Best Haas podcasts we could find (Updated September 2018)
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Welcome to The Meaningful Life with George Haas Podcast (formerly the Deepening Your Practice Podcast). Each episode will explore the connections between ancient Buddhist meditation techniques and modern psychological attachment theory. Learn more at mettagroup.org.
 
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Humans of Haas
Rare
 
Humans of Haas is an original podcast created by FTMBA UC Berkeley Haas students to connect and showcase the Haas community.
 
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Colin Haas' Podcast
Daily+
 
Weekly sermon from Pastor John Mark Poling of Waynesburg First Church of the Nazarene
 
Podcast by Dr. Haas
 
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In today’s show I share some tips on growing hibiscus. How is your veggie garden growing this year? I share what’s growing great in my NW Ohio garden. THIS EPISODE was a shout out to connect with you all.
 
When most teachers discuss "attachment" in relation to meditation, they're talking about the Buddhist sense of the word. However, there's also many links between psychological attachment and meditation practice. George goes a step further and discusses how this all relates back to the classical non-goal of enlightenment (or liberation) through ...…
 
George discusses the body-mind and how attachment strategies are connected to our physiological experiences. Recorded live at our new weekly drop-in class on the Mettagroup terrace in Los Angeles. If you would like to engage in the practice of dāna (generosity), you are invited to help support us by purchasing an item from our shop, where all p ...…
 
Captured during the first class of The Meaningful Life Six-Month Intensive, this brief talk gives an overview of George Haas's signature teaching. Drawing connections between meditation and Attachment Theory, he explains how these tools can have a profound effect on your life. It's the perfect primer for our upcoming weekly drop-in class that s ...…
 
This special episode of the podcast offers a highly informative introduction to George’s signature course Meditation Interventions for the Addiction Process (MIAP). Drawing on the same attachment-based healing that’s the cornerstone of all of Mettagroup’s teachings, this podcast - and course - are specifically designed to address addiction and ...…
 
Recorded on day three of this past Winter Retreat in Central California, George explains how as your practice develops you can learn how to recognize and regulate your mind states, and how that is an essential aspect of spiritual development.
 
Welcome to The Meaningful Life with George Haas Podcast (formerly the Deepening Your Practice Podcast). Our new format will explore the connections between ancient Buddhist meditation techniques and modern psychological attachment theory. This first episode was captured on The Meaningful Life Retreat in Central California just over a month ago, ...…
 
Marking the end of our journey exploring Mahasi Sayadaw's Manual of Insight, this podcast is from the final Deepening Your Practice class in Echo Park. This dharma talk explores metta jhana, going back to the Pali term “piti” and how it relates to its English translation as “rapture” and how mind-states affect the sense of self. Stay tuned for ...…
 
George takes a break from Mahasi Sayadaw’s Manual of Insight to acknowledge the role of New Year’s resolutions and how they affect practice. Jumping off from there, he gets into Dr. Dan Siegel’s “windows of tolerance” and how to eliminate negative mind states.
 
Branching out from the traditional Theravada Buddhist view, George explains how his teacher, Shinzen Young, takes a more distinctly American view of the ten fetters. This continues the Contemplation of Mental Objects section of Mahasi Sayadaw's Manual of Insight.
 
George explains how the arising and passing (appearance and disappearance) of physical phenomena occurs with the five senses: seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, touching, and thinking.
 
Starting with a brief discussion of Burma's influence on Western meditation styles, George then delves into the text of Mahasi Sayadaw's Manual of Insight, drawing connections between the experience of senses, Western Attachment Theory and the big questions around self. If you would like to engage directly in the practice of dāna (generosity), ...…
 
George explains the five hindrances in Buddhism: sensual desire, aversion, restlessness, regret, and doubt, and delves into the context of how they unfold. This marks the beginning of the Contemplation of Mental Objects section of Mahasi Sayadaw's Manual of Insight. If you would like to engage directly in the practice of dāna (generosity), you ...…
 
Vedna, the Pali word for feeling tones, describes the capacity to sense, which can be pleasant, unpleasant or neutral. The experience breaks down further into worldly and worldly. George explains it all, from the Contemplation of Feeling section of Mahasi Sayadaw's Manual of Insight. If you would like to engage directly in the practice of dāna ...…
 
Delving deeper into the concept of awareness of awareness, George unpacks how the experience of the self is dependent on the conditions of the moment. He also tells the story of the Buddha and the mustard seed. From "Contemplation of Mental Objects" in Mahasi Sayadaw's Manual of Insight. If you would like to engage directly in the practice of d ...…
 
