The greatest gift is the
gift of the teachings
 
Jill Shepherd's Dharma Talks at Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre
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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2017-09-14 Guided meditation: equanimity for different phases of our lives 38:00
Equanimity for our own lives, in different phases from birth to adulthood
Awakening our Natural Wisdom
2017-09-14 Short instructions: equanimity and the eight worldly winds 6:54
Cultivating equanimity at the end of a retreat, and a brief introduction of equanimity in relation to the eight worldly winds
Awakening our Natural Wisdom
2017-09-13 Talk: anatta not-self and the five aggregates subject to clinging 51:34
Not-self or anatta and an overview of the five aggregates subject to clinging
Awakening our Natural Wisdom
2017-09-12 Guided meditation: equanimity for difficult person 23:33
Exploring equanimity in relation to a difficult or "sticky" person, someone whom we have an agenda for, then in relation to ourselves
Awakening our Natural Wisdom
2017-09-12 Instructions: equanimity for difficult person 10:48
Exploring equanimity in relation to a "difficult" person
Awakening our Natural Wisdom
2017-09-11 Talk: Seven Factors of Awakening 40:43
An overview of the seven factors of awakening and how to work skilfully with more refined states of mind
Awakening our Natural Wisdom
2017-09-10 Guided meditation: mudita for oneself and a good friend 22:17
Guided meditation appreciation one's own good qualities and good fortune, then those of a good friend
Awakening our Natural Wisdom
2017-09-10 Instructions: mudita for oneself 10:21
Exploring the Buddha's instructions to Mahanama to contemplate his own generosity and virtues, as a basis for practising mudita for oneself
Awakening our Natural Wisdom
2017-09-09 Talk: mudita - appreciative joy 41:42
Exploring the brahma vihara practice of mudita, the obstacles that get in the way of it, and suggestions for beginning to develop the quality of joy as a support for insight practice
Awakening our Natural Wisdom
2017-09-09 Guided meditation: refining mindfulness of breathing, using mental noting 41:14
Beginning with the instruction to calm the bodily formations, then refining attention on the specific characteristics of each breath
Awakening our Natural Wisdom

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