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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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2023-08-12 01 Opening reflections and guided meditation: Establishing awareness of citta 30:02
with Elizabeth Day, Jill Shepherd, Willa Thaniya Reid
Welcome and orientation; establishing awareness of citta (heart/mind)
Auckland Insight Meditation Online meditation day: Understanding the citta (heart/mind)
2023-08-03 talk: the pāramī of equanimity 32:41
Expectations are the enemy of equanimity
Auckland Insight Meditation Auckland Insight weekly talks 2023
2023-06-25 08: Questions and Reflections 28:30
with Elizabeth Day, Jill Shepherd, Willa Thaniya Reid
Auckland Insight Meditation Online meditation day: Exploring vedanā or feeling-tone
2023-06-25 07 meditation: opening to pleasant feeling-tones 30:16
Auckland Insight Meditation Online meditation day: Exploring vedanā or feeling-tone
2023-06-25 04 meditation: exploring feeling-tone in relation to sounds 31:30
Exploring feeling-tone in relation to hearing: noticing pleasant, unpleasant and neutral feeling-tones and releasing any tendency to move into reactivity
Auckland Insight Meditation Online meditation day: Exploring vedanā or feeling-tone
2023-06-25 01 short opening talk and guided meditation establishing the theme of exploring feeling-tone 32:06
with Elizabeth Day, Jill Shepherd, Willa Thaniya Reid
Auckland Insight Meditation Online meditation day: Exploring vedanā or feeling-tone
2023-06-15 short talk: pāramī of mettā, kindness 16:00
A short exploration of kindness: how it's supported by our capacity to rest, and is itself a restful quality
Auckland Insight Meditation Auckland Insight weekly talks 2023
2023-06-01 talk: the pāramī of resolve 35:23
Exploring the quality of resolve as a resource in three arenas: for strengthening our commitment to regular meditation practice; going on retreat; and facing in to the challenges of the climate crisis
Auckland Insight Meditation Auckland Insight weekly talks 2023
2023-05-18 talk: the pāramī of truthfulness 24:30
Exploring truthfulness in relation to speech, and how in some circumstances, the Buddha advocated for speaking "dispraise" of those who are worth of dispraise
Auckland Insight Meditation Auckland Insight weekly talks 2023
2023-05-17 Finding moments of ease in the midst of it all 51:40
In this meditation and talk, Jill begins with a clear and concise description of the four noble truths and explores inner ease as one way of connecting with and understanding this core teaching. She offers accessible practices for cultivating it.
Saskatoon Insight Meditation Community

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