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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.
2019-11-29 Perception and Volitional Formations 48:14
Exploring clinging and release with a focus on the clinging-aggregates of perception and volitional formations.
November 2019 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2019-11-22 Wisdom and Vedana / Feeling-tone 49:00
Exploring clinging and release with a focus on vedana: knowing worldly and unworldly pleasant, unpleasant and neutral feeling-tones, and understanding why the Buddha placed so much importance on the experience of unworldly feeling-tone as a support for the deepening of dharma practice
November 2019 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2019-11-15 Wisdom and the Body - Part Two 49:22
Exploring clinging and release with a focus on the body, using three practices from the Satipatthana Sutta as support for developing a wiser relationship to the body: contemplating the body in terms of its anatomical parts; its elemental qualities; and as a corpse in decay
November 2019 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2019-11-08 Wisdom and the Body 51:58
Cultivating a wiser relationship to the body through an understanding of the First Noble Truth, focusing on some of the ways we cling to our bodies
November 2019 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2019-11-02 Entering into the refuge of the Forest Refuge 47:59
Orienting to six qualities that support us to enter more fully into practicing at the Forest Refuge: safety, silence, solitude, simplicity, slowing down, and stillness
November 2019 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2018-12-31 Equanimity and wisdom 52:03
Equanimity is highly valued throughout the Buddha's teachings. It acts as a powerful support for insight, and insight in turn, strengthens this quality of ease, acceptance, and freedom.
December 5 - 31, 2018 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2018-12-25 From suffering to ease 48:13
As the arc of practice develops from releasing suffering, dukkha, towards greater happiness, sukha, we often encounter conditioning that gets in the way of opening to deeper ease and freedom. The brahmavihara practice of mudita, appreciative joy, can be a support for releasing that conditioning.
December 5 - 31, 2018 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2018-12-18 Suffering and self-compassion 52:18
An exploration of the first noble truth, and how self-compassion supports our capacity to turn towards life's difficulties with kindness and courage.
December 5 - 31, 2018 at IMS - Forest Refuge

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