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Dharma Talks given at Auckland Insight Meditation
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2020-12-17 meditation: breathing, then contemplating the benefits of sangha 27:02
  Jill Shepherd
A guided meditation for the end of year, beginning with settling into the body breathing, then after some silence, reflecting on the year as it ends, attuning to and acknowledging any benefits that have come from practising together in community

2020-12-03 talk: the clinging-aggregate of consciousness 22:39
  Jill Shepherd
Finishing the series of talks on the five clinging-aggregates with a short overview of consciousness as a clinging-aggregate
Deepening Insight - a series of talks for Auckland Insight

2020-12-03 meditation: body then mind and mental activity 29:10
  Jill Shepherd
Beginning by settling attention in the body, then bringing awareness to the mind, noticing mental activity centred around a sense of "I"
Deepening Insight - a series of talks for Auckland Insight

2020-11-19 talk: the clinging-aggregates of perceptions and mental formations part 2 26:55
  Jill Shepherd
Looking at the role of perceptions and mental formations in creating self-referencing thoughts, and some ways to help these constructs release
Deepening Insight - a series of talks for Auckland Insight

2020-11-19 meditation: mindfulness of mind 29:32
  Jill Shepherd
Opening to mental activity, particularly noticing if/when the mind gets caught in I AM thoughts
Deepening Insight - a series of talks for Auckland Insight

2020-11-16 15 meditation: recognising the hindrances of desire for sense pleasure, and aversion 19:49
  Jill Shepherd
A short meditation exploring the hindrances of sensual desire and aversion or ill will, together with their antidotes
Introduction to Insight Meditation

2020-11-16 14 talk: a short introduction to the five hindrances 24:33
  Jill Shepherd
A short overview of the five hindrances, particular mental qualities that get in the way of clear seeing
Introduction to Insight Meditation

2020-11-09 13 meditation: mindfulness of thoughts and emotions 20:31
  Jill Shepherd
Beginning with stablising mindfulness in the body, then opening to sounds, thoughts, and any emotions that might be present
Introduction to Insight Meditation

2020-11-09 12 talk: mindfulness of mind, including emotions 18:25
  Jill Shepherd
A short overview of working with emotions in meditation
Introduction to Insight Meditation

2020-11-07 14 meditation: recognising skilful states 15:15
  Jill Shepherd
A short meditation tuning in to skilful qualities of heart and mind
Cultivating resilience in challenging times: Learning from the "heavenly messengers"

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