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Jill Shepherd's Dharma Talks at Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
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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2018-02-09 Equanimity 39:04
A brief overview of equanimity as a Brahma Vihara, and guided meditation practicing equanimity for a so-called "difficult" person.
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.
The Path to Awakening: Insight Meditation Retreat
2018-02-06 Guided Meditation 43:08
Mindfulness of breath, body, and sounds.
The Path to Awakening: Insight Meditation Retreat
2018-02-05 Five Hindrances 47:10
An overview of the five hindrances and ways to transform them from obstacles to vehicles
The Path to Awakening: Insight Meditation Retreat
2018-02-04 Introduction and Guided Metta Meditation 35:08
A brief overview of the four Brahma Vihara practices. An introduction to Metta and a short guided Metta meditation for the benefactor.
The Path to Awakening: Insight Meditation Retreat
2018-02-03 Introduction To Mindfulness Of Breathing 59:01
Brief introduction to mindfulness and guided mindfulness of breathing, beginning with short body scan - inviting relaxation.
The Path to Awakening: Insight Meditation Retreat
2017-12-03 Dukkha, and the ending of Dukkha ... 60:37
... and the ending of this retreat. The Four Noble Truths as a refuge, and suggestions for transitioning from retreat practice to daily life, using the ten parami of generosity, renunciation, ethical conduct, wisdom, energy, patience, truthfulness, resolve, kindness, and equanimity
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2017-11-25 Dana as a Spiritual Practice 55:25
Generosity as a support for many other skillful mental qualities.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2017-11-22 Guided Mudita Meditation 46:10
A short introduction to Mudita (appreciative Joy)and a short guided meditation.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2017-11-19 Right Effort - Part 4 51:52
An overview of the seven factors of awakening, and right effort refining towards effortlessness.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

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