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Won Buddhism Dharma Talks
Koan Contemplation by Patty Daniel (Won EunHaeHwa)

Won Buddhism Dharma Talks

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2022 13:23


Koan contemplation practice can seem daunting to some of us, but in this bright, friendly dharma talk, longtime practitioner, Patty Daniel (Won EunHaeHwa), delves right in! With helpful information and insight born from experience, Patty opens the way for us to explore this important and useful meditation practice.     https://www.wonbuddhismnc.org/donations

Buddha-Sasana
Contemplation of the noble truths

Buddha-Sasana

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 20:08


Inclusion of the for noble truths under phenomena greatly extends the scope of the satipatthana. (Rethinking Satipatthana, talk 21, 8/5/2022)

Arsha Vijnana Gurukulam
Guided Meditation (The Self, the world and God Series -Contemplation)

Arsha Vijnana Gurukulam

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 43:08


Understanding the truth of oneself as Isvara, which is manifest both without and within. One contemplates upon everything as a manifestation of Isvara, starting with one's body to the five elements. Disclaimer: Please do not listen to this mediation while driving or operating machinery.    

FUELRADIO.COM
Contemplation with Linda Conroy

FUELRADIO.COM

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 48:28


In our current series of podcasts, we are going to explore the topic of contemplation. What does contemplation mean and how does it impact the way new show up in the world? I'm hoping that these conversations will be a contemplative experience So I invite you to join us, engage and be open and we discuss my guest's spiritual journey and their contemplative experiences. Our guest today is Linda Conroy. Linda says, "Deeply influenced by the Christian mystical tradition, my spirituality centers around experiences of being known and held in the Mystery of Unconditional Love and Mercy. Franciscan, Ignatian, and Celtic spirituality have fostered my desire to “see” how all of life and all forms of life are interconnected and revelatory of Indwelling Presence." Read More https://www.hintsofgladness.com/contemplation-with-linda-conroy

Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts
SJC2 – Caverns of Longing within the Soul – St. John of the Cross with Fr. Donald Haggerty – Discerning Hearts Podcast

Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 35:09


 SJC2 – Caverns of Longing within the Soul – St. John of the Cross: Master of Contemplation with Fr. Donald Haggerty – Discerning Hearts Podcast In this series Fr. Donald Haggerty and Kris McGregor discuss the depths of prayer as explored by St. John of the Cross, the Mystical Doctor of the Church. Here is ... Read more The post SJC2 – Caverns of Longing within the Soul – St. John of the Cross with Fr. Donald Haggerty – Discerning Hearts Podcast appeared first on Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts.

Ag State of Mind with Jason Medows
ASOM - Ep 144 - Post Vacation Contemplation

Ag State of Mind with Jason Medows

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022


Guess who's back! It's me. Sorry for the long abscence in recording. I made myself a promise when I started the podcast that it would not interfere with the other things in my life. These past two weeks I've had to put my money where my mouth was. The fair and family vacation was more important than podcasting. We returned from vacation yesterday and I was back to normal today. It made me reflect on how important vacations are for the sustainability of our operation. That without breaks, we begin to spin ourselves in circles. That we are running a poor business if we cannot set it down for a bit.

Christian Meditation Podcast
460 I Will Give You A New Heart, A Guided Christian Meditation on Ezekiel 36:26-29 with the Recenter With Christ app

Christian Meditation Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2022 20:13


460 I Will Give You A New Heart, A Guided Christian Meditation on Ezekiel 36:26-29 with the Recenter With Christ app  I'm Chaplain Jared and I work as a hospice chaplain and an ICU chaplain. My purpose in making this podcast is to help you find more peace in your life and to be more open for your heart to be changed by the Spirit of God.  By using centuries old form of Christian Meditation named Lectio Divina: Outline: Relaxation, Reading, Meditation, Prayer, Contemplation and Visualization. Get into a place where you can sit comfortably and uninterrupted for about 20 minutes.You should hopefully not be driving or anything tensing or unrelaxing.  If you feel comfortable to do so, I invite you to close your eyes.   Guided Relaxation / Guided Meditation:   Breathe and direct your thoughts to connecting with God. Let your stomach be a balloon inflate, deflate. Bible verses for Meditation: Ezekiel 36 NIV 26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. 27 And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. 28 Then you will live in the land I gave your ancestors; you will be my people, and I will be your God. 29 I will save you from all your uncleanness. I will call for the grain and make it plentiful and will not bring famine upon you. NABRE 26 I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. 27 I will put my spirit within you so that you walk in my statutes, observe my ordinances, and keep them. 28 You will live in the land I gave to your ancestors; you will be my people, and I will be your God. 29 I will deliver you from all your impurities. I will summon the grain and make it plentiful; I will not send famine against you. Meditation: I love this scripture. I do, however, often read it in isolation, apart from the preceding verses. God promises to give us a new heart and to place a new spirit within us. He will remove the heart of stone. When viewed in the context of the whole scripture this is referring to God restoring Israel after its captivity into Babylon that we saw in the previous episode. God said he did that for the sake of His own name. He also makes it clean that the people must Choose God. This seems to imply that God is not going to do involuntary heart surgery. It is directly tied to our willingness to yield to the commandments of God.  The New Testament gives more insight into deeper truths about having the Spirit with us. As we become aware of how complicit we are in our own sin, we can then apply the healing balm of Gilead and help Christ in to clean up the mess in our own heart. The first step is to become willing to change toward what God wants, accept Christ's redemptive power to transform us, then we are ready to change. There is an important question to ask ourselves first. When we read of the redemption of collective Israel it can be very valuable to consider the state of our own heart. Do we want God to actually remove our sin? Many times there are parts of our sinful nature that we secretly hold onto. We may be dishonest with ourselves or perhaps we just maintain guilty pleasures. Do you want to change in the same way God wants you to change?    Meditation of Prayer: Pray as directed by the Spirit. Dedicate these moments to the patient waiting, when you feel ready ask God for understanding you desire from Him. Meditation of God and His Glory / Hesychasm: I invite you to sit in silence feeling patient for your own faults and trials. Summarize what insights you have gained during this meditation and meditate and visualize positive change in your life: This is a listener funded podcast at patreon.com/christianmeditationpodcast Updates:    Final Question: How can you live consistent with the cleansing power God offers you? This week I performed a funeral for a family from Africa. The amount of family that was physically present was not that large but there were many friends who were just as close as family in some ways and their presence and comfort was amazing.  Final Thought:   FIND ME ON: Download my free app: Recenter with Christ Website - ChristianMeditationPodcast.com Voicemail - (602) 888-3795 Email: jared@christianmeditationpodcast.com Apple Podcasts - Christian Meditation Podcast Facebook.com/christianmeditationpodcast Youtube.com/christianmeditaitonpodcast Twitter - @ChristianMedPod

Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts
SJC1 – The Hiding Place of the Beloved – St. John of the Cross with Fr. Donald Haggerty – Discerning Hearts Podcast

Discerning Hearts - Catholic Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 33:32


 SJC1 – The Hiding Place of the Beloved – St. John of the Cross: Master of Contemplation with Fr. Donald Haggerty – Discerning Hearts Podcast In this introductory episode, Fr. Donald Haggerty and Kris McGregor discuss the depths of prayer as explored by St. John of the Cross, the Mystical Doctor of the Church. ... Read more The post SJC1 – The Hiding Place of the Beloved – St. John of the Cross with Fr. Donald Haggerty – Discerning Hearts Podcast appeared first on Discerning Hearts Catholic Podcasts.

