Best Buddhist podcasts we could find (Updated February 2019)
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The Secular Buddhist is the official podcast of the Secular Buddhist Association, focusing on early Buddhist teaching and practice from a secular point of view. http://secularbuddhism.org
 
Early Buddhist MonkYour kind pilot, doctor, guide, helper, mother, drill, and foremost friend :-)
 
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Buddhist Geeks
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Dharma in the Age of the Network
 
An anthology of Buddhist scriptures, appropriate as an introduction to its vast literature, or as a sampler for those who want to better understand Buddhism. The selections in this anthology are primarily from the Theravada school of Buddhism.
 
Dharma talks from the tradition of Buddhist meditation master Ajahn Brahm and Australian Forest Sangha of monks and nuns presented by the Buddhist Society of Western Australia
 
Podcast by Sokuzan
 
Past Dharma talks given at the Rime Buddhist Center.
 
Integrating Buddhism and the 12 Steps of recovery from any addiction. Techniques, principles, tips, reviews, meditations. Based on The 12-Step Buddhist (2009), Perfect Practice (2012) and The Power of Vow (2013) and the newer books, How to Gain Nothing from Buddhist Practice (2016) and The Yoga of Self Compassion (2018). Visit the12stepbuddhist.com for a vast library of teachings, free courses and more. Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/the-12-step-buddhist-podcast/support
 
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Buddhism Guide
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This podcast is pragmatic, secular and makes complicated Buddhist principles easy to understand.Yeshe is a Buddhist monk. He is from England and teaches meditation, Buddhist philosophy and mindfulness.Yeshe spent several years in a monastery in the foothills of the Himalayas teaching young monks basic Buddhist philosophy and meditation. He now offers teachings freely to all in a manner that is unpretentious and clear. He does not demand students to blindly accept what he says, but instead in ...
 
This feed includes all the talks given by Ajahn Amaro published at Amaravati Buddhist Monastery. www.amaravati.org
 
The goal of the Rime Shedra is to make accessible the vast treasures of Buddhist wisdom to those who wish to progress further in their understanding of the profound principles presented in these advanced Buddhist texts. The understanding of the ultimate nature of reality is the key to liberation. For practitioners this program provides an opportunity to develop a more sophisticated understanding of the nature of reality. For scholars it provides an opportunity to expand their understanding o ...
 
Dhamma Talks given at Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery.
 
The Mountains and Rivers Order (MRO) is a Western Zen Buddhist lineage established by the late John Daido Loori Roshi and dedicated to sharing the dharma as it has been passed down, generation to generation, since the time of Shakyamuni Buddha. Zen Mountain Monastery, the main house of the Mountains and Rivers Order, is one of the West’s most respected Zen Buddhist monasteries and training centers. Nestled in New York’s beautiful Catskill Mountains, the Monastery draws its strength from the ...
 
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Tara Brach
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Tara Brach is a leading western teacher of Buddhist (mindfulness) meditation, emotional healing and spiritual awakening. She is author of Radical Acceptance (2003), and True Refuge (2013). Senior teacher at the Insight Meditation Community of Washington D.C. (IMCW), Tara shares a weekly talk on Buddhist teachings and practices. Visit http://www.tarabrach.com for more information. Please support this podcast by donating at http://www.tarabrach.com. Your generosity makes a difference!
 
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the DharmaRealm
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a shin buddhist podcast
 
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Dave Smith Dharma
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Talks and meditation instructions from Dave Smith, Dharma Teacher, Mindfulness Trainer, Secular Humanist...recovering buddhist. These talks and instructions are offered to you free of charge. If you are moved by generosity, and would like to support me in my livelihood, making a donation would be greatly appreciated. You can support the work I do here at this link and hit the DONATE TAB:https://www.paypal.me/satisilaAs a Dharma teacher, my primary focus of interest has been in early Buddhism ...
 
A pervasive but often invisible source of suffering in our culture is self-aversion. We are a busy culture, and we move through our life feeling anxious and dissatisfied, but not fully conscious of how we neglect or judge our inner experience. We suffer from a lack of belonging: to our own bodies, to each other and to the earth. When we practice Buddhist meditation, we learn how to listen deeply and hold our life tenderly. The open space of compassion allows us to realize that our thoughts a ...
 
