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Welcome to Mindfuling, the podcast with Paul M. Cheevers

Mindfulness meditation is not a thing — it is an activity of doing. It is key to an eight faceted practice capable of freeing us from discontent. Being mindful is being deeper than the ocean, stronger than practiced aversion, quicker than chronic bad habits and easier than pi(e)!

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Jul 27, 2016

Standing mindfully is a great practice integral to  rounding-out your practice. Toning and balancing and deeply human. It may seem especially weird at first but test it out, try it out over time, repeatedly, practice and see for ye self!

 

 Keywords: Guided meditation, yogi, yogini, upright, body awareness, concentration, base of the feet, yoga, asana, four postures.

Jul 25, 2016

Concentration practice, whatever the degree or depth or flavor, is a required component of mindful meditation practice when hitting all 8 folds. In the West, in part because of translation from the Pali and our inherent bias towards the words "concentration" and "serenity" there can be a lot of confusion regarding the relationship of the practice of serenity and concentration. In a wise concentrated state great equanimity is revealed. Have a cup o' tea (green is best…) or if you are not too wired a cup o' coffee to orient your tired or sluggy self toward awareness.

keywords: jhana, meditation, wisdome, mindfulness, eight fold path, guided meditation

Jul 18, 2016

Guided meditation. Another run at Breath Awareness with a remembrance and testament to how to get to know peace.

Keywords: Ennis, Breath Awareness, Irish, Clare, Object, Heart, Body, Mind, Mindfulness, Equanimity, trad, ireland, miltown malbay, uilleann, fiddle

Jul 13, 2016

Audio Meditation inspired by Cage's 4'33". Listen and don't add, return to the breath when you get lost then be with the waves of sound. Then, do it again, enter the stream again.

Keywords: Wild Mind, Sonic reducer, silence, John Cage, Audio Stream, Flowing Stream

Jul 11, 2016

Breath Awareness even when on the Summer Time schedule, beware of lovely trance states too, perhaps especially this season. The greatest wealth, the greatest peace is sometimes called contentment with what actually is, regardless of particulars. Peace is in the present. This doesn't been approval or acceptance of what is going on it means being genuinely present to what is going on.

Keywords: Guided Meditation, breath awareness, sitting, shikantaza, anapanasati, mindfulness, right speech, eight fold path, Buddha, practice, skillful

Jul 6, 2016

Wise speech supports your formal meditation. You can practice it anywhere, including your own mind.

"Words known to be true, beneficial and endearing and agreeable to others, one has a sense of the proper time for speaking. Why? One has sympathy for living beings….

"In the instance of words known to be factual, true, beneficial but not endearing and disagreeable to others, one has sense of time for speaking" —Gotama

 Keywords: Abhaya Sutta, Speech, Princely, SetUp, Eight Fold Path, Silence, Meditation Mindfulness, ssimc, sunday hour, Digha Nikaya, pali,gotama, bamboo grove, squirrels' sanctuary, contemplative, rajagaha, Majjhima Nikaya 58, two-horned chestnut

Jul 4, 2016

The 4th of July is Independence Day in the US. Fireworks are a staple element of many celebrations. The sound field of summer is explosive and calming crickets. How do you work and use sound as an object of meditation and awakening?

Keywords: Listen, awaken, ssimc, fireworks, zinger, black cat, meditation, body, swans, rathskeller, south shore ma, field recording, night, lost and found, letting go, greed, fear, delusion, community, rounding out, eight fold path, insight, serenity

Written, Recorded and Produced by Paul M. Cheevers | Mindfuling.org

Jun 29, 2016

Wowzer! Fantastic. Can't Get Enough. Happy? No. Oh. Try this, don't believe really try...

Keywords: Realms of Discontent, shinny, happy, beings, Eight Fold Path, Jana, Mr. Greylock, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Universes, Balance, jhana

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Jun 27, 2016

There are many ways to establish and arrive at a formal meditation. Here is an excerpt of a guided sit at South Shore Insight Meditation Center.

