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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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2018-12-31 Equanimity and wisdom 52:03
Equanimity is highly valued throughout the Buddha's teachings. It acts as a powerful support for insight, and insight in turn, strengthens this quality of ease, acceptance, and freedom.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge December 5 - 31, 2018 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2018-12-25 From suffering to ease 48:13
As the arc of practice develops from releasing suffering, dukkha, towards greater happiness, sukha, we often encounter conditioning that gets in the way of opening to deeper ease and freedom. The brahmavihara practice of mudita, appreciative joy, can be a support for releasing that conditioning.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge December 5 - 31, 2018 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2018-12-18 Suffering and self-compassion 52:18
An exploration of the first noble truth, and how self-compassion supports our capacity to turn towards life's difficulties with kindness and courage.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge December 5 - 31, 2018 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2018-12-11 The refuge of the Forest Refuge 44:50
Exploring how a sense of refuge is co-created at the Forest Refuge, through orienting to six qualities: safety, silence, solitude, simplicity, slowing down, and stillness.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge December 5 - 31, 2018 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2018-12-02 The Miracle Of Generosity And Gratitude 50:11
Taking time to acknowledge and celebrate what has been achieved on this retreat, plus an exploration of the spirit of generosity in terms of three levels: the gift of material things, the gift of fearlessnes, and the gift of dharma
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2018-11-25 Anatta And Nibbana 52:43
How the chain of cognition leads to proliferative thinking centred around a distorted sense of self, and how mindfulness can stop the cycle, redirecting awareness instead to transcendent dependent origination which culminates in freedom
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2018-11-22 Mudita or appreciative joy guided meditation 41:30
A brief overview of mudita, appreciative joy, followed by a guided meditation offering mudita to a good friend who is experiencing success and happiness
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2018-11-18 Mindfulness Of The Body - Part 2 55:59
Continuing to explore mindfulness of the body in terms of its anatomical parts, four elemental qualities, and as a corpse in decay, as ways to develop a wiser relationship to our bodies
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2018-11-11 Mindfulness Of The Body - Part 1 53:23
An exploration of the first establishment of mindfulness, mindfulness of the body.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2018-11-04 An Overview Of The Four Brahmaviharas. 50:30
An exploration of the Metta/Kindness, Compassion, Appreciative Joy and Equanimity and the interrelationships between them.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

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