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Against the Stream
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Dharma talks by Noah Levine, author of Dharma Punx and Against the Stream, and other teachers at Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society in Los Angeles, San Francisco and elsewhere.
 
Stephan Wormland, MA in clinical psychology and trained in Gestalt therapy. He has studied and practiced meditation in multiple Buddhist traditions for over 30 years and spent altogether 5 years in meditation retreats. Stephan was a monk in the Tibetan tradition for 11 years and teaches meditation in Buddhist centers in Europe.
 
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Refuge Recovery
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Refuge Recovery is a Buddhist-oriented path to freedom from addiction. This is an approach to recovery that understands: “All individuals have the power and potential to free themselves from the suffering that is caused by addiction.” We feel confident in the power of the Dharma, if applied, to relieve suffering of all kinds, including the suffering of addiction. This is a process that cultivates a path of awakening, the path of recovering from the addictions and delusions that have created ...
 
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Mustache
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Mustache is a positive man, a Buddhist and a Jedi, who embodies the bright side of power behind the turntables.
 
The official podcast of the Buddhist Church of Parlier. http://www.bcparlier.org/
 
A series of Buddhism-related talks given by various speakers at the Northfield Buddhist Meditation Center in Northfield, Minnesota
 
Bhante Henepola Gunaratana is the founding abbot of the Bhavana Society. Born in rural Sri Lanka, he has been a monk since age 12 and took full ordination at age 20 in 1947. He came to the United States in 1968. “Bhante G” (as he is fondly called by his students) has written a number of books, including the now-classic meditation manual Mindfulness In Plain English and its companion Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness. Bhante G regularly leads retreats on vipassana, mindfulness, metta (Loving-f ...
 
The Jack Kornfield Heart Wisdom hour celebrates Jack’s ability to mash up his long established Buddhist practices with many other mystical traditions, revealing the poignancy of life’s predicaments and the path to finding freedom from self-interest, self-judgment and unhappiness.
 
Tim Ferriss is a self-experimenter and bestselling author, best known for The 4-Hour Workweek, which has been translated into 40+ languages. Newsweek calls him "the world's best human guinea pig," and The New York Times calls him "a cross between Jack Welch and a Buddhist monk." In this show, he deconstructs world-class performers from eclectic areas (investing, chess, pro sports, etc.), digging deep to find the tools, tactics, and tricks that listeners can use.
 
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Zencast
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May all Beings be Happy
 
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Secular Buddhism
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A podcast for secular-minded people who are interested in learning about Buddhist philosophy.
 
The Upaya Dharma Podcast features Wednesday evening Dharma Talks and recordings from Upaya’s diverse array of programs. Our podcasts exemplify Upaya’s focus on socially engaged Buddhism, including prison work, end-of-life care, serving the homeless, training in socially engaged practices, peace & nonviolence, compassionate care training, and delivering healthcare in the Himalayas.
 
Kevin Griffin is the author of the seminal 2004 book "One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps" and the recent "A Burning Desire: Dharma God and the Path of Recovery". He has been practicing Buddhist meditation for three decades and been in recovery since 1985. He’s been a meditation teacher for almost fifteen years. His teacher training was at Spirit Rock Meditation Center where he currently leads Dharma and Recovery classes.
 
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The Intimate Lifestyle
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Become fully expressed in who you are as a man, sexually and emotionally. Get and keep your long term partner, and have incredible sex. Ryan Thomas, an army Captain veteran, has conversations with experts that range from sex parties, to buddhist monks and everything in between to have the sex life and relationship you deserve.
 
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The Wisdom Podcast
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A podcast from Wisdom Publications where we interview leading thinkers from the Buddhist world.
 
Spreading Happiness is a compilation of elegant teachings on conscious living. A blend of inspiration, timeless wisdom, story telling and guided meditations. These teachings are presented by Nithya Shanti, an internationally respected spiritual teacher. He was formerly a Buddhist monk who trained in forest meditation monasteries in South East Asia. He is committed to sharing practical wisdom teachings for happiness and enlightenment with people in a joyful and transformational way. Blending ...
 
