Common Ground Meditation Center: Jill Shepherd's most recent Dharma talks

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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.

Jill Shepherd: 08 talk: Right Effort p2 - Seven Factors of Awakening
Yesterday at 7:30 PM

(Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre) Continuing to explore Right Effort as the capacity to release the hindrances and help the Seven Factors of Awakening to arise


Jill Shepherd: 07 instructions: mindfulness of the body in terms of the four elemental qualities
Yesterday at 2:30 PM

(Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre) An introduction to experiencing the body in terms of the elemental qualities of earth, water, fire and air


Jill Shepherd: 06 meditation: spaciousness and mettā
Yesterday at 9:45 AM

(Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre) Orienting to the energy of mettā / kindness as a support for more openness and ease in the body, heart and mind


Jill Shepherd: 05 instructions: cultivating spaciousness and metta
Yesterday at 9:00 AM

(Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre) Continuing with the exploration of clinging and release, noticing what gets in the way and what supports more openness and ease, with an invitation to orient to mettā


Jill Shepherd: 04 talk: Right Effort p1 - the Five Hindrances
Last Saturday at 7:30 PM

(Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre)


Jill Shepherd: 04 talk: Right Effort and the Five Hindrances
Last Saturday at 7:30 PM

(Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre)


Jill Shepherd: 03 instructions: mindfulness of the body
Last Saturday at 2:30 PM

(Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre) Beginning to sensitise our awareness to notice the physical symptoms of clinging and release


Jill Shepherd: 02 meditation: mindfulness of breathing
Last Saturday at 9:30 AM

(Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre) Beginning by establishing awareness of the body sitting, and simply receiving the experience of breathing


Jill Shepherd: 01 instructions: developing mindfulness and steadiness of mind
Last Saturday at 9:00 AM

(Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre) Developing sati / mindfulness and samadhi / steadiness of mind, to sensitise us to what supports ease, and what gets in the way


Jill Shepherd: 34 meditation: equanimity
01/06/2022

(Sydney Insight Meditators) Starting with the usual anchors of body, physical sensations and sounds, then opening to choiceless attention and cultivating an attitude of equanimity or non-reactivity in relation to whatever we're experiencing


Jill Shepherd: 33 instructions: equanimity
01/06/2022

(Sydney Insight Meditators) A short introduction to equanimity as a support for the ending of the retreat


Jill Shepherd: 32 meditation: mudita as appreciation for outer conditions and inner qualities
01/06/2022

(Sydney Insight Meditators) Beginning by acknowledging what we can appreciate about the outer conditions of being on retreat, then orienting to the skilful inner qualities that have been strengthened, specifically the seven factors of awakening


Jill Shepherd: 31 instructions: mudita p2
01/06/2022

(Sydney Insight Meditators) As the retreat comes to a close, noticing the tendency for the mind to go into future thinking, and come back to abiding in the skilful qualities that have been developed here, specifically mudita as a form of appreciation or gratitude


Jill Shepherd: 30 talk: working with afflictive thought-patterns
01/05/2022

(Sydney Insight Meditators)


Jill Shepherd: 27 talk: Seven Factors of Awakening
01/04/2022

(Sydney Insight Meditators) An overview of the Seven Factors of Awakening


Jill Shepherd: 26 meditation: metta for benefactor
01/04/2022

(Sydney Insight Meditators) Beginning with metta for a benefactor, then oneself, mostly using the reciting phrases practice method


Jill Shepherd: 25 instructions: metta practice
01/04/2022

(Sydney Insight Meditators) Brief instructions for cultivating metta or kindness for a benefactor


Jill Shepherd: 24 meditation: choiceless attention
01/04/2022

(Sydney Insight Meditators) Beginning by stabilising awareness on the breath, physical sensations and sounds, then opening to choiceless attention, letting the awareness connect with whatever experience is predominant


Jill Shepherd: 28 meditation: awakening factors
01/04/2022

(Sydney Insight Meditators) Noticing the presence or absence of each of the seven awakening factors


Jill Shepherd: 23 instructions: choiceless attention
01/04/2022

(Sydney Insight Meditators) Instructions for letting go of having a single meditation object, and moving to choiceless attention, letting the awareness connect with whatever experience is predominant


Jill Shepherd: 22 talk: Five Hindrances
01/03/2022

(Sydney Insight Meditators) An overview of the Five Hindrances, afflictive mental states that get in the way of clear seeing