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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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2021-04-08 05 talk: Wise Intention p2 - metta, kindness 22:24
Exploring the second aspect of Wise Intention, metta or kindness, as a support for understanding anatta, not-self
Auckland Insight Meditation Living a life of mutual benefit: Exploring the Noble Eightfold Path
2021-04-08 04 meditation: simple mindfulness of the body and breathing, with an orientation to metta 30:08
Beginning with chanting the Karaniyametta Sutta in English as an invitation to orient towards kindness while settling into mindfulness of the body and mindfulness of breathing
Auckland Insight Meditation Living a life of mutual benefit: Exploring the Noble Eightfold Path
2021-03-25 03 talk: Wise Intention and the bliss of renunciation 29:48
Auckland Insight Meditation Living a life of mutual benefit: Exploring the Noble Eightfold Path
2021-03-17 32 talk: working with afflictive thought patterns 52:01
Looking at common afflictive thought patterns such as lack mind and comparing mind, using the wisdom of anicca dukkha anatta to help them release, and the practice of mudita, appreciative joy, to help prevent them from re-arising
Te Moata Retreat Center :  Finding the heart of freedom
2021-03-16 27 talk: anatta / not-self and the five clinging-aggregates 44:10
Te Moata Retreat Center :  Finding the heart of freedom
2021-03-15 24 talk: impermanence 33:23
An introduction to the three universal characteristics of impermanence, unsatisfactoriness and not-self, focusing on impermanence then briefly touching into death contemplation
Te Moata Retreat Center :  Finding the heart of freedom
2021-03-14 21 talk: the five hindrances 41:07
Te Moata Retreat Center :  Finding the heart of freedom
2021-03-13 16 talk: the Two Wings of Awakening, wisdom and compassion 37:07
How wisdom and compassion work together to support progress towards freedom, with an exploration of some of the challenges to cultivating compassion and self-compassion
Te Moata Retreat Center :  Finding the heart of freedom
2021-03-12 13 talk: the clinging-aggregate of feeling tone or vedana 38:24
Te Moata Retreat Center :  Finding the heart of freedom
2021-03-11 08 talk: six supports for deepening retreat practice 43:05
Safety, Silence, Solitude, Simplicity, Slowing down and Stillness (note: this talk was completed the following day due to a technical error)
Te Moata Retreat Center :  Finding the heart of freedom

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