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Undefended Dharma with Mary Stancavage

Karma is often thought to be what happens to us if we do something bad. Instead karma in the Buddhist sense means action. In each moment we have the opportunity to move in a direction which takes us away from suffering and shift karma. In this talk Mary discusses the choice we have to break out of conditioning and move mindfully, and with intention, towards liberation.Recorded Sept. 24, 2022 in the virtual world

Aruna Ratanagiri Dhamma Talks
Luang Por Munindo (full catalogue) - On Being Ordinary

Aruna Ratanagiri Dhamma Talks

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2022 24:00


(keywords) (slightly edited version) Frustration, self mortification, guiding principles, idealism, sailing, bearings, prevailing conditions, sticky rice, ethos, eat little, sleep little, speak little, balance, tolerating tension, dilemma, samatha and vipassana, Pat Stoll, Dhamma and Vinaya, monarchy and parliament, deluded personalities, thinking we are special, tycoons, politicians, meditators, ascetic practices, misidentification, Dhammapada 11 – 12, compulsive judging disorder, modesty, balk at the idea, openness, softness, commitment, vulnerable.

Clear Mountain Podcast
Finding Chan in Theravada? | Ajahn Kovilo & Ven. Nisabho

Clear Mountain Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 46:40


In this session, Tan Nisabho explores with Ajahn Kovilo his experience with Chan (Zen) meditation and how this practice has been informed by and transforms his perspective on the Early Buddhist Text and life in general

Buddhist Society of Western Australia
Celebrating World Bhikkhuni Day! An interview with Bhikkhuni Ayya Tathālokā Maha Theri | 20 September 2022

Buddhist Society of Western Australia

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 72:52 Very Popular


Ayya Tathālokā was born in Washington, DC in 1968 to environmentally-minded scientist parents. In 1988, at age nineteen, urgently inspired by the sudden death of an associate, she left her Pre-naturopathic Medical studies in university and made her way first to Europe and then on to India, entering monastic life as an white robed anagarika and then two years later undertaking ten-precept nuns ordination. Wishing to connect with the ancient lineage of the Bhikkhuni Sangha, she sought and found her female mentor in Buddhist monastic life in South Korea, the most venerable bhikkhuni elder Myeong Seong Sunim (和法界 明星), who gave her the name “Tatha-alokā”, and went on to train under her mentorship for ten years. Returning to the United States in 1996, with her bhikkhuni mentor's blessings, in 1997 in Los Angeles, with an international gathering of bhikkhus, bhikkhunis, Dharma teachers and supporters in attendance, she received bhikkhuni higher ordination from the Sri Lankan bhikkhu sangha led by her preceptor, the Venerable Dr. Havanpola Ratanasara Nayaka Mahathero. Since then Venerable Tathālokā has focused on meditation, and on both the study and practice of Dhamma & Vinaya. Her meditation training in Theravada Buddhism has been largely with the masters of the Thai forest traditions stemming from Ajahn Mun Buridatta: Ajahn Maha Bua Nyanasampanno and teachers of the Ajahn Chah tradition, together with the Burmese mindfulness and insight masters of Sayadaw U Pandita's tradition and meditation master Pa-auk Sayadaw. Overall, her practice and teachings are profoundly influenced by the Buddha's own advice and injunctions as contained in the Early Buddhist suttas. Recognizing the growing number of Theravadin bhikkhunis and samaneris in the United States and the true value of coming together in harmony, Ayya Tathālokā proposed and participated in the founding of the North American Bhikkhuni Association (NABA) in 2004. Several months later, she also participated in founding the first residential community for bhikkhunis in the western United States named “Dhammadharini”. Ayya Tathālokā is the first Western woman to be appointed as a Theravada Bhikkhuni Preceptor, and she has contributed to the going forth and full ordination of more than 50 women as nuns in the USA, Australia, India, and Thailand. Ayya Tathālokā's primary role is as the founding abbess and preceptor of both the Dhammadharini Monastery at the western foot of Sonoma Mountain in Penngrove and the Aranya Bodhi Awakening Forest Hermitage on the Sonoma Coast in Northern California, where she provides Dhamma and meditation teaching and guidance, and monastic mentorship. And since 2021, she has been actively involved in the United Theravada Bhikkhuni Sangha International working group together with other international bhikkhuni preceptors and leaders of Theravada traditions.

Undefended Dharma with Mary Stancavage

The Pali word dukkha is usually translated as suffering, but it can mean so many other things, including not being okay with the way things are. In this talk, Mary discusses the various understandings of the word and invites us to see how dukkha shows up in our life. We have to recognize it and be with it in order to let it go. Recorded Sept. 17, 2022 in the virtual world

Undefended Dharma with Mary Stancavage
Meditation: Being in the Now

Undefended Dharma with Mary Stancavage

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 29:40


A guided meditation on being in the now.Recorded Sept. 17, 2022 in the virtual world

Aruna Ratanagiri Dhamma Talks
Luang Por Munindo (full catalogue) - Functional and Dysfunctional Frustration

Aruna Ratanagiri Dhamma Talks

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2022 23:00


(keywords) (slightly edited version) Scolding, Dhammapada v 76, admonition, hidden treasure, unmet dukkha, assertive, yielding, conscious composure, transformation, holding, potter's wheel, disappointment, views, agents of our suffering, awareness space, imposing limitations, pressure, tension, peaceful, tolerate tension, predicated, Wat Nanachat, waxing lyrical.

