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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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2020-03-28 guided meditation for beginners 17:16
A short guided meditation beginning with a body scan, inviting any tension held in various parts of the body to release, then a few minutes of mindfulness of breathing Suitable for complete beginners
Auckland Insight Meditation
2020-03-28 beginning meditation instructions 6:35
A very short introduction to mindfulness meditation suitable for complete beginners
Auckland Insight Meditation
2020-03-26 Short talk: some responses to the coronavirus/karuna-virus situation 15:37
A few reflections on the coronavirus situation, and the possibility of cultivating karuna/compassion as a resource for ourselves and others
Auckland Insight Meditation
2020-03-26 Guided meditation: orienting to compassion 26:18
A guided meditation orienting to compassion, in response to coronavirus
Auckland Insight Meditation
2020-02-18 Instructions and guided meditation cultivating equanimity 39:17
Using the "reciting phrases" method of practice to develop equanimity for a difficult or so-called "sticky" person, someone who we would like to be different in some way, or someone we wish our relationship with them was different in some way
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Strengthening the Heart: Lovingkindness Retreat
2020-02-17 Instructions and guided meditation cultivating mudita 44:23
Using the "reciting phrases" method of practice to develop mudita for a good friend whose life is currently going well
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Strengthening the Heart: Lovingkindness Retreat
2020-02-16 Instructions and guided meditation using the “radiating energy“ method of metta practice 45:05
Cultivating the embodied energy of warmth and kindness, radiating it in different directions then all directions simultaneously to “encompass the entire world”
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Strengthening the Heart: Lovingkindness Retreat
2020-02-15 Overview of the Four Brahmavihara qualities 44:21
Exploring how kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity work together to heal afflicted mind-states
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Strengthening the Heart: Lovingkindness Retreat
2020-02-15 Instructions and guided meditation practicing mindfulness of breathing 32:35
Settling into retreat by beginning with mindfulness of breathing, to steady the awareness before we move into Metta practice
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Strengthening the Heart: Lovingkindness Retreat
2020-01-30 talk: taking refuges and precepts 31:56
Some reflections on taking the three refuges and five ethical precepts, as a way of aligning with our deeper intentions for the New Year
Auckland Insight Meditation

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