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IMS’s Retreat Center first opened its doors in 1976. It offers a yearly schedule of meditation courses, lasting from a weekend to three months. Most retreats are designed for both new and experienced meditators. Recognized insight meditation teachers from all over the world offer daily instruction and guidance in Buddhist meditations known as vipassana (insight) and metta (lovingkindness). While the context is the Buddha’s teachings, these practices are universal and help us to deepen awaren ...
 
Tara Brach, Ph.D is an internationally known meditation teacher and author of bestselling Radical Acceptance and True Refuge. Tara shares a weekly guided meditation and talk that blend Western psychology and Eastern spiritual practices. The podcast addresses the value of mindfulness meditation and self-compassion in relieving emotional suffering, serving spiritual awakening and bringing healing to our world.
 
Lovingkindness meditation, or metta, is a mindfulness practice for the heart: a beautiful way to cultivate feelings of compassion and love for self, others and ultimately all beings. Lovingkindness Meditation #2 is a 25-minute guided metta practice to generate lovingkindness for a neutral person and then for a somewhat difficult person. Metta meditation should be done at your own pace. It is not necessary to force yourself to move onto this often more challenging metta practice until you fee ...
 
IMS’s Forest Refuge has hosted experienced meditators since 2003. Its program is specifically designed to encourage sustained, longer-term retreat practice – a key component in the transmission of Buddhism from Asia to the West. Within a harmonious and secluded environment, meditators can nurture the highest aspiration for liberation. In consultation with visiting insight meditation teachers, a program of training in one or more Early Buddhist practices is created for each participant, allow ...
 
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.
 
Welcome to Mediocre Mystic - the podcast where we explore how mediocre makes the world go round and how mediocre works in mysterious ways. Join host Grace as she talks about all things messy, muddled, and mystic. Once a month, join James of The Quieted Mind as he brings us back home to the present moment with meditations, dharma talks, and selected readings.
 
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Be Still and Go is a digital devotional that invites you to reflect on a text or a theme so that you can be refilled and refueled for the work of love and justice that you are called to do. And this work is not a sprint. Take a moment and do your stretches because we’re in this for the whole marathon. Find out more about these meditations for the movement as well as other digital discipleship resources at www.trcnyc.org.
 
The teachings of the Buddha (Dharma) and the practices of Insight Meditation (Vipassana) and loving-kindness meditation (metta) are at the heart of all the programs we offer at Spirit Rock. Practicing Insight Meditation develops mindfulness, the capacity to pay attention to each moment of life and to see clearly the truth of our experience. Studying the Dharma provides insights into the conditions that define and limit our experience of life. And cultivating an attitude of loving-kindness al ...
 
Marty Tribble is an artist, yoga teacher and intuitive guide. A yoga student since 2001, she began teaching in 2003 and has logged 10,000+ hours in the classroom, leading hundreds of interactive workshops, and appearing at yoga festivals, including Bhakti Fest and Hanuman Festival. Her approach to yoga honors its ancient roots while keeping in mind that you probably don't care as much about putting your leg behind your head as you do about feeling empowered to take on whatever life brings yo ...
 
Nikki Walton is a best-selling and NAACP Image Award Nominated author, and Licensed Psychotherapist. She has appeared on Tyra, Today, Steve Harvey, Katie Couric, Nightline, and many other national programs, and has been profiled in Forbes, The NY Times, The Guardian, and many other publications She is best known for her industry-disrupting hair and lifestyle blog, CurlyNikki.com, and her many appearances on The Dr. Oz Show as its resident beauty expert. Over the last 10 years, Nikki has expa ...
 
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In this episode I share about how important it is to lean on God for all of our needs, for everything, and lean not on our own understanding. I shared about how God wants us all to come to Him as little children, with a child-like faith, and if we don't we will never enter the kingdom of God. I also shared about how we are to examine ourselves, tes…
 
Fundamentalism tells us that suffering is the cost of that changing and growing. Lovingkindness tells us that suffering is never acceptable where we can help it. // This episode was written and recorded by Abbey Smith. It was produced by Rev. Jim Keat. Background tracks include Trundle by Podington Bear and Quiet and Safe by Silence is Sexy. Visit …
 
"The institutional church that arose in the 20th century is struggling to keeps its hold together and all Americans are disaffiliating from what is called 'organized religion.' Yet, in this moment, we can see as that there are those who hold on to the past like the Fundamentalist, or we can be brave enough to live into our faith for the future of t…
 
"The institutional church that arose in the 20th century is struggling to keeps its hold together and all Americans are disaffiliating from what is called 'organized religion.' Yet, in this moment, we can see as that there are those who hold on to the past like the Fundamentalist, or we can be brave enough to live into our faith for the future of t…
 
1 Corinthians 1:1 In this sermon, three points are raised pertaining to the would-be Christian Worker that are indispensable if one would work for Jesus Christ. #1. The nature of the Christian worker, #2. The call of the Christian worker and #3. The labour of the Christian worker. May you prayerfully consider each of these points and examine your l…
 
