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Dharma Talks given at Auckland Insight Meditation
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2022-02-14 12 instructions and meditation: mindfulness of breathing 57:08
Gil Fronsdal
Bringing awareness to how we're paying attention, allowing it to be relaxed and easy as we steady our mindfulness on the experience of breathing
Cultivation and Insight

2022-02-13 11 meditation: body, breathing 30:07
Jill Shepherd
Establishing awareness of the body sitting, then experience of breathing, attuning to the rhythm of receiving and releasing, and gently letting go of involvement in thinking
Cultivation and Insight

2022-02-13 10 reflections: strengthening steadiness and stability 12:10
Jill Shepherd
Short reflections on the preliminary processes of this retreat: orienting to steadiness and stability, and noticing what gets in the way; sensitising ourselves to the stress of self-referencing thought-patterns, and to the ease that becomes available when they're released.
Cultivation and Insight

2022-02-13 09 talk: Cultivating Stability 45:42
Gil Fronsdal
Cultivating stability as one of the beneficial conditions htat supports insight to arise
Cultivation and Insight

2022-02-12 03 meditation: orienting to kindness and ease 14:56
Jill Shepherd
Beginning by establishing a kind relationship to technology, then people on the screen, then settling into the body and orienting to ease
Cultivation and Insight

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

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