may, 2020

tue26may(may 26)7:00 PMtue16jun(jun 16)8:30 PMComing Home to the Heart: Strengthening Our Natural Resilience to Meet Life’s Challenges (Online)7:00 PM - (june 16) 8:30 PM Online - Zoom Event Organized By: Buddhist Library & Meditation Centre Event Type :Courses/Teachings on Buddhism,Meditation Conducted / Instructed


Event Details

26 May 2020

16 June 2020

In this two-week teaching, Jill Shepherd will speak on our natural resilience and how we can strengthen it through our Buddhist practice, relating this to the current situation in the world.

The sessions will be live via Zoom and will include a short sitting of 15–20 minutes, then a half hour talk, followed by Q&A.

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Please be sure to register so we can email you the Zoom link before each session.

Teacher profile

Jill Shepherd began practising insight meditation in Thailand in 1999, and since that time has lived and worked at several meditation centres and monasteries in the US, Australia, England, and Thailand. She recently spent seven years on staff at the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Barre, Massachusetts, where she participated in several long retreats and Buddhist study programmes, as well as offering weekly meditation classes at a nearby men’s prison.

Jill is a graduate of the IMS / Spirit Rock teacher training program in the US, under the guidance of Joseph Goldstein and Gil Fronsdal. Currently, she divides her time between the USA, Australia and New Zealand, teaching Vipassana and Brahma Vihara retreats and offering ongoing study and practice groups focused on bringing the Dharma into daily life.

All Sessions are by Donation (Dana) to the Buddhist Library. All donations to the Buddhist Library of $2 and over are tax deductible.

Dana is the traditional practice of generosity, the extending of one’s goodwill, which is fundamental to Buddhism and other spiritual traditions. The Library offers events and classes without requesting a fee and it’s up to each person to determine the amount of dana they’d like to offer. We understand that this is a difficult time financially for many, and people will give what they can. An appropriate dana can’t be prescribed but requires sensitivity to its intent and to the individual’s own situation, as well as awareness of the cost of organising events and supporting teachers to spread the Dhamma.


May 26 (Tuesday) 7:00 PM - June 16 (Tuesday) 8:30 PM


Online - Zoom


Buddhist Library & Meditation or phone 02 9519 6054