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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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2018-08-11 39 guided meditation: equanimity for a difficult person 25:10
Guided meditation cultivating equanimity for a so-called "difficult" person, then oneself, using the reciting phrases method of brahmavihara practice
Te Moata Retreat Center :  Strengthening the two wings of Awakening: Wisdom and Compassion
2018-08-11 38 instructions: equanimity generally, and as a brahmavihara practice 18:22
Bringing equanimity to the ending of the retreat and the inevitable ups and downs, then instructions for the brahmavihara practice of equanimity for a difficult person
Te Moata Retreat Center :  Strengthening the two wings of Awakening: Wisdom and Compassion
2018-08-10 37 talk: anatta or not-self and the five clinging-aggregates 43:34
An introduction to anatta or not-self and an exploration of the suffering that comes from clinging to the five aggregates
Te Moata Retreat Center :  Strengthening the two wings of Awakening: Wisdom and Compassion
2018-08-10 35 guided meditation: exploring the Seven Factors of Awakening 28:28
Mostly silent meditation practising choiceless awareness, with occasional instructions to check for the presence or absence of each of the seven factors of awakening: mindfulness, investigation, energy, joy, tranquillity, concentration, and equanimity
Te Moata Retreat Center :  Strengthening the two wings of Awakening: Wisdom and Compassion
2018-08-10 34 instructions: Seven Factors of Awakening 16:50
An overview of the Seven Factors of Awakening, their relationship to the five hindrances, and their role in supporting insight
Te Moata Retreat Center :  Strengthening the two wings of Awakening: Wisdom and Compassion
2018-08-09 32 guided meditation: practising mudita or appreciative joy for a good friend 21:19
Starting with metta practice, then turning it towards what's going well in a good friend's life, and offering them mudita or appreciative joy using the reciting phrases method of practice
Te Moata Retreat Center :  Strengthening the two wings of Awakening: Wisdom and Compassion
2018-08-09 31 instructions: mudita or appreciative joy practice 14:53
An overview of mudita, appreciative joy, as one of the four brahmavihara practices, and how to practice it for a good friend
Te Moata Retreat Center :  Strengthening the two wings of Awakening: Wisdom and Compassion
2018-08-09 30 guided meditation: compassion for a good friend 28:58
Guided compassion meditation for a good friend, using the reciting phrases method of practice
Te Moata Retreat Center :  Strengthening the two wings of Awakening: Wisdom and Compassion
2018-08-09 29 instructions: compassion 12:36
Instructions for practising compassion for a good friend who is currently experiencing challenges
Te Moata Retreat Center :  Strengthening the two wings of Awakening: Wisdom and Compassion
2018-08-08 28 talk: an overview of the brahmaviharas with a focus on compassion 42:17
Exploring how all four brahmavihara practices strengthen and support each other, then focusing on compassion and self-compassion as antidotes to afflictive mental states
Te Moata Retreat Center :  Strengthening the two wings of Awakening: Wisdom and Compassion

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