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What Are We Doing Here?

  Ajahn shares wisdom about how the Buddhist teachings of enlightenment have a purpose in the world. Much about our own purpose.

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Fear of Public Speaking

  Our perceptions are unreliable, subjective and impermanent. Ajahn teaches how different audience perceive, and why public speaking is terrifying.

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Poetry, Beauty And Art

In mindfulness, attention is inclusive of appreciating poetry, beauty, and art. Jack Kornfield explains that they are all integrated into our existence.

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Teachers And Cults

Jack Kornfield talks about teachers and gurus. He expounds the importance of independence or spirituality and truth; in order not to fall astray into cults.

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Karma and Intention

Gil talks about intention and karma. Part of the core of mindfulness is the appreciation of the present moment with intentions causing the choices we make.

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Big Flower, Small Flower

Gil Fronsdal talks about Acharias- women who have become gurus of the Buddhism teachings. He said the path of the Buddha leads to liberation.

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Nature of Awareness

Guy Armstrong talks about the nature of awareness; mindfulness and consciousness being different properties. What about the word awareness?

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What Is Your Original Face?

Anam Thubten leads us further in our longing to self-discovery. How awakening our consciousness reveals our original face.

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Go Inside and Ask: What Do I Want Most?

Anam Thubten gives insight about self-discovery. To ask what do I want most. That what we know ‘everybody wants happiness’ is not really entirely true.

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Surrendering to Life

Many people try to find the answer to the suffering of human life. In parallel, the entire Buddha’s teaching deals about human suffering.

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Sacred Fertilizer

Sacred Fertilizer- sometimes we need a powerful dose of challenges, tribulations, crisis such as loss of loved ones or unbearable feelings to awaken our Buddha nature.

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No Self, No Problem

No self is an old concept in the Buddhist sutras. To Anam, we are no singular entity but more of multi-dimensional, if we look deep into our consciousness.

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Reflection on Monet Poem

Marcia Rose reflects on the Monet Poem: Monet refuses the Operation by Lisel Mueller. And another, Shoveling Snow With Buddha – Poem by Billy Collins.

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Boredom

Shaila Catherine talks about boredom as a hindrance to meditation. A hindering force that prevents us from being aware and awake from what is happening.

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Many Kinds of Thoughts

Shaila Catherine talks about Many Kinds of Thoughts. A liberated one will think what he wishes to and will not be controlled or seduced by various whims.

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The Role of Motivation and Intention

“Everything rests on the tip of one’s motivation.” Kate Munding urges us to think if we truly live our lives as though it were true. Its role and intention.

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Mindfulness With Attitude

James Baraz shares that the first day of the retreat is a detox process. You will feel the resistance of sorts and how the attitude to mindfulness starts.

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The Tall Poppy and the Shrinking Violet

James Baraz describes the characteristics of the tall poppy and shrinking violet to oppression and benevolence. The mind can be arrogant and can be humble.

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Being a Sacred Warrior in These Tough Times

“I decided to stick with love, hate is too great a burden to bear!” said Martin Luther King. James Baraz describes the sacred warrior in these tough times.

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Trust

James Baraz talks about trust in relation to self-discovery. And how it relates to believing, and how it facilitates the opening of doors to Dharma.

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Peaceful Warrior in Modern Times

Hatred never ceases by hatred. James Baraz discusses how love is the only way to end hatred as we are called to be peaceful warriors in these modern times.

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Working With The Judging Mind

James Baraz talks about working with the judging mind on meditation practice. Sometimes the best ones who can perform deep meditation are the worse ones.

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The Problem With Being a Good Meditator

James Baraz talks about the problem of being a good meditator. The conceit, anxiety, and restlessness clings and hides through the mask of accomplishments.

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Equanimity: Finding Balance In Difficult Times

James Baraz talks about pain and suffering in the world. We have the power to alleviate pain. Find balance in difficult times through equanimity.

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The Multiplication of Courage

James Baraz talks about the power of community. There is a kind with creativity or collective intelligence, and sometimes multiplication of courage.

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Surrender

Frank Ostaseski talks about seeing things in a new way. That to uncover what’s hidden we gradually remove the obstacles- such is surrender.

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Spiritual Journey

Donald Rothberg leads the spiritual journey meditation towards perfecting mindfulness. To look deeply to oneself takes more courage than the soldier on the battlefield.

