Jill Shepherd began practicing 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.  In September 2016 she will graduate from the IMS / Spirit Rock teacher training program in the US, under the guidance of Joseph Goldstein and Gil Fronsdal.  She is also an Insight Dialogue teacher-in-training under the guidance of Gregory Kramer and Mary Burns.  Currently, she divides her time between the US, 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.

Jill is an independent meditation teacher and is not financially supported by any meditation centre or Buddhist organisation. She relies on dana for her livelihood, and pays for most of the expenses incurred in offering a retreat, including international airfares, herself.

Links to talks by Jill:


2016 January brahma vihara retreat, Bellingham WA

Individual meetings:

Depending on her schedule, Jill is sometimes able to offer individual meetings either in person, or by Skype or phone.  She has an online calendar where you can check her availability and make bookings to meet with her.
Here’s the link: https://jill0shepherd.youcanbook.me
You will need to set the time zone of your own region and it will automatically work out availability in her time zone.

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