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Dharma Talks given at Auckland Insight Meditation
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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

2021-07-15 talk: Wise Effort p2 - cultivating skilful mind-states 18:43
Jill Shepherd
Exploring appreciation and gratitude as aspects of mudita, to support the development of Wise Effort
Living a life of mutual benefit: Exploring the Noble Eightfold Path

2021-07-15 meditation: opening to appreciation and gratitude 26:03
Jill Shepherd
orienting to appreciation and gratitude as a support for gladdening the mind, an aspect of Wise Effort
Living a life of mutual benefit: Exploring the Noble Eightfold Path

2021-07-04 06 meditation: mindfulness of the body and thinking 14:25
Jill Shepherd
Short meditation establishing mindfulness of the body, then noticing the effect of getting caught in thinking and returning the awareness to relaxing physical tension
Right View – Wrong View – Self View – No View What is the point of view in Buddhism?

2021-07-01 talk: Wise Effort part 1 27:17
Jill Shepherd
Looking at Wise Effort generally, how it is supported by Wise View, and some of the common challenges of maintaining momentum in daily life practice
Living a life of mutual benefit: Exploring the Noble Eightfold Path

2021-06-17 talk: Wise Livelihood 24:50
Jill Shepherd
A beginning exploration of how "livelihood" includes every aspect of how we live our lives, grounded in the orientation to non-harming
Living a life of mutual benefit: Exploring the Noble Eightfold Path

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