Talk given 12/22/13, Goa, India. Topics covered include breath awareness (anapanasati) and habitual tendencies, ego and the thinking mind, resistance, and true practice.
12/21/13 PM, Goa, India From this talk: “If you check your mind please find your resistance. This is the core of your ego.” Topics covered include: ego vs. compassion, the meaning of samatha and vipassana, resistance and acceptance, the importance of retreats, and mindfulness in daily life.
12/21/13 AM, Goa, India From this talk: “With your new identity you cannot have any negativity. This and compassion are the same. No negative emotion can survive in the dimension of compassion.” Topics covered include: Real medicine, the new dimension, the difference between ego and monkey mind, the right tool for meditation, and overcomingContinue reading “Real Medicine”
12/20/13 AM, Goa, India From this talk: “Let’s focus on our own minds. This is the most important point.” Topics covered include: Yamashita-sensei’s self-introduction, pitfalls in approaching the Dharma, Right Attitude, problems in relationships, and a strategy for handling “monkey mind.”
12/20/13 PM Goa, India From this talk: “Why does mindfulness really change the game?” Topics covered include: The real meaning of mindfulness, updating Buddhism, realizing you’re a patient, when meditation doesn’t work, and the ego’s game
12/28/12 Goa, India A brief talk on “saying yes” through compassion, followed by a guided meditation.
12/28/12 Goa, India From this talk: “You don’t have to become a so-called Buddhist. You don’t have to become a member of such and such an organization. You can always start with you.” Topics covered include the similarity between Zen and early Buddhism, conflicts between religious traditions, ancient methods and modern people, the unity ofContinue reading “Beyond Traditions”
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