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Consciously Speaking is your spot to listen in on guests from all walks of the mindful evolution. You'll be introduced to premiere thought leaders in conscious development while receiving insights on how to live with more integrity, work with greater passion, and lead an extraordinary life. Monday and Wednesday episodes will feature enlightening interviews with authors, healers, speakers and coaches. On Friday, be sure to tune in for topical content to gear you up for your weekend. Topics wi ...
 
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Zen Commuter is about meditation and how it can improve the quality of your life. I speak with acclaimed meditation teachers, authors and everyday practitioners, to help listeners understand how to start a mindfulness habit, as well as keep it going. Along the way I discuss topics that helps listeners cultivate a calmer, wiser and happier life. Come join Thom Walters Monday through Friday for the perfect start to your day and the ultimate Zen commute.
 
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The thought of a meditation retreat either fills you with delight or unparalleled terror. Some people long for an amount of time free from the hustle of life. Others have no desire to meditate for hours on end. Well, if you are more like the former, a retreat might be good for you. However, have you thought of everything? Links from the Episode ...…
 
The thought of a meditation retreat either fills you with delight or unparalleled terror. Some people long for an amount of time free from the hustle of life. Others have no desire to meditate for hours on end. Well, if you are more like the former, a retreat might be good for you. However, have you thought of everything? Links from the Episode ...…
 
Today, with the help of Tricycle.net, I talk about a stumbling block that often turns people off from meditation, being alone. Ezra Bayda does a great job of turning that loneliness into something positive.
 
Today, with the help of Tricycle.net, I talk about a stumbling block that often turns people off from meditation, being alone. Ezra Bayda does a great job of turning that loneliness into something positive.
 
This week I am showcasing all the amazing information about Buddhism that can be found in the publication Tricycle. Today I share a salient article that talks about seeing your challenges as aspirations.
 
This week I am showcasing all the amazing information about Buddhism that can be found in the publication Tricycle. Today I share a salient article that talks about seeing your challenges as aspirations.
 
If you haven’t heard the term Binaural Beats then you are definitely the majority. However, these sounds enhance a meditation session and can ease you into deeper practice. Today, thanks to listener Dennis, I will be talking about how binaural beats appropriate meditation Sponsor : Warby Parker Prescription eyeglasses and shades starting at jus ...…
 
If you haven’t heard the term Binaural Beats then you are definitely the majority. However, these sounds enhance a meditation session and can ease you into deeper practice. Today, thanks to listener Dennis, I will be talking about how binaural beats appropriate meditation Sponsor : Warby Parker Prescription eyeglasses and shades starting at jus ...…
 
In the United States alone, some form of anxiety disorder effects roughly six million people. What is the most common treatment for these illnesses? Meditation and therapy. However, lately it seems that meditation professionals are beginning to understand that there is another way, mindfulness meditation. Links from the Episode: How Meditation ...…
 
In the United States alone, some form of anxiety disorder effects roughly six million people. What is the most common treatment for these illnesses? Meditation and therapy. However, lately it seems that meditation professionals are beginning to understand that there is another way, mindfulness meditation. Links from the Episode: How Meditation ...…
 
Two days ago I talked about the difference between Hinduism and Buddhism. In that post, it alluded to Buddhism consisting of two different schools. Today I expand on that understanding.
 
Two days ago I talked about the difference between Hinduism and Buddhism. In that post, it alluded to Buddhism consisting of two different schools. Today I expand on that understanding.
 
I typically shy away from talks about religion on Zen Commuter. But just for today, I break that pattern to talk about the difference between Buddhism and Hinduism. The reason I break my rule today is because both of these practices have a solid basis based on meditation. Let's talk about it.
 
I typically shy away from talks about religion on Zen Commuter. But just for today, I break that pattern to talk about the difference between Buddhism and Hinduism. The reason I break my rule today is because both of these practices have a solid basis based on meditation. Let's talk about it.
 
For a new meditator sometimes the lack of distraction and noise allows buried feelings to surface during a session. Today I talk about how to deal with those emotions while you are meditating.
 
For a new meditator sometimes the lack of distraction and noise allows buried feelings to surface during a session. Today I talk about how to deal with those emotions while you are meditating.
 
