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About Matthew Sockolov

Matthew Sockolov is a Buddhist meditation teacher and author. He was empowered to teach meditation by Spirit Rock Meditation Center, and is the founding teacher of One Mind Dharma. His new book, Practicing Mindfulness - 75 Essential Meditations is now available on Amazon.

5 Ways to Design for Wellness

Adopting a healthy, natural lifestyle is an ever-increasing popular choice.  Making a conscious decision to eat better and exercise are often the first topics that come to mind when setting out on a healthier lifestyle.  One way to give yourself a boost is by designing your home to have a natural, relaxing feel. With the [...]

By |2019-05-22T13:52:40-07:00May 15th, 2019|Mindfulness|0 Comments

Guided Gratitude Meditation

Today's meditation is a guided gratitude meditation. Although this is not a traditional Buddhist practice, gratitude is a quality that can support our wellbeing deeply. We will use the same format we often use when working with the brahma-viharas, repeating phrases to cultivate the intention. If there's a topic or meditation you'd like to see [...]

By |2019-05-08T07:09:57-07:00May 8th, 2019|Weekly Meditations|0 Comments

Metta (Loving-kindness)

Today's meditation is a metta meditation. Metta is the first of the brahma-viharas, or heart practices. Often translated as loving-kindness, metta is a quality of the heart in which we care for the wellbeing of ourselves and others. Metta is a practice, and it takes effort and time to cultivate this quality of the heart. [...]

By |2019-04-26T09:00:43-07:00April 26th, 2019|Weekly Meditations|0 Comments

Self-Forgiveness Meditation

This is a guided meditation on self forgiveness. Although not a traditional Buddhist heart practice, forgiveness is an important quality to cultivate. With forgiveness, we can free up space in our hearts for more responsiveness and less reactivity. We can live without self-resentment, and see more clearly. For more thoughts and support with your forgiveness [...]

By |2019-04-19T13:44:12-07:00April 19th, 2019|Weekly Meditations|0 Comments

The Process of Forgiveness

Today's topic is the practice and process of forgiveness. Matthew talks about self-forgiveness, forgiveness for others, and what it means to forgive. You can read our post at https://oneminddharma.com/forgiveness-exercises/ for some forgiveness exercises. Visit https://oneminddharma.com/podcasts/dharma-talk-2/ to subscribe, support, and learn more about the podcast!

By |2019-04-16T13:25:40-07:00April 16th, 2019|Dharma Talk|0 Comments

Karma, the Law of Cause and Effect

Today I am talking a little bit about karma. This is an often misunderstood topic as far as dharma goes. I'll cover a bit about traditional teachings, and then go on to investigate how we can use our understanding of this teaching to cultivate some freedom in our lives. View the video at https://youtu.be/WuR27V-82ow. Visit [...]

By |2019-03-25T13:40:29-07:00March 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Mindfulness of Emotions Guided Meditation

Today's meditation is a practice in mindfulness of emotions. We will begin with a few minutes of breath meditation before moving into a more open awareness. Observing the mind and body, we will watch emotions arise and pass. This is a practice to help us see our emotions with more clarity and insight. In this [...]

By |2019-03-13T12:54:54-07:00March 13th, 2019|Weekly Meditations|0 Comments

How to Practice Buddhism – The Beginner’s Guide

How to Practice Buddhism - The Beginner's Guide One of the most common questions we receive via email is some form of the question How do I start practicing Buddhism? It can be a tough question to answer, as the Buddhist path has many entry points. With the volume of teachings, we may find ourselves [...]

By |2019-03-13T08:51:19-07:00March 13th, 2019|Buddhist Teachings|0 Comments