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Retreat Dharma Talks at Auckland Insight Meditation

Auckland Insight weekly talks 2023

Selected talks and guided meditations from Auckland Insight's weekly group meeting

2023-02-02 (317 days) Auckland Insight Meditation

2023-02-02 01 talk: overview of the ten pāramī 29:22
Jill Shepherd
An introduction to the ten pāramī, skilful qualities of heart and mind that help us to navigate life's challenges, and ways to cultivate these in daily life
2023-02-23 talk: pāramī of dāna / generosity 30:41
Jill Shepherd
Exploring generosity as a spiritual practice by bringing more refined awareness to how we give, and the benefits that come from the reciprocal flow of giving and receiving
2023-03-02 talk: pāramī of sīla / ethical conduct 25:57
Jill Shepherd
Exploring the pāramī of sila or ethical conduct, looking at some of the main differences between Buddhist ethics and mainstream Western ethics
2023-03-09 talk: pāramī of renunciation or relinquishment 29:23
Jill Shepherd
How the pāramī of nekhamma or renunciation/relinquishing invites us to explore our relationship to wanting, and how the societal-wide craving for comfort helps fuel the climate crisis
2023-03-16 talk: pāramī of wisdom 26:35
Jill Shepherd
How wisdom supports all the other pāramī, and how it can be cultivated on different levels, corresponding with the head, heart, and gut
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