Concentration, Mindfulness, Equanimity — the Divine Homes, Intention and Walking. A lot of talk and quite a bit of meditation of three sorts: Mindfulness, Divine Homes, Walking practice— oh and Falling practice. From a South Shore Insight on a Monday last January in the season of invisible ice and reaction and falling.
Keywords: Metta, Compassion, Sympathetic Joy, Equanimity, mindfulness, walking, ego, learning to listen, eight fold path,
Guided meditation and talk on the different folds of the mindfulness practice.
Keywords: metaphor, simile, body awareness, breath, posture, mind, consciousness, crease, fold, ease, relax, seeing, turbulence, concentration, returning, itch, pain, sense
Mindfuling is appreciating each moment, in particular ways. A training, a practice. Remembering can be a practice too, and remembering with a soundtrack about the soundtrack! Well that can get complicated, you can get lost in music. Oblivion? Hmmm a little bit of that will happen but you don't have to get lost for long. Just come back. RIP, now.
Keywords: The Fall, Mark E. Smith, Mindfulness, Sound, Memory, Thinking, Slang King, Language, Hard Life, Punk, Low-Fi, Analog,
Awake and alert. Not red alert. Not the world is ending. Relaxed and practiced. Simple and awake. Breath is part of it.
Keywords: Guided Meditation, White Tail Deer, Forest, Herd, Group, Grazing, Ease
Conditions can be painful, so change them but they’re not ideal either — just sound, certainly not painful so suffering is truly just a option. But a more better option is Just Sound, no ideals, just sound. Awesome, actually soothing sound. Awake not asleep.
Kneeling can be a wise posture at times. Upright, easy breathing, another way to practice and appropriate at times, like in reverence to the stationary robot of the kitchen.
Keywords: Sonic, Sense door, mindfulness, concentration, just is, cycles, wash, machine, learning, training, studio, forest, domestic, negative degrees, cabbage, guided meditation, insight, robots
New Year's Memory Mash Up with the Papanca Synphonia. Not easy listening! Memory is active and triggered and trainable. Mindfuling of sound, just listen and notice when the mind starts doing more than just listening. Noise? New Ears?
Keywords: Kindness, For Old Times, Memory, Mindfulness, Distortion, Clear listening, Filter, the cocktail effect, silence
“For auld lang syne, my jo,
for auld lang syne,
we'll tak' a cup o' kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.”
Guided meditation and talk from Mindful Monday at South Shore Insight December 4, 2017. Wise Speech, Skillful Speech, and practicing with the part of the mind that precedes all thought. Getting to know the parameters, getting to know pausing, remembering and seeing and transforming your big practice and little practice.
Keywords: Eight Fold path, skillful view, skillful intention, skillful speech, wise men, Ho Ho Ho, Oh no!, santa claus, figurin', ssimc, insight, transformation, dhamma, Boston Pali, Dhammapada, Chah, ajahn, concentration, directions, heart-mind, lies, scars, freedom, ease, local, Thai, santa claus, Christmas
As the solstice light fades we reflect on the light. The actual light, light as a subtle or not so subtle object of concentration.
Keywords: meditation, mindfulness, forest, woods, sunset, northeast, present, without doubt, ease,
Guided Meditation. Real Simple. Real Not Easy. Alive. Breathing. Strangers no more. You can't beat nature. Your home with a tree.
Keywords: Insight, Vipassana, Breath Awareness, Delusion, Fear, Boredom, Disbelief, Mind, Training, Mindfulness, Bell, Reading, Poetry, Free, Form, Freedom, Now, Empty,
We get sick, the body and mind-heart in a mode of repair, different areas to direct awareness in the body. Very easy in some ways to identify an object of discontent. Turn to it, see it change, maybe transform. Or move to the neutral...
Keywords: sick, remembrances, posture, awareness, mindfulness, insight, sit
Guided meditation and reflection on making time and remembering
Grateful, Thankful. A little every day. Today.
Keywords: Meditation, Mind, Consciousness, Daily practice, Theravada, simple, thanksgiving, food, clothes, shelter, the year 2560, Buddha, Breath Awareness, Mindful of the Body
Halloween in the West is a candy festival but there is a profoundly human reflection plainly available right below the sugar coating surface of what the holiday can remind us of and the five remembrances of the so called Buddhist world can further illuminate what the confectioners glaze may be obscuring. Gonna get sick, gonna age, gonna die, everything dissolves and separates and oh ya, what you do is what you own.