Undefended Dharma with Mary Stancavage
The Path to Liberation

Undefended Dharma with Mary Stancavage

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 31:41


The Eightfold Path is what the Buddha offered as a path to liberation. In this talk Mary discusses the different factors with an invitation to find your way with them. Although the path is numbered 1-8, it's not linear. You can work with any or all of the factors at any time especially since they support each other. They grow in meaning and subtlety the more you practice.Recorded Sept. 10, 2022 in the virtual world

Aruna Ratanagiri Dhamma Talks
Luang Por Munindo (full catalogue) - Is Buddhism a Form of Escapism?

Aruna Ratanagiri Dhamma Talks

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2022 31:00


(keywords) (slightly edited version) Benefit of associating with the wise, skilful means, intentional simplicity, business, asceticism, patterns of delusion, kidding, sleeping, eating, consumer culture, spectacles, restlessness, bhava-tanha, vibhava-tanha, drunk driving, power tools, doing the spiritual work, deluded sense of self, actuality, wisdom and compassion, consciousness, substantial, identity, risky, depression, community or selves, rainbow, pot of gold, rightly aligned, Mahamangala Sutta, mischief, Three Poisons, greed, hatred, delusion, theism, anthropomorphism, devotion, kataphatic, sila, samadhi, pannya, tangled and confused, groundedness, lotus, swamp, Ananda, agility, vicissitudes, once removed, kusa grass, snail, stability, contentment, balance, goodbye cruel world, agents of our suffering, indictment, heart pain, trials and tribulations, control freakery, mental greed, humility, modesty, food.

Such Sweet Thunder Meditation Podcast.
Big Sky. A Guided Meditation

Such Sweet Thunder Meditation Podcast.

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2022 20:34


Based on the meditation created by Jospeh Goldstein, this meditation allows us to connect with the spaciousness of awareness, loosening our attachments to thoughts and feelings, and coming to rest in the open awareness. Bon Voyage! Meditation can be challenging at times. Occasionally we may experience things which surprise as a result. If you have any questions or concerns in regards to this, or other meditation practices, please feel free to message me through my website: www.suchsweetthunder.org I have been practicing meditation for 36 years and has been successfully teaching meditation worldwide since 2009, giving talks, facilitating retreats, and have authored two books. I have received formal training in Theravada, Mahayana (Tibetan, Zen,) and Vedanta meditation techniques as well as Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness, MBSR, Nonviolent Communication, and Buddhist Psychology. I teach from a secular voice and I am passionate about bringing timeless wisdom teachings to people of any faith, belief system, or tradition. If you find these podcasts helpful please consider making a donation: PayPal.me/suchsweetthunder May All Benefit

Edward Reib's
Buddhist Books: TIPIṬAKA - Part 57: Suttavibhaṅga, Pācittiya XXXIII & XXXIV

Edward Reib's "Buddhist Books" Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 37:34


This is Part 57 of my recital of the "Tipiṭaka," the "Three Baskets" of pre-sectarian Buddhism, as translated into English from the original Pali Language. In this episode, we'll continue reading "Pācittiya," the fifth part of "Suttavibhaṅga," which is the first part of the "Vinaya Piṭaka," the first of the three "Piṭaka," or "Baskets." "Suttavibhaṅga" means "Rule Analysis," and "Nissaggiya" literally means "Forfeiture," referring to the rules of expiation involving forfeiture.

Such Sweet Thunder Meditation Podcast.
Equanimity for Challenging People

Such Sweet Thunder Meditation Podcast.

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 20:01


In this meditation we are invited to imagine a person whom challenges us experiencing their life with the balance and poise of equanimity. When we do this, we often see how we may be holding ourself back from living life in this way ourselves, and we can begin to know a different way. Meditation can be challenging at times. Occasionally we may experience things which surprise as a result. If you have any questions or concerns in regards to this, or other meditation practices, please feel free to message me through my website: www.suchsweetthunder.org I have been practicing meditation for 36 years and has been successfully teaching meditation worldwide since 2009, giving talks, facilitating retreats, and have authored two books. I have received formal training in Theravada, Mahayana (Tibetan, Zen,) and Vedanta meditation techniques as well as Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness, MBSR, Neuroplasticity, and Buddhist Psychology. I teach from a secular voice and I am passionate about bringing timeless wisdom teachings to people of any faith, belief system, or tradition. If you find these podcasts helpful please consider making a donation: PayPal.me/suchsweetthunder

Undefended Dharma with Mary Stancavage

In our world it seems that hate and anger are so prevalent it can feel overwhelming at times. As awful as that is, in our own lives, it's easy for us to slip into aversion and othering while finding it fully justified. In this talk Mary discusses the need to name love as a foundation of our practice. This foundation of love will allow us to fully open to the world and to ourselves, letting go of the need to other, and the need to create barriers. Turning towards love is the answer.Recorded Sept 3, 2022 in the virtual world

Le Vieux Sage
Le Chemin Octuple

Le Vieux Sage

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2022 42:31


Seconde partie de l'introduction aux "Huit marches vers le bonheur" du vénérable Hénépola Gunaratana. Après la partie théorique de la première partie nous abordons ici les aspects pratiques quant aux conditions favorables pour mettre en oeuvre le chemin octuple. Bibliographie: _ "Les 8 marches vers le bonheur" par le Vénérable Hénépola Gunaratana aux éditions Poche Marabout. Traduction de l'anglais par Gilbert Gauché. Narration et réalisation: Bruno Léger Soutenez-nous !