Filius Mariae
427. Action, Contemplation, Life

Filius Mariae

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 4:22


July 29, 2022 (Memorial of Sts. Martha, Mary, and Lazarus) Jeremiah 26:1-9; Psalm 69:5, 8-10, 14; Luke 10:38-42 https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/072922.cfm 

HeightsCast: Forming Men Fully Alive
Endless Growth: Kevin Majeres on Addictions and Setting Challenges

HeightsCast: Forming Men Fully Alive

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 51:28


In this week's episode, we continue our conversation with Dr. Kevin Majeres, turning our attention to the importance of setting challenges and the way actions shape emotions. Drawing on these two topics, Dr. Majeres helps us think through how parents can best help a son that is struggling with an addiction of any sort.   In particular, Dr. Majeres responds to the following questions:  What is addiction?   What is the neuroscience behind addiction?  How does the particular addiction of pornography tie into this general understanding of addiction?  How can we—or our sons—set challenges?  How is flow the ultimate in self-mastery?  For the adolescent boy struggling with addiction, what sorts of challenges are we trying to help him craft? How do we help him frame out the sort of challenge that will free him? As we hear from Dr. Majeres, true freedom consists in the ability to form a deep bond and faithfully maintain it over time. Rather than a mere negation—a freedom from some outside force—the deepest freedom lies in a freedom for, the ability to give of oneself to another. We might well say, then, that there is no greater freedom than the freedom of friendship, and that the greatest of friends is He who leads us in libertatem gloriae filiorum Dei: into the glorious freedom of the sons of God.  Chapters 3:22 Defining Addiction 5:40 The Neuroscience of Addiction and the Divided Brain 8:12 When the Left Hemisphere Takes Over 9:15 Neuroscience and The Virtues 10:11 Addiction to Pornography  11:35 The Danger of Responding with Mere Rules 12:30 Freedom as the Ability to Form Faithful Bond  13:10 Growing Up Brave 14:27 How Goods are Communicated through Bonds 16:18 Parenting and Growth  17:18 Controlling the Controllable  18:54 The Physiology of Bonding 19:10 The Neuroscience of Ends and Means 19:55 Order in the Home  20:37 Focus on the Bond: People are not Projects  21:52 Growth in Mastery: Endless Dopamine  25:30 Types of Challenges and the Divided Brain 26:25 Quality Challenges  28:04 Left Brain and Addictions 30:12 Flow as the Ultimate in Self-Mastery 30:48 Love as a Form of Flow 31:20 Contemplation as a Form of Flow 32:25 Contemplation and Work 33:40 Helping Our Sons Craft Challenges 34:20 The Importance of Deep Listening 35:50 The Danger of Problem Solving for Our Sons 38:34 How Should Parents Approach Challenges?  39:23 Outcomes vs. Growth 41:10 Classical Virtue Theory and Neuroscience 48:05 OptimalWork Resources Additional Resources The Master and His Emissary by Iain McGilchrist Growing Up Brave by Donna Pincus OptimalWork on YouTube OptimalWork MasterClass Also on The Forum  On Freedom and Phones with Alvaro de Vicente  Why Boys Need to Be Given Freedom by Andrew Reed Freedom in the Upper School by Rich Moss

Coffee & Contemplation
Volume 2 Reactions: Robin & Heidi

Coffee & Contemplation

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 49:21


Heidi joins Robin for additional perspective on the whole of Season 4! • Nerdist Article: This Stranger Things Death Isn't Noble Nor Necessary by Rotem Rusak: https://tinyurl.com/59ynm6zj • Shot-By-Shot: Joe Keery and Maya Hawke Break Down the Vecna House Fight: https://youtu.be/-4Z99M_NL4g • Coffee & Contemplation is on TikTok as @coffeeinhawkins, Twitter as @coffeeinhawkins, Instagram as @coffeeandcontemplationpod, and you can email us at coffeecontemplationpod@gmail.com. Like, share, subscribe, and consider leaving us a short review. Over and out! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/coffeeandcontemplation/message

PRAJNA SPARKS
91 | Dukkha

PRAJNA SPARKS

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 38:28


Second of a four part series on the Four Hallmarks of the Buddha's teachings, this episode explores dukkha (suffering) in our immediate experience, through the dynamic practice of Meditative Inquiry. A vital element of healing and transforming in Tibetan Buddhist practice, meditative inquiry is also the heart of the Buddha's contemplative technology for cultivating view progressively, all the way to transcending views altogether. CONTENTS 00.59 Dharma Talk 16.19 Seeds of Contemplation 19.50 Guided Meditation Practice Tibetan singing bowl interludes by Shivnee Ratna PRAJNA SPARKS follows the lunar calendar. Look for new episodes on new and full moon days, and contemplation interludes on the quarter moons. RESOURCES Prajna SparksEpisode 89 and 89 Q&A introduce Meditative Inquiry Listen Contemplate Meditate, by Lama Yeshe, in Buddhadharma: The Practitioner's Guide https://bit.ly/3ygFsus Meditative Inquiry, by Lama Yeshe, in Buddhadharma: The Practitioner's Guide https://bit.ly/3xRySck Meet Lama Yeshe & Lama Zopa, in Tricycle Magazine https://bit.ly/3xRySck Join us live on Zoom every Monday at 8AM US Mountain time for a chanting practice of the Praise of the Twelve Deeds of the Buddha, until August 1, 2022, the day commemorating the Buddha's first public teaching, the Four Truths of Noble Beings. Sign up here for Zoom links and reminders: https://www.prajnafire.com/service-page/praise-of-the-twelve-deeds FOLLOW US Join our Global Community for regular updates on Prajna Fire events with Yeshe and Zopa Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa offer individual spiritual counsel on formal Buddhist practice as well as innovative ways to integrate Buddhist perspective into your everyday life. Book Online at Prajna Fire with immediate confirmation (https://www.prajnafire.com/book-online) Hear Lama Yeshe's story on Opening Dharma Access: Listening to BIPOC Teachers https://ihr.fm/3uwqxZW And follow her guided practice of Tonglen Meditation & Sacred Creativity https://ihr.fm/3Lk9Kjy EMAIL US sparks@prajnafire.com FIND US on the Prajna Fire website (https://www.prajnafire.com/sparks) @prajnasparks on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRUzGmU7c4_TJdLhG9R8IDA/videos) Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa (www.prajnafire.com) IG: @karmayeshechodron @karmazopajigme Shivnee Ratna, Tibetan singing bowls (www.shivgauree.com) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/prajna-sparks/message

Une vie plus saine & sereine
Réapprendre à s'émerveiller

Une vie plus saine & sereine

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 28:35


Comment retrouver le goût des choses simples ? Comment réapprendre à s'émerveiller de tout ? Et comment remettre des touches de spiritualité dans notre quotidien ? Dans ce podcast, je vous parle d'émerveillement, cette sensation qui est, à mon sens, primordiale de cultiver ✨ La vie est magique les ami.es, le vivant est fantastique et la perfection est partout. Alors réouvrons le coeur et réouvrons les yeux ! Belle écoute

The Breathing God Podcast
Contemplation—what, why & how. (Ep 34)

The Breathing God Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 30:11


Today I begin to unpack a little more about contemplation and how it can radically change our relationship with the Lord for the better!

