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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.

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

Mindfulness of Body Guided Meditation

This episode of our Weekly Guided Meditation podcast is a practice in mindfulness of the body. Rooted in the First Foundation of Mindfulness, this is a practice that helps us build awareness, understanding, and clarity of the body as we see it in the present moment. The period of meditation begins with a few minutes [...]

By |2019-02-28T07:50:22-08:00February 28th, 2019|Weekly Meditations|0 Comments

Our Relationships to Money

Today we are talking a little bit about money. This is a rich topic, and we're just brushing the surface. We will investigate a few things the Buddha said about money and wealth, as well as what it means to really look at our relationship to money with some mindfulness. Visit to subscribe to [...]

By |2019-02-27T17:35:28-08:00February 27th, 2019|Dharma Talk|0 Comments

Awareness – Just One Aspect of Mindfulness

We wrote recently about the differences between mindfulness and meditation, as they're often used interchangeably. Another combination of words we hear often are awareness and mindfulness. Although they may seem similar, we actually can understand these two words as different aspects of the path. What is Awareness? First, let's consider what awareness actually is. It's [...]

By |2019-02-21T15:41:12-08:00February 21st, 2019|Mindfulness|0 Comments

Investigating Equanimity

Here we are! The first real episode of Dharma Talk :) Today, the topic is equanimity. I cover a few foundational pieces about equanimity, how we cultivate this quality, and few of the subtleties.  You can visit to learn more about the podcast and how to stay updated, and don't forget to reach out [...]

By |2019-02-20T07:59:57-08:00February 20th, 2019|Dharma Talk, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Meditation for Anger – Mindfulness, Self-Compassion, and More

Anger is something that many of us deal with in our lives. It comes in many forms: frustration, rage, irritation, resentments, and more. I have worked with people who have sought help from a spiritual advisor, tried eating healthier, tried changing their surroundings, and done many more things to try to heal the anger. In [...]

By |2019-02-18T09:45:18-08:00February 13th, 2019|Mindfulness|0 Comments

Mindfulness of Thoughts

This is a guided meditation on mindfulness of thoughts and the mind. We will practice observing the thinking mind as thoughts arise and pass. This guided meditation begins with a few minutes of breath practice in order to cultivate a concentrated and collected mind. We then move into a mindfulness of the mind practice in [...]

By |2019-02-13T10:30:46-08:00February 13th, 2019|Weekly Meditations|0 Comments