Such Sweet Thunder Meditation Podcast.
Resting in the balance between order and chaos. A Guided Meditation

Such Sweet Thunder Meditation Podcast.

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 25:07


In this guided meditation we are invited to explore the unspoken middle ground between the seemingly opposing qualities of experience. As we enter into the present moment, we are invited to explore the spectrum of experience between like and dislike and then order and chaos. By cultivating a practice such as this one we may have a glimpse into a more restful, peaceful, and balanced way of living. Meditation can be challenging at times. Occasionally we may experience things which surprise as a result. If you have any questions or concerns in regards to this, or other meditation practices, please feel free to message me through my website: www.suchsweetthunder.org I have been practicing meditation for 36 years and has been successfully teaching meditation worldwide since 2009, giving talks, facilitating retreats, and have authored two books. I have received formal training in Theravada, Mahayana (Tibetan, Zen,) and Vedanta meditation techniques as well as Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness, MBSR, Neuroplasticity, Nonviolent Communication, and Buddhist Psychology. I teach from a secular voice and I am passionate about bringing timeless wisdom teachings to people of any faith, belief system, or tradition. If you find these podcasts helpful please consider making a donation: PayPal.me/suchsweetthunder May All Benefit

Such Sweet Thunder Meditation Podcast.
Equanimity For Strangers

Such Sweet Thunder Meditation Podcast.

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 21:38


In this meditation we are invited to imagine a stranger experiencing their life with the balance and poise of equanimity. When we do this, we often see how we may be holding ourself back from living life in this way ourselves, and we can begin to know a different way. Meditation can be challenging at times. Occasionally we may experience things which surprise as a result. If you have any questions or concerns in regards to this, or other meditation practices, please feel free to message me through my website: www.suchsweetthunder.org I have been practicing meditation for 36 years and has been successfully teaching meditation worldwide since 2009, giving talks, facilitating retreats, and have authored two books. I have received formal training in Theravada, Mahayana (Tibetan, Zen,) and Vedanta meditation techniques as well as Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness, MBSR, Neuroplasticity, and Buddhist Psychology. I teach from a secular voice and I am passionate about bringing timeless wisdom teachings to people of any faith, belief system, or tradition. If you find these podcasts helpful please consider making a donation: PayPal.me/suchsweetthunder

Such Sweet Thunder Meditation Podcast.
RAIN guided meditation

Such Sweet Thunder Meditation Podcast.

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 19:36


In this meditation I gently guide us through a RAIN practice designed to give us a set of tools to work with anger. With a practice such as this one, we may come to understand the difference between the emotion and the reactivity which arises. In that understanding we can free ourself from harmful reactive patterns. This practice was designed by Michelle McDonald and modified by Tara Brach. RAIN= R=Recognize A=Allow I=Investigate N=Nurture. Chris has been practicing meditation for 36 years and has been successfully teaching meditation worldwide since 2009, giving talks, facilitating retreats, and have authored two books. Chris has received formal training in Theravada, Mahayana (Tibetan, Zen,) and Vedanta meditation techniques as well as Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness, MBSR, Neuroplasticity, Non Violent Communication, and Buddhist Psychology. Chris teaches from a secular voice and he is passionate about bringing timeless wisdom teachings to people of any faith, belief system, or tradition. May All Benefit

Undefended Dharma with Mary Stancavage

Mary reflects on fourteen years of teaching a weekly dharma: where she and the world were in 2008, and the qualities of willingness, effort and determination which are necessary both for teaching a class and for growth and freedom in the practice.  It's beneficial to check in with our spiritual practice every decade or so.Recorded Aug 27, 2022 in the virtual world

Such Sweet Thunder Meditation Podcast.
The Hindrances. A Guided Meditation.

Such Sweet Thunder Meditation Podcast.

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 34:05


Introducing: "the hindrances. These are five natural, normal mind-states which cloud our ability to clearly know the present moment experience, and thus block our ability to lead a peaceful, flourishing life. By resting with these five veiling factors and getting to know how they feel when they are present, and when they are absent, we can begin to work with them as guideposts on the path, rather than enemies. This practice is designed to allow one to do just that. Meditation can be challenging at times. Occasionally we may experience things which surprise as a result. If you have any questions or concerns in regards to this, or other meditation practices, please feel free to message me through my website: www.suchsweetthunder.org I have been practicing meditation for 36 years and has been successfully teaching meditation worldwide since 2009, giving talks, facilitating retreats, and have authored two books. I have received formal training in Theravada, Mahayana (Tibetan, Zen,) and Vedanta meditation techniques as well as Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness, MBSR, Neuroplasticity, and Buddhist Psychology. I teach from a secular voice and I am passionate about bringing timeless wisdom teachings to people of any faith, belief system, or tradition. I If you find these podcasts helpful please consider making a donation: PayPal.me/suchsweetthunder May All Benefit.

Such Sweet Thunder Meditation Podcast.
Heartfelt Awareness to Mind. A Guided Meditation.

Such Sweet Thunder Meditation Podcast.