The TruthSeekah Podcast
Christian Meditation and Contemplation Caleb Bowles and TruthSeekah

The TruthSeekah Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 104:15


Sermons – The Table UMC
How does Jesus save us?

Sermons – The Table UMC

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2022 65:44


Our worship series is rooted in the reflections and contemplative practices of Father Richard Rohr on resurrection. Richard Rohr is a Franciscan friar and Catholic priest and the Founding Director of the Center for Action and Contemplation. His writings encourage contemplation as the means of discovering the transformational ways in which he understands that “God is coming to us as our lives.” Worship this morning is rooted in Luke 17:11-19 and invites deeper reflection on how Jesus saves us.

Christian Meditation Podcast
458 For The Sake of My Holy Name, A Guided Christian Meditation on Ezekiel 36:22-25 with the Recenter With Christ app

Christian Meditation Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2022 20:07


458 For The Sake of My Holy Name, A Guided Christian Meditation on Ezekiel 36:22-25 with the Recenter With Christ app  I'm Chaplain Jared and I work as a hospice chaplain and an ICU chaplain. My purpose in making this podcast is to help you find more peace in your life and to be more open for your heart to be changed by the Spirit of God.  By using centuries old form of Christian Meditation named Lectio Divina: Outline: Relaxation, Reading, Meditation, Prayer, Contemplation and Visualization. Get into a place where you can sit comfortably and uninterrupted for about 20 minutes.You should hopefully not be driving or anything tensing or unrelaxing.  If you feel comfortable to do so, I invite you to close your eyes.   Guided Relaxation / Guided Meditation:   Breathe and direct your thoughts to connecting with God. Let your stomach be a balloon inflate, deflate. Bible verses for Meditation: Ezekiel 36 NIV 22 “Therefore say to the Israelites, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: It is not for your sake, people of Israel, that I am going to do these things, but for the sake of my holy name, which you have profaned among the nations where you have gone. 23 I will show the holiness of my great name, which has been profaned among the nations, the name you have profaned among them. Then the nations will know that I am the Lord, declares the Sovereign Lord, when I am proved holy through you before their eyes. 24 “‘For I will take you out of the nations; I will gather you from all the countries and bring you back into your own land. 25 I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols.  NRSVA 22 Therefore say to the house of Israel, Thus says the Lord God: It is not for your sake, O house of Israel, that I am about to act, but for the sake of my holy name, which you have profaned among the nations to which you came. 23 I will sanctify my great name, which has been profaned among the nations, and which you have profaned among them; and the nations shall know that I am the Lord, says the Lord God, when through you I display my holiness before their eyes. 24 I will take you from the nations, and gather you from all the countries, and bring you into your own land. 25 I will sprinkle clean water upon you, and you shall be clean from all your uncleannesses, and from all your idols I will cleanse you.  Meditation: Many times when we hear of the great acts that God has done for us we hear that God did them for us. We hear powerful professions of the Love of God. The inriquit and eternal plan he has made. We know of his intentions to save us before the foundations of the Earth we laid. He sent his Son to die for us because he loved us. These are powerful ideas. They are rooted in the truth of the gospel. God loves us. This is undeniably true. We love him because he first loved us, a scripture says in 1 John 4:19. Yet in our comfortable moments when we are overconfident of our own goodness we can be tempted to think that this is the only way it could be. The world tells us we deserve a life filled with happiness and ease, free of guilt regardless of what we do.  Yet this misses a much more profound truth. God loves us, first because who God is, and in some ways, in spite of what we have been. This is far from a demeaning idea. It shows us our true value is not an argument of the situation of our birth, our past, the temptations that come into our hearts. Our value is determined by God. In the end of Ezekiel we read of prophecies where God will redeem Israel, for His Name's sake. It is because God's name is so valuable that we are able to be cleansed with God's water poured upon us. We can be cleaned from all our idols by Him.  Yours and my salvation are therefore a matter of much more firm stuff than our own transitory identity. It is founded in the Name of God. In this moment invite Jesus Christ to guide your heart and be your savior. For the sake of His holy name he will cleanse you.  Meditation of Prayer: Pray as directed by the Spirit. Dedicate these moments to the patient waiting, when you feel ready ask God for understanding you desire from Him. Meditation of God and His Glory / Hesychasm: I invite you to sit in silence feeling patient for your own faults and trials. Summarize what insights you have gained during this meditation and meditate and visualize positive change in your life: This is a listener funded podcast at patreon.com/christianmeditationpodcast Updates:    Final Question: How can you live consistent with the cleansing power God offers you? This week I performed a funeral for a family from Africa. The amount of family that was physically present was not that large but there were many friends who were just as close as family in some ways and their presence and comfort was amazing.  Final Thought:   FIND ME ON: Download my free app: Recenter with Christ Website - ChristianMeditationPodcast.com Voicemail - (602) 888-3795 Email: jared@christianmeditationpodcast.com Apple Podcasts - Christian Meditation Podcast Facebook.com/christianmeditationpodcast Youtube.com/christianmeditaitonpodcast Twitter - @ChristianMedPod  

Root and Branch Church
Dreaming Accountability

Root and Branch Church

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2022 27:50


Preacher: Tim Kim If you haven't heard, I (Tim) will be going on sabbatical starting in July. Which means this week will be my last service until the fall. Which means I would love to see everyone before I go! Join us as we wrap up the last couple months of conversation around the ideas of Invitation, Contemplation, and Co-creation. If you were at our All Together Meeting, we talked about them being the values that have risen to the surface over years of conversation and practice. And now that we've laid them on the table, what's next?  Link to poem, Dreaming Accountability, by Mia Mingus

Our Lady Of Lourdes Podcast
Anxiety & Contemplation | Fr. Brian's Homily | 16th Sun. of Ord. Time | 07.17.2022

Our Lady Of Lourdes Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2022 23:40


Readings for the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/071722.cfm Lk 10:38-42 "Martha, Martha, you are anxious and worried about many things. There is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part and it will not be taken from her." “Anxiety is a poison for your soul.”—Fr. Brian Larkin “You and I live in a world that is anxious, and it speaks to us all the time."—Fr. Brian Larkin Greek Word: merimnaō = anxiety Luke 10: https://bible.usccb.org/bible/luke/10 Luke 12: https://bible.usccb.org/bible/luke/12 Greek Word for “Troubled”: therompátsoma “Martha has allowed her soul to be in a state of uproar.”—Fr. Brian Larkin “Do not be anxious about your life.”—Fr. Brian Larkin “Jesus, I'm scared about the future. I'm scared about the state of the Church. Jesus, there is a storm of anxiety in my soul. But, brothers and sisters, do you know what Jesus does with a storm? He silences the storm.”—Fr. Brian Larkin Psalm 65: 7 “God you still the roaring of the seas, the roaring of their waves, and the tumult of the peoples. Jesus, you calm the storm in my soul.”—Fr. Brian Larkin “If you're anything like me, the problem is not that God can't do that; it's that we don't show up.”—Fr. Brian Larkin “Peace is not an outside reality. You will not have peace in your life because things go smoothly, because you have enough savings, or because there's relatively little conflict. That is not Christian peace. Christian peace is a state of soul where you and I are in union with God.” —Fr. Brian Larkin “When you and I have that union with God, whenever that storm may come, you and I can maintain our peace.”—Fr. Brian Larkin More on Peace: Matthew 13: https://bible.usccb.org/bible/matthew/13 The Word of God grew inside of me, and your Word changed my soul. “But, anxiety, Jesus tells us, is like thorns in that soil. And so the Word grows, but so do the thorns. And, they choke the Word of God inside of us. This is our major problem— why we lack peace.”—Fr. Brian Larkin “What we do is we pray about the thorns. Don't pray about the thorns when you go to prayer. God knows what you need before you even ask him. If you spend all your time praying about the thorns, you'll never listen to Him.” —Fr. Brian Larkin “We need to figure out how to cast those thorns out.”—Fr. Brian Larkin John 16: https://bible.usccb.org/bible/john/16 “Be of good cheer; I have conquered the world.” St. John of the Cross: Poem: The Ascent of Mount Carmel “One dark night Fired with love's urgent longings Awe of the sheer grace I went out unseen My house be now all stilled.” “He's talking about the soul that's on its way to union with God.” “St. John of the Cross says you cannot achieve union with God until your soul is quieted from passions.” —Fr. Brian Larkin Practical tips for peace from FB: Turn off your radio. Play Gregorian chant music, and pray the Rosary. We have to have silent prayer with God. “To perceive means to listen in silence.”—Fr. Brian Larkin The Screwtape Letters, by C.S. Lewis https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8130077-the-screwtape-letters Says the demons hate silence, and love noise “Jesus, may you give us your peace.”—Fr. Brian Larkin

