12/27/12 pt.3 Goa, India From this talk: “If you want to feel inside the body, you really have to let go of thinking mind.” A brief talk followed by “inner body awareness meditation” instructions. This is the first part of Yamashita-sensei’s “One Dharma Method.” This will be the last podcast of 2014. Thank you forContinue reading “Body in the Body”
12/27/12 Goa, India From this talk: “The purpose of compassion meditation is how to have a relationship based on compassion with [everybody].” Topics covered include: Real freedom, some benefits of meditation, mindful eating, mindfulness in everyday life, and compassion.
12/27/12 pt.2 Goa, India From this talk: “If you can improve your relationship with family members, then you can be called a good practitioner.” Topics covered include: Tich Nhat Hanh, the importance of practicing with others, the anapanasati sutta, and the four foundations of mindfulness
12/28/12 Goa, India From this talk: “Just saying yes to your present situation, finally your dissatisfaction has ended…that is the meaning of staying in the present moment.” Topics covered include: habitual tendencies, freedom from external circumstances, contentment with the present moment, and the difference between “no” and “yes.”
12/08/12 Bir, Himachal Pradesh, India From this talk: “[Desire] means you are saying “no” to your present state. But now you said “yes.” You are content. That’s why your desire will disappear.” Topics covered include subtle consciousness, the problem of dulling yourself down, desire, and leaving the world of thinking mind. With a question and answerContinue reading “Contentment With the Present Moment”
12/07/12 Bir, Himachal Pradesh, India From this talk: “Suffering is self-created. That’s it. You made it. You created the suffering…but I’m not blaming you. I’m giving you hope.” Topics covered include the first noble truth, criticizing mind, identifying as thinking mind, and who watches the breath. With a question and answer period at the end,Continue reading “Beyond Thinking Mind”
12/06/12 Bir, Himachal Pradesh, India He abused me, he beat me, he defeated me, he robbed me. In those who harbor such thoughts, hatred will never cease. He abused me, he beat me, he defeated me, he robbed me. In those who do not harbor such thoughts, hatred will cease. For hatred does not ceaseContinue reading “The Cessation of Hatred”
12/18/11 From this talk: “When we observe from the Blue Sky point of view, this is true mindfulness.” Topics covered include avoiding confusion between traditions, form and formlessness, true mindfulness, and the cloud of anxiety.
12/17/11 From this talk: “Meditation’s not a personal thing anymore..as humanity itself, we should meditate to advance one step further. It means from the world of thinking mind. Now everywhere…we are already reaching the limit…[there are] so many environmental problems, so many psychological problems. So now humanity, as a race, we are already reaching someContinue reading “Meditation for Humanity”
12/16/11 From this talk: “We’ve been looking for peace of mind in completely the wrong place.” Topics covered include getting to the point, moving from room A to B, and the true meaning of mindfulness. Please feel free to discuss this week’s podcast below.