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Mormon Awakenings
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Jack Naneek offers contexual discussions on seeing Mormonism in a new way. He brings in interesting analogies, Eastern thought including Buddhist ideas, and his own experience as a resource to help us rise above the either/or perspective soften our spirits to navigate issues within Mormonism
 
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Buddhism on Air
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Buddhism on Air, hosted by Tenzin Chosang, discusses Buddhism and Buddhist beliefs.
 
This Podcast covers topics from Law of Attraction, Zen, Psychology, Taoism, and Reality Transurfing. This podcast seeks to combine knowledge from these sources to bring you a revolutionary new way of looking at life. I'm dedicated to helping you manifest dreams, achieve higher levels of peace, and just be an overall happier person. I have been consciously creating using LoA techniques for 12 years. I have been a practicing Zen Buddhist for 13 years. Finally I have been (and still am) a psych ...
 
Lately, my own practice is moving more and more into the monastic world. As I teach out of that nourishment, I find people hungry for the traditional, solid forms of the Dharma. I see people's lives changing when they engage in these forms. Certainly, as I deepen my own Sutta study, I find the traditional ideas so helpful it encourages me to delve further.In this, I am learning how to ride the edge of a question, instead of reaching for answers. When I let the question hang there, as a livin ...
 
True North Insight (TNI) is a charitable organization offering a full schedule of Buddhist insight (vipassana) meditation retreats and courses in English and French. Insight meditation practices were taught for more than 2600 years as part of a path to liberation of mind and heart from suffering. They are dedicated to cultivating awareness, kindness and compassion, bringing more mindfulness and calm into our daily life. This simple and profound awareness practice is at the heart of many spir ...
 
Insight Meditation Community of Charlottesville (IMCC) is a charitable organization located in central Virginia that offers a full range of Buddhist insight (Vipassana) meditation retreats, courses, and weekly dharma talks. Insight meditation practices have been taught for more than 2500 years as part of a path to liberation of mind and heart from suffering. These practices are dedicated to cultivating awareness, kindness and compassion to help bring more mindfulness and calm into our daily ...
 
Inspirations and facts about Reiki and the Shingon Buddhist Art of Spiritual Healing by Dr. Mark Hosak
 
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In Good Faith
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On "In Good Faith" it's our privilege to hear stories and accounts from believers, told in their own words. Our hope is to listen with an open heart, celebrating the power of faith and belief, and what those stories mean to the ones who tell them. Host Steven Perry interviews people of faith - Catholic and Episcopalian, Buddhist and Baptist, Jewish and Hindu, Presbyterian and Seventh Day Adventist, Muslim and Mormon - in other words, human beings and believers, sharing their personal experie ...
 
Many mistake the idea of Back to Jerusalem as a movement of the Chinese church to evangelize Jerusalem. However, Back to Jerusalem is the goal of the Chinese church to evangelize the unreached peoples from eastern provinces of China, westwards towards Jerusalem. Our organization partners with the church of China to not only evangelize the religiously oppressed areas of Asia, but to also train and send Chinese missionaries into the unreached regions of the globe, including Muslim, Buddhist, a ...
 
As the birthplace of the mindfulness movement in the United States, Naropa University has a unique perspective when it comes to higher education in the West. Founded in 1974 by renowned Tibetan Buddhist scholar and lineage holder Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Naropa was intended to be a place where students could study Eastern and Western religions, writing, psychology, science, and the arts, while also receiving contemplative and meditation training. Forty-three years later, Naropa is a leader ...
 
The Insight Meditation Society’s Forest Refuge supports the practice of more experienced meditators on personal retreat. Our teachers provide guidance and support in insight and lovingkindness practices drawn from the Buddhist meditative tradition. Please visit dharma.org for more information.
 