Work Life Balance Podcast: Business | Productivity | Results
6 Stages for Changed Behavior and Achieved Goals

Work Life Balance Podcast: Business | Productivity | Results

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 7:16


One of the most difficult challenges of sticking to your goals personally and professionally is changing your behavior. Goals like improving your health, reaching a milestone, or revising daily routines aren't easy. In fact, studies show that our brains don't like change, are wired for laziness, and have a limited capacity. Ouch! And we often fail because we don't practice the correct steps. As with any process, there's an order to follow. For example, when administering first aid, it's vital to work sequentially. Before caring for an injured or ill person, you should call for help. Then you check for breathing and a pulse to determine if CPR is needed. Next, if a wound is present, you must attempt to protect yourself from bloodborne pathogens before trying to stop bleeding. Or let's say you're painting a room in your house. Obviously, you need to choose your paint color (will it be Arizona Dust? Blissful Blue? Soft Candlelight? Gallery Gray?) and purchase the proper amount. You should then prep the area. You'll likely move furniture, tape off the trim, and cover the floor with a drop cloth. After all, you wouldn't want to open that fresh can of paint on unprotected carpet! Putting in the time for preparation saves you a big headache (and extensive clean-up) later on. Likewise, there are steps to changing behavior in order to successfully reach your goals. Let's take a closer look at what's required. Awareness in Changing Your Behavior To make any significant changes, you'll first want to understand what's going on in your brain when trying to stick with your goals. There are six possible stages that you'll go through: 1. Pre-contemplation. At this point, you're not interested in making any changes. In fact, you don't consider your actions as problematic or lacking, and you'll likely continue in your normal everyday behavior. You'd probably feel defensive if someone approached you and suggested change. 2. Contemplation. By now, you've contemplated, or thought about, making changes. You're open to suggestions but a bit ambivalent. And you may not be entirely sure that you want to move forward. Often, this stage lasts the longest because spurring yourself to action can feel like an overwhelming battle. 3. Preparation. Here, you've committed to change. You're researching resources and strategies to be successful. You're preparing to move forward with changes. You actually take the needed steps to reach your goal. I should point out that many people try to skip this stage and go straight to action, but they'll often fail because they lack the required knowledge for success. Lesson learned—do your preparation. 4. Action. This is where the action happens…your behavior changes with focused effort. Transformation occurs at this stage, and while it can feel a bit stressful, it's also an exciting, motivating time that opens new doors. You'll exercise the proper restraint and willpower needed to move toward your goal. And remember—action breeds motivation to keep going. Unfortunately, this is often the shortest stage because slips are possible depending on your motivation. 5. Maintenance. Maintaining means you're dedicated to staying on track, but the truth is, this stage is challenging. You had good intentions when you started, but the focus on meeting your goals has lessened in intensity. So this is also the stage where you're most likely to relapse even though you know what you're striving for is meaningful and worthwhile. 6. Relapse. At the last step, maintenance is over. You've lost the battle. You could call this the fall from grace. You've not successfully followed through, so you'll want to identify the trigger that caused your relapse, and possibly start again if you want to reach your next level of success. By recognizing where you are in the change process, you'll be better equipped to alter your behavior and reach your goals. Honestly examine the six stages I just talked about and evaluate your current condition. After all, as Louise Hay, best-selling author, speaker, model, and actress said, “If we want to change our reality, then it's time for us to change our minds”. Once you know which stage you're in and which one is likely to give you the most trouble, you're more prepared to stick with your goals. My advice, more than anything, is to take the time to invest in yourself. Surround yourself with motivators. And beyond that, don't let falling off track discourage you. Pick yourself up, learn from your mistakes, and get back in the game. Once you've determined where your mentality is getting stuck, you can then pick up the proper goal setting steps. By doing so, you'll be headed in the direction of reaching your dreams. For more help with your goal setting and achievement plans, you can always reach out to me. I'd love to offer my assistance on your journey to success. Contact to me today to schedule your complimentary consultation. Aim for what you want each and every day! Anne Bachrach The Accountability Coach™ The Results Accelerator™ Want more from me? Subscribe to my business success tips and resources blog by going to www.acountabilitycoach.com/blog. Go to https://www.accountabilitycoach.com to check out for yourself how I, as your Accountability Coach™, can help you get and stay focused on you highest payoff activities that put you in the highest probability position to achieve your professional and personal goals, so you can enjoy the kind of business and life you truly want and deserve. Get your daily Accountability Minute shot of a single, simple, doable idea, so you can start your day off on the "right foot". You can find The Accountability Minute on https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/my-podcast/ as well as on most podcast platforms and in most English-speaking countries. Take advantage of all the complimentary business tips and tools by joining the Free Silver Membership on https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/coaching-store/inner-circle-store/. If you are getting value from any of Podcasts, please take a minute to leave me a short rating and review. I would really appreciate it, and love to hear from you. To help you stay focused and on track to achieving your goals, check out these other high-value resources. Subscribe to my high-value business success tips and resources Blog https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/blog/) - Subscribe to my YouTube channel with business success principles (https://www.youtube.com/annebachrach) - Connect with me on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/TheAccountabilityCoach) - Connect with me on Linked-in (https://www.linkedin.com/in/annebachrach) - Connect with me on Pinterest (https://pinterest.com/resultsrule/) - Connect with me on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/annebachrach/) As an experienced accountability coach and author of 5 books, I help business professionals make more money, work less, and enjoy even better work life balance. Author of Excuses Don't Count; Results Rule, Live Life with No Regrets, No Excuses, and the Work Life Balance Emergency Kit, The Roadmap To Success with Stephen Covey and Ken Blanchard, and more.

Buddha-Sasana
Contemplation of the seven factors of awakening.

