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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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2020-08-25 31 meditation: compassion practice 17:52
Beginning with compassion for a friend who's suffering, then oneself
Auckland Insight Meditation Finding the heart of freedom
2020-08-25 30 instructions: the four brahmavihara and compassion practice 26:44
An overview of the four brahmavihara, and an introduction to compassion practice
Auckland Insight Meditation Finding the heart of freedom
2020-08-24 26 meditation: metta as an inquiry practice 13:47
Exploring metta as an inquiry practice, noticing the effects on the body, the heart and the mind as kindness is fully received
Auckland Insight Meditation Finding the heart of freedom
2020-08-24 25 talk: the two wings of Wisdom and Compassion 40:00
How insight and the brahmavihara practices of kindness, compassion, appreciative joy and equanimity mutually support and reinforce each other; includes an exploration of metta as an inquiry practice
Auckland Insight Meditation Finding the heart of freedom
2020-08-23 17 talk: mindfulness of the body and impermanence 28:24
Returning to the First Noble Truth and the five clinging-aggregates, exploring clinging to the body as a source of dukkha and opening to impermanence as an antidote
Auckland Insight Meditation Finding the heart of freedom
2020-08-22 10 talk: clinging and release 18:47
An introduction to the Four Noble Truths, framed in terms of clinging and release
Auckland Insight Meditation Finding the heart of freedom
2020-08-17 talk: Noble Eightfold Path p2 Right View and Right Intention 41:37
Looking at the Wisdom factors of the Noble Eightfold Path, exploring Right View in terms of understanding kamma, and Right Intention in terms of renunciation or relinquishment
Sydney Insight Meditators
2020-08-10 02 meditation: contemplating the Four Noble Truths in direct experience 18:48
A contemplation of each of the Four Noble Truths arising in immediate experience, touching in to the factors of the Noble Eightfold Path as support for releasing dukkha
Sydney Insight Meditators
2020-08-10 01 talk: Four Noble Truths and Noble Eightfold Path 40:29
An overview of the Noble Eightfold Path and its context within the Four Noble Truths
Sydney Insight Meditators
2020-08-06 02 meditation: noticing the presence or absence of the awakening factors 19:27
Short meditation using the checklist of the seven factors of awakening, to notice which ones are present and which absent
Auckland Insight Meditation Foundations of Insight

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