The Insight Meditation Society’s Forest Refuge supports the practice of more experienced meditators on personal retreat. Our teachers provide guidance and support in insight and lovingkindness practices drawn from the Buddhist meditative tradition. Please visit dharma.org for more information.
 
The Insight Meditation Society’s Retreat Center has offered structured meditation courses for new and experienced meditators for over 30 years. Our teachers provide guidance and support in insight and lovingkindness practices drawn from the Buddhist meditative tradition. Please visit dharma.org for more information.
 
Tantra, Tantric Sex, Kama Sutra... Many people believe you can get closer to God through a practice of sacred sensuality by raising your erotic energy. Learn lovemaking positions so you and your lover can connect with higher powers and create deeper intimacy through spiritual teachings, breathing and meditative exercises that expand both mind and body. It's not sex therapy yet sacred sexuality and lovemaking techniques can be used for erotic issues such as anorgasmia, premature ejaculation, ...
 
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Very Bad Wizards
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Very Bad Wizards is a podcast featuring a philosopher (Tamler Sommers) and a psychologist (David Pizarro), who share a love for ethics, pop culture, and cognitive science, and who have a marked inability to distinguish sacred from profane. Each podcast includes discussions of moral philosophy, recent work on moral psychology and neuroscience, and the overlap between the two.
 
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Hey everyone! Welcome back to another episode of Law of Attraction New Manifestation. In this episode we're talking about an important subject. We are talking about different types of desires and their consequences. Hope you find this helpful! Don't forget to check out the companion YouTube channel called Dreams Warp where we go into more detai ...…
 
Ajahn Nyaniko recounts the teachings of Magha Puja. On the full moon night of February, the Buddha gave a short teaching to a group of 1250 enlightened beings who had gathered for practice and observance. Subjects include knowing the measure of the meal, commitment to solitude, and patient endurance. This talk was offered on February 19, 2019 a ...…
 
Meditation: Listening to Life - The attitude of meditation is one of engaged listening – a relaxed, receptive yet intimate attention. This meditation explores how we can listen to sounds, listen to and feel sensations, and then relax back into the ocean of awareness that includes and perceives the changing waves. In this relaxing back, we reali ...…
 
Ajahn Karunadhammo offers reflections on developing loving kindness or goodwill which is broad and not dependent on certain individuals or conditions. This mind state can be a firm grounding for further development of the practice and a good basis to offer support to others that is not based on expectation or attachment. Developing goodwill, co ...…
 
Unzipping Identities by Nithya Shanti
 
My suggestion is that you bring as much awareness to any situation as possible rather than jump to conclusions based on hope and fear. It may be a lot better to not do anything and let causes and conditions come to fruition before you count your chickens.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXJzLxs6Gls
 
Ajahn Vayama reflects upon aspects of the Dhamma, namely that it refers to the truth of how nature and the mind work, as well as being a path that leads beyond suffering. Teachings are available for downloading from the BSWA website, the BSWA Youtube Channel, the BSWA Podcast, and Deeper Dhamma Podcast. Please support the BSWA in making teachin ...…
 
Bhante started the night by asking the group if there was a particular subject or topic that he might use to base the evening’s meditation and talk on. One member asked for a meditation with Metta whilst another suggested a meditation dealing with physical pain. Bhante, after careful and clever consideration, was able to deliver a talk which co ...…
 
Buddhist teachings are always pointing inward. When we put these teachings into practice, we are learning to look inside ourselves and to understand ourselves a little bit better than before. In this episode, I will discuss an experience I had last week where I ended up having to trust my own inner compass over the advice of my GPS.…
 
Hey everyone! Welcome back to another episode of Law of Attraction New Manifestation. In this episode we're discussing doubt, especially self doubt. The content in this episode should help you in eliminating that doubt. Hope you find this helpful! Don't forget to check out the companion YouTube channel called Dreams Warp where we go into more d ...…
 
Sokuzan comments on this teaching in the Samyutta Nikaya that is attributed as the words of the Buddha: "Ogha-tarana Sutta: Crossing over the flood without pushing forward or staying in place”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqKPKhjkqj4
 