Buddha-Sasana

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 21:06


The factors of awakening arise from satipatthana practice to produce concentration. Concentration in turn influences or rather interferes with the process of constructing the world. (Rethinking Satipatthana, talk 19, 7/22/2022)

PRAJNA SPARKS
Q&A | Impermanence

PRAJNA SPARKS

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 17:54


Yeshe welcomes Tania back for a special reprise of their Dharma discussions, focused on last week's "Impermanence" episode in this Contemplation interlude... Read more about Meditative Inquiry in its full practice context in Lama Yeshe's latest article for Buddhadharma: The Practitioner's Guide https://bit.ly/3ygFsus Tibetan singing bowl interludes by Shivnee Ratna PRAJNA SPARKS follows the lunar calendar. Look for new episodes on new and full moon days, and contemplation interludes on the quarter moons. RESOURCES Join us Mondays through August 1, 2022 at 8AM US MDT for the chanting practice of the Praise of the Twelve Deeds, followed by discussion. Free and open to all. Sign up here: https://www.prajnafire.com/service-page/praise-of-the-twelve-deeds KEEP UP WITH US Follow Lama Yeshe on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/karmayeshechodron/ Hear her story on Opening Dharma Access: Listening to BIPOC Teachers https://ihr.fm/3uwqxZW And follow her in a guided practice of Tonglen Meditation & Sacred Creativity https://ihr.fm/3Lk9Kjy Join our Global Community for regular updates on Prajna Fire events with Yeshe and Zopa Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa offer individual spiritual counsel on formal Buddhist practice as well as innovative ways to integrate Buddhist perspective into your everyday life. Book Online at Prajna Fire with immediate confirmation (https://www.prajnafire.com/book-online) EMAIL US sparks@prajnafire.com FIND US on the Prajna Fire website (https://www.prajnafire.com/sparks) @prajnasparks on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRUzGmU7c4_TJdLhG9R8IDA/videos) Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa (www.prajnafire.com) IG: @karmayeshechodron @karmazopajigme Shivnee Ratna, Tibetan singing bowls (www.shivgauree.com) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/prajna-sparks/message

First Things Podcast
The Blessed Darkness of St. John of the Cross

First Things Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 32:41 Very Popular


In this episode, Fr. Donald Haggerty joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss his recently published book, "Saint John of the Cross: Master of Contemplation."

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed
First Things: The Blessed Darkness of St. John of the Cross

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022


In this episode, Fr. Donald Haggerty joins Mark Bauerlein to discuss his recently published book, “Saint John of the Cross: Master of Contemplation.”

Beyond the Bulletin
Sunday at St. Anthony - "Distracted Action vs. Focused Contemplation"

Beyond the Bulletin

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 11:51


On the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Fr. Jesse reflects on the story of Martha & Mary, what we can learn from each sister, and the immense power of living a contemplative life. Listen now! Special Guest: Fr. Jesse Garcia.

Homilies from the National Shrine
Action & Contemplation — Fr. Chris Alar, MIC

Homilies from the National Shrine

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 17, 2022 14:01


These difficult times demand that we turn back to the beautiful mystery of who God is and what it means to be His cherished children. Listen in to the daily homilies from the Marian Fathers at the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy, including Fr. Chris Alar, Fr. Kaz Chwalek, and many more. May they help you to live by God's will that you may play an active and effective role in a world whose wellbeing requires authentic Christian witness!Support our Ministries here. ★ Support this podcast ★

Bible Meditation Podcast
1721: Luke 10:38-42 Gospel Contemplation Meditation

Bible Meditation Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 17, 2022 5:59


Today we will contemplate on the Gospel Lesson selected for today, Luke 10:38-42. Background music from "Soul Breaker" by Alex Mason and the Minor Emotions. Connect with us: Website: NikkiRach.com Twitter: @MeditationBible Facebook Group: Spiritual Disciplines for Today Email: Nikki.Rach@NikkiRach.com

Sermons – The Table UMC
Jesus Hermeneutic

Sermons – The Table UMC

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 17, 2022 68:53


Our worship series is rooted in the reflections and contemplative practices of Father Richard Rohr on resurrection. Richard Rohr is a Franciscan friar and Catholic priest and the Founding Director of the Center for Action and Contemplation. His writings encourage contemplation as the means of discovering the transformational ways in which he understands that “God is coming to us as our lives.” Worship this morning is rooted in Matthew 22:34-40 and wondering together about the “Jesus Hermeneutic.”

Bible Meditation Podcast
1720: Luke 10:38-42 Contemplation Meditation

Bible Meditation Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2022 4:38


Yesterday, today, and tomorrow we are meditating on the Gospel Lesson for this Sunday. Today we will do the third reading of Lectio Divina to Luke 10:38-42. Background music from "Soul Breaker" by Alex Mason and the Minor Emotions. Connect with us: Website: NikkiRach.com Twitter: @MeditationBible Facebook Group: Spiritual Disciplines for Today Email: Nikki.Rach@NikkiRach.com

Essential Conversations with Rabbi Rami from Spirituality & Health Magazine

Brian D. McLaren is an author, speaker, activist, and public theologian. A former college English teacher and pastor, he is a passionate advocate for “a new kind of Christianity”—just, generous, and working with people of all faiths for the common good.  He is a faculty member of The Living School and podcaster with Learning How to See, which are part of the Center for Action and Contemplation. He is also an Auburn Senior Fellow and is a co-host of Southern Lights. In this episode, Brian and Rabbi Rami discuss progressive religion, political extremism, and Brian's book Do I Stay Christian? This podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp. Life is full of twists and turns, stress, changes, grief, moments of growth, and moments where we feel like we're taking a few steps back. It's important to show up for yourself through all of the struggles that life can bring. BetterHelp online therapy is here for the twists and turns, and will assess your needs and can match you with your own licensed professional therapist in less than 48 hours. Special offer for Spirituality & Health listeners: get 10 percent off your first month at betterhelp.com/spiritualityhealth.

Coffee & Contemplation
ST4 Vol 2 Reactions: Robin & Jenna

Coffee & Contemplation

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 61:35


Robin and Jenna dig into the good and the bad of Season 4's epic conclusion! • Nerdist Article: This Stranger Things Death Isn't Noble Nor Necessary by Rotem Rusak: https://tinyurl.com/59ynm6zj • Shot-By-Shot: Joe Keery and Maya Hawke Break Down the Vecna House Fight: https://youtu.be/-4Z99M_NL4g • Coffee & Contemplation is on TikTok as @coffeeinhawkins, Twitter as @coffeeinhawkins, Instagram as @coffeeandcontemplationpod, and you can email us at coffeecontemplationpod@gmail.com. Like, share, subscribe, and consider leaving us a short review. Over and out! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/coffeeandcontemplation/message

Orlando Insight Meditation Group » Podcast Feed
Guided Satipatthana Contemplation

Orlando Insight Meditation Group » Podcast Feed

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 44:55


The Satipatthana Sutta, often translated as the Four Foundations of Mindfulness Discourse, is a key teaching in the various forms of Buddhism around the world.  This guided meditation is intended to provide a contemplative review of the four categories: mindfulness of the body, of feelings, of the mind and of mind conditioning factors.  It is […]

Western Baul Podcast Series
Kneel and Kiss the Ground: The Poetics of Presence and Purpose (Mary Angelon Young)

