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Dharma Talks given at Auckland Insight Meditation
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2022-02-12 02 instructions: orientation to the retreat 15:33
Jill Shepherd
How to approach the online retreat format
Cultivation and Insight

2022-02-12 01 meditation: arriving and settling in 14:39
Jill Shepherd
A short meditation to help people arrive for the start of the retreat, settling into the body sitting and breathing
Cultivation and Insight

2022-02-10 talk: Sangha as refuge 22:35
Jill Shepherd
Weaving together themes of dāna or generosity, mettā or kindness, and kalyanamitta or dharma friendship as supports for creating and maintaining a healthy sangha or community
Auckland Insight weekly talks 2022

2022-02-10 meditation: metta infusion 25:23
Jill Shepherd
Beginning by attuning to the body, then listening to the heart, and inviting a sense of warmth and kindness that can be suffused through the whole being
Auckland Insight weekly talks 2022

2021-11-18 Wise View p2 16:48
Jill Shepherd
A short talk looking at how views are formed, starting with contact at the sense doors, moving into perceptions and mental formations. Includes a brief guided meditation exploring seeing.
Living a life of mutual benefit: Exploring the Noble Eightfold Path

2021-10-31 04 talk: challenges to mettā practice 27:48
Jill Shepherd
An overview of some of the difficulties that can get in the way of cultivating mettā, and some strategies for working with these
Brahmavihāra workshops

2021-10-24 02 meditation: mettā for the benefactor or easy being 21:15
Jill Shepherd
Beginning by establishing ease in the body, then offering mettā to a benefactor using reciting phrases and radiating energy
Brahmavihāra workshops

2021-10-07 talk: Wise Samadhi 32:35
Jill Shepherd
Finishing our series of talks on the Noble Eightfold Path with an exploration of Wise Samādhi, unification of mind
Living a life of mutual benefit: Exploring the Noble Eightfold Path

2021-10-07 meditation: mindfulness of breathing to develop calm and ease 27:12
Jill Shepherd
Settling in to the body then bringing awareness to the rhythm of the breath to support deepening ease and calm
Living a life of mutual benefit: Exploring the Noble Eightfold Path

2021-07-29 talk: Wise Mindfulness or sati 30:59
Jill Shepherd
Short talk on what makes mindfulness Right or Wise, then a group guided meditation/contemplation exploring different aspects of sati, based on questions from Gregory Kramer's book A Whole-Life Path
Living a life of mutual benefit: Exploring the Noble Eightfold Path

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