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What the World Needs

  We’re often focused on the wrong things, so instead of asking what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you alive. Explore it through our mindfulness exercises.

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The Foundation for all Abundance

  Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance. What goodness do you sometimes forget or take for granted?

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Starting the Day with Gratitude – Meditation

  Before your mind wakes up completely every morning, create a blank canvas. Clear your mind starting the day with a gratitude meditation.

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Sharing Gratitude – Meditation

  Feel the gratitude growing and becoming brighter and brighter with each beat of your heart as you do the sharing gratitude meditation.

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Making Room for Gratitude – Meditation

  How does it feel to be grateful? Throughout our busy lives, we often lose the chance to find stillness. Do this making room for gratitude meditation.

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Heart-Centered Gratitude – Meditation

  We often take the heart for granted without noticing all of the work it does for us. Connect with your heart, do the heart-centered gratitude meditation.

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Gratitude Is Not In The Words

  Gratitude is not in the words but in the heart, which expresses it. What meaning do you draw from these words? How does the heart express gratitude?

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Gratitude and Gladness

  Open to the sense of gratitude and gladness. Explore what these experiences are like and how it has the power to lift up your mood and your spirit.

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Gratitude – Meditation

  Say “Thank you” to all the people, to all that is around you and part of you. Find and discover that in gratitude, you care about so much more.

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Filling Your Cup – Meditation

  Do you think you feel empty and forgotten to appreciate things in your life? You can always come to this special place in your heart and fill your cup.

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Experience Gratitude

  Has gratitude been unrecognized or forgotten? Your experience with gratitude can help to recognize where it has been present and unrecognized.

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Ending the Day with Gratitude

Be mindful of the events that happen in your life. To keep the important experiences which make you happy well remembered, end the day with gratitude.

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Day 7 Gratitude

  Allow yourself to feel benefited from the gift of gratitude. Allow yourself to feel appreciation. This is Day 7 gratitude.

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Body Appreciation – Meditation

Inspire gratitude by helping the body connect in unity with the mind. Offer thanks to your unique body as you do the body appreciation meditation.

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Appreciating the Little Things

  Begin to take notice and appreciate the little things around you. Even these little things offer us a chance to live in the present moment.

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12 Intentions of Gratitude

  See if you can take an inventory of the things for which you’re grateful. This meditation samples 12 intentions of gratitude.

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How To Feel Safe, Content & Connected

We have 3 overarching needs. Needs that help us be safe by avoiding harms, help us be content by rewards and help us be connected by attaching to others.

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Gratitude

  Ajahn shares Buddhist wisdom about gratitude. How gratitude is a silent teacher in the Buddhist teachings but quite a persistent one.

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If You Truly Love Me, Don’t Create Me in Your Mind

The kindest thing you can do to them whom you love is not to create them. Ajahn explains in Buddhist discipline how to truly connect with your loved ones.

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Awareness And Intimacy

How do we bring awareness to our lives so as to fully embrace intimacy, both within ourselves and with others? Jack Kornfield offers this hour-long mindfulness talk on awareness and intimacy.

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Evening Affirmations of Gratitude

Affirmations offer inspiration and support. “I am grateful for the gifts I receive from others” is an example of the evening affirmations of gratitude.

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Metta: Near and Far Enemies

The practice of Metta is an exploration. How Metta is relevant in the unfolding of the Dharma? How the heart responds as we identify loving kindness?

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Connection to Life

Guy Armstrong talks about connection to life. How the ego puts us into differentiating ourselves making us less connected to the whole of humanity.

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The Power of Lovingkindness

The practice of Metta makes the heart more responsive. You’ll be surprised you don’t even need to learn Metta in order to show the power of loving kindness.

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Loving Humanity and Melting the Ice

Anam Thubten teaches us to turn our attention into the world, to look into our heart. To love humanity and tells us to connect.

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Melting Into Love

Anam Thubten urges us to melt into love. Our mind is like water. Its nature is to flow and pristine, however, it is usually frozen due to anger or fear.

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Embracing Each Moment – Talk

Anam Thubten talks about how embracing each moment ‘as it is’ leads to concentration and worry-free living vis a vis dwelling to past.

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Embracing Each Moment – Meditation

Anam Thubten leads a guided meditation for embracing each moment. I will abide with a mind imbued with gladness, abundant, exalted, immeasurable.

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Guided Heart Meditation

Anam Thubten leads the guided heart meditation, to remind the memories of the heart, compassion, and loving-kindness, and awaken the heart.

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Patience

Listen to Guided Meditation on Patience by Marcia Rose. With patience being the most important and necessary quality with mindfulness insight.

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Generosity

Marcia Rose talks about the seamless circle of the paramies of generosity. Paramies are the accumulated forces of purity within the heart and mind.

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Listening Deeply

Kate Munding talks about the 5 precepts- a commitment to non-harming. Learn how listening deeply with compassion is a form of wise speech.