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Working with Transforming Judgment Mind

Donald Rothberg talks about working with transforming judgment mind. It talks about daily life and limiting factors and sometimes unconscious.

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Connecting with the Earth

Phillip Moffitt leads a meditation to appreciate the body and connecting with the earth element: it’s textures, weight, & firmness.

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Patience and Perseverence

In this talk, Phillip Moffitt focuses on patience and determination. Patience is the willingness to start over while determination is starting over similar to perseverance.

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Letting Go of Your Story

Phillip Moffitt leads a mediation to explore about our lives’ story. 1st is to acknowledge the absolute necessity of the narrative. Letting go is another.

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Finding Possibility in All That Arises and Passes

Phillip Moffitt leads a themed meditation finding possibility in all that arises and (vanishes) passes. The breath, thoughts, feelings, anger and etc.

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Stories That People Will Say About Us

Sylvia Boorstein tells a story that leads to Siddharta, it deals with the spiritual journey of self-discovery. We all have stories to share with people.

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Everything is Spiritual Practice

Sylvia Boorstein leads a spontaneous meditation and tells that the spiritual practice happens even when in community with others, so it’s everything.

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Right Concentration

Shaila Catherine quotes the Buddha, “concentration is to understand things the way it is.” When the mind is steady, it enables us to know things thoroughly.

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Samadhi (Concentration) Practice

Donald Rothberg talks about the art of Samadhi practice. Samadhi (concentration) is the aim of the practice. It allows to know more and see with the mind.

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Tending Yourself, Tending The World

Jack Kornfield tells about tending to yourself and the world by caring for each other. He tells a story about a student desperate to get home to his Mom.

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Remembering Motivation

Improve your motivation and look deep into your self, access the place of your accomplishments. Sean Fargo leads a guided meditation remembering motivation.

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Positive Future

Envision your purpose by a guided meditation positive future by Sean Fargo. This is a chance to connect within the place inside us toward a life of meaning.

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Leading With Purpose

Sean Fargo leads a guided meditation Leading with Purpose. This meditation explores leading with purpose whether you’re in an organization or family.

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Just Like Me

Just like me guided meditation by Sean Fargo focuses on the appreciation of your likeness with others. To feel the shared experience as human beings, open channels of compassion.

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Focused Attention & Concentration

Sean Fargo leads a guided meditation focused attention and concentration. This meditation is useful to increase focus and mindfulness.

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Focused Attention And Open Awareness

Sean Fargo leads a guided meditation that alternates between focused attention and open awareness. Direct the attention back to the breath then expand awareness.

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Spirituality and Politics

Jack Kornfield leads a guided meditation about Spirituality and Politics. It’s a lengthy broadcast starting with a beautiful song you may want to skip the intro part.

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Working With Your Inner Critic

Mark Coleman leads a meditation- Working with your Inner Critic. It’s unusual because in this meditation he allows inviting a little judgment.

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Understanding Feelings

Kevin Griffin leads a guided meditation- Understanding Feelings. Kevin urges to be kind to yourself, to lose judgment and understand like it’s a training.

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You Are Not Your Fault

Wes Nisker talks about the topic You Are Not Your Fault. Wes explains that our existence is no accident, that we are all part of an intricate nature.

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How To Be An Earthling

Wes Nisker talks about the topic How To Be An Earthling. Earthlings, what are we doing here? Wes explores our purpose and connection and making a difference.

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Evolving Together

“If you think you’re too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.”-Dalai Lama. This talk is about Evolving Together by Wes Nisker. It’s about identity.

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How To Focus Your Attention

This guided meditation by Sean Fargo is about How To Focus Your Attention. Relax and stay alert at the same time, focusing your attention to the breath.

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Use Your Mind To Change Your Brain

Rick Hanson talks about using your mind to change the brain. According to studies on meditation, neurons improve and changes the brain.

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Mindfulness At Work

Sharon Salzberg talks about Real Happiness at Work- Mindfulness at Work. Sharon talks about its impermanence and how we can achieve it with gratefulness and loving-kindness.

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Me and We

Rick Hanson talks about Me and We, Autonomy and Intimacy. Autonomy is the inner strength of independence. It supports Intimacy to be happy and feel connected.

