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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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2022-05-22 04 talk: awakening mutuality 16:09
Exploring what Awakening or Nibbāna means, then exploring some words by Thomas Hubl to explore how sangha or community can develop mindfulness, mutuality and mirroring as a support for insight
Auckland Insight Meditation 2022 Vesak celebration for Auckland Insight
2022-05-22 03 talk: introduction to the life of the Buddha 7:39
Finding points of commonality in our own lives with the life of the Buddha, then moving into relational practice exploring what motivated us to step out of the "palace of delusion"
Auckland Insight Meditation 2022 Vesak celebration for Auckland Insight
2022-05-22 02 meditation: cultivating gratitude 22:23
Orienting the heart-mind towards gratitude as a support for muditā, appreciative joy
Auckland Insight Meditation 2022 Vesak celebration for Auckland Insight
2022-05-22 01 talk: What is Vesak? 5:56
A brief introduction to what Vesak is, and the structure of this day of practice
Auckland Insight Meditation 2022 Vesak celebration for Auckland Insight
2022-05-19 talk: connecting with the more than human world 16:48
Investigating how our sense of community can be expanded to include the more than human world, closing with some relational practice in pairs, exploring our kinship with all beings
Auckland Insight Meditation Auckland Insight weekly talks 2022
2022-04-30 Guided meditation equanimity p2 47:29
Based on the Buddha's instructions to Rahula, using the space elemental quality to find spaciousness and non-reactivity in the body, heart and mind
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge April 2022 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2022-04-28 Seven Factors of Awakening p5: Equanimity 54:55
Looking at the final awakening factor, what gets in the way, what helps it to arise and strengthen, and the insights into anicca - dukkha - anatta that it supports
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge April 2022 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2022-04-28 Guided meditation equanimity P1 46:14
Based on the Buddha's instructions to Rahula, using the earth's elemental quality to orient to steadiness and non-reactivity
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge April 2022 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2022-04-23 Guided meditation: samādhi 45:44
Inviting the knowing of pleasant bodily sensations to uplift the heart-mind into appreciation or even joy, which might settle into tranquility then samādhi
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge April 2022 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2022-04-22 Seven Factors of Awakening p4: Tranquility and Samādhi 54:27
Looking at how tranquility can support a less effortful settling into samādhi, mental absorption
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge April 2022 at IMS - Forest Refuge

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