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Dharma Talks given at Auckland Insight Meditation
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2020-10-19 03 short talk: mindfulness of the body 11:29
Jill Shepherd
A short introduction to the benefits of working with the body as a foundation of mindfulness
Introduction to Insight Meditation

2020-10-18 09 talk: exploring vedana or feeling-tone and compassion in relation to illness 31:08
Jill Shepherd
How mindfulness of feeling-tones helps protect us from reactivity in relation to physical illness, and instead, can strengthen skilful responses of wisdom and compassion
Cultivating resilience in challenging times: Learning from the "heavenly messengers"

2020-10-18 08 meditation: vedana or feeling-tones 17:38
Jill Shepherd
A short guided meditation exploring physical sensations in the body and the feeling-tones associated with them
Cultivating resilience in challenging times: Learning from the "heavenly messengers"

2020-10-12 02 meditation: mindfulness of breathing 20:26
Jill Shepherd
A short guided meditation for beginners, starting with mindfulness of the body sitting and breathing
Introduction to Insight Meditation

2020-10-12 01 talk: introduction to mindfulness meditation for beginners 14:37
Jill Shepherd
A short talk introducing insight meditation for beginners
Introduction to Insight Meditation

2020-10-11 06 talk: Heavenly Messengers 2 - Ageing 23:05
Jill Shepherd
A short introduction to the heavenly messenger of ageing, as an invitation to explore our attitudes to our own ageing
Cultivating resilience in challenging times: Learning from the "heavenly messengers"

2020-10-11 Monday moring meditation: body, heart and mind coming together 43:08
Jill Shepherd
Steadying and stilling the body as a support for steadying and stilling the heart-mind

2020-10-08 06 talk: an overview of the five clinging-aggregates 36:08
Jill Shepherd
Continuing the exploration of insight into the three universal characteristics, focusing on anatta or not-self and how the aggregates are aspects of experience that we commonly identify with
Deepening Insight - a series of talks for Auckland Insight

2020-10-08 05 meditation: opening to the spaciousness of the body 26:40
Jill Shepherd
Settling into the body, quieting the mind, and experiencing the body as sensations in space
Deepening Insight - a series of talks for Auckland Insight

2020-09-10 meditation: exploring dukkha 24:44
Jill Shepherd
Bringing awareness to any dukkha present in the moment, noticing any reactions of clinging or resistance, and using wisdom, compassion and equanimity to help that clinging release

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