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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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2020-01-18 15 talk: from dukkha to sukha 46:15
Exploring the overall arc of our practice as a movement from dukkha (suffering) to ease and happiness (sukha), and how mudita or appreciative joy can support this development
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre New Year, New Beginnings
2020-01-18 14 instructions: mindfulness of feeling-tone 12:58
A brief introduction to the Second Establishment of Mindfulness, mindfulness of feeling-tone or vedana: recognising pleasant, unpleasant or neutral experiences
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre New Year, New Beginnings
2020-01-18 13 meditation: mindfulness of mind 27:06
Steadying awareness on the breath and physical sensations, then opening to include sounds, thoughts, and emotions
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre New Year, New Beginnings
2020-01-18 12 instructions: mindfulness of mind 9:37
A short introduction to exploring mindfulness of the mind, including thoughts, emotions, moods, and mind-states
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre New Year, New Beginnings
2020-01-17 11 talk: befriending the mind 46:39
Some ways of developing a wiser relationship to our mental activity: thoughts, emotions, moods and mind-states
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre New Year, New Beginnings
2020-01-17 10 guided meditation: metta for the benefactor 21:13
A short guided meditation offering metta to the benefactor, using a combination of radiating energy and reciting phrases methods
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre New Year, New Beginnings
2020-01-17 09 instructions: metta 19:01
A brief introduction to metta or kindness as the first of the four brahmavihara practices
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre New Year, New Beginnings
2020-01-17 08 guided meditation: exploring the four elemental qualities 15:51
A short guided meditation lying down, bringing awareness to the elemental qualities of earth, water, fire and air within the body and externally
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre New Year, New Beginnings
2020-01-17 07 instructions: mindfulness of the body in terms of the four elemental qualities 13:21
Exploring mindfulness of the body in terms of the four elemental qualities of earth, water, fire and air
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre New Year, New Beginnings
2020-01-16 04 meditation: body scan and mindfulness of breathing 25:12
Beginning with a body scan inviting tension to soften and relax, then bringing awareness to the breath, starting with the simple knowing of breathing in and breathing out
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre New Year, New Beginnings

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