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Jill Shepherd's Dharma Talks
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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2018-05-20 06 short talk: three qualities of feeling-tone or vedana, three afflictive energies and three personality types 14:17
Exploring Anatta: constructing and de-constructing the sense of self - a six-week study and practice course Week 3: Investigating the three qualities of feeling-tone / vedana, how they can condition the three afflictive energies of greed, hatred and delusion, and how these can form into the three personality types
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre
2018-05-13 05 guided dyad (pairs) practice exploring the impermanent and not-self nature of the body 17:17
Exploring Anatta: constructing and de-constructing the sense of self - a six-week study and practice course Week 2: guided dyad (pairs) practice, exploring physical sensations in the body (three minutes each), then an example of a time when you became aware of the body's impermanent, unreliable and not-self nature
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre
2018-05-13 04 short talk: dukkha and an overview of the five aggregates 24:11
Exploring Anatta: constructing and de-constructing the sense of self - a six-week study and practice course Week 2: Dukkha as the second of the three universal characteristics; its relationship to the five "clinging-aggregates" and ways that we commonly cling to or identify with the body
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre
2018-05-13 03 short guided meditation: mindfulness of the body and physical sensations 15:13
Exploring Anatta: constructing and de-constructing the sense of self - a six-week study and practice course Week 2: A 15 minute guided meditation focus on mindfulness of the body and physical sensations
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre
2018-05-06 02 short talk: anatta or not-self 13:11
Exploring Anatta: constructing and de-constructing the sense of self - a six-week study and practice course Week 1: A short introduction to anatta or not-self
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre
2018-05-06 01 short talk: context of the three universal characteristics, anicca, dukkha, anatta 16:21
Exploring Anatta: constructing and de-constructing the sense of self - a six-week study and practice course Week 1: A brief overview of the three universal characteristics of anicca / impermanence, dukkha / unsatisfactoriness, and anatta / not-self
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre
2018-05-06 00 short guided meditation: mindfulness of body and breathing 15:45
Exploring Anatta: constructing and de-constructing the sense of self - a six-week study and practice course A 15 minute guided meditation as preparation to start the course
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre
2018-03-14 Balancing effort and enjoyment 33:12
An exploration of the balance between effort and enjoyment, bringing awareness to some common biases in the practice and some ways to increase enjoyment (A talk given on-line to the Bellingham Insight Meditation Society, Washington)
2018-02-09 Equanimity 39:04
A brief overview of equanimity as a Brahma Vihara, and guided meditation practicing equanimity for a so-called "difficult" person.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center The Path to Awakening: Insight Meditation Retreat
2018-02-08 Wisdom and Compassion 43:25
An exploration of the two wings of awakening with an emphasis on compassion and self-compassion.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center The Path to Awakening: Insight Meditation Retreat

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