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Retreat Dharma Talks

Cultivating resilience in challenging times: Learning from the "heavenly messengers"

An eight-week online course to develop and strengthen our inner resources of kindness, compassion, calm and clarity, through an exploration of what are traditionally known as “the four heavenly messengers.”

2020-10-04 (50 days) Auckland Insight Meditation

2020-10-11 06 talk: Heavenly Messengers 2 - Ageing 23:05
Jill Shepherd
A short introduction to the heavenly messenger of ageing, as an invitation to explore our attitudes to our own ageing
2020-10-18 08 meditation: vedana or feeling-tones 17:38
Jill Shepherd
A short guided meditation exploring physical sensations in the body and the feeling-tones associated with them
2020-10-18 09 talk: exploring vedana or feeling-tone and compassion in relation to illness 31:08
Jill Shepherd
How mindfulness of feeling-tones helps protect us from reactivity in relation to physical illness, and instead, can strengthen skilful responses of wisdom and compassion
2020-10-25 10 meditation: making space for equanimity to arise 15:15
Jill Shepherd
A short meditation orienting to the elements of earth and space, as support for equanimity
2020-11-07 14 meditation: recognising skilful states 15:15
Jill Shepherd
A short meditation tuning in to skilful qualities of heart and mind
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