Sensei Kathie Fischer continues Upaya’s exploration of Zen Master Hongzhi’s teachings on the practice of silent illumination. She describes how Hongzhi, teaching during China’s Song Dynasty, bridges the gap between the early Chan (Zen) of the Tang Dynasty and that of Dogen, the founder of the Soto school of Zen. Kathie reads Hongzhi’s poetic teachi…
 
In this episode I share about how important it is for us to realize that we are completely broken without God. And when we realize that we are lost and broken without Him, we need to just let God love us, and pick up the pieces to our broken shattered life, and in the palm of God's hand, let Him mend us back together again. I also shared how we sho…
 
(Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center) Concentration as a unification of mind brings stability of attention and is the foundation for liberating insight. Benefits of Samatha and vipassana. What blocks concentration and how to develop it in the retreat setting.By Guy Armstrong
 
Jillian Turecki is a certified relationship coach, teacher, and writer who for the last 20 years has taught others how to transform their relationship with themselves and others. Jillian is also the host of the podcast, Jillian on Love. In this episode, Eric and Jillian discuss her work coaching and teaching people how to develop healthier relation…
 
Radical Acceptance - Our Gateway to Love and Freedom - Our capacity to realize the truth of who we are and to love fully, arises from moments of true acceptance. This means meeting our unfolding life with an unconditional, open and tender presence. This talk on Radical Acceptance explores how the trance of unworthiness contracts us away from presen…
 
“The practice of true reality is simply to sit.” Matthew Kozan Palevsky continues Upaya’s exploration of silent illumination, or just sitting, discussing Taigen Dan Leighton’s collection of Zen Master Hongzhi’s writings, “Cultivating the Empty Field.” He invites us to consider what it could mean for us to cultivate the empty field, especially given…
 
Ginny Gay is a Certified Mindfulness Teacher and has worked with Eric to create content here at The One You Feed for the past 8 years. Prior to that, she spent 13 years in the corporate world where she thought climbing the corporate ladder equated to success in life. Instead, that approach ultimately led her to a place of severe burnout, addiction,…
 
Matthew 11:28-30 On 6 February 2022, Queen Elizabeth II became the first ever British monarch to celebrate a platinum jubilee. Seven months after celebrating this epic event, she departed from this world. Tomorrow (Monday 19th September 2022), the body of Queen Elizabeth II will be laid to rest next to her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh in the King…
 
Sensei Jose Shinzan Palma gives the opening Dharma talk of Upaya’s Fall Practice Period 2022. He provides a primer on shikantaza, or just sitting, and an introduction to Zen Master Hongzhi and his revitalization of this practice, foundational to the Soto school of zen. You may have heard that shikantaza is an especially advanced practice, akin to t…
 
Upaya Zen Center welcomes beloved Buddhist author and visionary activist/scholar, Joanna Macy, to address our Socially Engaged Buddhist Training Program, along with the extended Upaya world community. With her are close colleagues Roshi Joan Halifax, Stephanie Kaza and Wendy Johnson. In this challenging time of unresolved war and environmental cris…
 
Upaya Zen Center welcomes beloved Buddhist author and visionary activist/scholar, Joanna Macy, to address our Socially Engaged Buddhist Training Program, along with the extended Upaya world community. With her are close colleagues Roshi Joan Halifax, Stephanie Kaza and Wendy Johnson. In this challenging time of unresolved war and environmental cris…
 
Fundamentalism tells us that suffering is the cost of that changing and growing. Lovingkindness tells us that suffering is never acceptable where we can help it. // This episode was written and recorded by Abbey Smith. It was produced by Rev. Jim Keat. Background tracks include Trundle by Podington Bear and Quiet and Safe by Silence is Sexy. Visit …
 
Dr. Gabor Maté is a highly sought expert on a wide range of topics such as addiction, stress, and childhood development. He has written many books, of which several are best-sellers, including the award-winning “In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts” , “Close Encounters with Addiction”, and “When the Body Says No: Exploring the Stress-Disease Culture.” Gab…
 
Many of us experience disturbing emotions that drive harmful behaviors causing unnecessary suffering to others and ourselves. In this program, we explore the powerful resources that make it possible for us to meet uncertainty, fear, failure, and futility with compassion, strength, and equanimity. Both Frank Ostaseski and Roshi Joan Halifax bring de…
 
Navigating Conflict with a Wise Heart – Part 2 - This series of talks offers guidance in transforming conflict into a portal for awakening your understanding, flexibility and compassion. We look at how to heal our own unmet needs and not be dependent on others changing; and how to engage with another person when both are dedicated to mindful commun…
 
(Spirit Rock Meditation Center) This talk includes the ingredients needed for deepening practice and finding freedom. It explores how our practice can begin with concentration, add insight into the mix, requires a sprinkling of self- love, and when cooked, opens to the nature of awareness itself. Added bonus: A few quotes from Ted Lasso.…
 
(Spirit Rock Meditation Center) As we practice we see each moment is Good whether whatever it is. We recognize the Goodness of each moment, the Goodness of being alive, the Goodness of Discover the truth and the Goodness of awakening to freedom. The whole dharma is sitting right here and it is Good!By Eugene Cash
 
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