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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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2022-01-01 09 instructions: sati and samādhi p2 8:08
How the qualities of sati / mindfulness and samādhi / stability of mind work together to support deepening insight 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
2021-12-31 08 talk: six supports for the retreat container 38:03
How safety, silence, solitude, simplicity, slowing down, and stillness support the deepening of our meditation practice on retreat
Sydney Insight Meditators :  Healing the heart, refining the mind, finding freedom
2021-12-31 07 meditation: body scan inviting release of tension 25:16
Bringing awareness to areas of the body where we commonly hold tension and inviting it to soften or release, as a support for both physical and mental ease
Sydney Insight Meditators :  Healing the heart, refining the mind, finding freedom
2021-12-31 06 instructions: mindfulness of the body 14:05
An introduction to the First Establishment of Mindfulness, Mindfulness of the Body
Sydney Insight Meditators :  Healing the heart, refining the mind, finding freedom
2021-12-31 05 instructions: standing and walking meditation 11:59
The importance of continuity of mindfulness, plus instructions for standing and walking meditation
Sydney Insight Meditators :  Healing the heart, refining the mind, finding freedom
2021-12-31 04 meditation: mindfulness of breathing 20:14
Beginning with mindfulness of the body sitting, then simple awareness of breathing
Sydney Insight Meditators :  Healing the heart, refining the mind, finding freedom
2021-12-31 03 instructions: mindfulness of breathing 14:34
Beginning instructions for developing mindfulness (sati) and steadiness of mind (samadhi) using the breath as our primary object
Sydney Insight Meditators :  Healing the heart, refining the mind, finding freedom
2021-12-30 02 meditation: mindfulness of breathing 14:37
A short meditation settling in to the body, and bringing awareness to breathing
Sydney Insight Meditators :  Healing the heart, refining the mind, finding freedom
2021-12-30 01 talk: retreat opening, dana and sila 35:29
Sydney Insight Meditators :  Healing the heart, refining the mind, finding freedom
2021-11-18 Wise View p2 16:48
A short talk looking at how views are formed, starting with contact at the sense doors, moving into perceptions and mental formations. Includes a brief guided meditation exploring seeing.
Auckland Insight Meditation Living a life of mutual benefit: Exploring the Noble Eightfold Path

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