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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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2022-04-16 Guided meditation exploring pleasant feeling-tone 30:29
Exploring pleasant feeling-tone as a support for skilful mental qualities to arise
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge April 2022 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2022-04-15 Seven Factors of Awakening p3: Energy and Joy 50:47
Looking at some of the common obstacles to experiencing balanced energy or effort and opening to joy, with some suggestions for softening these obstacles
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge April 2022 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2022-04-14 Guided meditation exploring balanced energy or effort 46:19
An invitation to notice how any sense of identification with our meditation practice can create a subtle pressure that interferes with the development of the awakening factors
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge April 2022 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2022-04-10 meditation: mindfulness of mindfulness 27:17
Bringing awareness to the quality of mindfulness itself, and as needed, infusing it with kindness, compassion, appreciation or equanimity
Auckland Insight Meditation Auckland Insight weekly talks 2022
2022-04-09 Guided meditation exploring mindfulness and investigation 17:26
Short instructions and guidance for investigating mindfulness of mindfulness itself
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge April 2022 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2022-04-08 The awakening factors of mindfulness and investigation 52:11
Exploring how these two work together to strengthen discernment about what's skillful, and what's unskillful. Includes some ways of working with more entrenched or intense afflictive mental states, bringing wisdom and compassion to them to help them release.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge April 2022 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2022-04-07 Guided meditation exploring generosity 46:11
A brief introduction to generosity as the foundation of this path of practice, then exploring generosity as support for skillful mental qualities to arise
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge April 2022 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2022-04-01 talk: Seven Factors of Awakening 56:18
An introduction and overview of the Seven Factors of Awakening
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge April 2022 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2022-03-10 talk: sangha as support for facing the challenges of our time 26:28
Exploring sangha as an expression of interconnectedness and how this can be an antidote to mainstream values of individualism; includes perspectives from indigenous climate activists from around the world (Eriel Tchekwie Deranger, Bayo Akomolafe, India Logan-Riley)
Auckland Insight Meditation Auckland Insight weekly talks 2022
2022-03-10 meditation: breathing and resilience 28:35
Short instructions for orienting to the body then breathing, and how returning to the breath can support more resilience
Auckland Insight Meditation Auckland Insight weekly talks 2022

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