
Auckland Insight Meditation Foundations of Insight
2020-07-09 01 talk: mindfulness of body 21:51
Using the tool of mental noting to develop a strong foundation of mindfulness of the body, and how this helps cultivate a healthier relationship to the body
Auckland Insight Meditation Foundations of Insight
2020-07-08 Talk: the role of perceptions and formations in creating identity 32:39
An overview of how the clinging-aggregates of perception and formations can create a fixed identity for oneself and others, then touching in to this process in relation to racial identity. Includes a quote from Shakil Choudhury's work on racial and social justice education and psychological literacy: https://deepdiversity.animaleadership.com/2018/11/28/the-hole-in-racial-justice-a-love-letter/
Bellingham Insight Meditation Society
2020-07-02 02 guided meditation: mindfulness of breathing 22:51
An introduction to mindfulness of breathing, using the rhythm of the breath to steady awareness and then refining mindfulness to stay connected with the details of the breath, one half-breath at a time
Auckland Insight Meditation Foundations of Insight
2020-07-02 01 talk intro to insight meditation 19:30
A short introduction to insight meditation, its purpose and the key techniques for developing mindfulness (sati) and stability of mind (samadhi)
Auckland Insight Meditation Foundations of Insight
2020-06-11 27 guided meditation: equanimity as spaciousness 28:30
Orienting to space within and outside the body as a support for resting the mind into equanimity
Auckland Insight Meditation Insight Meditation + Insight Dialogue seven-day retreat
2020-06-11 25: guided meditation cultivating mudita 28:38
Beginning by orienting to pleasant feeling-tones in the body as a way in to the experience of appreciation, then opening to other aspects of one's life that are going well, and noticing the effect of mudita on the body, heart and mind
Auckland Insight Meditation Insight Meditation + Insight Dialogue seven-day retreat
2020-06-11 24 instructions: mudita practice 13:28
How mudita, appreciative joy, can be an antidote to "mana" or comparing mind, and in the context of Insight Dialogue practice, can help reduce self-consciousness in dyad (pairs) practice
Auckland Insight Meditation Insight Meditation + Insight Dialogue seven-day retreat

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