Keywords: Body awareness, Breath awareness, arriving, finding your seat, moving when it is wise with continued, unbroken, awareness, meditate, meditating, guided formal meditation, teacher led meditation, breathing attention, awake, follow your breath, breathe

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Jun 22, 2016

Present Moment awareness is not a calculating mind nor is it inured with reality. Insured is Dukkha too.

Keywords: Open Awareness, shikantaza, vipassana, arithmatic, inure, simplify, buddha, Thoreau, sensitize, desensitize, dukkha, inure

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Jun 20, 2016

Breath awareness was taught not only, and not firstly, by Gotama. It is a deep practice worthy of your life-long practice.

Keywords: Buddhism, Eight Fold Path, eightfold path, Fractal, Solstice, Light, Jains, Profundo Impacto, buddhism, buddhist, buddha, mindfulness, dharma wheel

Written, Recorded and Produced by Paul M. Cheevers | Mindfuling.org

Jun 13, 2016

Many people can understand the process of developing a Mindfulness practice, but developing just the first foundation is not so easy to habituate.

Keywords: Mindfulness, Meditation, First Foundation, Repetition, simple, breathe awareness, anapanasati, echo

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Jun 8, 2016

The Fuel Of Gossip, FOG. Just because there is energy and oomph to a story doesn't mean it is wise to engage, tell or perpetuate a version of a story. Unverified second hand information presented as truth is delusion and can be wrapped up a greed and fear. Gossip is a powerfully blinding toxin to the heart and mind, which has to include the body.

Keywords: Gossip, gossiping, The FOG, Fuel Of Gossip, Horror, Wise Speech, eight fold path, sidhartha, gotama, buddha, rockwell, fine art, telephone, energy awareness, present moment, mindfulness, goodwill, kamma, karma, small town, dhamma

Written, Recorded and Produced by Paul M. Cheevers | Mindfuling.org

Jun 6, 2016

Mindfulness is not what you think. Or, don't believe everything you think. Or, get over your self. Or, I Get confused by my thoughts and actually believe them to be truer than true.

Ya, it is a rabbit hole if you stay thinking, reading, listening to others talk. Learn to practice being fully Mindful across the foundations and this all makes sense. It is clear beyond words.

Keywords: MINWYT, mindfulness, meditation, four foundations, vipassana, clear seeing, turkey, bear, scare, stimulus response, space to move wisely

Written, Recorded and Produced by Paul M. Cheevers | Mindfuling.org

Jun 1, 2016

When the Historical Buddha referred to himself, back in the day, 2500-ish years ago, he used the word Tathagata. What does that mean, indicate and precede?

Keywords: Buddha, Awake, Mindfulness, Meditation, Wandering, Steps, Ganga, Fronting, Buddhism, India, Indian, Buddhism

Written, Recorded and Produced by Paul M. Cheevers | Mindfuling.org

May 30, 2016

Yes, practice alone and yes, practice with others — it don't get any LARGER or real than that.

Keywords: Mindfulness, meditation, buddha, dhamma, sangha, geekery, realtime, Buddhism, meditate, meditating, sanga

Written, Recorded and Produced by Paul M. Cheevers | Mindfuling.org

May 25, 2016

Superstition as the not-so-helpful distraction to the practice at hand. Superstition as the helpful means to a hitting streak.

Keywords: Metta, Goodwill, Practice, Red Sox, Jackie Bradley Jr., ritual, helpful habits, highly effective practitioners, mindfulness, awareness, concentration practice, baseball, slow, no time, jinx it, belief, habit, repetition, repeating, rituals, practicing, in the flow, freedom, lovingkindness, friendliness, fear, spirits, befriend, patterns, allies, may I be happy, safe, at ease

Written, Recorded and Produced by Paul M. Cheevers | Mindfuling.org

May 23, 2016

In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is. The difference between theory and practice is real and profound. You can observe a lot by watching.

