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Dharma Talks given at Auckland Insight Meditation
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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

2017-08-10 Is Auckland Insight a "secular" group? part 1 35:06
Jill Shepherd
Exploring some contemporary definitions of "secular Buddhism" and whether they apply to Auckland Insight

2017-03-09 Guided meditation: metta for benefactor 20:19
Jill Shepherd
Short twenty-minute guided meditation practising metta-kindness for a benefactor

2017-03-09 A short introdruction to metta - kindness practice 10:47
Jill Shepherd

2017-03-09 An overview of the four brahmavihara practices: kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity 36:58
Jill Shepherd
An introduction to the brahmavihara meditation practices and their relationship to insight practice

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