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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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2020-10-18 08 meditation: vedana or feeling-tones 17:38
A short guided meditation exploring physical sensations in the body and the feeling-tones associated with them
Auckland Insight Meditation Cultivating resilience in challenging times: Learning from the "heavenly messengers"
2020-10-12 02 meditation: mindfulness of breathing 20:26
A short guided meditation for beginners, starting with mindfulness of the body sitting and breathing
Auckland Insight Meditation Introduction to Insight Meditation
2020-10-12 01 talk: introduction to mindfulness meditation for beginners 14:37
A short talk introducing insight meditation for beginners
Auckland Insight Meditation Introduction to Insight Meditation
2020-10-11 06 talk: Heavenly Messengers 2 - Ageing 23:05
A short introduction to the heavenly messenger of ageing, as an invitation to explore our attitudes to our own ageing
Auckland Insight Meditation Cultivating resilience in challenging times: Learning from the "heavenly messengers"
2020-10-11 Monday moring meditation: body, heart and mind coming together 43:08
Steadying and stilling the body as a support for steadying and stilling the heart-mind
Auckland Insight Meditation
2020-10-08 06 talk: an overview of the five clinging-aggregates 36:08
Continuing the exploration of insight into the three universal characteristics, focusing on anatta or not-self and how the aggregates are aspects of experience that we commonly identify with
Auckland Insight Meditation Deepening Insight - a series of talks for Auckland Insight
2020-10-08 05 meditation: opening to the spaciousness of the body 26:40
Settling into the body, quieting the mind, and experiencing the body as sensations in space
Auckland Insight Meditation Deepening Insight - a series of talks for Auckland Insight
2020-09-10 meditation: exploring dukkha 24:44
Bringing awareness to any dukkha present in the moment, noticing any reactions of clinging or resistance, and using wisdom, compassion and equanimity to help that clinging release
Auckland Insight Meditation
2020-09-10 04 meditation: dukkha and release 24:44
Bringing awareness to dukkha or unsatisfactoriness in the moment, and inviting the release of any resistance to it
Auckland Insight Meditation Deepening Insight - a series of talks for Auckland Insight
2020-09-10 talk: impermanence and dukkha 30:33
Continuing to explore the three universal characteristics, looking at the relationship between impermanence and unsatisfactoriness, dukkha, and how wisdom and compassion can help release clinging / resistance to dukkha
Auckland Insight Meditation

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