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Wild Heart Meditation Center

Andrew Chapman, Rev. Mikey Noechel

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Wild Heart Meditation Center's podcast offers an assortment of talks given on topics as they relate to Buddhist practice. Wild Heart teachers Andrew Chapman & Rev. Mikey Noechel, along with other group facilitators share their experience with Buddhist practice, specifically offering practical teachings and instructions for our everyday, ordinary, lives.
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Rev. Mikey Noechel discusses the four noble truths and how they can be supportive in addiction recovery. The sutta Mikey references can be found here: https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/sn/sn56/sn56.011.than.html Wild Heart Meditation Center in a non-profit Buddhist community based in Nashville, TN. https://www.wildheartmeditationcenter.org D…
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Andrew Chapman discusses Buddhist wisdom as it pertains to the ten paramis. The ten paramis are: generosity, ethics, renunciation, wisdom, energy, patience, truthfulness, determination, lovingkindness, and equanimity. Enjoy! Wild Heart Meditation Centerin a non-profit Buddhist community based in Nashville, TN. https://www.wildheartmeditationcenter.…
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Rev. Mikey Noechel discusses the importance of self compassion and how caring for yourself is an offering to everyone in your life. The guided meditation begins at 30:48. Enjoy! Wild Heart Meditation Center in a non-profit Buddhist community based in Nashville, TN. https://www.wildheartmeditationcenter.org DONATE: If you feel moved to support WHMC …
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In this episode guest facilitator Richie Essenburg gives a talk on loving kindness meditation or metta. Richie is the founder of Mindful Marietta (https://www.meetup.com/mindful-marietta-meetup-group/) in Marietta, GA. Enjoy! Wild Heart Meditation Center in a non-profit Buddhist community based in Nashville, TN. https://www.wildheartmeditationcente…
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In this episode Maddie Finn gives a talk on the three marks of existence, which acknowledges that all aspects of life are: anicca (impermanent), dukkha (imperfect), and anatta (impersonal). Enjoy! Wild Heart Meditation Center in a non-profit Buddhist community based in Nashville, TN. https://www.wildheartmeditationcenter.org DONATE: If you feel mov…
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In this episode guest facilitator Justin Otto gives a talk on anatta, or selflessness. Justin is the founder of Gulf Coast Dharma (https://gulfcoastdharma.org) in Pensacola, FL and is the host of the Dharma Junkie Podcast. Enjoy! Wild Heart Meditation Centerin a non-profit Buddhist community based in Nashville, TN. https://www.wildheartmeditationce…
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In this episode Rev. Mikey Noechel offers a dharma talk on the importance of kaliyanamitta or spiritual friendship. Enjoy! Wild Heart Meditation Center in a non-profit Buddhist community based in Nashville, TN. https://www.wildheartmeditationcenter.org DONATE: If you feel moved to support WHMC financially please visit: Website: https://www.wildhear…
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In this episode Ryan Oelke chats with Judith Blackstone, contemporary spiritual teacher, psychotherapist, and founder of The Realization Process, and author of her latest book, The Fullness of the Ground: A Guide to Embodied Awakening. They discuss a variety of aspects of what it means to embody nonduality, including different views on nonduality, …
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In this episode Maddie Finn offer's a talk on beginner's mind. Wild Heart Meditation Center in a non-profit Buddhist community based in Nashville, TN. https://www.wildheartmeditationcenter.org DONATE: If you feel moved to support WHMC financially please visit: Website: https://www.wildheartmeditationcenter.org Paypal: https://whm.center/donate Venm…
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In this episode Rev. Mikey Noechel offers a talk on the five spiritual faculties: faith, energy, mindfulness, concentration, and wisdom. Wild Heart Meditation Center in a non-profit Buddhist community based in Nashville, TN. https://www.wildheartmeditationcenter.org DONATE: If you feel moved to support WHMC financially please visit: Website: https:…
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In this episode Andrew Chapman discusses the Dvedhavitakka Sutta or the discourse on two kinds of thought. This Sutta can be viewed here: https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/mn/mn.019.than.html Wild Heart Meditation Center in a non-profit Buddhist community based in Nashville, TN. https://www.wildheartmeditationcenter.org DONATE: If you feel m…
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In this episode Andrew Chapman and Rachael Tanner-Smith offer an overview of the eightfold path: Wise View, Wise Intention, Wise Speech, Wise Action, Wise Livelihood, Wise Effort, Wise Mindfulness, and Wise Concentration. Wild Heart Meditation Center in a non-profit Buddhist community based in Nashville, TN. https://www.wildheartmeditationcenter.or…
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In this episode Rev. Mikey Noechel offers a guided meditation on upekkha or equanimity. The phrases used are: I feel you. I know you. I care for you. I appreciate you. I accept you as you are. Wild Heart Meditation Center in a non-profit Buddhist community based in Nashville, TN. https://www.wildheartmeditationcenter... DONATE: If you feel moved to…
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In this episode Roy Wyman offers at talk on the naked mind. Enjoy! Wild Heart Meditation Center in a non-profit Buddhist community based in Nashville, TN. https://www.wildheartmeditationcenter.org/ DONATE: If you feel moved to support WHMC financially please visit: Website: https://www.wildheartmeditationcenter.org/donate Paypal: https://whm.center…
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In this episode, recorded during a Buddhist Geeks Retreat, Vince Fakhoury Horn teachings on several ways to meditate, including Concentration, Mindfulness, Heartfulness, Inquiry, Awareness, Embodiment, and Imaginal forms of practice. Each approach to meditation leads to different results, even as the ultimate goal remains the same, which is to real…
