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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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2022-02-17 27 meditation: compassion 28:51
Meeting dukkha with mindfulness and compassion
Auckland Insight Meditation Cultivation and Insight
2022-02-16 24 meditation: mindfulness of hearing 36:32
Beginning by steadying awareness on the breath, then physical sensations, then opening to sounds
Auckland Insight Meditation Cultivation and Insight
2022-02-16 23 instructions: different modes of mindfulness 8:39
Exploring the quality of mindfulness itself, and the benefits of using different modes of mindfulness to keep the mind in balance
Auckland Insight Meditation Cultivation and Insight
2022-02-15 18 reflection and standing meditation 43:19
Reflecting on the day's themes and practices of mindfulness of the body and dharma confidence, exploring these through the practice of standing meditation
Auckland Insight Meditation Cultivation and Insight
2022-02-14 14 meditation: Well-being 15:39
Beginning by orienting to appreciation as a support for settling the body, heart and mind into well-being (note: due to a technical glitch, the recording stopped after the first set of instructions and the ending instructions weren't included)
Auckland Insight Meditation Cultivation and Insight
2022-02-13 11 meditation: body, breathing 30:07
Establishing awareness of the body sitting, then experience of breathing, attuning to the rhythm of receiving and releasing, and gently letting go of involvement in thinking
Auckland Insight Meditation Cultivation and Insight
2022-02-13 10 reflections: strengthening steadiness and stability 12:10
Short reflections on the preliminary processes of this retreat: orienting to steadiness and stability, and noticing what gets in the way; sensitising ourselves to the stress of self-referencing thought-patterns, and to the ease that becomes available when they're released.
Auckland Insight Meditation Cultivation and Insight
2022-02-12 03 meditation: orienting to kindness and ease 14:56
Beginning by establishing a kind relationship to technology, then people on the screen, then settling into the body and orienting to ease
Auckland Insight Meditation Cultivation and Insight
2022-02-12 02 instructions: orientation to the retreat 15:33
How to approach the online retreat format
Auckland Insight Meditation Cultivation and Insight
2022-02-12 01 meditation: arriving and settling in 14:39
A short meditation to help people arrive for the start of the retreat, settling into the body sitting and breathing
Auckland Insight Meditation Cultivation and Insight

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