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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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2022-01-06 34 meditation: equanimity 23:08
Starting with the usual anchors of body, physical sensations and sounds, then opening to choiceless attention and cultivating an attitude of equanimity or non-reactivity in relation to whatever we're experiencing
Sydney Insight Meditators :  Healing the heart, refining the mind, finding freedom
2022-01-06 33 instructions: equanimity 11:52
A short introduction to equanimity as a support for the ending of the retreat
Sydney Insight Meditators :  Healing the heart, refining the mind, finding freedom
2022-01-06 32 meditation: mudita as appreciation for outer conditions and inner qualities 29:13
Beginning by acknowledging what we can appreciate about the outer conditions of being on retreat, then orienting to the skilful inner qualities that have been strengthened, specifically the seven factors of awakening
Sydney Insight Meditators :  Healing the heart, refining the mind, finding freedom
2022-01-06 31 instructions: mudita p2 6:57
As the retreat comes to a close, noticing the tendency for the mind to go into future thinking, and come back to abiding in the skilful qualities that have been developed here, specifically mudita as a form of appreciation or gratitude
Sydney Insight Meditators :  Healing the heart, refining the mind, finding freedom
2022-01-05 30 talk: working with afflictive thought-patterns 48:45
Sydney Insight Meditators :  Healing the heart, refining the mind, finding freedom
2022-01-04 27 talk: Seven Factors of Awakening 43:10
An overview of the Seven Factors of Awakening
Sydney Insight Meditators :  Healing the heart, refining the mind, finding freedom
2022-01-04 26 meditation: metta for benefactor 20:58
Beginning with metta for a benefactor, then oneself, mostly using the reciting phrases practice method
Sydney Insight Meditators
2022-01-04 25 instructions: metta practice 15:33
Brief instructions for cultivating metta or kindness for a benefactor
Sydney Insight Meditators :  Healing the heart, refining the mind, finding freedom
2022-01-04 24 meditation: choiceless attention 23:49
Beginning by stabilising awareness on the breath, physical sensations and sounds, then opening to choiceless attention, letting the awareness connect with whatever experience is predominant
Sydney Insight Meditators :  Healing the heart, refining the mind, finding freedom
2022-01-04 23 instructions: choiceless attention 6:55
Instructions for letting go of having a single meditation object, and moving to choiceless attention, letting the awareness connect with whatever experience is predominant
Sydney Insight Meditators :  Healing the heart, refining the mind, finding freedom

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