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Dharma Talks given at Auckland Insight Meditation
2020-04-09 meditation: mindfulness of breathing, then gratitude at end 26:33
  Jill Shepherd
Beginning by settling into the body and the breath, then towards the end, orienting to mudita, appreciative joy or gratitude for a few minutes

2020-04-02 Equanimity as a resource in challenging times 13:56
  Jill Shepherd
A short talk on cultivating equanimity: steadiness and balance, as a resource for ourselves and a benefit for others

2020-03-28 guided meditation for beginners 17:16
  Jill Shepherd
A short guided meditation beginning with a body scan, inviting any tension held in various parts of the body to release, then a few minutes of mindfulness of breathing Suitable for complete beginners

2020-03-28 beginning meditation instructions 6:35
  Jill Shepherd
A very short introduction to mindfulness meditation suitable for complete beginners

2020-03-26 Short talk: some responses to the coronavirus/karuna-virus situation 15:37
  Jill Shepherd
A few reflections on the coronavirus situation, and the possibility of cultivating karuna/compassion as a resource for ourselves and others

2020-03-26 Guided meditation: orienting to compassion 26:18
  Jill Shepherd
A guided meditation orienting to compassion, in response to coronavirus

2020-01-30 talk: taking refuges and precepts 31:56
  Jill Shepherd
Some reflections on taking the three refuges and five ethical precepts, as a way of aligning with our deeper intentions for the New Year

2019-09-05 Cultivating a generous heart as the foundation of the path 28:04
  Jill Shepherd
Exploring the spirit of generosity, caga, as the foundation from which the whole path of practice develops

2018-03-08 The Two Wings to Awakening: Wisdom and Compassion 36:02
  Jill Shepherd
An overview of insight and brahmavihara practices, and how they work together to support each other

2017-10-12 Is Auckland Insight a "secular" group? part 2 38:22
  Jill Shepherd
Exploring further contemporary definitions of "secular Buddhism" and whether they apply to Auckland Insight

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