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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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2022-05-19 talk: connecting with the more than human world 16:48
Investigating how our sense of community can be expanded to include the more than human world, closing with some relational practice in pairs, exploring our kinship with all beings
Auckland Insight Meditation Auckland Insight weekly talks 2022
2022-04-30 Guided meditation equanimity p2 47:29
Based on the Buddha's instructions to Rahula, using the space elemental quality to find spaciousness and non-reactivity in the body, heart and mind
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge April 2022 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2022-04-28 Seven Factors of Awakening p5: Equanimity 54:55
Looking at the final awakening factor, what gets in the way, what helps it to arise and strengthen, and the insights into anicca - dukkha - anatta that it supports
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge April 2022 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2022-04-28 Guided meditation equanimity P1 46:14
Based on the Buddha's instructions to Rahula, using the earth's elemental quality to orient to steadiness and non-reactivity
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge April 2022 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2022-04-23 Guided meditation: samādhi 45:44
Inviting the knowing of pleasant bodily sensations to uplift the heart-mind into appreciation or even joy, which might settle into tranquility then samādhi
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge April 2022 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2022-04-22 Seven Factors of Awakening p4: Tranquility and Samādhi 54:27
Looking at how tranquility can support a less effortful settling into samādhi, mental absorption
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge April 2022 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2022-04-21 Guided meditation: tranquility 15:48
An invitation to incline the body, heart and mind towards tranquility
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge April 2022 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2022-04-20 Sangha as Refuge 35:46
In the context of the Buddha’s teachings, sangha or community is known as one of the three jewels and we’re invited to “take refuge” in sangha as an aspect of the path to freedom. This talk will offer some reflections on what this might mean, and explore what conditions support the establishing and maintaining of healthy practice communities.
Cambridge Insight Meditation Center
2022-04-16 Guided meditation exploring pleasant feeling-tone 30:29
Exploring pleasant feeling-tone as a support for skilful mental qualities to arise
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge April 2022 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2022-04-15 Seven Factors of Awakening p3: Energy and Joy 50:47
Looking at some of the common obstacles to experiencing balanced energy or effort and opening to joy, with some suggestions for softening these obstacles
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge April 2022 at IMS - Forest Refuge

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