Ajahn Brahm guides a meditation for approximately thirty minutes. Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for free online via Patreon. To find and download more Guided Meditations on Podcast, visit the BSWA teachings page: https://bswa.org/teachings/, choose the meditation you want and then type the date into the Podcast search bo ...…
 
Hey everyone! Welcome back to another episode of Law of Attraction New Manifestation. In this episode, you know what day it is! It's Tuesday. That means it's time for Tuesday Taoism. The material that comes out of this amazing book helps greatly with minimizing resistance in law of Attraction Practice. Hope you find this helpful. Don't forget t ...…
 
David and Tamler talk about the invasion of dual process theories in psychology. Why do we love theories that divide complex phenomena into just two categories? Is there any evidence to back up these theories? Are we distorting our understanding of the mind and morality? And what we can do to get out of this mess? Plus, Liam Neeson, moral pet p ...…
 
Today marks the THIRD Anniversary of the BTJ Podcast! Are you pumped? WE ARE! Thank you to our listeners, supporters, partners, and ambassadors for continuing to support the Back To Jerusalem vision and helping the Chinese bring the Gospel into the 10/40 window. We are so thrilled that you have chosen to join us on this podcasting journey, and ...…
 
Ajahn Brahm briefly explains how to meditate: first we need to relax our body, so that we can sit comfortably and then we need to relax our mind, because when our mind becomes more relaxed and peaceful, our mindfulness and energy increases. To find and download more Guided Meditations on Podcast, visit the BSWA teachings page: https://bswa.org/ ...…
 
Dharma talk given by Lama Matthew Palden Gocha on February 17th, 2019. Lama Matt shared two of the Five Mindfulness Trainings of Thich Nhat Hanh. You can find the complete list on his site here: https://plumvillage.org/mindfulness-practice/the-5-mindfulness-trainings/ True Love Aware of the suffering caused by sexual misconduct, I am committed ...…
 
This is the teaching of impermanence. What does it mean to be prepared for death? Don’t postpone seeing what is true.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwMWhxflkIg&t=1s
 
"Art and music is such a visceral thing, and it's so experiential. And storytelling is a way to convey eons of moral compass and tradition as well. Every culture of the world has their own stories, and by telling those you don't tell people, 'This is the exact history, and this is what happened, and this is what happened.' It's more like these ...…
 
Hey everyone! Welcome back to another episode of Law of Attraction New Manifestation. In this episode you know what day it is--it's Sunday (well, almost). That means it's time for the Zen Stream. Let's talk about the concept of self, and how it relates to Vibration. Hope you find this helpful! Don't forget to check out the companion YouTube cha ...…
 
"I'm not really a business author; I just happen to have used companies as the method to study human systems because there's great data." — Jim Collins My guest for this episode is the incredible (and somewhat reclusive) Jim Collins. This was a rare treat, as Jim rarely does any media or interviews. I’ve wanted to speak with him for more than a ...…
 
Are you looking for a partner in life, your true love? Ajahn Brahm inspires us to find true love inside ourselves and explains that true love is being able to embrace imperfections and love life as it is. To find and download more Dhamma Talks on Podcast, visit the BSWA teachings page: https://bswa.org/teachings/, choose the talk you want and t ...…
 
Ajahn Brahm guides a meditation for about half an hour. Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for free online via Patreon. To find and download more Guided Meditations on Podcast, visit the BSWA teachings page: https://bswa.org/teachings/, choose the meditation you want and then type the date into the Podcast search box e.g. 01- ...…
 
Episode Description: In this talks, Sensei Kaz Tanahashi and Sensei Shinzan Palma discuss the contents of the Heart Sutra, the notion of emptiness, different types of wisdom, and the notion of awakening. The Heart Sutra is regarded as the most succinct form of the Dharma. Its central theme is the concept of emptiness which can be interpreted to ...…
 
Dhamma on Air #110: Noble SpeechCorresponding Video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YEmpx-KARoQuestion 339:How to control speech, so not to say the wrong thing, at the wrong time?Video: Truth always Triumphs!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6krgCDM-We0Question 340: Is it not that "happiness" is of 2 types?One being worldly happiness based upon ...…
 
