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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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2018-12-02 The Miracle Of Generosity And Gratitude 50:11
Taking time to acknowledge and celebrate what has been achieved on this retreat, plus an exploration of the spirit of generosity in terms of three levels: the gift of material things, the gift of fearlessnes, and the gift of dharma
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2018-11-25 Anatta And Nibbana 52:43
How the chain of cognition leads to proliferative thinking centred around a distorted sense of self, and how mindfulness can stop the cycle, redirecting awareness instead to transcendent dependent origination which culminates in freedom
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2018-11-22 Mudita or appreciative joy guided meditation 41:30
A brief overview of mudita, appreciative joy, followed by a guided meditation offering mudita to a good friend who is experiencing success and happiness
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2018-11-18 Mindfulness Of The Body - Part 2 55:59
Continuing to explore mindfulness of the body in terms of its anatomical parts, four elemental qualities, and as a corpse in decay, as ways to develop a wiser relationship to our bodies
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2018-11-11 Mindfulness Of The Body - Part 1 53:23
An exploration of the first establishment of mindfulness, mindfulness of the body.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2018-11-04 An Overview Of The Four Brahmaviharas. 50:30
An exploration of the Metta/Kindness, Compassion, Appreciative Joy and Equanimity and the interrelationships between them.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2018-10-28 Fear and Fearlessness 59:19
An exploration of ways to work skilfully with fear, to cultivate courage, and to incline the heart-mind in the direction of love
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
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

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