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Shane Hill's Dharma Talks at Insight Santa Cruz
Shane Hill
Shane Hill is a clinical psychologist, mindfulness teacher, and a community facilitator here at ISC. He has been practicing Vipassana/Insight Meditation for many years, has studied and trained in both Theravada and Mahayana Buddhism, has been trained by Bob Stahl, the guiding teacher at ISC, in MBSR and community facilitation, and is an on-going student of the Suttas, the Dharma, and of Life, the greatest moment to moment teacher of all.
2020-03-05 Meeting Emotional Suffering With Awareness #4 - Self-Compassion 50:25
This is the fourth and final part of the 4-meeting series taught by ISC Community Facilitator, Shane Hill. This dharma talk and meditation practices use the Brahma-Viharas of Metta (Lovingkindness) and Karuna (Compassion) to focus our attention toward ourselves and all inner experience with kindness.
2020-02-20 Meeting Emotional Suffering With Awareness #3 - Fear & Anxiety 52:12
This is the third part of the 4-meeting series taught by ISC Community Facilitator, Shane Hill. This dharma talk and meditation focus on fear and anxiety. Specific practices are given to use investigation, mindfulness, and concentration anchoring practice to increase our capacity to be with intense internal experience related to fear.
2020-02-06 Meeting Emotional Suffering With Awareness #2 - Depressive States 47:42
This is the second part of the 4-meeting series taught by ISC Community Facilitator, Shane Hill. This dharma talk and guided meditation focus on depressive states, loss, depression and negative thought patterns. Specific practices are given to work with thoughts and to use mindfulness of the body to increase one’s capacity to be with difficulties as they arise.
2020-01-30 Meeting Emotional Suffering with Awareness #1 - Trauma 56:46
This 4-Meeting Series, taught by ISC Community Facilitator Shane Hill, is for those who are experiencing life challenges that result in emotional suffering, such as depressed mood, anxiety, negative thinking, low self-worth or feeling stuck. The aim is to explore how the Dharma and meditation can help to support us when emotional suffering is present. We will learn how to meet what is arising inside us with awareness and with kindness. Each meeting will include meditation, a dharma talk, and time for discussion. Attending all 4 meetings is suggested, however, not necessary. Each meeting will have a different topic and will include specific practices for that topic.

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