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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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2022-01-17 10 intstructions: mindfulness of mind-states 11:22
Bringing awareness to the underlying qualities of mind underneath the content of thoughts and emotions
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Deepening into stillness, opening to peace
2022-01-17 09 meditation: mindfulness of mind and awakening factors 29:59
Beginning by establishing stillness and spaciousness in the body and mind, allowing thoughts to come and go, then tuning in to the underlying qualities of the mind, including the seven factors of awakening
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Deepening into stillness, opening to peace
2022-01-16 08 talk: Right Effort p2 - Seven Factors of Awakening 42:13
Continuing to explore Right Effort as the capacity to release the hindrances and help the Seven Factors of Awakening to arise
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Deepening into stillness, opening to peace
2022-01-16 07 instructions: mindfulness of the body in terms of the four elemental qualities 22:00
An introduction to experiencing the body in terms of the elemental qualities of earth, water, fire and air
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Deepening into stillness, opening to peace
2022-01-16 06 meditation: spaciousness and mettā 21:52
Orienting to the energy of mettā / kindness as a support for more openness and ease in the body, heart and mind
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Deepening into stillness, opening to peace
2022-01-16 05 instructions: cultivating spaciousness and metta 13:53
Continuing with the exploration of clinging and release, noticing what gets in the way and what supports more openness and ease, with an invitation to orient to mettā
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Deepening into stillness, opening to peace
2022-01-15 04 talk: Right Effort p1 - the Five Hindrances 50:09
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Deepening into stillness, opening to peace
2022-01-15 03 instructions: mindfulness of the body 12:36
Beginning to sensitise our awareness to notice the physical symptoms of clinging and release
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Deepening into stillness, opening to peace
2022-01-15 02 meditation: mindfulness of breathing 26:17
Beginning by establishing awareness of the body sitting, and simply receiving the experience of breathing
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Deepening into stillness, opening to peace
2022-01-15 01 instructions: developing mindfulness and steadiness of mind 20:51
Developing sati / mindfulness and samadhi / steadiness of mind, to sensitise us to what supports ease, and what gets in the way
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Deepening into stillness, opening to peace

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