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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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2016-08-06 01 A short introduction to mindfulness, focusing on mindfulness of breathing 13:05
This talk describes two different ways of practising mindfulness of breathing: to develop calm, and to sharpen mindfulness
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Nine-day insight meditation retreat led by Jill Shepherd
2016-07-27 Viriya - Balanced Effort 52:37
Spirit Rock Meditation Center July Insight Meditation Retreat
2016-06-16 Awakening sangha: developing an insight community 14:34
Auckland Insight Meditation
2015-11-28 The Miracle Of Metta 49:47
Exploring Metta as a purification practice, and as a foundation for spiritual friendship and dharma service.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2015-11-23 Guided Mudita Meditation 58:42
Exploring mudita for the benefactor and oneself.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2015-11-21 Exploring the Third Foundation of Mindfulness 48:25
Cultivating a balanced relationship to our mind-states, even while we go through cycles of ‘purity and purification’ as the practice develops
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2015-11-07 Right Resolve 45:45
An exploration of the second factor of the Noble Eightfold Path, Right Resolve, focusing on renunciation: how not clinging to material pleasures can support not clinging to mental constructs, which leads to deepening experiences of freedom
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2015-10-31 Wisdom and Compassion 55:37
An exploration of how these two "wings to awakening" can be brought into balance firstly through understanding how wisdom can be cultivated on three distinct levels then through how compassion and self compassion work in relation to the other three Brahma Vihara practices
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

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