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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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2019-10-13 Equanimity 56:20
An exploration of equanimity as support for - and a fruit of - insight practice
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1
2019-10-06 Working with Afflictive Thought Patterns 2: Compassion 57:09
An exploration of compassion and self-compassion as Brahmavihara practices, and some suggestions for applying compassion as an antidote to painful mental states
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1
2019-09-29 Working With Afflictive Thought Patterns 1: Wisdom as antidote 52:36
Some suggestions for bringing wisdom to deeply conditioned mental patterns such as "lack" mind and comparing mind
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1
2019-09-22 An Overview Of The Four Brahma Viharas 52:18
Exploring the skillful qualities of kindness, compassion, appreciative joy and equanimity.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1
2019-09-19 Morning Instructions 59:40
Review of the meditation instructions so far, moving from the anchor and opening to whatever aspect of experience is predominant.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1
2019-09-15 Five Hindrances 59:23
An overview of the five hindrances: afflictive states that get in the way of clear seeing
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1
2019-09-14 Morning Instructions 58:33
Continuing working with the three anchors: whole body, breathing, sounds.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1
2019-09-05 Cultivating a generous heart as the foundation of the path 28:04
Exploring the spirit of generosity, caga, as the foundation from which the whole path of practice develops
Auckland Insight Meditation
2019-08-30 27 talk: Seven Factors of Awakening 46:52
An overview of the Seven Factors of Awakening, and how to navigate some of the challenges that can be experienced when we first start to experience these more skilful mental qualities
Te Moata Retreat Center :  Freedom Here and Now
2019-08-29 22 talk: sukha and mudita - appreciative joy 43:01
An exploration of how the overall development of the practice is from dukkha (unsatisfactoriness, stress, distress) to sukha (ease, happiness and contentment) and how the brahmavihara practice of mudita or appreciative joy can support this shift
Te Moata Retreat Center :  Freedom Here and Now

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