Western Baul Podcast Series

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 68:25


“There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.” This is the last line of one of Rumi's poems. Fear, anxiety and grief are natural responses to the world as-it-is, which is full of poison and full of nectar. There are 3 ways of working with the poison of today's world: we can reject it, we can gorge ourselves without discrimination, or we can partake in healthy doses through the discernment of a middle path. When at a crossroads, the unknown requires us to be fluid and shapeshift. We can hold the tension between what Jung called the spirit of the depths and the spirit of the times in an alchemical process. If our diets are too pure, we can become rigid and weaken ourselves. If we don't live with reality, reality will come to live with us. The more we practice being present with reality as-it-is, the greater our capacity for life and the more we become a healing balm for the world. Wonder makes us bigger; it stretches us and puts us in a receptive state, ready to experience the unknown. Six qualities of wonder are openness, curiosity, bewilderment, hope, connection, and admiration or praise. Communitas refers to community taken to a deeper level, typically associated with the presence of the divine. We can be inspired by other people's strengths. If we want to make sure the path we are on is the right path, then we have to be willing to get lost. What if there's wisdom in staying with grief, which does the work so that we can see and think and embrace each other differently? Sometimes the only way we will ever kneel and kiss the ground is if we are brought to our knees. Angelon is a workshop leader with a background in Jungian psychology, an editor and author of As It Is, Under the Punnai Tree, The Baul Tradition, Caught in the Beloved's Petticoats, Enlightened Duality (with Lee Lozowick), Krishna's Heretic Lovers, and The Art of Contemplation.

VOCE Dialogues
Ep.40 | Neil Douglas-Klotz, writer, teacher & artist

VOCE Dialogues

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 42:35


Chloë Goodchild in conversation with writer, teacher & artist, Neil Douglas-Klotz, discussing compassion, his upbringing, Dances of Universal Peace, Aramaic, and much more.The VOCE Dialogues offer a simple, accessible in-depth ground for poets, authors, musicians, visual artists, and visionary teachers to share and disseminate their insights about the transformative practice of contemplative, creative and compassionate communication.Neil Douglas-Klotz, Ph.D. is a renowned writer, teacher and artist in the fields of Middle Eastern spirituality and the translation and interpretation of the ancient Semitic languages of Hebrew, Aramaic and Arabic. Living in Scotland, he was for many years the co-chair of the Mysticism Group of the American Academy of Religion.A frequent speaker and workshop leader, he is the author of several books. His books on the Aramaic spirituality of Jesus include Prayers of the Cosmos, The Hidden Gospel, Original Meditation: The Aramaic Jesus and the Spirituality of Creation, Blessings of the Cosmos and Revelations of the Aramaic Jesus (2022). His books on a comparative view of ‘native' Middle Eastern spirituality include Desert Wisdom: A Nomad's Guide to Life's Big Questions and The Tent of Abraham (with Rabbi Arthur Waskow and Sr. Joan Chittister). His books on Sufi spirituality include The Sufi Book of Life: 99 Pathways of the Heart for the Modern Dervish and A Little Book of Sufi Stories. He also edited four collections of the work of Middle Eastern mystic Kahlil Gibran. He has written a mystery novel set in the first century C.E. Holy Land entitled A Murder at Armageddon.The words Neil sings in Aramaic during the podcast are from the fifth Beatitude in the gospel of Matthew: Tubwayhun lamrahmane d'layhun nehwun rahme.For more information about  his work, see the website of the Abwoon Network or his Facebook page https://abwoon.org/https://www.facebook.com/AuthorNeilDouglasKlotzChloë Goodchild is an international singer, innovatory educator, author and founder of The Naked Voice (1990) and its UK Charitable Foundation (2004), dedicated to the realization of compassionate communication in all realms of human life. Deafness in childhood catalysed Chloë's deep encounter with her inner self, and began a lifetime's experiential research into the voice as a catalyst for personal evolution and global transformation.https://www.chloegoodchild.com/Support the show

PRAJNA SPARKS
90 | Impermanence

PRAJNA SPARKS

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 33:01


First of a four part series on the Four Hallmarks of the Buddha's teachings, this episode explores Impermanence right within our immediate experience, through the dynamic practice of Meditative Inquiry. A vital element of healing and transforming in Tibetan Buddhist practice, meditative inquiry is also the heart of the Buddha's contemplative technology for cultivating view progressively, all the way to transcending views altogether. CONTENTS 00.53 Dharma Talk 14.58 Seeds of Contemplation 16.27 Guided Meditation Practice Tibetan singing bowl interludes by Shivnee Ratna PRAJNA SPARKS follows the lunar calendar. Look for new episodes on new and full moon days, and contemplation interludes on the quarter moons. RESOURCES Prajna SparksEpisode 89 and 89 Q&A introduce Meditative Inquiry Listen Contemplate Meditate, by Lama Yeshe, in Buddhadharma: The Practitioner's Guide https://bit.ly/3ygFsus Meditative Inquiry, by Lama Yeshe, in Buddhadharma: The Practitioner's Guide https://bit.ly/3xRySck Meet Lama Yeshe & Lama Zopa, in Tricycle Magazine https://bit.ly/3xRySck Join us live on Zoom every Monday at 8AM US Mountain time for a chanting practice of the Praise of the Twelve Deeds of the Buddha, until August 1, 2022, the day commemorating the Buddha's first public teaching, the Four Truths of Noble Beings. Sign up here for Zoom links and reminders: https://www.prajnafire.com/service-page/praise-of-the-twelve-deeds FOLLOW US Join our Global Community for regular updates on Prajna Fire events with Yeshe and Zopa Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa offer individual spiritual counsel on formal Buddhist practice as well as innovative ways to integrate Buddhist perspective into your everyday life. Book Online at Prajna Fire with immediate confirmation (https://www.prajnafire.com/book-online) Hear Lama Yeshe's story on Opening Dharma Access: Listening to BIPOC Teachers https://ihr.fm/3uwqxZW And follow her guided practice of Tonglen Meditation & Sacred Creativity https://ihr.fm/3Lk9Kjy EMAIL US sparks@prajnafire.com FIND US on the Prajna Fire website (https://www.prajnafire.com/sparks) @prajnasparks on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRUzGmU7c4_TJdLhG9R8IDA/videos) Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa (www.prajnafire.com) IG: @karmayeshechodron @karmazopajigme Shivnee Ratna, Tibetan singing bowls (www.shivgauree.com) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/prajna-sparks/message

Quintessential Listening: Poetry Online Radio
Quintessential Listening: Poetry Online Radio Presents Teresa E. Gallion

Quintessential Listening: Poetry Online Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 77:00


Teresa E. Gallion was born in Shreveport, Louisiana and moved to Illinois at the age of 15. She completed her undergraduate training at the University of Illinois Chicago and received her master's degree in Psychology from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. She retired from New Mexico state government in 2012. Teresa is a seeker on a journey to work on unfolding spiritually in this present lifetime. Writing is a spiritual exercise for Teresa. Her passions are traveling the world and hiking the mountain and desert landscapes of the western United States. The land is sacred ground and her spiritual temple where she goes for quiet reflection and contemplation. She has published four books: Walking Sacred Ground, Contemplation in the High Desert, Chasing Light, a finalist in the 2013 New Mexico/Arizona Book Awards and her most recent book, Scent of Love, a finalist in the 2021 New Mexico/Arizona Book Awards. Her work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. You may preview her work at http://teresagallion.yolasite.com/  

Catalyst Health and Wellness Coaching Podcast
What's Next? Navigating the Path of Life (Special Episode - #227)

Catalyst Health and Wellness Coaching Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 12:58


