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Dharma Talks given at Auckland Insight Meditation
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2022-06-23 A short talk on developing gratitude as a resource for facing up to the climate crisis 11:34
Jill Shepherd
Developing gratitude as a resource that strengthens our capaity to turn towards challenges, based on the Active Hope training by Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone
Auckland Insight weekly talks 2022

2022-06-16 talk: sangha as support for facing in to the climate crisis 18:43
Jill Shepherd
With sangha as support, turning towards the reality of the climate crisis using the Active Hope process created by Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone
Auckland Insight weekly talks 2022

2022-05-22 05 talk: facing up to impermanence, endings, loss 15:27
Jill Shepherd
Following a reading on the passing of the Buddha, reflecting on the truth of impermanence and how none of us are immune to it; moving into a ritual to acknowledge recent losses, and strengthen inner qualities to be able to navigate change with more ease
2022 Vesak celebration for Auckland Insight

2022-05-22 04 talk: awakening mutuality 16:09
Jill Shepherd
Exploring what Awakening or Nibbāna means, then exploring some words by Thomas Hubl to explore how sangha or community can develop mindfulness, mutuality and mirroring as a support for insight
2022 Vesak celebration for Auckland Insight

2022-05-22 03 talk: introduction to the life of the Buddha 7:39
Jill Shepherd
Finding points of commonality in our own lives with the life of the Buddha, then moving into relational practice exploring what motivated us to step out of the "palace of delusion"
2022 Vesak celebration for Auckland Insight

2022-05-22 02 meditation: cultivating gratitude 22:23
Jill Shepherd
Orienting the heart-mind towards gratitude as a support for muditā, appreciative joy
2022 Vesak celebration for Auckland Insight

2022-05-22 01 talk: What is Vesak? 5:56
Jill Shepherd
A brief introduction to what Vesak is, and the structure of this day of practice
2022 Vesak celebration for Auckland Insight

2022-05-19 talk: connecting with the more than human world 16:48
Jill Shepherd
Investigating how our sense of community can be expanded to include the more than human world, closing with some relational practice in pairs, exploring our kinship with all beings
Auckland Insight weekly talks 2022

2022-04-10 meditation: mindfulness of mindfulness 27:17
Jill Shepherd
Bringing awareness to the quality of mindfulness itself, and as needed, infusing it with kindness, compassion, appreciation or equanimity
Auckland Insight weekly talks 2022

2022-03-10 talk: sangha as support for facing the challenges of our time 26:28
Jill Shepherd
Exploring sangha as an expression of interconnectedness and how this can be an antidote to mainstream values of individualism; includes perspectives from indigenous climate activists from around the world (Eriel Tchekwie Deranger, Bayo Akomolafe, India Logan-Riley)
Auckland Insight weekly talks 2022

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