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2022 20:38


Here I offer a guided meditation into observation of the activity of the mind. We begin by resting with sounds and the breath, we then open to the feeling tones of the body, and come to rest in observation of the activity of the mind. Meditation can be challenging at times. Occasionally we may experience things which surprise as a result. If you have any questions or concerns in regards to this, or other meditation practices, please feel free to message me through my website: www.suchsweetthunder.org I have been practicing meditation for 36 years and has been successfully teaching meditation worldwide since 2009, giving talks, facilitating retreats, and have authored two books. I have received formal training in Theravada, Mahayana (Tibetan, Zen,) and Vedanta meditation techniques as well as Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness, MBSR, Neuroplasticity, Nonviolent Communication, and Buddhist Psychology. I teach from a secular voice and I am passionate about bringing timeless wisdom teachings to people of any faith, belief system, or tradition. If you find these podcasts helpful please consider making a donation: PayPal.me/suchsweetthunder May All Benefit

Such Sweet Thunder Meditation Podcast.
Watching The River Of Thought.

Such Sweet Thunder Meditation Podcast.

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2022 13:03


Here I offer a brief guided meditation where we are invited to observe thoughts in three modes: Thoughts with no emotional component, thoughts with little emotional charge, and thoughts with more emotional charge. With a practice such as this one we may begin to recognize that the "charge" is not inherent in the object of thought, but we are in fact "charging" the thoughts ourselves. Thoughts then begin to loose their hypnotic spell. Meditation can be challenging at times. Occasionally we may experience things which surprise as a result. If you have any questions or concerns in regards to this, or other meditation practices, please feel free to message me through my website: www.suchsweetthunder.org I have been practicing meditation for 36 years and has been successfully teaching meditation worldwide since 2009, giving talks, facilitating retreats, and have authored two books. I have received formal training in Theravada, Mahayana (Tibetan, Zen,) and Vedanta meditation techniques as well as Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness, MBSR, Neuroplasticity, Nonviolent Communication, and Buddhist Psychology. I teach from a secular voice and I am passionate about bringing timeless wisdom teachings to people of any faith, belief system, or tradition. If you find these podcasts helpful please consider making a donation: PayPal.me/suchsweetthunder May All Benefit

Aruna Ratanagiri Dhamma Talks
Luang Por Munindo (full catalogue) - Applying Skilful Means

Aruna Ratanagiri Dhamma Talks

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2022 26:00


(keywords) (slightly edited version) Techniques, upaya, tight knot, deluded selfhood, 4 divine abidings, dilemmas, conundrums, 84,000 dhamma doors, agility, forgiveness, judgement-free awareness, discriminative intelligence, excruciating, taking sides, Dhammacakka Sutta, sway, extremism, compulsive judging disorder, bee's knees, cat's whiskers, stop meditating, fog, cloud, relaxation, zealous, assertive, Dhammapada verse 90, binding ties, gentleness.

Ajahn Anan Podcast
No Mahayana, No Theravada

Ajahn Anan Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 12:53


'No Mahayana, No Theravada' - A Dhamma talk given by Ajahn Anan on 22 Aug 2022, translated from Thai to English. To join Ajahn Anan and the Wat Marp Jan Community online for daily chanting, meditation, and a Dhamma talk, you can email wmjdhamma@gmail.com for the link. Daily live sessions at 7.15pm - 9pm, Indochina Time (Bangkok, GMT+7).

Undefended Dharma with Mary Stancavage

Grief and loss are an inescapable part of the human condition but we're not always ready or able to deal with these emotions. In this talk Mary invites us to identify these feelings and, using mindfulness practices, turn toward them with compassion. She shares her journey in learning how to move toward this intimacy with these difficult emotions.Recorded with Insight Community of the Desert on Aug 21, 2022 in the virtual word

Aruna Ratanagiri Dhamma Talks
Luang Por Munindo (recommended for those new to these teachings) - ‘New and Improved' or ‘Tried and Tested' (recommended for those new to these teachings)

Aruna Ratanagiri Dhamma Talks

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 30:00


(keywords) (slightly edited version) Luang Por Sucitto, balance, wordsmith, progress, more is merrier, telephone system, Chithurst Monastery, supportive beams, sledge hammer, bow, acrow props, Victorians, cross beams, youth, technology, disruption, Silicon Valley, patterns, energy release, functional disruption, sauna, chantagara, hierarchy, ‘whatever', ordination, tears, containment, wailing, energy, chaos, indriyasamvara, conscious composure, skilful restraint, integrity, sila, self respect, sati, mindfulness, wise reflection, Ven. Myokyo-Ni, carbon dust, diamonds, 3 poisons, greed, wanting, wholesome desires, craving, Refuge in the Buddha, faith in ‘selfless, just-knowing awareness', chocolate, controlling, brother's toys, backlog, denied desire, alienated, guilty, unmet life, hatred, open blue sky, clouds, possessed by self-hated, self disparagement, ‘I am amazing', creative, see delusion as delusion, spiritual companions, positive and negative inflation, the blessing of spiritual community, warped awareness, healing.

Such Sweet Thunder Meditation Podcast.
Feeling tones with inquiry. Mind and Senses. A Guided Meditation

Such Sweet Thunder Meditation Podcast.

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 32:57


Here I offer a guided meditation into the feeling tones inherent in the human experience. By coming to rest in the experience of pleasant, unpleasant, and neutral we may find ourself inhabiting a non-reactive field of equanimity. Meditation can be challenging at times. Occasionally we may experience things which surprise as a result. If you have any questions or concerns in regards to this, or other meditation practices, please feel free to message me through my website: www.suchsweetthunder.org I have been practicing meditation for 36 years and has been successfully teaching meditation worldwide since 2009, giving talks, facilitating retreats, and have authored two books. I have received formal training in Theravada, Mahayana (Tibetan, Zen,) and Vedanta meditation techniques as well as Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness, MBSR, Neuroplasticity, Nonviolent Communication, and Buddhist Psychology. I teach from a secular voice and I am passionate about bringing timeless wisdom teachings to people of any faith, belief system, or tradition. If you find these podcasts helpful please consider making a donation: PayPal.me/suchsweetthunder May All Benefit

Such Sweet Thunder Meditation Podcast.
Vedana Through The Senses, Take 2

Such Sweet Thunder Meditation Podcast.

