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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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2021-02-27 01 meditation: arriving together online 11:28
A short guided meditation to help arrive together online
Insight San Diego :  Coming home to the heart: A Brahmavihara retreat
2021-02-18 01 talk: Living a life of mutual benefit - introduction to the Noble Eightfold Path 31:00
Beginning talk of a series on the Noble Eightfold Path
Auckland Insight Meditation Living a life of mutual benefit: Exploring the Noble Eightfold Path
2021-01-28 28 talk: Working with afflictive mind-states, including comparing mind 40:29
Southern Insight Meditation (Staveley Camp) Southern Insight Summer Retreat: Finding the Heart of Wisdom
2021-01-27 24 talk: an overview of the four brahmavihara heart qualities 47:49
How kindness, compassion, appreciative joy and equanimity reinforce and strengthen each other as a support for deepening insight
Southern Insight Meditation (Staveley Camp) Southern Insight Summer Retreat: Finding the Heart of Wisdom
2021-01-25 15 talk: Wise Effort and the middle way 36:48
Looking at Wise Effort and common ways our effort gets unbalanced; includes a brief overview of the five hindrances that get in the way of insight
Southern Insight Meditation (Staveley Camp) Southern Insight Summer Retreat: Finding the Heart of Wisdom
2021-01-24 10 talk: frameworks for understanding - an overview of the Four Noble Truths and the Noble Eightfold Path 47:28
An overview of some of the key teachings of the Buddha, as a framework for "finding the heart of wisdom"
Southern Insight Meditation (Staveley Camp) Southern Insight Summer Retreat: Finding the Heart of Wisdom
2020-12-17 meditation: breathing, then contemplating the benefits of sangha 27:02
A guided meditation for the end of year, beginning with settling into the body breathing, then after some silence, reflecting on the year as it ends, attuning to and acknowledging any benefits that have come from practising together in community
Auckland Insight Meditation
2020-12-03 talk: the clinging-aggregate of consciousness 22:39
Finishing the series of talks on the five clinging-aggregates with a short overview of consciousness as a clinging-aggregate
Auckland Insight Meditation Deepening Insight - a series of talks for Auckland Insight
2020-12-03 meditation: body then mind and mental activity 29:10
Beginning by settling attention in the body, then bringing awareness to the mind, noticing mental activity centred around a sense of "I"
Auckland Insight Meditation Deepening Insight - a series of talks for Auckland Insight
2020-11-19 talk: the clinging-aggregates of perceptions and mental formations part 2 26:55
Looking at the role of perceptions and mental formations in creating self-referencing thoughts, and some ways to help these constructs release
Auckland Insight Meditation Deepening Insight - a series of talks for Auckland Insight

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