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2021-05-06 talk: Wise Speech p2 18:27
Jill Shepherd
Looking at lesser-known aspects of Wise Speech, including how the Buddha at times endorsed harsh speech if necessary to prevent harm; also exploring the role of wise listening to help discern when and how to speak
Living a life of mutual benefit: Exploring the Noble Eightfold Path

2021-04-22 tallk: Wise Speech and the power of truth 18:16
Jill Shepherd
Living a life of mutual benefit: Exploring the Noble Eightfold Path

2021-04-22 meditation: arriving and steadying 29:14
Jill Shepherd
Living a life of mutual benefit: Exploring the Noble Eightfold Path

2021-04-21 short meditation orienting to mudita, appreciation and gratitude 15:01
Jill Shepherd

2021-04-08 05 talk: Wise Intention p2 - metta, kindness 22:24
Jill Shepherd
Exploring the second aspect of Wise Intention, metta or kindness, as a support for understanding anatta, not-self
Living a life of mutual benefit: Exploring the Noble Eightfold Path

2021-04-08 04 meditation: simple mindfulness of the body and breathing, with an orientation to metta 30:08
Jill Shepherd
Beginning with chanting the Karaniyametta Sutta in English as an invitation to orient towards kindness while settling into mindfulness of the body and mindfulness of breathing
Living a life of mutual benefit: Exploring the Noble Eightfold Path

2021-03-25 03 talk: Wise Intention and the bliss of renunciation 29:48
Jill Shepherd
Living a life of mutual benefit: Exploring the Noble Eightfold Path

2021-03-04 02 Talk: Wise View and Freedom 20:49
Jill Shepherd
A short introduction to Wise View, and an exploration of how different views of Nibbana might affect our practice
Living a life of mutual benefit: Exploring the Noble Eightfold Path

2021-02-18 01 talk: Living a life of mutual benefit - introduction to the Noble Eightfold Path 31:00
Jill Shepherd
Beginning talk of a series on the Noble Eightfold Path
Living a life of mutual benefit: Exploring the Noble Eightfold Path

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

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