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 24:55


Here I offer a guided meditation into the feeling tones inherent in the human experience. By coming to rest in the experience of pleasant, unpleasant, and neutral we may find ourself inhabiting a non-reactive field of equanimity. Meditation can be challenging at times. Occasionally we may experience things which surprise as a result. If you have any questions or concerns in regards to this, or other meditation practices, please feel free to message me through my website: www.suchsweetthunder.org I have been practicing meditation for 36 years and has been successfully teaching meditation worldwide since 2009, giving talks, facilitating retreats, and have authored two books. I have received formal training in Theravada, Mahayana (Tibetan, Zen,) and Vedanta meditation techniques as well as Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness, MBSR, Neuroplasticity, Nonviolent Communication, and Buddhist Psychology. I teach from a secular voice and I am passionate about bringing timeless wisdom teachings to people of any faith, belief system, or tradition. If you find these podcasts helpful please consider making a donation: PayPal.me/suchsweetthunder May All Benefit

Such Sweet Thunder Meditation Podcast.
Vedana through the Senses

Such Sweet Thunder Meditation Podcast.

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 26:12


Here I offer a guided meditation into the feeling tones inherent in the human experience. By coming to rest in the experience of pleasant, unpleasant, and neutral we may find ourself inhabiting a non-reactive field of equanimity. Meditation can be challenging at times. Occasionally we may experience things which surprise as a result. If you have any questions or concerns in regards to this, or other meditation practices, please feel free to message me through my website: www.suchsweetthunder.org I have been practicing meditation for 36 years and has been successfully teaching meditation worldwide since 2009, giving talks, facilitating retreats, and have authored two books. I have received formal training in Theravada, Mahayana (Tibetan, Zen,) and Vedanta meditation techniques as well as Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness, MBSR, Neuroplasticity, Nonviolent Communication, and Buddhist Psychology. I teach from a secular voice and I am passionate about bringing timeless wisdom teachings to people of any faith, belief system, or tradition. If you find these podcasts helpful please consider making a donation: PayPal.me/suchsweetthunder May All Benefit

Edge of Mind Podcast
Delson Armstrong - Part II - Dependent Origination, the Intellectual Content of Enlightenment and the Core of Buddhism.

Edge of Mind Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 120:24 Very Popular


Join Delson Armstrong and Andrew in this in-depth exploration of dependent origination, arguably the intellectual content of enlightenment, and the core of Buddhism. Dependent origination is the Theravada rendering of emptiness, and classically depicted in the “Wheel of Life” drawing you will find at the entrance to every monastery in India, Nepal, and Tibet. The twelve links (nidanas) of dependent origination, when unfolded in the forward direction, generate samsara; in the reverse direction they lead to nirvana. The conversation focuses on the first two links, and how the 12th link (death) conditions the 1st (ignorance). In one sense, all of samsara is a type of PTSD, or post-truth stress disorder, when the shocking truth of the empty nature of our being is pointed out at death, and we're unable to relate to that truth. Delson emphasizes the second link, samskara, which are karmic triggers leading to action, and Andrew then offers the Hindu interpretation of samskara. The role of metta, the Four Brahmaviharas, bhava-samskara, intentionality, cessation vs. transformation, the speed of mind, the Six R's, conceit, mutual causality, and a host of related topics are unpacked. How can we purify the samskaras by staying with unwanted states of mind without acting upon them? How do we assume responsibility for our suffering and our liberation? What are the “taints” that precede the first link? This podcast is the inauguration of the Edge of Mind Lecture Series, where the emphasis is on education. These lecture-style podcasts take a single topic, in this case dependent origination, and explore it in depth. See for yourself why dependent origination is such a central teaching in Buddhism, expounded by an expert who has direct meditative experience with these teachings.   

Undefended Dharma with Mary Stancavage
Setting Intentions with Integrity and Compassion

Undefended Dharma with Mary Stancavage

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 42:58


FROM THE ARCHIVES:  Wise intention is necessary on a path to liberation and it is important to insure that our intentions are grounded in integrity and compassion. Intentions are not always wise and can often be driven by greed and aversion. In this talk from 2018 Mary discusses how to insure we're moving forward with truly wise intentions.Recorded Jan 3, 2018

Such Sweet Thunder Meditation Podcast.
Skin-Flesh-Bones-Feeling Tones. Not Just A Rhyme.

Such Sweet Thunder Meditation Podcast.

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 14, 2022 39:40


Here I offer a guided meditation through the anatomy of the body as presented by Ven. Bhikkhu Analayo. In this practice we explore our experience of our body through the skin, flesh, and bones. We are then invited into the feeling tones inherent in the human experience. By coming to rest in the experience of pleasant, unpleasant, and neutral we may find ourself inhabiting a non-reactive field of equanimity. With practice, this practice can lead one to a deeper sense of present moment awareness, and to recognize the not-self aspect of our physicality. Meditation can be challenging at times. Occasionally we may experience things which surprise as a result. If you have any questions or concerns in regards to this, or other meditation practices, please feel free to message me through my website: www.suchsweetthunder.org I have been practicing meditation for 36 years and has been successfully teaching meditation worldwide since 2009, giving talks, facilitating retreats, and have authored two books. I have received formal training in Theravada, Mahayana (Tibetan, Zen,) and Vedanta meditation techniques as well as Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness, MBSR, Neuroplasticity, Non-Violent Communication, and Buddhist Psychology. I teach from a secular voice and I am passionate about bringing timeless wisdom teachings to people of any faith, belief system, or tradition. If you find these podcasts helpful please consider making a donation: PayPal.me/suchsweetthunder May All Benefit

Such Sweet Thunder Meditation Podcast.
Feeling Tones With Inquiry. A Guided Meditation.

