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Dharma Talks given at Auckland Insight Meditation
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2021-07-29 talk: Wise Mindfulness or sati 30:59
Jill Shepherd
Short talk on what makes mindfulness Right or Wise, then a group guided meditation/contemplation exploring different aspects of sati, based on questions from Gregory Kramer's book A Whole-Life Path
Living a life of mutual benefit: Exploring the Noble Eightfold Path

2021-07-15 talk: Wise Effort p2 - cultivating skilful mind-states 18:43
Jill Shepherd
Exploring appreciation and gratitude as aspects of mudita, to support the development of Wise Effort
Living a life of mutual benefit: Exploring the Noble Eightfold Path

2021-07-15 meditation: opening to appreciation and gratitude 26:03
Jill Shepherd
orienting to appreciation and gratitude as a support for gladdening the mind, an aspect of Wise Effort
Living a life of mutual benefit: Exploring the Noble Eightfold Path

2021-07-04 06 meditation: mindfulness of the body and thinking 14:25
Jill Shepherd
Short meditation establishing mindfulness of the body, then noticing the effect of getting caught in thinking and returning the awareness to relaxing physical tension
Right View – Wrong View – Self View – No View What is the point of view in Buddhism?

2021-07-01 talk: Wise Effort part 1 27:17
Jill Shepherd
Looking at Wise Effort generally, how it is supported by Wise View, and some of the common challenges of maintaining momentum in daily life practice
Living a life of mutual benefit: Exploring the Noble Eightfold Path

2021-06-17 talk: Wise Livelihood 24:50
Jill Shepherd
A beginning exploration of how "livelihood" includes every aspect of how we live our lives, grounded in the orientation to non-harming
Living a life of mutual benefit: Exploring the Noble Eightfold Path

2021-06-03 talk: Wise Action part 2 15:07
Jill Shepherd
short talk looking at the second aspect of Wise Action, not stealing or taking what is not freely offered, in relation to our individual lives and our collective impact
Living a life of mutual benefit: Exploring the Noble Eightfold Path

2021-05-30 05 talk: spiritual friendship 8:59
Jill Shepherd
A short intro exploring the challenges and rewards of spiritual friendship as the foundation of sangha or community
one-day celebration of Vesak and the Auckland Insight community

2021-05-30 03 talk: Heavenly Messengers 16:14
Jill Shepherd
Looking at the legend of the Four Heavenly Messengers, and finding parallels in the context of our own lives
one-day celebration of Vesak and the Auckland Insight community

2021-05-30 02 talk: short introduction to celebrating Vesak 11:02
Jill Shepherd
Exploring ways of celebrating Vesak and the Auckland Insight community
one-day celebration of Vesak and the Auckland Insight community

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