Keywords: Yogi, Yogini, Yogi Berra, bera, beara, Practice of Meditation, Four Foundations, Silence, baseball, Redsox, Yankees, savant, mindfulness, mindful, minding, Buddha, Buddhist thought, meditation, meditating, meditate, look, looking, watch, theory, delusion, thinking vs. practicing

Written, Recorded and Produced by Paul M. Cheevers | Mindfuling.org

May 18, 2016

Using the recorded sound field with your personal live sound field, one that happens to be going on around you while listening — can you listen without adding? Practice and know freedom. No sound is a problem, it is just sound. Just awareness. Just mindfuling....

Keywords: Sound Meditation, Baltimore Oriole, Jays and Chickadees, Jets, bird, birdsong, singing birds, single engine prop planes, dog named Moxie, Moxy, woof, canine, barking, hearing, listening,

Written, Recorded and Produced by Paul M. Cheevers | Email: paul@mindfuling.org | Web: www.Mindfuling.org

May 16, 2016

Excerpt from the Awake and Connected retreat South Shore Insight offered in beauteous Cohasset, Massachusetts.

Keywords: Eightfold Path, impulse and memory, body learning, meditation, retreat, india, Ireland, baked potato, beats, knowing, wisdom, Help! I can't breathe, choke, choking, Heimlich maneuver, childhood, memories, memory

Written, Recorded and Produced by Paul M. Cheevers | Email: paul@mindfuling.org | Web: www.Mindfuling.org

May 11, 2016

The Divine Homes are Goodwill, Compassion, Empathetic Joy and Equanimity. States to be cultivated and practiced so that they are known and fully in exercise of the Eight Fold Path for proper balance. Here is an edited version of the practice from a class I gave at South Shore Insight. The edit accentuates the Self-Compassion and Universal trajectory of the path.

Keywords: Meditation, Mindfulness, Wheel of Dharma, Dhamma, Insight and Freedom, seeds of wisdom, metta, karuna, mudita, upekkha, Buddhism, Buddha

Written, Recorded and Produced by Paul M. Cheevers | Email: paul@mindfuling.org | Web: www.Mindfuling.org

May 9, 2016

Snarky, Smart Aleckey, Wiseguy — all absent when actually practicing, when Mindfuling.

Keywords: Mark Stewart and the Mafia, Minduling, I'm Fifty, Molly Shannon, Melting Away, Happiness, Cynicism, Old Crotchety, Meditation, Practice, Freedom, Happiness, Scientific Meathod gone to the Ego, The Waiting Room, fifty, 50th, fiftieth, birthday

Written, Recorded and Produced by Paul M. Cheevers | Email: paul@mindfuling.org | Web: www.Mindfuling.org

May 4, 2016

The Eight Fold Path is often organized into three groups: Wisom, Ethics and Concentration. How is that arranged and what sort of view does it emphasize?

Keywords: Three Fold Training, Wisdom, Ethics, Concentration, wobbly, stress tests, indicators, breath meditation, Buddha, Buddhist, Buddhism

Written, Recorded and Produced by Paul M. Cheevers | Email: paul@mindfuling.org | Web: www.Mindfuling.org

May 2, 2016

Where's my Jet Pack!? Well, it looks like it is getting closer to reality but then there is always something to be missing… Wait, where is my peace and satisfaction? What does it look like from up there?

Keywords: Jet Pack, Hoverboard, Flyboard, Franky Zapata, mindfulness, eight fold path, vipassana, meditation, geek, pilot, helicopters are amazingly complicated and expensive, Clear Prop!, South Shore Insight, Map of the world, jet ski, France, aviation, guinness book, peace, view, intention, speech, action, livelihood, effort, mindfulness, concentration, the way

Written, Recorded and Produced by Paul M. Cheevers | Email: paul@mindfuling.org | Web: www.Mindfuling.org

Apr 25, 2016

Ah, spring rain and the pitter patter of drops on my hood. Pretty difficult to avoid the slightest-of-wind recording with the iPhone mic. Ya, gotta get a better location rig.

Keywords: Rain drops, audio meditation, sound, New England, awareness of environment, wind screens do not save the world, bubbles, forest tradition, meditation, calming, mindfulness, mindful, meditate, weather

Written, Recorded and Produced by Paul M. Cheevers | Email: paul@mindfuling.org | Web: www.Mindfuling.org

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