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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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2017-11-25 Dana as a Spiritual Practice 55:25
Generosity as a support for many other skillful mental qualities.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2017-11-22 Guided Mudita Meditation 46:10
A short introduction to Mudita (appreciative Joy)and a short guided meditation.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2017-11-19 Right Effort - Part 4 51:52
An overview of the seven factors of awakening, and right effort refining towards effortlessness.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2017-11-12 Right Effort - Part 3 50:49
An overview of the four Brahma Vihara practices - kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity - as a support for cultivating skillful mind states.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2017-11-05 Right Effort - Part Two 53:06
Exploring the first two of the "Four Great Efforts", and the benefits of seclusion as a support for samadhi and sati.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2017-11-05 Morning instructions: Samadhi And Sati 45:14
Instructions and guided meditation exploring mindfulness of breathing, sounds, thoughts and choiceless awareness.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2017-10-31 Mindfulness Of Mind 43:28
Instructions and guided meditation. Bring awareness to mental states.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2017-10-29 Viriya - Energy/Effort 46:31
Ways of finding and maintaining balanced energy and effort.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2017-10-28 Overview Of Brahma Viharas and Introduction to Metta 46:33
A short talk introducing Metta Practice and guided meditation offering Metta to the benefactor and oneself.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2017-10-12 Is Auckland Insight a "secular" group? part 2 38:22
Exploring further contemporary definitions of "secular Buddhism" and whether they apply to Auckland Insight
Auckland Insight Meditation

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