There are so many good habits we could pick up, so many that would benefit us. So why is it that we don’t do them? There are plenty of reasons, but i will talk about 8 of them and how to cut them down so you can focus on one that matters, meditation. (come on, you knew had to mention it, right) Sponsor : Sun Basket Sun Basket: Healthy meals tha ...…
 
There are so many good habits we could pick up, so many that would benefit us. So why is it that we don’t do them? There are plenty of reasons, but i will talk about 8 of them and how to cut them down so you can focus on one that matters, meditation. (come on, you knew had to mention it, right) Sponsor : Sun Basket Sun Basket: Healthy meals tha ...…
 
Appropriate music can enhance your meditation sessions, but as a beginner it’s tough to know what to select. Today I talk about the criteria for selecting music that will not be distracting for new practitioners. Sponsor : Sun Basket Sun Basket: Healthy meals that are simple to prepare and add to your level of health. ZEN commuter listeners get ...…
 
Appropriate music can enhance your meditation sessions, but as a beginner it’s tough to know what to select. Today I talk about the criteria for selecting music that will not be distracting for new practitioners. Sponsor : Sun Basket Sun Basket: Healthy meals that are simple to prepare and add to your level of health. ZEN commuter listeners get ...…
 
Every day millions of people meditate; what an awesome thing. However, new practitioners and old sometimes face meditation plateaus. Today I talk about ways to break out of your meditation comfort zone. Sponsor : Sun Basket Sun Basket: Healthy meals that are simple to prepare and add to your level of health. ZEN commuter listeners get $35.00 do ...…
 
Every day millions of people meditate; what an awesome thing. However, new practitioners and old sometimes face meditation plateaus. Today I talk about ways to break out of your meditation comfort zone. Sponsor : Sun Basket Sun Basket: Healthy meals that are simple to prepare and add to your level of health. ZEN commuter listeners get $35.00 do ...…
 
Meditation can provide insight into your life, providing you with wisdom that helps you navigate the human experience. It also provides wisdom about the nature of the Universe itself. This is the reason many people decide to meditate, but what does that mean? Today I talk about how your motivations about wisdom may not be serving you. Sponsor : ...…
 
Meditation can provide insight into your life, providing you with wisdom that helps you navigate the human experience. It also provides wisdom about the nature of the Universe itself. This is the reason many people decide to meditate, but what does that mean? Today I talk about how your motivations about wisdom may not be serving you. Sponsor : ...…
 
Did you know that if you meditate you are changing your life for the better? Hopefully you do. However, do you truly know what that means? Today I talk about three things to remember that will enhance your meditation sessions. Sponsor : Sun Basket Sun Basket: Healthy meals that are simple to prepare and add to your level of health. ZEN commuter ...…
 
Did you know that if you meditate you are changing your life for the better? Hopefully you do. However, do you truly know what that means? Today I talk about three things to remember that will enhance your meditation sessions. Sponsor : Sun Basket Sun Basket: Healthy meals that are simple to prepare and add to your level of health. ZEN commuter ...…
 
I would imagine that many people don’t know what a singing bowl is. I didn’t up until about three years ago. However, I now consider meditations that contain the sound of singing bowls to be an effective way to focus. Today I will talk about what a singing bowl is, and how to integrate it into your meditation practice. Sponsor : Sun Basket Sun ...…
 
I would imagine that many people don’t know what a singing bowl is. I didn’t up until about three years ago. However, I now consider meditations that contain the sound of singing bowls to be an effective way to focus. Today I will talk about what a singing bowl is, and how to integrate it into your meditation practice. Sponsor : Sun Basket Sun ...…
 
Meditation and Right Concentration are not the same thing. Right concentration goes beyond simply meditating and cultivating focus. Buddhists think of it as preparing the mind for enlightenment. Barbara O’Brien will do her typical great job of describing it for us. Let’s talk about it. Sponsor : Sun Basket Sun Basket: Healthy meals that are sim ...…
 
Meditation and Right Concentration are not the same thing. Right concentration goes beyond simply meditating and cultivating focus. Buddhists think of it as preparing the mind for enlightenment. Barbara O’Brien will do her typical great job of describing it for us. Let’s talk about it. Sponsor : Sun Basket Sun Basket: Healthy meals that are sim ...…
 
This meditation and visualization was recorded to help you understand a sense of peace and connection. High atop a snowy mountain, experience serenity.
 
This meditation and visualization was recorded to help you understand a sense of peace and connection. High atop a snowy mountain, experience serenity.
 