Keywords: guided meditation, ssimc, get candy get candy, boo, ghosts, remembrances,body mindfulness, meditation, snickers, trick or treat, samhain, death, delusion, appearance, truth, energy, inspiration, concentration, balance, awareness, sitting, harvest,pack, social, recollection
Listening with awareness and wakefulness. Not falling asleep. Arranging the body for this practice. Many layers but just listen to all. Sort of like a super 4'33" but without the pauses. Bamboo Rain and of course other incidental sounds on recording and in your present time of listening. Trees sing.
Keywords: awareness, focus, sound, changing, jet airliner, drain, truck, rain, soothing, calm, john cage
Talk and practice in the neighborhood of the Divine Homes.
Keywords: Metta, Lovingkindness, Compassion, Big Dig, The Bird, the word, beep, horn, speed, equanimity, wise thinking, phrase, may all beings be safe, opinions, ssimc, south shore insight meditatiion center, signs, Roland Barthes, felt sense, connected actions
It takes time, over many moons, to develop mindfulness so that it has an impact on oneself and others. You don't have a minute, in the day? How can that add up? Try it out, for real, every day for a month or so and see what change develops...
Keywords: Meditation, body awareness, connection, moog, repeat, practice, pop song, pop pill,fall, change is real, mindfulness, insight, habit, test
On location guided meditation. Practicing with the sounds in a small forest.
Keywords: Mindfulness, Simple, Awareness, Changing, No Noise, Trees, Wind, Walking, Presence, Calm, Soothing, Forest Tradition, Silence, No problems, No noise,
On location under a venerable 100plus year old Oak. Acorns dropping. Dogs cavorting and tasting. Sitting under these conditions. Powerful. Simple. Cross legged, make sure upright and balanced — comfortable. Don't sit with the knees afloat, sit supported on the ground at the base of tree.
Keywords: Guided Meditation, Mindfulness, Bark, Oak, Woof, Howl, Squirrel, Sun, Kusa, Posture, Knees, Awake, Aware, Forest Tradition, Buddha, pain, uncomfortable, comfortable, awakening
Guided Meditation and a long talk excerpt concerning mindfulness meditation and its place in the big path that actually leads to a true escape from discontent and special effects, as amazing as they may be and appear and sound like
Keywords: greed, fear and delusion, poison, remedy of the path, great antidote, technology, reality, distraction, privilege, ascetic, middle way, monastic view, lay view, ssimc, south shore insight, echo, wet and dry, evidence, reproducible, science, knowing, consciousness, concentration, jhana, view, wisdom, Wonder Woman, Valerian, contact, lies, National Geographic, multiplex
Mindfulness, mindfuling, of the Body in a simple, sensation, based way is very delicious and cooling.
Keywords: Ice Cream, Headache, Cryogenics, Delusion, Hope, Fear, Greed, meditation, popsicle, daily, weekly, strong, focus, layered, no self, connection
Practicing mindfulness and presence with qualities of being that are often translated as Goodwill or LovingKindness, Compassion or Helping Care, Sympathetic Joy or connecting with the Joy of others, Equanimity or Peace with Changing Reality. Divine Homes, Abodes. Waves are made of arcs.
Keywords: Mindfulness, meditation, Buddha, MLK, Theodore Parker, Abolition, Protest, Hate, Wisdom, tone, south shore insight, Charlottesville, Virginia, Slavery, Freedom,
Mindful of the body. Real practice. Scaleable. Simple but not easy. You have a body.
Mindfulness of the humid body. Working with difficult physical temperatures and environments. Awareness helps a lot.
Keywords: Meditation, Mindfulness, Sitting, relative humidity, nirvana, the great cooling
Practice on vacation, during breaks free of technology.
Keywords: meditation, excuses, intention, do it, right now, easy, present, mindfulness, guided, self and beyond
Guided meditation with the first foundation, on the bod, in a particular way.
Keywords: Sun, outside, interstellar, pressure, heat, summer, wake, vitamin d