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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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2020-12-03 meditation: body then mind and mental activity 29:10
Beginning by settling attention in the body, then bringing awareness to the mind, noticing mental activity centred around a sense of "I"
Auckland Insight Meditation Deepening Insight - a series of talks for Auckland Insight
2020-11-19 talk: the clinging-aggregates of perceptions and mental formations part 2 26:55
Looking at the role of perceptions and mental formations in creating self-referencing thoughts, and some ways to help these constructs release
Auckland Insight Meditation Deepening Insight - a series of talks for Auckland Insight
2020-11-19 meditation: mindfulness of mind 29:32
Opening to mental activity, particularly noticing if/when the mind gets caught in I AM thoughts
Auckland Insight Meditation Deepening Insight - a series of talks for Auckland Insight
2020-11-16 15 meditation: recognising the hindrances of desire for sense pleasure, and aversion 19:49
A short meditation exploring the hindrances of sensual desire and aversion or ill will, together with their antidotes
Auckland Insight Meditation Introduction to Insight Meditation
2020-11-16 14 talk: a short introduction to the five hindrances 24:33
A short overview of the five hindrances, particular mental qualities that get in the way of clear seeing
Auckland Insight Meditation Introduction to Insight Meditation
2020-11-09 13 meditation: mindfulness of thoughts and emotions 20:31
Beginning with stablising mindfulness in the body, then opening to sounds, thoughts, and any emotions that might be present
Auckland Insight Meditation Introduction to Insight Meditation
2020-11-09 12 talk: mindfulness of mind, including emotions 18:25
A short overview of working with emotions in meditation
Auckland Insight Meditation Introduction to Insight Meditation
2020-11-07 14 meditation: recognising skilful states 15:15
A short meditation tuning in to skilful qualities of heart and mind
Auckland Insight Meditation Cultivating resilience in challenging times: Learning from the "heavenly messengers"
2020-11-05 talk: the clinging aggregates of perceptions and volitional mental formations 13:32
A short introduction to the clinging-aggregates of perception and volitional formations
Auckland Insight Meditation Deepening Insight - a series of talks for Auckland Insight
2020-11-05 meditation: mindfulness of mental activity 26:40
Settling in to the body, then bringing mindfulness to thoughts and emotions
Auckland Insight Meditation Deepening Insight - a series of talks for Auckland Insight

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