Awareness of sound. Subtle. Return to the body when lost or noticing wandering. Active listening without adding. The Air element is simple and always available, be it the breath or the sound of the wind, perhaps through the pines or a ventilation system.
Keywords: Mindfulness, concentration, development, stillness, quiet, silence, winter, storm, foundations, contact, integral, present, listen, hear, hearing
Guided Sit that moves toward a sound awareness into a talk about SNOW: Silence, Not Knowning, Opening Up, Wisdom. Excerpted from the South Shore Insight Meditation Center's talk and sit.
Keywords: Quieting, mind, silence, wise speech, talk, RAIN, weather, relief, dogs, allowing, seeing, everyday, awareness
Mindfuling is not a thing that you get or do or can ever be done with! It is process, a practice, an endeavor. This is another reflection on what was the title of the first Mindfuling podcast release about a year ago!
Hey, if you want a Grumpy Cat Mindfuling Magnet, email me and I just may be able to send you one! Paul@mindfuling.org
Keywords: Breath awareness, mindfulness, meditation, done, next, object, solid, hard wired tendency, first foundation, insight, time machine, grumpy cat, NOT
Working with feeling tones is quite subtle but Epic. One second feels like a pull into, then a running away the next then a calm and then Oh! so many gradients...
Keywords: Mindfulness, Second Foundation, still, calm, automobile simile, wave simile, Nirvana allusion, practice makes peace with imperfect
Really, is that it? There has gotta be more to it. Well, yes and no.
Keywords: Breath awareness, guided meditation, real life, ego, thinking, congnition, go deep, simple, complications, tragedy, discursive, touching reality, speed of thought, delusion, peace, practice, anapanasati, concentration
More working with sound, which can be a vivid and, paradoxically, easier way compared to running away, pushing away. An excerpt from an Open MAP class at South Shore Insight.
Keywords: Body awareness, first foundation, air, elements, liquid, heat, fire, space, water, baby talk, meditation, mindfulness, view, intention, speech, action, profession, effort, mindfulness, concentration, hum, traffic, ambient noise, path, buddha, kindness, formal practice, earth, holidays, new year's, letting go, lists, models, Hanover, Massachusetts
On a flight, meditating with what is. Exceptional but workable. Baby Doe is easy to focus on in many ways!
Keywords: Sound Meditation, Alarm, Fear, Greed, Delusion, Ambient Noise, Sense door, awareness, tides, rise and fall, equanimity, Baby New Year, Airbus, Space Ship, transformation, discontent, suffering, holy cow, guided meditation, air travel, Story, breath awareness, what is, ego, Oh My!
Hot Zombies, Cool Buddhas and a new chap we only know as Doctor Pastille. Cocoa encountered him in a chapel the size of Paris, Texas.
Keywords: Drama, Dhamma, Not Self, Kamma, written word, Buddhism, practice verses consumption of sweets, so many books so little awareness, dharma, Professorial, Chapel, Resonance, pages, mental exercise, wow, flutter, mouth noises, book, text, tombs
Guided meditation and example of how to bookend your mindfulness practice with a daily Divine Home practice. Of course, infinitely expandable is this.
Keywords: Mindfulness, Insight, Direct Knowledge, Vipassana, Meditation, Daily Practice, Remedy, Simile, Inoculation, awake, four postures, still, Burmese, lotus, Heart-Mind, meditating, meditate, mindful, kind words, kindness to yourself
Mindfuling at Weekend (MAW) is a dense and super cool one this week. Many puzzles but also many simple practices to repeat and to come 'round to, so as to develop some truly helpful and delightful being.
Keywords: divine, sublime, metta, karuna, mudita, upekkha, lovingkindness, goodwill, compassion, empathic joy, equanimity, peace, steven hawking, voice synthesis, cart machine, radio, telepathy, surveilance, russian dolls, freak out, carnival, marshfield fair, country fair, horse and pony, meditation, mindfulness, samadhi, concentration, truth, memory, bionic, self destruct, magnetic tape, metric
Divine Home practice, all of it, is awake and intending toward, moving toward, practicing for the benefit of all beings. Talk with guided practice.
Keywords: Metta, LovingKindness, Karuna, Compassion, Mudita, Sympathetic Joy, Upekkha, Equanimity, balance, you can do it, do it, get to know it, the peace, brahma vihara
Silence is an idea. Reality is, we all pass away. Reality is, we don't like that idea. Reality is, that includes ourselves…
Hear with your ears, listen with your heart — Pauline Oliveros
Keywords: Deep Listening, Pauline Oliveros, Rachel Carson, Silent Spring, Audio, Thanks Giving, Intention, Sound Field, Accordian, Concertina, Bandoneon, Mills College, Cage, Improve, Jazz
A guided meditation and talk about this time of year, and the every day possibility of eating too much practicing thanks daily.
