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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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2023-02-14 10 meditation: Orienting to ease and well-being as an aspect of mettā, kindness 45:04
Te Moata Retreat Center :  Seven-day insight meditation retreat
2023-02-14 13 meditation: Mindfulness of thinking 28:48
Beginning with the breath, physical sensations and sounds, then opening up awareness to include thinking
Te Moata Retreat Center :  Seven-day insight meditation retreat
2023-02-14 12 instructions: Mindfulness of thinking 14:13
Some strategies for relating skilfully to thoughts
Te Moata Retreat Center :  Seven-day insight meditation retreat
2023-02-13 07 talk: The hindrance of aversion and some strategies for working with it 42:14
Exploring the characteristics of aversion or ill will, how "averting" can at times be skilful, and if an antidote to aversion is needed, compassion and particularly self-compassion can sometimes be more effective than mettā NOTE: recording cuts out after 30 minutes due to a technical error, sorry
Te Moata Retreat Center :  Seven-day insight meditation retreat
2023-02-12 04 meditation: Finding steadiness in the midst of changing conditions 29:52
Settling into the body, breathing, and opening to changing internal and external conditions
Te Moata Retreat Center :  Seven-day insight meditation retreat
2023-02-12 02 meditation: Arriving, settling in 38:18
Orienting to here, now, this ... with kindness, as we settle in to being here, and navigate the challenges of the intense weather
Te Moata Retreat Center :  Seven-day insight meditation retreat
2023-02-11 01 talks: Retreat Opening and Orientation 59:53
with Gil Fronsdal, Jill Shepherd
Introduction of teachers, supports for being on retreat (jill), and introduction of retreat theme: hindrances and assistances (Gil)
Te Moata Retreat Center :  Seven-day insight meditation retreat
2023-02-02 01 talk: overview of the ten pāramī 29:22
An introduction to the ten pāramī, skilful qualities of heart and mind that help us to navigate life's challenges, and ways to cultivate these in daily life
Auckland Insight Meditation Auckland Insight weekly talks 2023
2022-12-01 Generosity, appreciation, celebration 0:07
Reflections on the beautiful qualities that have supported this retreat, and celebration of what's been achieved here
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2022-11-27 Contemplation of impermanence and death 54:24
Exploring practices from the first establishment of mindfulness that support insight into impermanence of the body, and some of the benefits that come from prractising maranasati, contemplation of our own mortality
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

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