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Apologies for the audio! We'll have it cleaned up next time. In this episode, Andrew begins a series of talks that are centered around the Buddhist Suttas, which are the recorded teachings that were passed down by the Buddha 2600 years ago. He starts it off by talking about the popular teaching of "The Second Arrow". The summary of the lesson here …
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In this episode, Andrew attempts to tell a concise history of Buddhism--a 2600 year old tradition--in a single Dharma talk. Referencing the work of John Peacock, Andrew details an overview of what it might have actually been like to live during the time Siddhartha Gautama walked the Earth, and most importantly, how we can understand the significanc…
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In this Our Beloved Teachers episode Emily Horn speaks with Spring Washam about her relationship with Harriet Tubman, and the teachings she has received from her. Spring speaks about the importance of faith and courage in navigating challenging times and the connection to the unseen world, while emphasizing that Harriet Tubman is not just an ancest…
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In this episode Rev. Mikey Noechel offers a guided meditation of Mudita or sympathetic joy. We begin the meditation by offering these phrases to ourselves: "May I open to the goodness in my life. May my happiness grow. May I be filled with joy." And then we expand our practice by offering these phrases to someone who is ease to be happy for: "May I…
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In her talk titled "Homemaking Dharma," Emily Horn discusses the process of creating a spiritual home, which involves working with heartbreak, grief, and our shadow aspects. She emphasizes the importance of understanding our spiritual story and incorporating elements of our ethnic and cultural backgrounds into our practice. This journey towards who…
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This talk, titled "Contemplating the Anomalous" was given by Vince Fakhoury Horn on a Buddhist Geeks retreat in July, 2023. It explores the stages of a paradigm shift in understanding, going from ignoring the anomalous, to encountering anomalies and experiencing resistance, to exploration, and finally toward genuine transformation. Using examples f…
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In this episode Rev. Mikey Noechel offers an instructional talk and guided meditation on compassion. This talk was given as the second morning instructions of WHMC's Interdependence Day Weekend Retreat held in Bay St. Louis, MS on July 6th-9th, 2023 with Flowering Lotus Meditation. The phrases Mikey offers for the meditation are: May I open to any …
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Meditatewith.ai is a web app prototype, aimed at demonstrating the possibility of learning Multiplayer Meditation–an out-loud, social, interactive, & trauma-informed protocol–with an AI partner first. The purpose of the company behind this prototype, Interbeing Inc, is to improve the mental health and well-being of all humans using interpersonal me…
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In this episode Rev. Mikey Noechel offers an instructional talk and guided meditation on metta or loving kindness. This talk was given as the first afternoon instructions of WHMC's Interdependence Day Weekend Retreat held in Bay St. Louis, MS on July 6th-9th, 2023 with Flowering Lotus Meditation. The phrases Mikey offers for the meditation are: May…
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The Vimalakīrti Sūtra is a Mahayana Buddhist text from the 2nd century CE that explores the nature of enlightenment and the teachings of the Buddha. In this contemporary commentary on the Vimalakīrti Sūtra, Pragmatic Dharma teacher Kenneth Folk shares his personal understanding of what he refers to as “a magical spell.” Episode Links: Watch the Vid…
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In this episode, Rev. Mikey Noechel offers a talk on tanha which is the cause of suffering. Tanha is often translated to mean craving, thirst or addiction and is the second of the Four Noble Truths. The Four Noble Truths are: 1st Noble Truth (dukkha): There is pain, loss, sickness, and death in life. 2nd Noble Truth (taṇhā): The cause of suffering …
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In this episode Rev. Mikey Noechel offers a talk on the 1st Noble Truth, the truth of dukkha. Dukkha is often translated as pain, suffering, or stress. This is what the Buddha described dukkha as in the Turning the Wheel of Dhamma Sutta: "This is dukkha: birth is dukkha, aging is dukkha, sickness is dukkha, death is dukkha, encountering what is not…
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Andrew finishes up the series on the Buddha's teaching of "The 3 Marks of Existence: Dukkha, Annica, and Anatta". In this talk he speaks on the topic of non-self. How can we take our thoughts, mind states, and emotions less personally and learn to relate to them with more open-ness and curiosity? This is the heart of the Buddha's liberating teachin…
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In this episode Jennifer Wang and Rev. Mikey Noechel team up to discuss the role of discipline in meditation practice. They explore how effect, integrity, and discipline brings upon spiritual joy. Peace & Love. Hope you enjoy! UPCOMING RETREAT: Interdependence Day Weekend Retreat: A Compassion Meditation Retreat with Andrew Chapman & Rev. Mikey Noe…
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Flowering Lotus Meditation will be hosting our Interdependence Day Compassion Meditation Retreat on July 6-9, 2023 in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. In this episode, Beth Herzig from Flowering Lotus Meditation speaks with Rev. Mikey Noechel and Andrew Chapman about the upcoming retreat. Listen to find out: What's a compassion meditation retreat? How d…
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In this episode Rev. Mikey Noechel offers a talk and meditation on the 3rd foundation of mindfulness: mindfulness of the mind. This talk is a part of a series on the Satipatthana Sutta which is the discourse of the four foundations of mindfulness. The four foundations are: 1st Foundation: Mindfulness of Body 2nd Foundation: Mindfulness of Feelings …
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