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Dharma Talks given at Auckland Insight Meditation
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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

2022-03-10 meditation: breathing and resilience 28:35
Jill Shepherd
Short instructions for orienting to the body then breathing, and how returning to the breath can support more resilience
Auckland Insight weekly talks 2022

2022-03-03 talk: Taking Refuge in Sangha p2 - the support of dāna / generosity 26:26
Jill Shepherd
Exploring how generosity is the life-blood of sangha, and how taking refuge in sangha can help strengthen generosity and provide an antidote to some of the toxic effects of capitalism
Auckland Insight weekly talks 2022

2022-02-28 meditation: cultivating an attitude of welcome 44:16
Jill Shepherd
Monday morning "start your week well" meditation: cultivating an attitude of welcome to whatever our experience is right now
Auckland Insight weekly talks 2022

2022-02-19 34 talk: Anukampa as caring 43:01
Gil Fronsdal
Anukampa as the capacity to care is a natural expression of our practice deepening
Cultivation and Insight

2022-02-19 33 meditation: practice review 49:42
Gil Fronsdal
Beginning with the body and breathing, opening to emotions and thoughts then awareness itself
Cultivation and Insight

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