Such Sweet Thunder Meditation Podcast.

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2022 28:57


Here I offer a guided meditation into the feeling tones inherent in the human experience. By coming to rest in the experience of pleasant, unpleasant, and neutral we may find ourself inhabiting a non-reactive field of equanimity. Meditation can be challenging at times. Occasionally we may experience things which surprise as a result. If you have any questions or concerns in regards to this, or other meditation practices, please feel free to message me through my website: www.suchsweetthunder.org I have been practicing meditation for 36 years and has been successfully teaching meditation worldwide since 2009, giving talks, facilitating retreats, and have authored two books. I have received formal training in Theravada, Mahayana (Tibetan, Zen,) and Vedanta meditation techniques as well as Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness, MBSR, Neuroplasticity, Nonviolent Communication, and Buddhist Psychology. I teach from a secular voice and I am passionate about bringing timeless wisdom teachings to people of any faith, belief system, or tradition. If you find these podcasts helpful please consider making a donation: PayPal.me/suchsweetthunder May All Benefit

Aruna Ratanagiri Dhamma Talks
Luang Por Sucitto - Finding the Balance

Aruna Ratanagiri Dhamma Talks

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 30:00


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Such Sweet Thunder Meditation Podcast.
Heartfelt Awareness To The Felt Experience. A Guided Meditation

Such Sweet Thunder Meditation Podcast.

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 27:34


Here I offer a meditation where we are invited to bring into awareness a memory or experience which opens our heart. We then are invited to bring that open hearted warmth to the felt experience of entire body. Meditation can be challenging at times. Occasionally we may experience things which surprise as a result. If you have any questions or concerns in regards to this, or other meditation practices, please feel free to message me through my website: www.suchsweetthunder.org I have been practicing meditation for 36 years and has been successfully teaching meditation worldwide since 2009, giving talks, facilitating retreats, and have authored two books. I have received formal training in Theravada, Mahayana (Tibetan, Zen,) and Vedanta meditation techniques as well as Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness, MBSR, Nonviolent Communication, and Buddhist Psychology. I teach from a secular voice and I am passionate about bringing timeless wisdom teachings to people of any faith, belief system, or tradition. If you find these podcasts helpful please consider making a donation: PayPal.me/suchsweetthunder

Tricycle Talks
Sarah Shaw on the Jhanas and Awakening through Joy

Tricycle Talks

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 43:59


A few days before the eminent scholar Lance Cousins passed away in 2015, he revealed to one of his students, Sarah Shaw, that he had been working on a book on Buddhist meditation. After his death, with the permission of his family, Shaw found the manuscript on his desktop and prepared it for publication. The book, "Meditations of the Pali Tradition," is the first comprehensive exploration of meditation systems in Theravada Buddhism, and it offers an in-depth analysis of the ritual, somatic, and devotional aspects of Theravada practice that are often overlooked. In today's episode of Tricycle Talks, Tricycle's editor-in-chief, James Shaheen, sits down with Shaw to discuss a system of Buddhist meditation known as the jhanas, a strain of Buddhist mysticism called Tantric Theravada, and the underappreciated role of joy in meditative practice.

Undefended Dharma with Mary Stancavage

The Buddha talked about the nature of existence - how there is birth, death, illness - the human condition in other words. In this talk Mary takes a very personal look at how the teachings of the Buddha as well as examples from neuroscience and even baseball, allow her to experience the human condition with equanimity and joy.Recorded August 4, 2022 in the virtual world

Such Sweet Thunder Meditation Podcast.
The Worldly Winds. Praise And Blame. A Guided Meditation

Such Sweet Thunder Meditation Podcast.

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 26:02


In this guided meditation we are invited to explore the unspoken middle ground between the seemingly opposing qualities of experience. As we enter into the present moment, we are invited to explore the spectrum of experience between like and dislike and then praise and blame. By cultivating a practice such as this one we may have a glimpse into a more restful, peaceful, and balanced way of living. Meditation can be challenging at times. Occasionally we may experience things which surprise as a result. If you have any questions or concerns in regards to this, or other meditation practices, please feel free to message me through my website: www.suchsweetthunder.org I have been practicing meditation for 36 years and has been successfully teaching meditation worldwide since 2009, giving talks, facilitating retreats, and have authored two books. I have received formal training in Theravada, Mahayana (Tibetan, Zen,) and Vedanta meditation techniques as well as Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness, MBSR, Neuroplasticity, Nonviolent Communication, and Buddhist Psychology. I teach from a secular voice and I am passionate about bringing timeless wisdom teachings to people of any faith, belief system, or tradition. If you find these podcasts helpful please consider making a donation: PayPal.me/suchsweetthunder May All Benefit

Such Sweet Thunder Meditation Podcast.