Keywords: Thanksgiving, Meditation, 11th Step, practice, gratitude, thanks, generosity, dana, ssimc, south shore insight meditation center, Hanover, Massachusetts
Mindfuling at Weekend (MAW) has a long form guided sitting meditation and a bit more, followed by a HZCB reality mashup drama with potatoes and cranberry sauce. If you are confused you are paying attention!
Keywords: National Day of Mourning, sitting meditation, guided, spooks, plymouth ma, ssimc, thanksgiving, turkey, solemnity, drums, political speech, native americans, government, family, elders, eight fold path, drama, dhamma, 1620, vipassana, tranquility, massachusetts, america, fictional
A longer than usual guided sit for this podcast, but a pretty typical guided sit at an SSIMC class. There is no substitute for sitting with others, meditating; even the best podcast pales in comparison to full bandwidth practice in a space set up to accommodate group meditation of the mindfuling sort.
Keywords: arriving, shore near, shore far, plymouth, thanksgiving, breath awareness, body awareness, first foundation, south shore insight meditation center in hanover, massachusetts
Mindfuling at Weekend (MAW) is moving and practicing and venturing well into the task at hand — be it a steering wheel, a yoga mat, a meditation cushion or chair.
Keywords: practicing, meditation, driving, standing, walking, awake and present, ease, drama, sequence, row your boat, stream, here and now, movement
Standing meditation and awareness of the mind, and then awareness of body in a particular way. Present. Why meditate like that?
Keywords: Awareness, switch, attention, standing, autopilot, freedom, moment, felt sensation, meditate, SSIMC, south shore insight meditation center
Mindfuling at Weekend (MAW). Wowzers in the USA. It is time to practice, not time to stop. Keep it simple and build your practice; it translates to everyday living... Democracy America.
Keywords: meditation, voting, letting go, equanimity, bubble theory, scrubbing, delusion, greed, hate, love, fear, awareness, help, pumpkins, egomania, lies, drama, theater, absurd, wise speech, the path to happiness, radio theater, ireland, skellig michael, beehive huts, monastic settlements, contemplation, theater of the mind, imagination
Practice is repetition but that doesn't mean it is monotonous. In fact if you are seeing monotony then you are not really seeing the truth. But this too takes practice. A little bit every day, formally, allows flexibility to eventually be available. New, old, in-between practitioners all wake up over and over again. Some more kindly than others. Some more deeply than others. Some more consistently than others. So what? Develop your own practice reality — that's what.
Keywords: establishing a meditation practice, simple awareness, breath, letting go, daily, regular, posture of awakening, meditate, sit, sitting, regular, habit, habitual, mindfulness, try it
Mindfuling at Weekend (MAW) spans the ages of Halloween to a World Class Joy.
Keywords: Mudita, Chicago Cubs, eating meditation, mindfulness, knowledge experienced, body awareness, mirror neurons, spectator sport, sympathetic joy, empathic joy, empath, world series, dude, mindfulness, path to the deathless, TED, Everlasting Deathless, heedless, insight, Fall, sublime abodes, divine homes, brahma vihara, brag, bro, dudify, big lebowski
Guided meditation all the way through a juicy apple!
Keywords: Mindful eating, breath meditation, body meditation, sense door openings, Awareness of eating the sun, fruit, skin, organic, formal meditation, everyday practice, wonder of taste, noticing dislike, pattern recognition, pattern breaking, fall season, fruit, fruitful, nutrition, good eats
.:. TED: The Everlasting Deathless .:.
Mindfulness is the path to the deathless
The mindful do not die
The heedless are as if dead already
It is better to live a day mindful, mindfuling,
Than to live a hundred years heedless...
Mindfuling at Weekend (MAW) Still in the slightly cReEpy sound scape. Such fun.
Keywords: Eye of Newton, Hurricane Toads, Standing Meditation, Voting, Politicians are not Mindfuling, theater, radio, Eight Fold Path, Halloween, Merry, Hungry Ghosts, Veil is thin, Zombie Mascot
Standing Meditation is a wonderful way to round out your practice. It is the real deal and good for your voting posture. Which is to say, vote early and often.
Keywords: US election, meditation, mindfuling, body awareness, bandaids, ring the bell, cultivation, developing awareness, mindfulness, question, organ donor,
Mindfuling at Weekend (MAW) Is composed of two episodes from this week: yoga and Metta get mashed up and smear our clown makeup into a more perfectly clear rain soaked smudge.
Keywords: Metta, Divine Homes, Abodes, asana, yoga, slow, contemplative, ireland, skellig Michael, Clare, meditation, mindfulness, compassion, hate, mudita, equanimity, balance