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The Dharma of True Friendship

Kate Munding shares a story about how the Buddha advised on friendship; also shared her own story about the friendships she had when only a few were good.

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Letting In The Love

James Baraz explains that the relations we have, our connections are channels of positive energies that make us feel alive. Letting in love is to give.

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Hatred Never Ceases by Hatred

Hatred does not cease from hatred; hatred ceases by love alone. This is an ancient and eternal law. James Baraz expounds how much we need love in the world.

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The Importance of Appreciating our Benefactors

James Baraz tells a story about the importance of appreciating our benefactors. These mentors and inspirations should be considered streams of goodness.

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Metta For the Difficult

James Baraz leads us to understand the Metta for the difficult. When our realities don’t match with other’s, this causes hatred and confusion.

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Compassion With Attunement

Frank Ostaseski leads a meditation centering on compassion and attunement. He says compassion is an attunement to exactly where you are.

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Race, Racism, and Spiritual Practice

Donald Rothberg leads a meditation through a sensitive topic of race, racism and spiritual practice. Referencing to injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

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Empathy: Its Nature, What Makes It Hard, and How to Develop It

Donald Rothberg talks about empathy: its nature, what makes it hard and how to develop it. Empathy is the ability to tune in to a person’s emotions, thinking, etc.

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Generosity and Gratitude

Donald Rothberg talks about the relationship between Generosity and Gratitude. It's the spirit of giving is based on the feeling of Gratitude.

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Practicing with Darkness and Light at the Winter Solstice

In this meditation practice, Donald Rothberg talks about embracing the darkness and inviting in the light especially in this time of winter solstice.

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Bringing Wisdom and Love to All Parts of Our Lives

Donald Rothberg talks about a vision of bringing wisdom and love to all parts of our lives. In this meditation, he showed the letter from Birmingham Jail.

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Forgiveness Practice

Forgiveness practice can be done in different ways. In cultures, it’s an interpersonal practice while in Buddhist practice, it’s more of inner or community.

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Reflections on the Splendor of Generosity

Phillip Moffitt explains there is joy in generosity. This particular meditation is to acknowledge the practice of compassionate generosity in mindfulness.

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Redemption

Jack Kornfield references to the “I have a dream” speech by Martin Luther King. That there is freedom in spirit and heart that leads to redemption.

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Right Livelihood & Redemption

Jack Kornfield talks about the mystery of human life and the topic of redemption in relation to having the right livelihood. How will you live if it’s short?

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Self Compassion

Appreciate your compassion with this self compassion guided meditation by Sean Fargo. Take your mind into a difficult situation and internalize.

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Increasing Loving Kindness

Sean Fargo leads a guided meditation to increase Loving Kindness. This meditation expresses the kind wishes from the heart, which amplifies to all you know.

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Opening To Gratitude

Sean Fargo leads the Opening to Gratitude meditation. This meditation teaches to appreciate the gifts, to be thankful while thinking of people close to us.

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Compassion

Sean Fargo leads a walking meditation with compassion as the theme. Find a place to walk that is safe to listen to this instruction.

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Metta in the Post Obama Era

Matthew Brensilver leads a guided meditation about Metta in the Post Obama Era. “Aspire to be safe for others.” centering on this statement and striving to be free from suffering.

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Heartfulness Meditation

Wes Nisker leads a heartfulness meditation. To arouse compassion and love to the world we inhabit, to imagine the earth from space and hold it’s beauty.

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Guided Loving Kindness Meditation

Sharon Salzberg leads a guided loving-kindness meditation. She urges to feel loving, care and acceptance of self. To grasp happiness within, not too tight and not too negligent.

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Guided Metta Meditation

Joseph Goldstein leads a guided Metta meditation. Metta is loving-kindness, is a general feeling of friendliness or goodwill towards others.

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Heartfelt Meditation

Joseph Goldstein leads guided heartfelt meditation on Metta - the feeling of kindliness, loving-kindness, and heartfelt. Of friendliness and goodwill.

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Love Is The Answer

Spring Washam talks about the topic Love Is The Answer. She also talks about opening the heart, freedom, and joy, having faith and trust over the journey of suffering.

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Purification Through Love

Spring Washam talks about Purification Through Love which is actually Metta, Loving-kindness. She explains how Loving-kindness purifies the soul, how we are looking about it all our life only to find it

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The Fierce Heart

Spring Washam talks about compassion- The Fierce Heart. There is a lot of suffering in the world, and all are called to help. Compassion compels us.

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Grief, Love and Groundlessness

Matthew Brensilver leads a guided meditation- Grief, Love and Groundlessness. When we choose to love, grief becomes a facet of life.

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Self-Compassion Meditation

This meditation by Kristin Neff is a variant of the classic loving-kindness meditation but tailored particularly on self-compassion.

