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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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2019-10-20 Right Effort and the Middle Way 52:33
An exploration of common ways that effort gets unbalanced, and some suggestions for how to bring it back into balance
Three-Month Retreat - Part 1
2019-10-13 Equanimity 56:20
An exploration of equanimity as support for - and a fruit of - insight practice
Three-Month Retreat - Part 1
2019-10-06 Working with Afflictive Thought Patterns 2: Compassion 57:09
An exploration of compassion and self-compassion as Brahmavihara practices, and some suggestions for applying compassion as an antidote to painful mental states
Three-Month Retreat - Part 1
2019-09-29 Working With Afflictive Thought Patterns 1: Wisdom as antidote 52:36
Some suggestions for bringing wisdom to deeply conditioned mental patterns such as "lack" mind and comparing mind
Three-Month Retreat - Part 1
2019-09-22 An Overview Of The Four Brahma Viharas 52:18
Exploring the skillful qualities of kindness, compassion, appreciative joy and equanimity.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 1
2019-09-19 Morning Instructions 59:40
Review of the meditation instructions so far, moving from the anchor and opening to whatever aspect of experience is predominant.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 1
2019-09-15 Five Hindrances 59:23
An overview of the five hindrances: afflictive states that get in the way of clear seeing
Three-Month Retreat - Part 1
2019-09-14 Morning Instructions 58:33
Continuing working with the three anchors: whole body, breathing, sounds.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 1
2018-12-02 The Miracle Of Generosity And Gratitude 50:11
Taking time to acknowledge and celebrate what has been achieved on this retreat, plus an exploration of the spirit of generosity in terms of three levels: the gift of material things, the gift of fearlessnes, and the gift of dharma
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2018-11-25 Anatta And Nibbana 52:43
How the chain of cognition leads to proliferative thinking centred around a distorted sense of self, and how mindfulness can stop the cycle, redirecting awareness instead to transcendent dependent origination which culminates in freedom
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

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