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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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2020-06-10 23 talk: Seven factors of Awakening 43:53
An overview of the seven factors of awakening, and how to practice with more refined states of mind
Auckland Insight Meditation Insight Meditation + Insight Dialogue seven-day retreat
2020-06-09 20 talk: wisdom and compassion 48:03
How insight and the heart qualities of kindness, compassion, appreciative joy and equanimity balance each other out to support the development of deep freedom
Auckland Insight Meditation Insight Meditation + Insight Dialogue seven-day retreat
2020-06-09 18 guided meditation: practising with thoughts and emotions 26:12
Beginning by steadying the awareness on the breath and physical sensations, then opening to include sounds, then thoughts and emotions
Auckland Insight Meditation Insight Meditation + Insight Dialogue seven-day retreat
2020-06-09 22 guided meditation: compassion and self-compassion 17:03
Beginning with compassion for someone we're close to who's experiencing some kind of pain, then extending compassion to ourselves, our co-meditators and all living beings
Auckland Insight Meditation Insight Meditation + Insight Dialogue seven-day retreat
2020-06-09 17 instructions: mindfulness of the mind 14:52
Instructions for practising with mindfulness of thoughts and emotions
Auckland Insight Meditation Insight Meditation + Insight Dialogue seven-day retreat
2020-06-09 21 instructions: practising compassion 2:30
A short introduction to practising compassion and self compassion
Auckland Insight Meditation Insight Meditation + Insight Dialogue seven-day retreat
2020-06-08 16 talk: befriending the mind 43:27
Exploring Mindfulness of the Mind as a means to develop a friendlier and more skilful relationship with our thoughts, emotions, moods and mind-states
Auckland Insight Meditation Insight Meditation + Insight Dialogue seven-day retreat
2020-06-08 15 guided meditation: opening to sounds 28:49
Beginning with mindfulness of breathing to steady the awareness, then opening to physical sensations throughout the body, then opening to the experience of hearing, staying present to sounds as they arise and pass away
Auckland Insight Meditation Insight Meditation + Insight Dialogue seven-day retreat
2020-06-08 14 instructions: opening up the field of awareness to include hearing 11:48
Incorporating sounds into mindfulness practice
Auckland Insight Meditation Insight Meditation + Insight Dialogue seven-day retreat
2020-06-06 07 talk: mindfulness and clear comprehension 24:08
Exploring a variety of definitions of mindfulness, highlighting the aspect of clear comprehension as a support for insight, ending with dyad (pairs) practice investigating the experience of mindfulness in the moment
Auckland Insight Meditation Insight Meditation + Insight Dialogue seven-day retreat

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