Here is a brief guide into a mindful exploration of food. Typically one follows this with a raisin, a small fruit or nut, or a piece of chocolate. This type of exploration can be a great opening into beginner's mind, or the mind of Not Knowing. Both are very helpful in cultivating a continuity of mindful and heartful awareness. Meditation can be challenging at times. Occasionally we may experience things which surprise as a result. If you have any questions or concerns in regards to this, or other meditation practices, please feel free to message me through my website: www.suchsweetthunder.org I have been practicing meditation for 36 years and has been successfully teaching meditation worldwide since 2009, giving talks, facilitating retreats, and have authored two books. I have received formal training in Theravada, Mahayana (Tibetan, Zen,) and Vedanta meditation techniques as well as Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness, MBSR, Neuroplasticity, Nonviolent Communication, and Buddhist Psychology. I teach from a secular voice and I am passionate about bringing timeless wisdom teachings to people of any faith, belief system, or tradition. If you find these podcasts helpful please consider making a donation: PayPal.me/suchsweetthunder May All Benefit

Such Sweet Thunder Meditation Podcast.
The Three Pillars Of Self-Compassion. A Guided Meditation

Such Sweet Thunder Meditation Podcast.

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 22:01


Here I guide a brief meditation through the three pillars of Self Compassion as codified by Dr. Kristen Neff. By moving through the stages of Mindfulness, Common humanity, and Kindness, we give ourself the opportunity to soften around our struggles and allow a space for healing. Meditation can be challenging at times. Occasionally we may experience things which surprise as a result. If you have any questions or concerns in regards to this, or other meditation practices, please feel free to message me through my website: www.suchsweetthunder.org I have been practicing meditation for 36 years and has been successfully teaching meditation worldwide since 2009, giving talks, facilitating retreats, and I have authored two books. I have received formal training in Theravada, Mahayana (Tibetan, Zen,) and Vedanta meditation techniques as well as Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness, MBSR, Neuroplasticity, Nonviolent Communication, and Buddhist Psychology. I teach from a secular voice and I am passionate about bringing timeless wisdom teachings to people of any faith, belief system, or tradition. If you find these podcasts helpful please consider making a donation: PayPal.me/suchsweetthunder May All Benefit

Aruna Ratanagiri Dhamma Talks
Luang Por Munindo (recommended for those new to these teachings) - Refuge in the Three Aspirations (recommended for those new to these teachings)

Aruna Ratanagiri Dhamma Talks

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2022 20:00


(keywords) (slightly edited version) Relevance, practical, initial faith, doubt, spirit of enquiry, Going For Refuge, Triple Gem, first person present tense, gacchami, dynamic process, being perfectly aware, Dr. Thomas Jones, swearing allegiance, implication, limitless, measureless, edgeless, Learning From the Natural Mind, ingrown toenail, being perfectly honest, unmet life, daunting, vortex of delusion, being perfectly harmonious, being perfectly harmonious, Kalama Sutta.

Such Sweet Thunder Meditation Podcast.
The Felt Experience of Now. A Guided Meditation.

Such Sweet Thunder Meditation Podcast.

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2022 29:16


Here I offer a guided meditation designed to allow one to hear sounds free from their source and then to feel into the body beyond the concept of body. When we hear sounds in this way, we step away from the natural tendency to objectify our world of sound. Likewise, When we drop below any concept of "body", we may feel into the ever changing flow of energy and experience our body with a sense of freedom and curiosity. Meditation can be challenging at times. Occasionally we may experience things which surprise as a result. If you have any questions or concerns in regards to this, or other meditation practices, please feel free to message me through my website: www.suchsweetthunder.org I have been practicing meditation for 36 years and has been successfully teaching meditation worldwide since 2009, giving talks, facilitating retreats, and have authored two books. I have received formal training in Theravada, Mahayana (Tibetan, Zen,) and Vedanta meditation techniques as well as Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness, MBSR, Neuroplasticity, and Buddhist Psychology. I teach from a secular voice and I am passionate about bringing timeless wisdom teachings to people of any faith, belief system, or tradition. If you find these podcasts helpful please consider making a donation: PayPal.me/suchsweetthunder May All Benefit

Such Sweet Thunder Meditation Podcast.
Skin-Flesh-Bones. A Body Scanning Meditation.

Such Sweet Thunder Meditation Podcast.

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2022 19:44


Here I offer a guided meditation through the anatomy of the body as presented by Ven. Bhikkhu Analayo. In this practice we explore our experience of our body through the skin, flesh, and bones. With practice, this practice can lead one to a deeper sense of present moment awareness, and to recognize the not-self aspect of our physicality. Meditation can be challenging at times. Occasionally we may experience things which surprise as a result. If you have any questions or concerns in regards to this, or other meditation practices, please feel free to message me through my website: www.suchsweetthunder.org I have been practicing meditation for 35 years and has been successfully teaching meditation worldwide since 2009, giving talks, facilitating retreats, and have authored two books. I have received formal training in Theravada, Mahayana (Tibetan, Zen,) and Vedanta meditation techniques as well as Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness, MBSR, Neuroplasticity, Non-Violent Communication, and Buddhist Psychology. I teach from a secular voice and I am passionate about bringing timeless wisdom teachings to people of any faith, belief system, or tradition. If you find these podcasts helpful please consider making a donation: PayPal.me/suchsweetthunder May All Benefit

Aruna Ratanagiri Dhamma Talks
Luang Por Munindo (full catalogue) - Right Empathy

Aruna Ratanagiri Dhamma Talks

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2022 21:00


(keywords) (slightly edited version) Reading The Natural Mind, Chiangrai, wanting, wrong understanding, clinging, Dhammapada verse 198, untroubled, hatred, cold-hearted, aloof, true principle, not merely a concept, breakfast, tahini on toast, empathy, spiritual virtue, equanimity, kindness, compassion, empathetic joy, equanimity, 4 Brahma Viharas, BBC documentary, Cambodia, conscious sadness, tears streaming, OK-ness, space, having and not-having, subtlety, delusion, loss, praise, spiritual community, kalyanamitta, feedback, puffed-up, asset, good fortune, protection.

