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Jill Shepherd's Dharma Talks at Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge
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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2022-04-30 Guided meditation equanimity p2 47:29
Based on the Buddha's instructions to Rahula, using the space elemental quality to find spaciousness and non-reactivity in the body, heart and mind
April 2022 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2022-04-28 Seven Factors of Awakening p5: Equanimity 54:55
Looking at the final awakening factor, what gets in the way, what helps it to arise and strengthen, and the insights into anicca - dukkha - anatta that it supports
April 2022 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2022-04-28 Guided meditation equanimity P1 46:14
Based on the Buddha's instructions to Rahula, using the earth's elemental quality to orient to steadiness and non-reactivity
April 2022 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2022-04-23 Guided meditation: samādhi 45:44
Inviting the knowing of pleasant bodily sensations to uplift the heart-mind into appreciation or even joy, which might settle into tranquility then samādhi
April 2022 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2022-04-22 Seven Factors of Awakening p4: Tranquility and Samādhi 54:27
Looking at how tranquility can support a less effortful settling into samādhi, mental absorption
April 2022 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2022-04-21 Guided meditation: tranquility 15:48
An invitation to incline the body, heart and mind towards tranquility
April 2022 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2022-04-16 Guided meditation exploring pleasant feeling-tone 30:29
Exploring pleasant feeling-tone as a support for skilful mental qualities to arise
April 2022 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2022-04-15 Seven Factors of Awakening p3: Energy and Joy 50:47
Looking at some of the common obstacles to experiencing balanced energy or effort and opening to joy, with some suggestions for softening these obstacles
April 2022 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2022-04-14 Guided meditation exploring balanced energy or effort 46:19
An invitation to notice how any sense of identification with our meditation practice can create a subtle pressure that interferes with the development of the awakening factors
April 2022 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2022-04-09 Guided meditation exploring mindfulness and investigation 17:26
Short instructions and guidance for investigating mindfulness of mindfulness itself
April 2022 at IMS - Forest Refuge

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