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Retreat Dharma Talks

2022 Vesak celebration for Auckland Insight

A one-day workshop celebrating Vesak, the Buddha's birth, Awakening and death, for the Auckland Insight community

2022-05-22 (1 day) Auckland Insight Meditation

2022-05-22 01 talk: What is Vesak? 5:56
Jill Shepherd
A brief introduction to what Vesak is, and the structure of this day of practice
2022-05-22 02 meditation: cultivating gratitude 22:23
Jill Shepherd
Orienting the heart-mind towards gratitude as a support for muditā, appreciative joy
2022-05-22 03 talk: introduction to the life of the Buddha 7:39
Jill Shepherd
Finding points of commonality in our own lives with the life of the Buddha, then moving into relational practice exploring what motivated us to step out of the "palace of delusion"
2022-05-22 04 talk: awakening mutuality 16:09
Jill Shepherd
Exploring what Awakening or Nibbāna means, then exploring some words by Thomas Hubl to explore how sangha or community can develop mindfulness, mutuality and mirroring as a support for insight
2022-05-22 05 talk: facing up to impermanence, endings, loss 15:27
Jill Shepherd
Following a reading on the passing of the Buddha, reflecting on the truth of impermanence and how none of us are immune to it; moving into a ritual to acknowledge recent losses, and strengthen inner qualities to be able to navigate change with more ease
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