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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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2018-08-06 15 guided meditation: contemplating the body in terms of four elements or qualities 14:25
A short guided meditation exploring the qualities of earth, water, fire and air or wind within the body, and also externally
Te Moata Retreat Center :  Strengthening the two wings of Awakening: Wisdom and Compassion
2018-08-06 14 instructions: contemplating the body in terms of four elements or qualities 11:45
An introduction to mindfulness of the body in terms of the four qualities of earth, water, fire, and air or wind, as a way of gaining insight into the body's impermanence and interconnectedness
Te Moata Retreat Center :  Strengthening the two wings of Awakening: Wisdom and Compassion
2018-08-05 13 talk: sukha, happiness 42:00
Exploring the role of sukha, happiness, in the Buddha's teachings, and how the silence, solitude, simplicity, slowing down and stillness of being on retreat support the development of that happiness
Te Moata Retreat Center :  Strengthening the two wings of Awakening: Wisdom and Compassion
2018-08-05 12 guided meditation: mindfulness of the body in terms of its anatomical parts 29:03
Guided meditation beginning with a reading from the Satipatthana Sutta on the anatomical parts of the body, followed by reciting of the 32 parts then body scans knowing the body in terms of its skin, flesh, and bones
Te Moata Retreat Center :  Strengthening the two wings of Awakening: Wisdom and Compassion
2018-08-05 11 instructions: mindfulness of the body as a collection of anatomical parts 8:35
Instructions for exploring the body in terms of its anatomical parts
Te Moata Retreat Center :  Strengthening the two wings of Awakening: Wisdom and Compassion
2018-08-05 10 instructions: walking rotating through senses 7:59
Short instructions for a variation of walking meditation, tuning in to physical sensations, then seeing, then hearing
Te Moata Retreat Center :  Strengthening the two wings of Awakening: Wisdom and Compassion
2018-08-05 09 guided meditation: mindfulness of the breath, physical sensations, and sounds 28:39
Using the breath as home base, then gradually opening up the field of awareness to include physical sensations throughout the body, then sounds
Te Moata Retreat Center :  Strengthening the two wings of Awakening: Wisdom and Compassion
2018-08-05 08 instructions: different approaches to mindfulness 15:38
An exploration of mindfulness as a way of relating to experience, and understanding when and how to apply different approaches to help keep the mind balanced
Te Moata Retreat Center :  Strengthening the two wings of Awakening: Wisdom and Compassion
2018-08-04 07 talk: Four Noble Truths 41:53
An exploration of dukkha and an overview of the Four Noble Truths
Te Moata Retreat Center :  Strengthening the two wings of Awakening: Wisdom and Compassion
2018-08-04 06 guided dyad meditation: mindfulness of body 34:19
Guided dyad (pairs) meditation practising vipassana out loud, naming physical sensations in the body
Te Moata Retreat Center :  Strengthening the two wings of Awakening: Wisdom and Compassion

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