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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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2022-11-27 Contemplation of impermanence and death 54:24
Exploring practices from the first establishment of mindfulness that support insight into impermanence of the body, and some of the benefits that come from prractising maranasati, contemplation of our own mortality
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2022-11-16 Comparing mind 49:10
An exploration of mana, comparing mind, and its roots in craving for becoming and non-becoming
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2022-11-13 Liberation through non-clinging 46:56
An exploration of the clinging aggregate of Saṅkhāra, volitional mental formations, and their role in constructing self-view
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2022-11-06 Right effort 51:14
Exploring ways that effort can become unbalanced, some antidotes, and the Buddhas four-part definition of right effort in the noble eightfold path.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2022-11-03 Mindfulness Of Cetana/Intention 55:52
Exploring the "about to" moment of intention that occurs before every action of body, speech, and mind.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2022-10-30 An overview of the four Bramhavihara. 44:02
How the four skillful qualities of kindness, compassion, appreciative joy and equanimity work together to support balanced practice
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2022-10-29 Instructions: mindfulness of breathing part one 45:02
Beginning with the usual anchors, then exploring physical sensations of breathing, then the whole body, using mental noting
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2022-10-27 Intro To Brahmavihara Practice 44:09
A short explanation of how Brahmavihara practice supports insight and vice versa and then a guided meditation easing into cultivating kindness.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2022-10-13 talk: taking refuge in dharma p2 - dukkha and mettā 28:23
Exploring the relationship between dukkha (unsatisfactoriness, stress, distress, suffering) as the First Noble Truth, and mettā (kindness, good will, benevolence) as the first of the four brahmavihāra
Auckland Insight Meditation Auckland Insight weekly talks 2022
2022-10-13 meditation: acceptance of what is 30:22
Beginning with mindfulness of the body and breathing, then making space for whatever experiences arise, orienting to acceptance and letting go of trying to control the process in any way
Auckland Insight Meditation Auckland Insight weekly talks 2022

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