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Jill Shepherd's Dharma Talks
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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2021-06-17 talk: Wise Livelihood 24:50
A beginning exploration of how "livelihood" includes every aspect of how we live our lives, grounded in the orientation to non-harming
Auckland Insight Meditation Living a life of mutual benefit: Exploring the Noble Eightfold Path
2021-06-03 talk: Wise Action part 2 15:07
short talk looking at the second aspect of Wise Action, not stealing or taking what is not freely offered, in relation to our individual lives and our collective impact
Auckland Insight Meditation Living a life of mutual benefit: Exploring the Noble Eightfold Path
2021-05-30 05 talk: spiritual friendship 8:59
A short intro exploring the challenges and rewards of spiritual friendship as the foundation of sangha or community
Auckland Insight Meditation one-day celebration of Vesak and the Auckland Insight community
2021-05-30 03 talk: Heavenly Messengers 16:14
Looking at the legend of the Four Heavenly Messengers, and finding parallels in the context of our own lives
Auckland Insight Meditation one-day celebration of Vesak and the Auckland Insight community
2021-05-30 02 talk: short introduction to celebrating Vesak 11:02
Exploring ways of celebrating Vesak and the Auckland Insight community
Auckland Insight Meditation one-day celebration of Vesak and the Auckland Insight community
2021-05-30 01 meditation: cultivating mudita as a foundation for the day's practice 15:25
orienting to appreciation and gratitude as a foundation for this day of celebration
Auckland Insight Meditation one-day celebration of Vesak and the Auckland Insight community
2021-05-27 talk: Wise Action 16:32
A short introduction to Right or Wise Action
Auckland Insight Meditation Living a life of mutual benefit: Exploring the Noble Eightfold Path
2021-05-27 meditation: compassion 27:21
Mostly silent sitting with a few minutes orientation to compassion at the beginning
Auckland Insight Meditation Living a life of mutual benefit: Exploring the Noble Eightfold Path
2021-05-06 talk: Wise Speech p2 18:27
Looking at lesser-known aspects of Wise Speech, including how the Buddha at times endorsed harsh speech if necessary to prevent harm; also exploring the role of wise listening to help discern when and how to speak
Auckland Insight Meditation Living a life of mutual benefit: Exploring the Noble Eightfold Path
2021-04-22 tallk: Wise Speech and the power of truth 18:16
Auckland Insight Meditation Living a life of mutual benefit: Exploring the Noble Eightfold Path

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