Such Sweet Thunder Meditation Podcast.
Resting meditation. 2022

Such Sweet Thunder Meditation Podcast.

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 18:49


By resting deeply in the body, mind, and heart, we allow room for a type of spacious, present moment awareness within which our thoughts, feelings, and emotions may pass through. We practice resting in whatever experience arises, and in doing so, we practice equanimity. Meditation can be challenging at times. Occasionally we may experience things which surprise as a result. If you have any questions or concerns in regards to this, or other meditation practices, please feel free to message me through my website: www.suchsweetthunder.org I have been practicing meditation for 36 years and has been successfully teaching meditation worldwide since 2009, giving talks, facilitating retreats, and have authored two books. I have received formal training in Theravada, Mahayana (Tibetan, Zen,) and Vedanta meditation techniques as well as Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness, MBSR, Neuroplasticity, and Buddhist Psychology. I teach from a secular voice and I am passionate about bringing timeless wisdom teachings to people of any faith, belief system, or tradition. If you find these podcasts helpful please consider making a donation: PayPal.me/suchsweetthunder May All Benefit

Such Sweet Thunder Meditation Podcast.
Bringing Heartfelt Gratitude To The Body.

Such Sweet Thunder Meditation Podcast.

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 25:45


Here I offer a meditation where we are invited to bring into awareness a memory or experience which opens our heart in gratitude. We then are invited to bring the warmth of gratitude to our entire body in a way that is true and honest for ourself. Meditation can be challenging at times. Occasionally we may experience things which surprise as a result. If you have any questions or concerns in regards to this, or other meditation practices, please feel free to message me through my website: www.suchsweetthunder.org I have been practicing meditation for 36 years and has been successfully teaching meditation worldwide since 2009, giving talks, facilitating retreats, and have authored two books. I have received formal training in Theravada, Mahayana (Tibetan, Zen,) and Vedanta meditation techniques as well as Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness, MBSR, Nonviolent Communication, and Buddhist Psychology. I teach from a secular voice and I am passionate about bringing timeless wisdom teachings to people of any faith, belief system, or tradition. If you find these podcasts helpful please consider making a donation: PayPal.me/suchsweetthunder

Undefended Dharma with Mary Stancavage
The Experience of Impermanence

Undefended Dharma with Mary Stancavage

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 29:27


The Buddha taught that impermanence is one of the three characteristics of existence yet so many of us struggle against it or live in denial of this fact. However, allowing the awareness of this impermanence to be part of our day to day lives is quite liberating and lets us live each moment fully. Mary discusses how this shows up and how we can embody this important teaching.Recorded July 30, 2022 in the virtual world.

Aruna Ratanagiri Dhamma Talks
Luang Por Munindo (full catalogue) - Refuge in the Three Aspirations

Aruna Ratanagiri Dhamma Talks

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 20:00


(keywords) (slightly edited version) Relevance, practical, initial faith, doubt, spirit of enquiry, Going For Refuge, Triple Gem, first person present tense, gacchami, dynamic process, being perfectly aware, Dr. Thomas Jones, swearing allegiance, implication, limitless, measureless, edgeless, Learning From the Natural Mind, ingrown toenail, being perfectly honest, unmet life, daunting, vortex of delusion, being perfectly harmonious, being perfectly harmonious, Kalama Sutta.

Undefended Dharma with Mary Stancavage

In a recent talk, dharma teacher Larry Ward mentioned living rather than believing.  Mary spends time unpacking what this might mean and how one could go about just being present without ties to fixed views and beliefs.Recorded July 21, 2022 in the virtual world

Undefended Dharma with Mary Stancavage
Turning the Wheel of the Dharma

Undefended Dharma with Mary Stancavage

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 27:48


When the Buddha gave his first teaching after his Awakening it is thought of as when the wheel of the dharma was set in motion. The Buddha taught the middle way between the two extremes of sensual indulgence and asceticism.  Mary talks about the middle way and the first core teachings of the Buddha.Recorded July 16, 2022 in the virtual world

Buddha at the Gas Pump
654. Stephen Snyder

Buddha at the Gas Pump

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 94:38 Very Popular


Stephen Doetsu Snyder began meditating daily in 1976. he has practiced since in the Zen tradition as well as extensive practice in Theravada Buddhism. he is a lineage Zen teacher as well as a lineage Theravada teacher. He was also influenced by Diamond Heart teachings and practices. He combines the ancient Buddhist heart practices with awakening practices of the Zen tradition into a heartfelt journey of realization and embodiment. Books: Demystifying Awakening: A Buddhist Path of Realization, Embodiment, and Freedom Buddha's Heart: Meditation Practice for Developing Well-Being, Love, and Empathy Practicing the Jhanas: Traditional Concentration Meditation as Presented by the Venerable Pa Auk Sayadaw Website: awakeningdharma.org Discussion of this interview in the BatGap Community Facebook Group. Transcript of this interview Interview recorded July 10, 2022 Video and audio below. Audio also available as a Podcast.