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Dharma Talks given at Auckland Insight Meditation
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2020-07-02 02 guided meditation: mindfulness of breathing 22:51
Jill Shepherd
An introduction to mindfulness of breathing, using the rhythm of the breath to steady awareness and then refining mindfulness to stay connected with the details of the breath, one half-breath at a time
Foundations of Insight

2020-07-02 01 talk intro to insight meditation 19:30
Jill Shepherd
A short introduction to insight meditation, its purpose and the key techniques for developing mindfulness (sati) and stability of mind (samadhi)
Foundations of Insight

2020-06-11 27 guided meditation: equanimity as spaciousness 28:30
Jill Shepherd
Orienting to space within and outside the body as a support for resting the mind into equanimity
Insight Meditation + Insight Dialogue seven-day retreat

2020-06-11 25: guided meditation cultivating mudita 28:38
Jill Shepherd
Beginning by orienting to pleasant feeling-tones in the body as a way in to the experience of appreciation, then opening to other aspects of one's life that are going well, and noticing the effect of mudita on the body, heart and mind
Insight Meditation + Insight Dialogue seven-day retreat

2020-06-11 24 instructions: mudita practice 13:28
Jill Shepherd
How mudita, appreciative joy, can be an antidote to "mana" or comparing mind, and in the context of Insight Dialogue practice, can help reduce self-consciousness in dyad (pairs) practice
Insight Meditation + Insight Dialogue seven-day retreat

2020-06-10 23 talk: Seven factors of Awakening 43:53
Jill Shepherd
An overview of the seven factors of awakening, and how to practice with more refined states of mind
Insight Meditation + Insight Dialogue seven-day retreat

2020-06-09 20 talk: wisdom and compassion 48:03
Jill Shepherd
How insight and the heart qualities of kindness, compassion, appreciative joy and equanimity balance each other out to support the development of deep freedom
Insight Meditation + Insight Dialogue seven-day retreat

2020-06-09 18 guided meditation: practising with thoughts and emotions 26:12
Jill Shepherd
Beginning by steadying the awareness on the breath and physical sensations, then opening to include sounds, then thoughts and emotions
Insight Meditation + Insight Dialogue seven-day retreat

2020-06-09 22 guided meditation: compassion and self-compassion 17:03
Jill Shepherd
Beginning with compassion for someone we're close to who's experiencing some kind of pain, then extending compassion to ourselves, our co-meditators and all living beings
Insight Meditation + Insight Dialogue seven-day retreat

2020-06-09 17 instructions: mindfulness of the mind 14:52
Jill Shepherd
Instructions for practising with mindfulness of thoughts and emotions
Insight Meditation + Insight Dialogue seven-day retreat

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