What's next? It's a question we regularly face as we move through this thing called life.  But how do we do it more effectively? What questions are most valuable as we navigate the journey? In this special Contemplative Catalyst episode, we explore this question and provide the 5 keys to consider as we move forward.Looking for weekly tips, tricks and turbo boosts to enhance your life? Sign up for the CATALYST 5 here, a brief weekly bullet point list of 5 ideas, concepts or boosts Dr. Cooper has discovered to improve your personal and professional life!For more information about the Catalyst Community, earning your health & wellness coaching certification, the annual Rocky Mountain Coaching Retreat & Symposium and much more, please see https://www.catalystcoachinginstitute.com/ or reach out to us Results@CatalystCoachingInstitute.com If you'd like to share the Be A Catalyst! message in your world with a cool hoodie, t-shirt, water bottle stickers and more (100% of ALL profits go to charity), please visit https://teespring.com/stores/be-a-catalyst If you are a current or future health & wellness coach, please check out our Health & Wellness Coaching Forum Group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/278207545599218.  This is an awesome group if you are looking for encouragement, ideas, resources and more. Finally, if you enjoy the Catalyst Podcast, you might also enjoy the YouTube Coaching Channel, which provides a full library of freely available videos covering health, wellness & performance: https://www.youtube.com/c/CoachingChannel

I Ching Cafe
Weekly I Ching // 11 July 2022 // Hexagram 20 & 39

I Ching Cafe

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 10, 2022 14:25


This week the I Ching calls us to climb to new heights so that we can get perspective and see our challenges and opportunities in new ways. We are faced with some decisions this week and this elevated perspective is just what we need to transcend our obstacles to understanding. Listen to this episode for more insight into how to work with this flow this week. I Ching Resources, Links and Giveaways: https://linktr.ee/ichingcafe Timestamps 0:00 Intro 0:24 Last week's recap 1:42 Hexagram 20 Contemplation 7:48 Hexagram 20 Contemplation, Changing Line 3 9:20 Hexagram 20 Contemplation, Changing Line 6 11:31 Hexagram 39 Obstruction Tech Specs Main or Present Hexagram - Hexagram 20 Contemplation Changing Lines - 3rd and 6th Positions Outcome Hexagram - Hexagram 39 Obstruction

Sermons – The Table UMC
YOU are a Cheetah

Sermons – The Table UMC

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 10, 2022 68:47


Our worship series is rooted in the reflections and contemplative practices of Father Richard Rohr on resurrection. Richard Rohr is a Franciscan friar and Catholic priest and the Founding Director of the Center for Action and Contemplation. His writings encourage contemplation as the means of discovering the transformational ways in which he understands that “God is coming to us as our lives.” Worship this morning is rooted in Ephesians 1:3-12 and invites us into the reality that we are all

Buddha-Sasana
Contemplation of the sixfold sphere

Buddha-Sasana

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2022 21:48


We discuss the an alternative model of cognition in the Buddha's teachings that accounts for the arising of the experiential world from the basis of the six senses. (Rethinking Satipatthana, talk 17, 7/8/2022)

PRAJNA SPARKS
Q&A | Meditative Inquiry

PRAJNA SPARKS

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2022 43:56


Honoring His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and in offering for his longevity in excellent health, this episode was recorded live with Prajna Fire students after the practice of the Praise of the Twelve Deeds of the Buddha. Yeshe and Zopa respond to listeners discussing last week's "Meditative Inquiry" episode in this Contemplation interlude... Read more about Meditative Inquiry in its full practice context in Lama Yeshe's latest article for Buddhadharma: The Practitioner's Guide https://bit.ly/3ygFsus Tibetan singing bowl interludes by Shivnee Ratna PRAJNA SPARKS follows the lunar calendar. Look for new episodes on new and full moon days, and contemplation interludes on the quarter moons. RESOURCES Join us Mondays through August 1, 2022 at 8AM US MDT for the chanting practice of the Praise of the Twelve Deeds, followed by discussion. Free and open to all. Sign up here: https://www.prajnafire.com/service-page/praise-of-the-twelve-deeds KEEP UP WITH US Follow Lama Yeshe on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/karmayeshechodron/ Hear her story on Opening Dharma Access: Listening to BIPOC Teachers https://ihr.fm/3uwqxZW And follow her in a guided practice of Tonglen Meditation & Sacred Creativity https://ihr.fm/3Lk9Kjy Join our Global Community for regular updates on Prajna Fire events with Yeshe and Zopa Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa offer individual spiritual counsel on formal Buddhist practice as well as innovative ways to integrate Buddhist perspective into your everyday life. Book Online at Prajna Fire with immediate confirmation (https://www.prajnafire.com/book-online) EMAIL US sparks@prajnafire.com FIND US on the Prajna Fire website (https://www.prajnafire.com/sparks) @prajnasparks on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRUzGmU7c4_TJdLhG9R8IDA/videos) Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa (www.prajnafire.com) IG: @karmayeshechodron @karmazopajigme Shivnee Ratna, Tibetan singing bowls (www.shivgauree.com) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/prajna-sparks/message

BGMania: A Video Game Music Podcast
Radio Hour, Volume 48

BGMania: A Video Game Music Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2022 50:06


Episode #241 of BGMania: A Video Game Music Podcast. This week on the show, Bryan from RPGera closes out the month of June a few days late, but that's okay! It's time for another edition of Radio Hour, and we're up to Volume 48. Two more until the big 5-0 for this series! Email the show at bgmaniapodcast@gmail.com with requests for upcoming episodes, questions, feedback, comments, concerns, whatever you want really! Special thanks to our Executive Producers: Jexak & Xancu. EPISODE PLAYLIST AND CREDITS A Few Screws Loose from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge [Tee Lopes, 2022] The Libra of Soul from Soul Calibur VI [Yukihiro Jindo, 2018] Idyllic Landscape from Fantasy Life [Nobuo Uematsu, 2012] I'll Face Myself -Battle- from Persona 4 [Shoji Meguro, 2008] Big Shot! -Terry Bogard's Theme- from Fatal Fury 3 [Brother-HIGE, 1995] Route 99 from Metal Saga: Sajin no Kusari [Satoshi Kadokura, 2005] Contemplation in Snow from Genshin Impact [Yu-Peng Chen, 2020] Mutants over Broadway! from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge [Tee Lopes feat. Anton Corazza, 2022] King of the Spill from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge [Tee Lopes, 2022] Panic in the Sky! from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge [Tee Lopes feat. Jonny Atma, 2022] Omori from Omori [Pedro Silva, 2020] Between Heaven and Earth -Inferno- from Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes [Hiromu Akaba, Asami Mitake, Ayako Toyoda, & Yuki Matsumura, 2022] Westmarch from Diablo Immortal [Unknown, 2022] Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Theme from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge [Mike Patton, 2022] SUPPORT US Patreon: https://patreon.com/rpgera CONTACT US Website: https://rpgera.com Discord: https://discord.gg/cC73Heu Twitch: https://twitch.tv/leveldowngames Twitter: https://twitter.com/OriginalLDG Instagram: https://instagram.com/bryan.ldg/ Facebook: https://facebook.com/leveldowngaming RPGERA PODCAST NETWORK Very Good Music: A VGM Podcast --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bgmania/message

Christian Meditation Podcast
452 The Whole Armor of God, A Guided Christian Meditation on Ephesians 6:14-17 with the Recenter With Christ app

Christian Meditation Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2022 20:28