George discusses the concept of realizing mind, or in more Western terms awareness of awareness, and describes the differences between sensing and awareness. From the"Contemplation of Mind" section in Chapter 4 of Mahasi Sayadaw's Manual of Insight. If you would like to engage directly in the practice of dāna (generosity), you are invited to he ...…
 
Moving on to the "Contemplation of Mind" section of Mahasi Sayadaw's Manual of Insight, George discusses the eight mind states ranging from the ordinary to the esoteric and explains how meditation leads to the conclusion that most experiences are neutral rather than pleasant or unpleasant. If you would like to engage directly in the practice of ...…
 
George breaks down how the first milestone of spiritual maturity is the ability to recognize that you have a mind-state and that it can distort how you perceive your own sensing experience, and gives a close reading on Pleasure and Displeasure, in both its Worldly and Unworldly forms. From Mahasi Sayadaw's Manual of Insight. If you would like t ...…
 
Embarking on a new section of Mahasi Sayadaw's Manual of Insight, George explains why "mind" is considered the sixth sense in Buddhism and unpacks how feelings can be pleasant, unpleasant or neutral. If you would like to engage directly in the practice of dāna (generosity), you are invited to help support us with a contribution to the Mettagrou ...…
 
After a close reading of the text explaining how the sensing experience unfolds based on past experiences, George gets into how childhood experiences influence future mind states and reviews the first foundation of mindfulness. This episode wraps up the Contemplation of the Body section of Mahasi Sayadaw's Manual of Insight. If you would like t ...…
 
Continuing his discussion of the Contemplation of the Body section of Mahasi Sayadaw's Manual of Insight, George gets into the sense of self vs. no-self and how the mind interprets the sense experiences. If you would like to engage directly in the practice of dāna (generosity), you are invited to help support us with a contribution to the Metta ...…
 
George narrows in on what the "mind door" is and discusses how thought is related to the typical physical senses. This discussion continues Chapter Four of Mahasi Sayadaw's Manual of Insight. If you would like to engage directly in the practice of dāna (generosity), you are invited to help support us with a contribution to the Mettagroup Schola ...…
 
Based on the traditional categorizations of earth, fire, water and air, this episode examines the somewhat pre-scientific point of view on the four energies in the body. Of course, there's some enlightening tangents, including mortality and aging, and the purpose of your personal practice. From Chapter Four of Mahasi Sayadaw's Manual of Insight ...…
 
This episode wraps up the section of Mahasi Sayadaw's Manual of Insight that deals with the physical aspect of sensing as it relates to practice. Along with a succinct review of the chapter, George gets into codependency and how early childhood affects attachment in adult life. If you would like to engage directly in the practice of dāna (gener ...…
 
George reviews the paths to classical enlightenment and explains how it is indeed possible for ordinary householders to achieve insight, before getting into some specific techniques forfinding equanimity within each strand of the six sense gates: eye/seeing, ear/sound, nose/odor, tongue/taste, body/touch and mind/mental objects. The basis of th ...…
 
With poignant contemporary observations, and a dose of humor of course, George explains how developing mindfulness leads to equanimity even in the face of defilements that arise during practice. From Chapter Four of Mahasi Sayadaw's Manual of Insight. If you would like to engage directly in the practice of dāna (generosity), you are invited to ...…
 
Defilements, or impurities, naturally arise during practice. George describes how this relates to vipassana practice, breaking down how the meaning of the word "vipassana" ("divide' and "see") connects to the different aspects of the sensing experience, and how triple noting can be an effective way to process these defilements. This continues C ...…
 
A conversational look into the body-mind connection and how it relates the first five states of the 16 stages of insight. This continues George's exploration of khanika samadhi (momentary concentration) from the Development of Mindfulness chapter of Mahasi Sayadaw's Manual of Insight. If you would like to engage directly in the practice of dāna ...…
 
George continues on Chapter Four of Mahasi Sayadaw's Manual of Insight, delving into the physical nature of seeing and how it connects to consciousness. A spirited Q&A with the students ensues, covering the concept of khanika samadhi (momentary concentration) and why George supports a hybrid metta-vipassana meditation technique. If you would li ...…
 
George discusses the five kinds of phenomena that arise during practice, describing how to explore them and how they relate to neuroscience. Along the way he gets into his own path and how it serendipitously ended up following the 16 stages of insight laid out in the Theravada Maps. This talk is from Chapter Four of Mahasi Sayadaw's Manual of I ...…
 
