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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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2022-09-03 34 instructions: equanimity 12:54
Orienting to impermanence and not-self as supports for strengthening equanimity as we come to the end of the retreat
Te Moata Retreat Center :  Healing the heart, refining the mind, finding freedom
2022-09-02 33 talk: Anattā and the Five Clinging-Aggregates 42:02
Te Moata Retreat Center :  Healing the heart, refining the mind, finding freedom
2022-09-02 30 meditation: spaciousness 43:10
Tuning into space as a support for spaciousness of mind
Te Moata Retreat Center :  Healing the heart, refining the mind, finding freedom
2022-09-01 29 talk: Awakening Factors of Tranquility and Samādhi 42:09
Te Moata Retreat Center :  Healing the heart, refining the mind, finding freedom
2022-09-01 28 meditation: compassion and self-compassion 21:45
Beginning with compassion for a good friend, then oneself
Te Moata Retreat Center :  Healing the heart, refining the mind, finding freedom
2022-09-01 27 instructions: compassion 19:31
A brief exploration of some of the challenges to practising compassion, and ways to help stay balanced
Te Moata Retreat Center :  Healing the heart, refining the mind, finding freedom
2022-08-31 23 meditation: mindfulness of mind 28:55
Beginning with mindfulness of breathing, physical sensations and sounds, then bringing awareness to mental activity
Te Moata Retreat Center :  Healing the heart, refining the mind, finding freedom
2022-08-31 22 instructions: mindfulness of mind 15:13
Bringing awareness to mental activity: thoughts, emotions, moods and mind-states, and training in knowing the process of thinking without getting involved in the content of the thoughts
Te Moata Retreat Center :  Healing the heart, refining the mind, finding freedom
2022-08-30 21 talk: Working with Afflictive Thought Patterns 46:52
Exploring common afflictive thought-patterns such as lack mind, comparing mind and the inner critic, and orienting to wisdom and compassion to help them release
Te Moata Retreat Center :  Healing the heart, refining the mind, finding freedom
2022-08-30 18 instructions: mindfulness of mindfulness 6:50
Bringing awareness to the quality of mindfulness itself, and changing to different "styles" of mindfulness to help the mind stay balanced.
Te Moata Retreat Center :  Healing the heart, refining the mind, finding freedom

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