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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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2017-03-19 Metta and the obstacles to cultivating kindness 50:18
An overview of the five hindrances, and some tools for working with difficult emotions and mind-states that get in the way of cultivating metta
Strengthening the Heart, Cultivating Kindness: Metta Retreat
2017-03-19 Metta for Self 55:15
Practising metta for the benefactor, then oneself
Strengthening the Heart, Cultivating Kindness: Metta Retreat
2017-03-18 Mindfulness Of Body and Breathing 55:21
Instructions and guided meditation, beginning with body scan, inviting ease, in mindfulness of breathing.
Strengthening the Heart, Cultivating Kindness: Metta Retreat
2015-11-28 The Miracle Of Metta 49:47
Exploring Metta as a purification practice, and as a foundation for spiritual friendship and dharma service.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2015-11-23 Guided Mudita Meditation 58:42
Exploring mudita for the benefactor and oneself.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2015-11-21 Exploring the Third Foundation of Mindfulness 48:25
Cultivating a balanced relationship to our mind-states, even while we go through cycles of ‘purity and purification’ as the practice develops
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2015-11-07 Right Resolve 45:45
An exploration of the second factor of the Noble Eightfold Path, Right Resolve, focusing on renunciation: how not clinging to material pleasures can support not clinging to mental constructs, which leads to deepening experiences of freedom
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2015-10-31 Wisdom and Compassion 55:37
An exploration of how these two "wings to awakening" can be brought into balance firstly through understanding how wisdom can be cultivated on three distinct levels then through how compassion and self compassion work in relation to the other three Brahma Vihara practices
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

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