Many think that Right Mindfulness and Right Concentration are the same thing. However, there are subtle differences. Right Concentration has a singleness of purpose about it, focusing on the mind. Mindfulness is more about creating awareness of your surroundings using all your senses. The differences are subtle. But we have Barbara O’Brien to h ...…
 
Many think that Right Mindfulness and Right Concentration are the same thing. However, there are subtle differences. Right Concentration has a singleness of purpose about it, focusing on the mind. Mindfulness is more about creating awareness of your surroundings using all your senses. The differences are subtle. But we have Barbara O’Brien to h ...…
 
On some level, you may already be practicing Right Effort. While it can’t simply be minimized to mean wholesome living, per se; it can be expressed as a way to cultivate methods of living that add value to your life, make up a valued life. Sponsor : Onnit - Onnit is committed to helping you reach your ultimate level of fitness with all natural ...…
 
On some level, you may already be practicing Right Effort. While it can’t simply be minimized to mean wholesome living, per se; it can be expressed as a way to cultivate methods of living that add value to your life, make up a valued life. Sponsor : Onnit - Onnit is committed to helping you reach your ultimate level of fitness with all natural ...…
 
Right livelihood would best be described by Hippocrates. You remember him, right? He was the Greek that doctors know by heart, because he said, quite simply…”Do no harm”. Such is the case of Right Livelihood; finding a way to earn a living that does not go against the other precepts of the Eightfold Path. What jobs are included? Let’s talk abou ...…
 
Right livelihood would best be described by Hippocrates. You remember him, right? He was the Greek that doctors know by heart, because he said, quite simply…”Do no harm”. Such is the case of Right Livelihood; finding a way to earn a living that does not go against the other precepts of the Eightfold Path. What jobs are included? Let’s talk abou ...…
 
Another spoke on the wheel that demonstrates the Eightfold path is Right Action. Many feel that is has a commandment context to it, stressing ways to behave. However, unlike dogma, the method of conducting oneself using Right Action is about creating unity and compassion and not about blindly following a directive. Let’s talk about it. Sponsor ...…
 
Another spoke on the wheel that demonstrates the Eightfold path is Right Action. Many feel that is has a commandment context to it, stressing ways to behave. However, unlike dogma, the method of conducting oneself using Right Action is about creating unity and compassion and not about blindly following a directive. Let’s talk about it. Sponsor ...…
 
Today is all about right speech, but that doesn’t simply mean not swearing or saying unknd things about people or things. It goes much deeper. Thankfully, I have Barbara O’Brien to help us out.
 
Today is all about right speech, but that doesn’t simply mean not swearing or saying unknd things about people or things. It goes much deeper. Thankfully, I have Barbara O’Brien to help us out.
 
Some people hear of The Eightfold Path and think of it as something meant only for monks living in Tibet. However, the beauty of the eightfold path is that it can be practiced daily in our everyday lives. Today, right intention, is a perfect example. Let’s talk about it. Sponsor : Onnit - Onnit is committed to helping you reach your ultimate le ...…
 
Some people hear of The Eightfold Path and think of it as something meant only for monks living in Tibet. However, the beauty of the eightfold path is that it can be practiced daily in our everyday lives. Today, right intention, is a perfect example. Let’s talk about it. Sponsor : Onnit - Onnit is committed to helping you reach your ultimate le ...…
 
The fourth noble truth in Buddhism is tied directly to the eightfold path. Today, and for the next several days, I will discuss the eightfold path and how to apply it to daily life. On this episode I will cover right view and what that means. Enjoy. Sponsor : Onnit - Onnit is committed to helping you reach your ultimate level of fitness with al ...…
 
The fourth noble truth in Buddhism is tied directly to the eightfold path. Today, and for the next several days, I will discuss the eightfold path and how to apply it to daily life. On this episode I will cover right view and what that means. Enjoy. Sponsor : Onnit - Onnit is committed to helping you reach your ultimate level of fitness with al ...…
 
Whether it is a religion or not, Buddhism has some profound beliefs that lead us to living a fuller life when we embrace them. What I find most refreshing about Buddhism is the absence of Dogma. The Buddha himself professed that no one should follow anyone, including following him. He believed that each of us would be best served by listening t ...…
 
Whether it is a religion or not, Buddhism has some profound beliefs that lead us to living a fuller life when we embrace them. What I find most refreshing about Buddhism is the absence of Dogma. The Buddha himself professed that no one should follow anyone, including following him. He believed that each of us would be best served by listening t ...…
 
There are times when you feel that you may not have enough time to meditate for as long as you would like to. However, in order for you to keep your practice consistent, I created a briefer meditation that will allow you to get a session in that still provides stillness and calm. Enjoy.
 
There are times when you feel that you may not have enough time to meditate for as long as you would like to. However, in order for you to keep your practice consistent, I created a briefer meditation that will allow you to get a session in that still provides stillness and calm. Enjoy.
 
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