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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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2022-01-03 19 meditation: mindfulness of thinking 21:36
Beginning with the breath, physical sensations and sounds, then opening to knowing mental activity, noticing thoughts come and go
Sydney Insight Meditators :  Healing the heart, refining the mind, finding freedom
2022-01-03 18 instructions: mindfulness of mind 10:44
A short introduction to practising mindfulness of the mind by bringing awareness to thoughts
Sydney Insight Meditators :  Healing the heart, refining the mind, finding freedom
2022-01-02 17 talk: feeling-tone or vedanā 41:11
Feeling-tone shapes how we perceive and experience the world, and we can use pleasant feeling-tone skilfully to support balance of heart and mind
Sydney Insight Meditators :  Healing the heart, refining the mind, finding freedom
2022-01-02 16 instructions: mindfulness of feeling-tone 14:16
A brief overview of the role of feeling-tone or vedanā in conditioning reactivity
Sydney Insight Meditators :  Healing the heart, refining the mind, finding freedom
2022-01-02 15 instructions: continuity of mindfulness p2 6:44
The importance of maintaining light, continuous mindfulness through all activities, and bringing awareness to what gets in the way of doing this
Sydney Insight Meditators :  Healing the heart, refining the mind, finding freedom
2022-01-02 14 meditation: mindfulness of hearing 22:24
Beginning by establising the body and breathing as an anchor, then opening to physical sensations through the whole body, then opening to hearing
Sydney Insight Meditators :  Healing the heart, refining the mind, finding freedom
2022-01-02 13 instructions: mindfulness of mindfulness itself 17:03
Exploring different approaches to mindfulness and different styles of practice, including those that are more active and those that are more receptive, then brief instructions for practising mindfulness of hearing
Sydney Insight Meditators :  Healing the heart, refining the mind, finding freedom
2022-01-01 12 talk: Wisdom and Compassion 37:33
Exploring the reciprocal relationship between wisdom and compassion
Sydney Insight Meditators :  Healing the heart, refining the mind, finding freedom
2022-01-01 11 instructions: mindfulness of the body part 2 15:57
A short exploration of working with physical pain, then instructions for relational practice exploring physical sensations in the body
Sydney Insight Meditators :  Healing the heart, refining the mind, finding freedom
2022-01-01 10 guided meditation: sati and samādhi 24:52
Using the breath to strengthen both sati / mindfulness and samādhi / steadiness of mind NOTE: this talk was given at a different retreat but the content is similar to what was covered on this retreat
Sydney Insight Meditators :  Healing the heart, refining the mind, finding freedom

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