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Jill Shepherd's Dharma Talks at Auckland Insight Meditation
Jill Shepherd
Wisdom and compassion are two themes that inform my current exploration of the dharma, and I aspire to integrate these as fully as I can in both formal practice and daily life.
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2021-05-06 talk: Wise Speech p2 18:27
Looking at lesser-known aspects of Wise Speech, including how the Buddha at times endorsed harsh speech if necessary to prevent harm; also exploring the role of wise listening to help discern when and how to speak
Living a life of mutual benefit: Exploring the Noble Eightfold Path
2021-04-22 tallk: Wise Speech and the power of truth 18:16
Living a life of mutual benefit: Exploring the Noble Eightfold Path
2021-04-22 meditation: arriving and steadying 29:14
Living a life of mutual benefit: Exploring the Noble Eightfold Path
2021-04-21 short meditation orienting to mudita, appreciation and gratitude 15:01
2021-04-08 05 talk: Wise Intention p2 - metta, kindness 22:24
Exploring the second aspect of Wise Intention, metta or kindness, as a support for understanding anatta, not-self
Living a life of mutual benefit: Exploring the Noble Eightfold Path
2021-04-08 04 meditation: simple mindfulness of the body and breathing, with an orientation to metta 30:08
Beginning with chanting the Karaniyametta Sutta in English as an invitation to orient towards kindness while settling into mindfulness of the body and mindfulness of breathing
Living a life of mutual benefit: Exploring the Noble Eightfold Path
2021-03-25 03 talk: Wise Intention and the bliss of renunciation 29:48
Living a life of mutual benefit: Exploring the Noble Eightfold Path
2021-03-04 02 Talk: Wise View and Freedom 20:49
A short introduction to Wise View, and an exploration of how different views of Nibbana might affect our practice
Living a life of mutual benefit: Exploring the Noble Eightfold Path
2021-02-18 01 talk: Living a life of mutual benefit - introduction to the Noble Eightfold Path 31:00
Beginning talk of a series on the Noble Eightfold Path
Living a life of mutual benefit: Exploring the Noble Eightfold Path
2020-12-17 meditation: breathing, then contemplating the benefits of sangha 27:02
A guided meditation for the end of year, beginning with settling into the body breathing, then after some silence, reflecting on the year as it ends, attuning to and acknowledging any benefits that have come from practising together in community

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