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Dharma Talks given at Auckland Insight Meditation
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2021-05-30 03 talk: Heavenly Messengers 16:14
Jill Shepherd
Looking at the legend of the Four Heavenly Messengers, and finding parallels in the context of our own lives
one-day celebration of Vesak and the Auckland Insight community

2021-05-30 02 talk: short introduction to celebrating Vesak 11:02
Jill Shepherd
Exploring ways of celebrating Vesak and the Auckland Insight community
one-day celebration of Vesak and the Auckland Insight community

2021-05-30 01 meditation: cultivating mudita as a foundation for the day's practice 15:25
Jill Shepherd
orienting to appreciation and gratitude as a foundation for this day of celebration
one-day celebration of Vesak and the Auckland Insight community

2021-05-27 talk: Wise Action 16:32
Jill Shepherd
A short introduction to Right or Wise Action
Living a life of mutual benefit: Exploring the Noble Eightfold Path

2021-05-27 meditation: compassion 27:21
Jill Shepherd
Mostly silent sitting with a few minutes orientation to compassion at the beginning
Living a life of mutual benefit: Exploring the Noble Eightfold Path

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

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