This episode of Dharma Talk covers a few different questions related to the thinking mind. Can we meditate with an active mind? What do we do with "negative" thoughts? Thinking is a huge part of our experience, and we can bring mindfulness to the experience in order to dramatically change our relationships to the thoughts. [...]
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 [...]
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 https://oneminddharma.com/talk to learn more about the podcast and how to stay updated, and don't forget to reach out [...]
Welcome back! This week, we just offer a quick re-introduction to how Dharma Talk works, and answer a few questions about practice.
The haste and rush of modern life put a lot of strain and stress on people. For many of us, a common day is full of numerous chores and tasks we have to squeeze in our busy schedules. Hence, constantly scrambling between household duties and work, it’s no wonder we feel exhausted at the end [...]
Today's guided meditation is a vedana practice. This is a meditation investigating our present-time experience, and the feeling tone of each experience arising.
This is a meditation on self love in a sense. We'll work on extending the heart practices toward ourselves, cultivating metta, karuna, mudita, and upekkha. These are four qualities known as the brahma-viharas, or heavenly abodes in Buddhism. We will go through each of the four heart practices, extending them toward ourselves.
This is a guided meditation investigating the four elements in the body. This comes from the Buddha's words on mindfulness, and is a great practice in mindfulness of the body. You can learn more about these practices at https://oneminddharma.com/four-foundations-mindfulness/. Visit www.OMDharma.com/support to support this podcast. Meditate
This is a guided meditation practice working on concentrating the mind. By using the breath and a counting exercise, we will work to collect the mind and cultivate the ability to focus on one object. Meditate
Today we are doing a practice in mudita, one of the brahma-viharas. This is the practice of appreciative joy, or opening the heart to rejoice in the happiness of others. Meditate