George unpacks the five kinds of phenomena that occur during meditation, describing how different mind states relate to metta (loving-kindness) and vipassana (insight) practice. This marks the beginning of Chapter 4 of Mahasi Sayadaw's Manual of Insight. If you would like to engage directly in the practice of dāna (generosity), you are invited ...…
 
Delving into the techniques that are used to reach jhana, George and his students also discuss the challenge of moving from concentration to insight practice. This marks the last section of Chapter Three from Mahasi Sayadaw's Manual of Insight. If you would like to engage directly in the practice of dāna (generosity), you are invited to help su ...…
 
Nearing the end of "Absolute and Conventional Realities," chapter three of Mahasi Sayadaw's Manual of Insight, George explains how inference relates to insight practice and how memory relates to direct experience. If you would like to engage directly in the practice of dāna (generosity), you are invited to help support us with a contribution to ...…
 
Expanding upon the technique of focusing on internal vs. external phenomena, George explains how contemplation of the past, present and future relates to meditation. From Chapter Three of Mahasi Sayadaw's Manual of Insight. If you would like to engage directly in the practice of dāna (generosity), you are invited to help support us with a contr ...…
 
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Drawing on some of the foundations of his Meaningful Life curriculum, George forges onward into the Two Kinds of Insight section of Mahasi Sayadaw's Manual of Insight. After exploring the text directly, student questions prompt a fascinating talk about the pursuit of true happiness, the quest for limitless compassion, and what it means to grow ...…
 
George gets back to Chapter Three of Mahasi Sayadaw's Manual of Insight to explore the difference between absolute and conventional reality, honing in on how insight meditation affects that perception, and how the mind state can filter your view of the world. If you would like to engage directly in the practice of dāna (generosity), you are inv ...…
 
Recorded during The Meaningful Life Winter Retreat at La Casa de Maria in Santa Barbara, this episode connects the dots between the psychology and physiology of childhood attachment with the popular topic of achieving the jhana state through metta practice. If you would like to engage directly in the practice of dāna (generosity), you are invit ...…
 
In this decidedly meta (and also metta) episode, explore one of the basic challenges of learning about Buddhism: how does anybody - including the teacher - explain something that can only be experienced directly. Delving deeper into Chapter Three of Mahasi Sayadaw's Manual of Insight, George also adds a dash of whimsy and humor to the proceedin ...…
 
George breaks down the difference between ultimate reality vs. relative reality, connecting the dots between the original Pali terms and their modern interpretation. Drawing on the original text from Chapter Three of Mahasi Sayadaw's Manual of Insight, he offers his own unique take on how perception is affected by the physiology of eye sight, h ...…
 
Sex! Drugs! Veganism! George discusses how one-pointed meditation leads to the ethical undertaking of the five precepts of Buddhism. Delving into how concentration practice on generosity opens the possibility of achieving jhana, the pain of not engaging and the experience of cessation, this episode concludes the deep exploration of Chapter Two ...…
 
What does it mean to simultaneously belong and feel left out? That's the theme of our latest episode as we explore the duality of the Asian American experience. Listen to our classmates reflect on reconciling heritage, challenging models of success, and living under self-preservation.
 
Taking a break from his ongoing exploration of Manual of Insight, George discusses the practice of generosity in Buddhism. This special episode of the DYP podcast delves into the basic ethics of the practice, the three levels of generosity, and how it all relates to the modern world. All with George's inimitable sense of humor and practical exa ...…
 
A fascinating look at karma, reincarnation and the traditional Buddhist vision of hell. The visceral, Dantean descriptions are paired with George's own unique secular Buddhist analysis. This continues the close reading of Manual of Insight Chapter Two, and also covers Burmese vs. Western practices, and practical approaches to noting. If you wou ...…
 
A short dharma talk is followed by a guided meditation focused on overcoming the hindrances by going from concentration to insight. If you've never been to a class in person with George, this is a great chance to have that experience. For students following along in Mahasi Sayadaw's Manual of Insight, this episode continues the exploration of C ...…
 
Continuing the discussion of Chapter Two from Mahasi Sayadaw's Manual of Insight, "Purification of Mind," George leads an inquisitive group on a decidedly practical discussion on the challenges that arise during practice. Covering the five major hindrances to enlightenment, the conversation gets into how noting can be an effective way to deal w ...…
 
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