452 The Whole Armor of God, A Guided Christian Meditation on Ephesians 6:14-17 with the Recenter With Christ app  I'm Chaplain Jared and I work as a hospice chaplain and an ICU chaplain. My purpose in making this podcast is to help you find more peace in your life and to be more open for your heart to be changed by the Spirit of God.  By using centuries old form of Christian Meditation named Lectio Divina: Outline: Relaxation, Reading, Meditation, Prayer, Contemplation and Visualization. Get into a place where you can sit comfortably and uninterrupted for about 20 minutes.You should hopefully not be driving or anything tensing or unrelaxing.  If you feel comfortable to do so, I invite you to close your eyes.   Guided Relaxation / Guided Meditation:   Breathe and direct your thoughts to connecting with God. Let your stomach be a balloon inflate, deflate. Bible verses for Meditation: Ephesians 6 KJV 14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: NIV 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Meditation: In ancient times when men wore tunics, when they needed to move swiftly they would secure their tunic by grabbing the fabric between their knees and tying it to their belt. This would help them maintain their personal privacy as they moved quickly. It would help them guard their most sacred parts. This was called girding your loins. The truth is what protects the most hidden parts of who we are. If we are truthful we do not need to worry about being exposed.  Feet represent movement and action. Blessed are the feet of those who bring the good news of the gospel. As we learn to trust in Christ, we become prepared to take action in life with a right understanding of our needs before him. May we always be ready to perform the actions of the Lord The shield is what protected the warrior from distant and nearby threats. Arrows could be deflected, and in closer combat, the shield made a frontal attack very difficult. So is our faith. As we maintain strong faith in Christ, it is extremely hard for the enemy to attack us, even from angles we don't currently see. Flaming darts from afar or swinging swords of those close by. Faith shields us against attacks to our trust in God.  The helmet protects our intellect and understanding. Our mind must be surrounded by understanding of the ways of God. Imagine a bike helmet that only covered one side of the head. Salvation covers us entirely. It protects us from all that we think, all that we are. God's salvation protects the most vital parts of our identity.  The only offensive weapon in the armor is the Spirit. We are not meant to be offensive in Christ's name but to speak truth, to live in meekness, and to ally with the Spirit which is what will be our only weapon to bring others to Christ.  May we put on the whole armor of God.   Meditation of Prayer: Pray as directed by the Spirit. Dedicate these moments to the patient waiting, when you feel ready ask God for understanding you desire from Him. Meditation of God and His Glory / Hesychasm: I invite you to sit in silence feeling patient for your own faults and trials. Summarize what insights you have gained during this meditation and meditate and visualize positive change in your life: This is a listener funded podcast at patreon.com/christianmeditationpodcast Updates:  2 MILLION DOWNLOADS Final Question: What role does the Word have in your life? This week I performed a funeral for a family from Africa. The amount of family that was physically present was not that large but there were many friends who were just as close as family in some ways and their presence and comfort was amazing.  Final Thought:   FIND ME ON: Download my free app: Recenter with Christ Website - ChristianMeditationPodcast.com Voicemail - (602) 888-3795 Email: jared@christianmeditationpodcast.com Apple Podcasts - Christian Meditation Podcast Facebook.com/christianmeditationpodcast Youtube.com/christianmeditaitonpodcast Twitter - @ChristianMedPod    

Learning How to See with Brian McLaren, Jacqui Lewis and Richard Rohr

Could technology be key to deepening our faith experience? From the printing press to podcasts, the newest technology has been inviting people into faith conversations for centuries. On this episode, Brian is joined by theologian and podcaster Tripp Fuller as we embrace walking towards a fresh and vibrant theology that is accessible to everyone. Tripp is a self-described “theology nerd,” and brings his deep knowledge of Biblical history and a commitment to creating space for everyone to cultivate a more authentic relationship with their faith. Resources: The transcript for this episode can be found here Brian's new book, Do I Stay Christian? can be found here Tripp's podcast, Homebrewed Christianity is available wherever you like to download podcasts. Everyone who purchases a copy of Brian's new book Do I Stay Christian? from our online bookstore will be invited to participate in an exclusive Community Read-Along on Facebook! There will be discussion questions, prompts, and shared practices as we move through the book each week. The Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC) is an educational nonprofit organization whose mission is to strengthen compassionate engagement in the world. When you purchase this or any other book from our online bookstore you help us to introduce seekers from around the world to the contemplative Christian path of transformation. (Everyone who purchases a copy of Do I Stay Christian? will receive a URL to join the discussion group via email.) Connect with us: We'd love to hear your thoughts, comments or feedback. Send us an email at podcasts@cac.org Center for Action and Contemplation: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter Brian McLaren: Website| Facebook | Instagram | Twitter Tripp Fuller: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter This podcast is made possible, thanks to the generosity of our donors. If you would love to support the ongoing work of the Center for Action and Contemplation and the continued work of our podcasts, you can donate at cac.org/podcastsupport Thank you!

Almost Awakened
Almost Awakened: 109: Cannabis and Contemplation

Almost Awakened

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 35:00


Bill flies solo today and talks about several insights he has had over the last week along with discussing a bit of his relationship with […]

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Almost Awakened: 109: Cannabis and Contemplation

Mormon Discussions Podcasts – Full Lineup

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 35:00


Bill flies solo today and talks about several insights he has had over the last week along with discussing a bit of his relationship with cannabis and mentions a few other drugs.   He discusses the good that comes from Cannabis and how such conscious altering tools create a space for a healthier ego and a… Read More »Almost Awakened: 109: Cannabis and Contemplation The post Almost Awakened: 109: Cannabis and Contemplation appeared first on Mormon Discussions Podcasts - Full Lineup.

Learning How to See with Brian McLaren, Jacqui Lewis and Richard Rohr
Christianity as a Set of Insistent Questions

Learning How to See with Brian McLaren, Jacqui Lewis and Richard Rohr

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 57:38


What if questions are God's way of communicating? Could we learn to embrace asking questions as a spiritual practice? For this episode, Brian McLaren invites two great wisdom teachers of our time, Dr. James Finley and Dr. Barbara Holmes into a conversation about the simple steps we can take to celebrate the sacredness of each moment. This conversation journeys into the heart of embracing mystery and all that is unsolved in your heart.  Resources: The transcript for this episode can be found here Brian's new book, Do I Stay Christian? can be found here Dr. Barbara Holme's podcast, The Cosmic We can be found on: CAC | Apple or wherever you like to download podcasts. Dr. James Finley's podcast, Turning to the Mystics can be found on: CAC | Apple or wherever you like to download podcasts. Everyone who purchases a copy of Brian's new book Do I Stay Christian? from our online bookstore will be invited to participate in an exclusive Community Read-Along on Facebook! There will be discussion questions, prompts, and shared practices as we move through the book each week. The Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC) is an educational nonprofit organization whose mission is to strengthen compassionate engagement in the world. When you purchase this or any other book from our online bookstore you help us to introduce seekers from around the world to the contemplative Christian path of transformation. (Everyone who purchases a copy of Do I Stay Christian? will receive a URL to join the discussion group via email.) Connect with us: We'd love to hear your thoughts, comments or feedback. Send us an email at podcasts@cac.org Center for Action and Contemplation: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter Brian McLaren: Website| Facebook | Instagram | Twitter This podcast is made possible, thanks to the generosity of our donors. If you would love to support the ongoing work of the Center for Action and Contemplation and the continued work of our podcasts, you can donate at cac.org/podcastsupport Thank you!