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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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2020-10-19 04 meditation: mindfulness of the body 26:36
Beginning with a body scan, tuning in to areas of the body that tend to habitually store tension and inviting it to relax, then bringing awareness to physical sensations throughout the whole body
Auckland Insight Meditation Introduction to Insight Meditation
2020-10-19 03 short talk: mindfulness of the body 11:29
A short introduction to the benefits of working with the body as a foundation of mindfulness
Auckland Insight Meditation Introduction to Insight Meditation
2020-10-18 09 talk: exploring vedana or feeling-tone and compassion in relation to illness 31:08
How mindfulness of feeling-tones helps protect us from reactivity in relation to physical illness, and instead, can strengthen skilful responses of wisdom and compassion
Auckland Insight Meditation Cultivating resilience in challenging times: Learning from the "heavenly messengers"
2020-10-18 08 meditation: vedana or feeling-tones 17:38
A short guided meditation exploring physical sensations in the body and the feeling-tones associated with them
Auckland Insight Meditation Cultivating resilience in challenging times: Learning from the "heavenly messengers"
2020-10-12 02 meditation: mindfulness of breathing 20:26
A short guided meditation for beginners, starting with mindfulness of the body sitting and breathing
Auckland Insight Meditation Introduction to Insight Meditation
2020-10-12 01 talk: introduction to mindfulness meditation for beginners 14:37
A short talk introducing insight meditation for beginners
Auckland Insight Meditation Introduction to Insight Meditation
2020-10-11 Monday moring meditation: body, heart and mind coming together 43:08
Steadying and stilling the body as a support for steadying and stilling the heart-mind
Auckland Insight Meditation
2020-10-10 talk: Heavenly Messengers 2 - Ageing 23:05
A short introduction to the heavenly messenger of ageing, as an invitation to explore our attitudes to our own ageing
Auckland Insight Meditation Cultivating resilience in challenging times: Learning from the "heavenly messengers"
2020-10-08 05 meditation: opening to the spaciousness of the body 26:40
Settling into the body, quieting the mind, and experiencing the body as sensations in space
Auckland Insight Meditation Deepening Insight - a series of talks for Auckland Insight
2020-10-04 talk: Heavenly Messengers 1 - introduction to the theme 18:37
An overview of the four traditional heavenly messengers of the ageing person, the sick person, the dead person and the contemplative, and how to approach this legend in ways that are relevant for our practice today.
Auckland Insight Meditation Cultivating resilience in challenging times: Learning from the "heavenly messengers"

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