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Just One Thing

Rick Hanson talks about the topic Just One Thing. The basic idea is to focus on just one thing each week. Ultimately, it’s your choice to focus on either the negative ones or the positive ones.

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Being For Yourself

Rick Hanson talks about Being For Yourself. To learn how to do this, we apply the wisdom from Buddhism and lessons from modern psychology and neuroscience.

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Using the Mind to Change the Brain

Rick Hanson talks about Using the Mind to Change the Brain, how the experiences leave lasting residues behind in the brain for better or worse, and how we can use this to teach the brain to become calmer,

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Inspired Leadership

Jack Kornfield talks about Inspired Leadership. He takes inspiration from various different leaders like the King of Thailand and George Washington.

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How To Build Confidence

Gil Fronsdal talks about How To Build Confidence. Confidence is a personal quality and how we relate, to show up, to be present and be honest and expressive.

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Power and Worthiness

Gil Fronsdal talks about Power and Worthiness. Strength, dignity, value, power, and confidence all these happen within you.

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Mindfulness as Strength

Gil Fronsdal talks about Mindfulness as Strength. Being careful and paying attention to what’s happening in the present. Otherwise, there’s confusion and judgment.

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Right Speech

Joseph Goldstein talks about Right Speech. Right thoughts and understanding is the 3rd of the 8-fold path to awakening. It tends to yield right speech.

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Vision

Matthew Brensilver talks about Vision. Seeing is feeling. Visual feeling is one part of mindfulness that can be very useful, as during walking meditations.

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Practicing For Oneself Is Complicated

Matthew Brensilver talks about doing Dharma Practice for Oneself is Complicated. But doing it for the benefit of all beings including oneself is simple.

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Failing Well

Matthew Brensilver talks about Failing Well. It’s about perfectionism, failure, and loving-kindness. In practice, failing is indispensable and important.

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Learning To Listen Deeply

Tara Brach talks about Learning To Listen Deeply. It’s kind of an innate form of violence in our culture when we disconnect from the natural rhythms and get addicted to doing.

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The Fruits of Practice

Jack Kornfield talks about the Fruits of Meditation Practice. A greater sense of well-being in the body, it comes from loving-awareness, mindfulness & balance.

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Energizing Your Body (Binaural Beat)

Binaural Beat for Energizing Your Body. Binaural beats are auditory illusion perceived by the brain when two different tones are played into each ear.

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Third Eye Awakening (Binaural Beat)

Binaural Beat for Third Eye Awakening. Binaural beats are auditory illusion perceived by the brain when two different tones are played into each ear.

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Focus Booster (Binaural Beat)

Binaural Beat to Boost Focus. Binaural beats are auditory illusion perceived by the brain when two different tones are played into each ear.

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Increasing Intelligence (Binaural Beat)

Binaural Beat for Increasing Intelligence. Binaural beats are auditory illusion perceived by the brain when two different tones are played into each ear.

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Laser Focus (Binaural Beat)

Binaural Beat for Laser Focus. Binaural beats are auditory illusion perceived by the brain when two different tones are played into each ear.

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Study Aid (Binaural Beat)

Binaural Beat to Aid Study. Binaural beats are auditory illusion perceived by the brain when two different tones are played into each ear.

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Mental Clarity (Binaural Beat)

Binaural Beat for Mental Clarity. Binaural beats are auditory illusion perceived by the brain when two different tones are played into each ear.

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Increasing Creativity (Binaural Beat)

Binaural Beat for Increasing Creativity. Binaural beats are auditory illusion perceived by the brain when two different tones are played into each ear.

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Increasing Focus

Sean Fargo leads a guided meditation about Focused Attention. When the attention wanders, just come back to the breathing. It gives you a sense of clarity.

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Faith In Ourselves

Sharon Salzberg talks about Faith in Ourselves. Thoughts are impermanent, they come and go at whim. It causes us to be forgiving to ourselves or have faith.

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Waking Up in a Changing World

Mark Coleman talks about Waking Up in a Changing World. Climate change is here to stay. We can only mitigate the effects, but this will still cause death.

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The Most Important Thing

Mark Coleman talks about The Most Important Thing on the Buddhist Path. Compassion and Loving-kindness enable us to be present in causing joy for others amidst pain and sorrow.

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