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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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2020-01-17 08 guided meditation: exploring the four elemental qualities 15:51
A short guided meditation lying down, bringing awareness to the elemental qualities of earth, water, fire and air within the body and externally
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre New Year, New Beginnings
2020-01-17 07 instructions: mindfulness of the body in terms of the four elemental qualities 13:21
Exploring mindfulness of the body in terms of the four elemental qualities of earth, water, fire and air
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre New Year, New Beginnings
2020-01-16 04 meditation: body scan and mindfulness of breathing 25:12
Beginning with a body scan inviting tension to soften and relax, then bringing awareness to the breath, starting with the simple knowing of breathing in and breathing out
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre New Year, New Beginnings
2020-01-16 03 instructions: sati and samadhi 14:15
A short exploration of mindfulness (sati) in the context of insight meditation, and how it is supported by clear comprehension (sampajanno) and stability of mind or non-distractability (samadhi)
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre New Year, New Beginnings
2019-12-24 Short guided compassion meditation for the Australian bushfire situation 14:41
A fifteen minute guided compassion meditation, offering compassion for all human beings and all other living beings affected by the current bushfire crisis in Australia
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre
2019-11-29 Perception and Volitional Formations 48:14
Exploring clinging and release with a focus on the clinging-aggregates of perception and volitional formations.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge November 2019 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2019-11-22 Wisdom and Vedana / Feeling-tone 49:00
Exploring clinging and release with a focus on vedana: knowing worldly and unworldly pleasant, unpleasant and neutral feeling-tones, and understanding why the Buddha placed so much importance on the experience of unworldly feeling-tone as a support for the deepening of dharma practice
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge November 2019 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2019-11-15 Wisdom and the Body - Part Two 49:22
Exploring clinging and release with a focus on the body, using three practices from the Satipatthana Sutta as support for developing a wiser relationship to the body: contemplating the body in terms of its anatomical parts; its elemental qualities; and as a corpse in decay
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge November 2019 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2019-11-08 Wisdom and the Body 51:58
Cultivating a wiser relationship to the body through an understanding of the First Noble Truth, focusing on some of the ways we cling to our bodies
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge November 2019 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2019-11-02 Entering into the refuge of the Forest Refuge 47:59
Orienting to six qualities that support us to enter more fully into practicing at the Forest Refuge: safety, silence, solitude, simplicity, slowing down, and stillness
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge November 2019 at IMS - Forest Refuge

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