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Morning Reflection

On this 15-minute audio, 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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Mood & Emotions

Joseph Goldstein talks about Mood & Emotions. Moods are very different from emotions. Emotions are something that arises from experiences and is stronger.

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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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Not Clinging

Joseph Goldstein talks about Metta – Not Clinging. When the mind is not clinging, it’s not agitated, and eventually, it attains Nirvana.

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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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The Five Hindrances

Joseph Goldstein holds a Q&A session about the 5 hindrances. The 5 hindrances are sensory desire, ill will, sloth, restlessness, and doubt.

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Beauty, Hope & Fear

Jack Kornfield talks about Beauty, Hope, and Fear. The real beauty is inner beauty. If your heart is pure, then all things in the world are pure.

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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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Working with Trauma

Tara Brach talks about Working with Trauma. Loving-kindness creates a space for you. Bring to mind the people that love and support you.

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Pain & Recurring Thoughts

Tara Brach holds a Q&A session about Pain and Recurring Thoughts during meditation. There are times when pain is manifested due to bringing awareness and mindfulness into those particular thoughts.

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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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Two Kinds Of Happiness

Tara Brach talks about the topic Two Kinds of Happiness. The Buddha said I teach one thing only, and that is- suffering and the end of suffering.

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Stress, Relaxation & Freedom

Tara Brach talks about Stress, Relaxation, and Freedom. To be free is to be without the anxiety of imperfection. Stress is a form of violence towards self.

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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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In The Flow

Gil Fronsdal talks about In the Flow. A river flows continuously as does our life, thoughts, impressions, and breath. Being in the present moment is to flow.

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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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Settle the Heart First

Gil Fronsdal talks about Settle the Heart First. Rest in the calm of peace first and settle the heart before speaking or letting go of regretful words.

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Relax the Eyes

Gil Fronsdal talks about Relaxing the Eyes. One of the important aspects of meditation is to have a relaxed mind. Sometimes the eyes have tension while trying to focus.

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Entering Into Difficulty

Gil Fronsdal talks about Entering Into Difficulty. One of the important areas of life is what we know and what we don’t know. How do we go through changes?

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Patience

One of the important qualities of Mindfulness Practice that supports us tremendously is that of Patience. Gil Fronsdal talks about Patience.

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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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To Care & Not to Care

Gil Fronsdal talks about To Care & Not To Care. In Buddhist practice, both are important. Don’t measure yourself by the outcome. Measure with how you cared.

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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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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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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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Being and Trusting in The Body

Gil Fronsdal talks about Being and Trusting in the Body. If you find yourself trying to solve your life and the only thing you use are thoughts, watch out!

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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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It’s OK

Gil Fronsdal talks about It’s OK. In saying OK, you can release the self from a lot of traps. To untangle the entanglements, and make a stance without judgment.

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Every Moment a Chance to Restart

Gil Fronsdal talks about Every Moment is a Chance to Restart. Every moment things start anew is a useful perspective that can be used in Mindfulness.

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Still Quiet Place Within

Gil Fronsdal talks about Still Quiet Place Within. As the mind turn inwards for meditation, the still quiet place within helps us to draw peace and stillness.

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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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Working With Fear

Joseph Goldstein talks about Working With Fear. Fear of change, unknown or death, it’s possible to relax at the edge. Look at fear, then look at the nature of fear itself.

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Mindfulness of Depression 4/5

Rona Kabatznick leads Part 4 of the guided forgiveness meditation on Mindfulness Depression. Forgiveness of self is to open one’s heart and find happiness.

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Mindfulness of Depression 3/5

Rona Kabatznick leads Part 3 of the guided forgiveness meditation on Mindfulness Depression. Forgiveness of self is to open one’s heart and find happiness.

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Mindfulness of Depression 2/5

Rona Kabatznick leads Part 2 of the guided forgiveness meditation on Mindfulness Depression. Forgiveness of self is to open one’s heart and find happiness.

