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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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2022-08-27 04 instructions: Dana, Sila and Wise Effort 28:10
with Di Robertson
Beginning with a brief overview of the five training precepts (Di), then connecting to our retreat aspirations, relinquishment of mobile phones and some relational practice exploring dāna as a support for Wise Effort (Jill)
Te Moata Retreat Center :  Healing the heart, refining the mind, finding freedom
2022-08-19 Meditation: accepting, allowing, opening to how it is right now 27:00
Settling in and making space for whatever our experience is in this moment, meeting it with acceptance and kindness
Auckland Insight Meditation Auckland Insight weekly talks 2022
2022-08-18 Talk: introduction to the theme of taking refuge in Dharma 28:51
An exploration of what it means to take refuge generally, and then specifically in relation to dharma, with a brief introduction to the Four Noble Truths and the Four Brahamavihāra of kindness, compassion, appreciative joy and equanimity
Auckland Insight Meditation Auckland Insight weekly talks 2022
2022-06-23 A short talk on developing gratitude as a resource for facing up to the climate crisis 11:34
Developing gratitude as a resource that strengthens our capaity to turn towards challenges, based on the Active Hope training by Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone
Auckland Insight Meditation Auckland Insight weekly talks 2022
2022-06-16 talk: sangha as support for facing in to the climate crisis 18:43
With sangha as support, turning towards the reality of the climate crisis using the Active Hope process created by Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone
Auckland Insight Meditation Auckland Insight weekly talks 2022
2022-06-10 19 meditation: equanimity 29:57
Practising with choiceless attention, simply opening to whatever experiences arise moment to moment and orienting to the stable, steady awareness that knows it all (including the strong winds swirling around the meditation hall)
Southern Insight Meditation (Staveley Camp) Rest, renewal, resilience, release
2022-06-10 18 instructions: equanimity 9:07
Brief instructions for bringing equanimity to endings, including the ending of this retreat
Southern Insight Meditation (Staveley Camp) Rest, renewal, resilience, release
2022-06-09 16 talk: Seven Factors of Awakening 44:51
Exploring the seven factors of awakening factors, including some common misunderstandings about awakening and some ways to support the awakening factors to arise
Southern Insight Meditation (Staveley Camp) Rest, renewal, resilience, release
2022-06-09 14 meditation: spaciousness 30:07
Tuning in to space as a support for experiencing spaciousness in the mind
Southern Insight Meditation (Staveley Camp) Rest, renewal, resilience, release
2022-06-08 12 instructions: mindfulness of mind-states 13:15
Brief instructions for exploring mental qualities in relational practice
Southern Insight Meditation (Staveley Camp) Rest, renewal, resilience, release

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