Bear Gokan Bonebakker, Senior Monastic Zen Center of New York City, 2/17/2019 Entering via the Buddha’s consistent offering of the noble eightfold path as route to liberation, this talk deepens understandings of helpful view, intention, speech, action, livelihood, effort, mindfulness and concentration by encouraging us to always keep looking an ...…
 
Ajahn Khemavaro gives a talk on the subject of observing the emotional states of the mind as they arise and pass and how we can let go of attachment to these states and develop peace and stillness in the mind. A talk given at the Buddhist Society of Victoria (BSV). Teaching retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5cADRIWHxU (YouTube Cha ...…
 
Buddhism on Air, hosted by Tenzin Chosang, discusses Buddhism and Buddhist beliefs.
 
Introduction to a series of 8 evenings on Vipassana practice.
 
Introduction to a series of 8 evenings on Vipassana practice.
 
Ajahn Brahm addresses the question of whether our future will be directed more by science or religion. Read the paper attached by Ajahn Brahm based on this talk about Buddhism and Science. Teachings are available for downloading from the BSWA website, the BSWA Youtube Channel, the BSWA Podcast, and Deeper Dhamma Podcast. Please support the BSWA ...…
 
Thaine, a BTJ Ambassador, joins Eugene on the podcast to talk about meeting a Nigerian on the internet. No, the Nigerian man didn't transfer millions of dollars to Thaine's bank account. Instead, Thaine flew to Africa to meet him!
 
Ajahn Brahmali guides a meditation for about half an hour. Please support the BSWA in making teachings available for free online via Patreon. To find and download more Guided Meditations on Podcast, visit the BSWA teachings page: https://bswa.org/teachings/, choose the meditation you want and then type the date into the Podcast search box e.g. ...…
 
Spiritual Reparenting (a favorite from the archives) - When we are not sufficiently nurtured in childhood, we are inclined toward anxiety, depression, addiction and other forms of suffering. In a deep way, we do not feel at home with others. We are disconnected from our own body, heart and spirit. This talk explores how meditation offers “spiri ...…
 
Approaching the half-way point of the Winter Retreat, Ajahn Naniko offers encouragement and suggests renewing noble silence and beginning anew. He offers meditation techniques on contemplation of the elements and parts of the body. These things are peaceful in and of themselves; it is the mind that is not peaceful. He asks, “What would it be li ...…
 
Pride and arrogance cause all sorts of problems in life – for those who have to put up with it AND for those who are purveyors of it! Ajahn Brahm talks about the many manifestations of conceit, and the cure to conceit and arrogance: humility. Teachings are available for downloading from the BSWA website, the BSWA Youtube Channel, the BSWA Podca ...…
 
Meditation: Relaxing Back into Living Presence - When we are lost in thoughts our mind contracts, our body tightens and we disconnect from true openheartedness. The pathway home is through “relaxing back” and reopening our attention to our senses, relaxing through our body, and gently contacting the felt sense in our heart. By repeatedly relaxi ...…
 
"I really am a big believer in people's creativity flourishing when they come at things from a different direction and see things in a different way." — Caterina Fake Caterina Fake (@caterina) is a long-time Silicon Valley pioneer. She is the Cofounder of Yes VC, a pre-seed and seed stage fund investing in ideas that elevate our collective huma ...…
 
Hey everyone! Welcome back to another episode of Law of Attraction New Manifestation. In this episode I'm sharing my personal meditation practice in detail. I'm also discussing how your can use this type of meditation to boost your manifesting POWER. Hope you find this helpful! Don't forget to check out the companion YouTube channel called Drea ...…
 
Thank you to our GateKeepers! This is another exclusive GateKeepers Podcast. To become a GateKeeper visit backtojerusalem.com/gatekeepers
 
Ajahn Appi started with an in-depth explanation of meditation for beginners. He outlined many of the benefits that can be gained from a regular meditation practice, such as peacefulness and a resistance to stress, anger, anxiety and many of the garden variety feelings that we as humans encounter in our daily lives. Ajahn continued his explanati ...…
 
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