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Jill Shepherd, Guest Teacher

Finding (Moments of) Ease in the Midst of it All (Online & Live Stream at UFM)

August 4, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PDT


Join us online on Friday, Aug 4th from 7:00PM to 9:00PM, for an evening with Jill Shepherd. In this talk we will be exploring some ways to navigate the busy-ness and stress of every day life.  This event will be Online.  The event will also be live-streamed at UFM for those who want to gather together in person.

Instructor Bio

Jill Shepherd began practicing insight meditation in Thailand in 1999, and since that time has lived and worked at several meditation centers and monasteries in the US, Australia, England, and Thailand.

She spent seven years on staff at the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Barre, Massachusetts, where she participated in several long retreats and Buddhist study programs, as well as offering weekly meditation classes at a nearby prison.

She 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 mostly between the USA, Australia and New Zealand, teaching insight / Vipassanā and Brahmavihāra retreats and offering ongoing study and practice groups focused on bringing the dharma into daily life. She also leads courses and non-residential workshops exploring the relational practice of Insight Dialogue, as developed by Gregory Kramer and colleagues.

Registration & Donation

Registration is not needed for this event. A meeting link will be provided on the Online page, prior to the event.  The event will also be live-streamed at UFM for those who want to gather together in person.  The suggested event donation is $5, plus teacher dana. (Dana is a term for generosity, or freely offered giving.) Please use your best efforts to pay the suggested donation or another heartfelt amount. All are welcome regardless of ability to pay. Dana for SIMS can be offered online at

Jill is an independent meditation teacher and is not financially supported by any meditation center  or Buddhist organization. She relies entirely on dana for her livelihood. Dana may be offered via this link:

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August 4, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
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Seattle, WA 98105 United States
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