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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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2022-01-02 13 instructions: mindfulness of mindfulness itself 17:03
Exploring different approaches to mindfulness and different styles of practice, including those that are more active and those that are more receptive, then brief instructions for practising mindfulness of hearing
Sydney Insight Meditators :  Healing the heart, refining the mind, finding freedom
2022-01-01 12 talk: Wisdom and Compassion 37:33
Exploring the reciprocal relationship between wisdom and compassion
Sydney Insight Meditators :  Healing the heart, refining the mind, finding freedom
2022-01-01 11 instructions: mindfulness of the body part 2 15:57
A short exploration of working with physical pain, then instructions for relational practice exploring physical sensations in the body
Sydney Insight Meditators :  Healing the heart, refining the mind, finding freedom
2022-01-01 10 guided meditation: sati and samādhi 24:52
Using the breath to strengthen both sati / mindfulness and samādhi / steadiness of mind NOTE: this talk was given at a different retreat but the content is similar to what was covered on this retreat
Sydney Insight Meditators :  Healing the heart, refining the mind, finding freedom
2022-01-01 09 instructions: sati and samādhi p2 8:08
How the qualities of sati / mindfulness and samādhi / stability of mind work together to support deepening insight NOTE: this talk was given at a different retreat but the content is similar to what was covered on this retreat
Sydney Insight Meditators :  Healing the heart, refining the mind, finding freedom
2021-12-31 08 talk: six supports for the retreat container 38:03
How safety, silence, solitude, simplicity, slowing down, and stillness support the deepening of our meditation practice on retreat
Sydney Insight Meditators :  Healing the heart, refining the mind, finding freedom
2021-12-31 07 meditation: body scan inviting release of tension 25:16
Bringing awareness to areas of the body where we commonly hold tension and inviting it to soften or release, as a support for both physical and mental ease
Sydney Insight Meditators :  Healing the heart, refining the mind, finding freedom
2021-12-31 06 instructions: mindfulness of the body 14:05
An introduction to the First Establishment of Mindfulness, Mindfulness of the Body
Sydney Insight Meditators :  Healing the heart, refining the mind, finding freedom
2021-12-31 05 instructions: standing and walking meditation 11:59
The importance of continuity of mindfulness, plus instructions for standing and walking meditation
Sydney Insight Meditators :  Healing the heart, refining the mind, finding freedom
2021-12-31 04 meditation: mindfulness of breathing 20:14
Beginning with mindfulness of the body sitting, then simple awareness of breathing
Sydney Insight Meditators :  Healing the heart, refining the mind, finding freedom

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