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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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2022-01-04 28 meditation: awakening factors 25:08
Noticing the presence or absence of each of the seven awakening factors
Sydney Insight Meditators :  Healing the heart, refining the mind, finding freedom
2022-01-03 22 talk: Five Hindrances 49:33
An overview of the Five Hindrances, afflictive mental states that get in the way of clear seeing
Sydney Insight Meditators :  Healing the heart, refining the mind, finding freedom
2022-01-03 21 instructions: mindfulness of mind-states 11:54
A short introduction to mindfulness of mind-states or mental qualities, practising vipassanā out loud in pairs
Sydney Insight Meditators :  Healing the heart, refining the mind, finding freedom
2022-01-03 20 instructions: continuity of mindfulness p3 4:15
Short instructions for continuing mindfulness through daily activities, includinng mindfulness of eating
Sydney Insight Meditators :  Healing the heart, refining the mind, finding freedom
2022-01-03 19 meditation: mindfulness of thinking 21:36
Beginning with the breath, physical sensations and sounds, then opening to knowing mental activity, noticing thoughts come and go
Sydney Insight Meditators :  Healing the heart, refining the mind, finding freedom
2022-01-03 18 instructions: mindfulness of mind 10:44
A short introduction to practising mindfulness of the mind by bringing awareness to thoughts
Sydney Insight Meditators :  Healing the heart, refining the mind, finding freedom
2022-01-02 17 talk: feeling-tone or vedanā 41:11
Feeling-tone shapes how we perceive and experience the world, and we can use pleasant feeling-tone skilfully to support balance of heart and mind
Sydney Insight Meditators :  Healing the heart, refining the mind, finding freedom
2022-01-02 16 instructions: mindfulness of feeling-tone 14:16
A brief overview of the role of feeling-tone or vedanā in conditioning reactivity
Sydney Insight Meditators :  Healing the heart, refining the mind, finding freedom
2022-01-02 15 instructions: continuity of mindfulness p2 6:44
The importance of maintaining light, continuous mindfulness through all activities, and bringing awareness to what gets in the way of doing this
Sydney Insight Meditators :  Healing the heart, refining the mind, finding freedom
2022-01-02 14 meditation: mindfulness of hearing 22:24
Beginning by establising the body and breathing as an anchor, then opening to physical sensations through the whole body, then opening to hearing
Sydney Insight Meditators :  Healing the heart, refining the mind, finding freedom

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