The greatest gift is the
gift of the teachings
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.
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
2018-11-22 Mudita or appreciative joy guided meditation 41:30
A brief overview of mudita, appreciative joy, followed by a guided meditation offering mudita to a good friend who is experiencing success and happiness
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2018-11-18 Mindfulness Of The Body - Part 2 55:59
Continuing to explore mindfulness of the body in terms of its anatomical parts, four elemental qualities, and as a corpse in decay, as ways to develop a wiser relationship to our bodies
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2018-11-11 Mindfulness Of The Body - Part 1 53:23
An exploration of the first establishment of mindfulness, mindfulness of the body.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2018-11-04 An Overview Of The Four Brahmaviharas. 50:30
An exploration of the Metta/Kindness, Compassion, Appreciative Joy and Equanimity and the interrelationships between them.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2018-10-28 Fear and Fearlessness 59:19
An exploration of ways to work skilfully with fear, to cultivate courage, and to incline the heart-mind in the direction of love
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

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