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Mindfulness For Depression

Rona Kabatznick leads the guided forgiveness meditation on Mindfulness Depression. Forgiveness of self is to open one’s heart and find happiness.

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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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Sincerity

Matthew Brensilver talks about Sincerity. Sincerity is the lifeblood of mindfulness practice. All its beauty arises within sincerity.

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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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Ripples of Happiness

Matthew Brensilver talks about Ripples of Happiness. Practicing in the spirit of generosity and compassion deeply benefits not just others but ourselves as well.

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Limits of Technique

Matthew Brensilver talks about Limits of Technique. So much of Dharma is improvisation. Techniques are there to facilitate understanding, but sometimes, the focus on the technique is a hindrance.

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History is Ending Today

Matthew Brensilver talks about History is Ending Today. The mind can easily assume permanence or continuity of things. But then Anicha (Impermanence) is actually a refuge.

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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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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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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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Dealing With Doubt

Sharon Salzberg talks about Dealing with Doubt. Doubt can be intentionally cultivated and serve as an exploration of truth.

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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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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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Radical Acceptance

Radical acceptance can help us move towards mindfulness, awareness, and compassion. Listen to Tara Brach talks about Radical Acceptance.

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The Mystery of Uncertainty

Jack Kornfield talks about The Mysteries of Uncertainty. One must always approach with a beginner’s mind to gain the grace of not knowing.

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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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How To Feel Balanced

Sharon Salzberg talks about How to Feel Balanced. It’s the truth that liberates, not the efforts to be free. The form of practice is tyranny. The end is balance.

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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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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 2: Four Ways to Practice with Physical Pain

Oren Sofer talks about Four Ways to Practice with Physical Pain – Part 2 of Mindfulness & Pain Series. Pain can be physical, mental or emotional.

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Fear and Doubt

Ajahn Sumedho talks about Fear and Doubt. Fear is something that arises from not knowing and uncertainty. Doubt arises from within self due to now knowing.

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Breathing Spirit Into Form

Ajahn Sumedho talks about Breathing Spirit Into Form. Conceit changed a lot of form in Buddhism tradition. We are here to breathe life into a tradition.

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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 Way It Is

Ajahn Sumedho talks about The Way It Is. He talks about lifestyle as a Buddhist monk, the mindful state of being open and receptive.

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Letting Go vs. Attainment

Ajahn Sumedho talks about Letting Go vs. Attainment. You don’t ever attain anything in meditation if you’re meditating in the right way. The goal is letting go.

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Mindfulness & Pain 3: Cultivating Wisdom

Oren Sofer talks about Cultivating Wisdom as Part 3 of Mindfulness & Pain. To understand suffering, we need to listen to it and look at it on a different view.

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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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Listening To The Sound Of Silence

Ajahn Sumedho talks about Listening to the Sound of Silence. In meditation, we establish awareness. This awareness contemplates on the sound of silence, not to be heard by the ear but by the mind without

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Mindfulness & Pain 4: Balance and Equanimity

Oren Sofer talks about Balance and Equanimity as Part 4 of Mindfulness and Pain. Wisdom and Balance are the two essential supports for practicing skillfully with pain.

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What’s Up With Change?

Mark Coleman talks about What’s Up with Change. Nobody gets away with it, whether it’s a change in health, getting old or loss of the one we love.

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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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Transforming Suffering

Learn how to deal with life’s circumstances that are challenging in Transforming Suffering. What are the things that are difficult to bear in your life?

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Being Present

Sharon Salzberg explores intimacy within the context of how we relate to ourselves in Being Present. How do you relate intimately to yourself?

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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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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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The Floodlights Of Awareness

Ajahn Sumedho talks about The Floodlights of Awareness that can help you become aware and secure as you navigate through life’s choices.

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Everybody’s Crazy

Listen to Ajahn Sumedho as he talks about grasping and non-grasping of emotional habits in Everybody’s Crazy. There’s so much fear in the world, and people revert to such primitive practices

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