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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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2017-09-09 Talk: mudita - appreciative joy 41:42
Exploring the brahma vihara practice of mudita, the obstacles that get in the way of it, and suggestions for beginning to develop the quality of joy as a support for insight practice
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Awakening our Natural Wisdom
2017-09-09 Guided meditation: refining mindfulness of breathing, using mental noting 41:14
Beginning with the instruction to calm the bodily formations, then refining attention on the specific characteristics of each breath
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Awakening our Natural Wisdom
2017-09-09 Very short instructions for refining mindfulness of breathing 4:19
Maintaining relaxed awareness while bringing more precision to mindfulness of breathing, using the tool of mental noting when helpful
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Awakening our Natural Wisdom
2017-09-08 Guided meditation: exploring difficult emotions 13:39
Short guided meditation offering some techniques for exploring difficult emotions, including self-compassion
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Awakening our Natural Wisdom
2017-09-08 Instructions: exploring difficult emotions 16:06
Short talk exploring some approaches to working with difficult emotions
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Awakening our Natural Wisdom
2017-09-07 Talk: from Aversion to Compassion 41:49
Exploring the hindrance of aversion and how it can be transformed through compassion, with an emphasis on self-compassion
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Awakening our Natural Wisdom
2017-09-07 Standing meditation observing all four foundations of mindfulness 30:16
Standing meditation exploring all four foundations of mindfulness and the mental factor of intention/volition Interval bells at five minutes with the invitation to sit at any time when the bell rings
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Awakening our Natural Wisdom
2017-09-07 Instructions: four foundations of mindfulness overview and standing meditation 9:26
Four foundations of mindfulness overview, the mental factor of intention or volition, and standing meditation
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Awakening our Natural Wisdom
2017-09-05 Talk: viriya, energy, effort and balance 37:48
Exploring how we commonly get off balance, and ways to come back to balance
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Awakening our Natural Wisdom
2017-09-03 Talk: from greed to freedom 51:03
An overview of the three afflictive energies of greed, hatred and ignorance, and how they condition the five hindrances, focusing on greed and desire for sense pleasure. Exploring ways to work skilfully with this energy to move towards increasing freedom.
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Awakening our Natural Wisdom

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