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Loving Kindness Meditation

This meditation is the loving-kindness meditation by Kristin Neff. It's meant to generate feelings of goodwill and kindness both for others and yourself.

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Compassionate Body Scan

Kristin Neff leads a meditation called the Compassionate Body Scan. It takes about 20 minutes to complete. Start with getting in touch with your body.

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The Flowering of Compassion

Mark Coleman talks about the Flowering of Compassion. Mark explains we live in a world of heartful connectedness. The real path lies in loving-kindness

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Loving Kindness For The Earth

Einstein said a human being is part of the whole universe. Nisker talks about Loving Kindness for the Earth. Our task is to widen our compassion for her.

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How To Increase Loving Kindness

Sharon Salzberg talks about Metta- the Practice of Loving Kindness. The kind of loving-kindness that does not select but wishes goodwill to all you know.

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Equanimity and Faith

Sharon Salzberg talks about Equanimity and Faith. Equanimity is the evenness of mind, especially in difficult circumstances. Develop a mind that’s filled with so much love and resembles space.

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Life of Service

Mark Coleman talks about Life of Service. How wonderful and inspiring if the life of service we have is filled with compassion and loving-kindness.

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Self-Compassion Practice

Rick Hanson talks about Self-compassion Practice. It is easy to feel compassion towards others than to yourself simply because we don’t feel much concerned.

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Gratitude

Rick Hanson talks about Gratitude. It’s a sort of a catchword for gladness, satisfaction, and fulfillment. These feelings are the core of happiness.

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Befriending Yourself

Rick Hanson talks about Befriending Yourself. This practice aims to cultivate the deep sense of being a friend to yourself. Firstly, take care of yourself.

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Gratitude

Oren Sofer leads a guided meditation of Gratitude. The secret of gratitude is that it can be cultivated and strengthened as a source of well being and inner happiness.

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Commitment, Attachment & Love

Jack Kornfield talks about Commitment, Attachment, and Love. Love takes off the masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.

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Forgiving Ourselves & Others

Tara Brach leads a guided meditation on Forgiving Ourselves and Others as part of Metta, and loving-kindness. Sometimes the body tends to tense and resist.

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Meditation: Tonglen

Tara Brach leads a guided Meditation: Tonglen. The natural suffering we encounter is the gateway to compassion. Let loving awareness takeover and let loose of all resisting.

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Meditation: A Forgiving Heart

Tara Brach leads a guided meditation: A Forgiving Heart. Forgiving is the act of the heart to free it from aversive blame and hatred. Take the next step with more openness.

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RAIN of Compassion

Tara Brach leads a guided heart meditation: RAIN of compassion. Begin with sensing the heart’s intention to awaken the heart of compassion.

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Compassion Q&A

Tara Brach holds a Q&A session on the topic of Compassion. Let the heart soften and open, bring mindfulness attention to untangle the tangle.

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Self-Compassion

Tara Brach talks about the topic Self-Compassion. In these difficult times, we’re often cruel on ourselves. It’s necessary to have self-compassion to bring the fullness of our being.

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Gratitude & Generosity

Tara Brach talks about Gratitude & Generosity. Breathing in & out, letting go is one of expressing gratitude to the world.

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Gratitude

Gil Fronsdal is a world-renowned Buddhist teacher and scholar. In this free mindfulness talk, he discusses the importance of Gratitude.

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The Kind Heart

Whatever the mind thinks about something fondly, it becomes the mind’s inclination. Joseph Goldstein talks about The Kind Heart. Cultivate loving kindness.

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Love: Cultivation, Concentration & Purification

Matthew Brensilver talks about Love: Cultivation, Concentration & Purification. Love makes our grounds fertile to realize wisdom deeply.

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Love, Sexuality & Mindfulness

Matthew Brensilver talks about Love: Sexuality & Mindfulness. Love & Sexuality requires a lot of awareness and the sense of letting go.

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Developing Compassion

Jack Kornfield talks about Developing Compassion. The Buddha said the freedom of the heart is love. Compassion is the quivering of the heart when it touches sorrow.

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Soulmate Attraction (Binaural Beat)

Attracting your soulmate is possible with mindfulness. This binaural beat will help you reach the grounded, fully present state necessary to bring the right person into your life. Soulmate Attraction Binaural

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Loving Kindness

Sean Fargo leads a guided meditation on Loving Kindness. Metta or loving-kindness is the movement of love and sense of care towards others.

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Gratitude

Sean Fargo leads a guided meditation about Gratitude. The feeling of deep appreciation and gratitude promotes mindful awareness and goodwill to others.

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Going Home

Sharon Salzberg talks about Going Home; to reach the balance in living a life of mindfulness and compassion; to aspire to become fully liberated being.

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Mindfulness & Pain 6: Compassion and Investigation

Learn how to bring up kindness toward yourself & use the power of mindfulness to investigate how you feel in Compassion and Investigation by Oren J. Sofer.

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