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Ten Minute Meditation – With Just Bells

  Available for download, audible media of 10-minute meditation with just bells. Good for a worry-free 10-minute meditation.

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Contentment

Listen to Guided Meditation on Contentment audio by Gil Fronsdal. Gil Fronsdal is the primary teacher for the “Insight Meditation Center” in Redwood City.

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Unentangled Knowing

Guy Armstrong says “unentangled” means preventing the tangling from happening. So unentangled knowing is the kind that prevents tangling from happening.

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Equanimity

Donald Rothberg discusses the nature of Equanimity, what are the challenges and difficulties, & why it is important. Equanimity is synonymous with balance.

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Penetrating Equanimity

“Teach us to care and not to care, teach us to sit still.” This poem by T.S. Eliot greatly sums up what is the felt sense of equanimity. Equanimity is the culmination of the awakening factors.

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The Dragon and the 10 Gowns

Jack Kornfield talks about how Buddha teaches the transformation of suffering into joy. He then proceeds to tell the story about the dragon and 10 gowns.

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What Should I Think?

Sylvia Boorstein tells a story about an Olympic situation and brainstorms about “what to think?” in response to the situation, how we are limited by thinking normally.

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Seeing Anew

Jack Kornfield talks about seeing things in a fresh way or seeing anew. Perfect for beginners who are contemplating for contentment.

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Thinking

Matthew Brensilver talks about the importance of the ways of thinking. There are so many Buddhist teachings, valuable insights which work with thoughts.

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What Makes Life Precious

Sylvia Boorstein talks about What Makes Life Precious. She starts with a story about what’s in the news and highlights difficult times as part of the Buddha’s teachings.

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Equanimity, The Sweet Joy Of The Way

Spring Washam leads a guided meditation on Equanimity: The Sweet Joy of the Way. Equanimity is the quality of mind beyond the uncertainties of the world.

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Taking Refuge In Diversity

Spring Washam talks about Dharma particularly about Taking Refuge in Diversity; how we can grow through difficulties and how we embrace all of creation.

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True Wisdom Of The Eagle And Condor

Spring Washam talks about the merging of wisdom and compassion: True Wisdom of the Eagle and Condor. How one grows in wisdom and compassion.

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The Camel Knows The Way: Reflections On Faith

Spring Washam talks about reflections on faith through the story of The Camel Knows The Way. The talk about faith is difficult, especially when you know you don’t know the way.

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Welcome Your Body Home

Spring Washam talks about the topic Welcome Your Body Home. It’s about the benefits of meditation, how the mind can heal the body through it.

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Mindful Eating

Sharon Salzberg leads a short meditation on Mindful Eating. Having tea can be a time for meditation. First observe the cup, then the tea. and the smell.

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Nowness Wholeness Allness Oneness

Rick Hanson talks about the four words- Nowness, Wholeness, Allness, and Oneness. Let go of the past, future, and present. Live the present without judgment.

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Evolutionary Wisdom

Wes Nisker talks about Evolutionary Wisdom. Where am I going? Where did I come from? Who am I? Wes says the story of evolution is full of awe and wonder.

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Spiritual Bypassing

Frank Ostaseski talks about Spiritual Bypassing. True spirituality is not something high or mighty, it’s grounded. Frank talks more about Spirituality.

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Talk: At Once Here and Disappearing

Frank Ostaseski talks about At Once Here and Disappearing. Life and Dharma is a package deal. He talks about the reality of death and transformation.

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Intimacy

Rick Hanson talks about Intimacy, how our experiences in childhood can impact our relationships later in life and what people can do to work with those issues as adults.

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Morning Reflection

Joseph Goldstein gives his guidance to Morning Reflection. Let go of the past, let go of the future and let go of the present. 3 instructions to come to deepest realization.

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Mindfulness Of Knowing

Joseph Goldstein talks about Mindfulness of Knowing. To gain mindfulness of knowing,1st is becoming mindful of the breath in the normal sea of the mind.

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Feeling Free

Joseph Goldstein talks about Feeling Free and the 4th noble truth. The 4th noble truth is the way of practice leading to the end of suffering.

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Passing Thoughts and Moods

Joseph Goldstein talks about Passing Thoughts and Moods. Nothing is worth ever adhering to. Live independently and not clinging into the world.

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Morning Reflection

Joseph Goldstein leads a Morning Reflection about Mindfulness. To stay mindful internally and externally rather than being reactive and judgmental.

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Guided Meditation

Jack Kornfield leads a Guided Meditation for the Monday Night seating group. He introduces Spirit Rock’s programs like loving kindness & family programs.

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Meditation: Mystery of Aliveness

Tara Brach leads a guided meditation on The Mystery of Aliveness. Sense the body, space, and everything that’s happening. Become aware of the body breathing.

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Coming Back

Tara Brach leads a guided meditation about Coming Back. In the coming back, the key piece is the quality or attitude that is attending. In mindfulness, this is something that resonates.

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Standing & Walking Meditation

Tara Brach leads a guided Standing & Walking Meditation. It’s a wonderful way to feel being present when standing or walking or while we’re on our way.

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Meditation: Inner Space

Tara Brach leads a guided meditation: Inner Space. This is adapted from a meditation called Open Focus. All questions start with can you imagine.

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How To Be Amazed. Wow!

Gil Fronsdal talks about How To Be Amazed, Wow! There just so many things to be amazed in nature. The cosmos, the mind, consciousness, events.

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Contentment

Gil Fronsdal talks about Contentment. There’s absolutely a lot of things in life to be content with. In mindfulness, contentment leads to a mind in peace.

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Knowing and Not Knowing

Matthew Brensilver talks about Knowing and Not Knowing. Mindfulness is very much about knowing things as they are. At the same time, it’s about not knowing.

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Meditation: Space of Awareness

Tara Brach leads a guided meditation on Meditation: Space of Awareness. Perceive distant sounds, happening in silence. The mind is open like space.

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Golfing With Monkeys

Tara Brach talks about Golfing With Monkeys. She started with a story of monkeys proliferating in a golf course in Calcutta. The lesson is how we respond to the proliferation of suffering.

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The Art of Surrender

Frank Ostaseski talks about the experience of surrender in The Art of Surrender. Listen to what he says about dying as a time of growth and transformation.

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Poetry of Realization

Mark Coleman talks about his long love of poetry and deep interest in awakening in Poetry of Realization. Explore awakening and mindfulness through poems.

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