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,
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
The MAW stitches together the previous week's episodes with some edits.
Keywords: Mindfulness, Metta, Self Compassion, Tattoo, Serial Radio, Piercing, Right Speech, Letting Go and Knowing when to talk, phrases like seeds, non linear results, over the hump
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
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
Ok, the Eight Fold Path and a Higher Reduction. But don't skimp. And don't forget. And use all strings. And lighten uP.
Keywords: Dharma, Buddha, Eight Fold Path, Stratocaster, Walled in Mind, Color Shift, Serial radio drama, You Can Dance if you Want to, Tuned, Manchester Terrier, Mothra, Allergies, Tuning, Balance, Hoverboard, Jet Pack, Learning to Fly, Mindfulness, ssimc, Parachute, Pine Trees, Comic Color, Funny Pages, Podcast
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
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
Sound Meditation in a Purple Rain, it so happens. Relax and then open your cultivated awareness to the transient, passing nature of all phenomena, including sound. Notice. Freedom and Love. Dude, you're like purple!
Keywords: Prince, Revolution, Purple, Rain, Meditation, Relaxation, Island Time, Party, 1999, genius, musical, everything fades, A Paisley Home Companion, the artist formerly known as Prince, David Bowie, pop music, time, physical body, presentation, gender bender, race bender, love, collaboration
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
The MAW is Mindfuling at Weekend, a compilation of the previous week's releases with a little nip and addition. Writing this I am reminded of a favorite quote from the Great Zen Master in middle ages Japan: Flowers fall with our attachment, weeds spring up with our aversion.
When we practice skillfully we can see the beauty of the flower, allow its coming and going easily, not growing angry when the inevitable falling petal hits our mind.
Keywords: Anger, Memory, Boston Strong, Marathon, Hot Zombies, Dogen, WFMU, freeform radio, 91.1 FM
Awareness, Mindfuling, is Louder and Faster and Bigger than the speed of sound of material of this world. Ya know, you can be aware of a surprise and not be taken over by it as it unfolds.
Keywords: Patriots' Day, Boston, Mindfulness, Meditation, Awareness, Bandit, Explosion, greed, fear, delusion, presence, surprise, practice, public enemy
The MAW is Mindfuling at Weekend, a compilation of the previous weekday's podcasts with a little nip and tuck.
Keywords: walking meditation, mindfulness, sphere of influence, vipassana, awareness, serial radio theater, mindful, meditate
Bubble Theory focuses a bit more on relationship, community and the vital reality that practicing with others is a key part of the path to waking up.
Keywords: community, sangha, isolation, distortion, information gathering, collecting and neglecting, mindful
We live in bubbles of perception. Our bodies are bubbles of a sort. Our mind is a bubble generating and preserving entity. Seeing our limits is so helpful to moving freely and peacefully.
Keywords: Awareness and boundaries, popping and locking, movement and flexibility, fragility and temporary, mindfulness
More walking meditation, with standing meditation more explicitly worked into the moving posture of meditation.
Keywords: Walking Meditation, Standing Meditaiton, Finding your walk, not a zombie walk, awareness.
Mindfuling at Weekend is a compilation of the previous weekday's podcasts, lightly edited and bookended with a bit o' blarney.
Keywords: Mindfulness, theanine, walking meditation, guided, opening day, red sox, waking up, walking dead, hull massachusetts, sea side, practicing meditation whilst sick, spring, the howling of domestic-like wolves
Walking Meditation is a very important practice. Start simply and comfortably. So many benefits but each step matters and building awareness of walking can be very tricky. Walking activates the mind and it is the mind we are training when we walk along with the body, which of course includes the beating heart.
Keywords: Walking Meditation, pacing, thinking, chickadees, awareness, Buddha, India, Tesla, Forest Tradition, compassion, wisdom
Opening Day, preparations, new season, spring, nature, tradition. Less "thinking" than reaction. A trained reaction and timing in the moment. You can train for an opening every day, and every moment can be an opening to the next. Pow!, belly awareness, anapanasati, concentration, mindfulness.
Keywords: Red Sox, opening day, baseball, Big Papi, David Ortiz, DH, designated hitter, home run, retirement, reaction time, George Mumford, basketball, ssimc, performance, training, freedom, contentment and wonder, awakening, open door, sport, sports, meditation, meditating, daily, in the zone, in the moment, breathing, breath awareness, inhalation, exhalation, body awareness, physical exertion, just do it
A 4' 33" sound meditation. With a dog named Moxie. In a vehicle. Wicked windy outside and the surf is churning about a hundred feet away. All these words are not the point of listening. They actually come after the experience. So quick we are to add to what is experienced. Keep it real, keep it raw.
Keywords: Hull, Ma, south shore, sound meditation, ambient, growl, beach, dog, canine, meditation, 433, 4'33", 4 minute meditation, mindfulness
So you get sick, we all do, and you take a vacay from formal practice. Of course. Or of course not. Practiciing while sick is great. (However, practicing with others when you are a huffing contaminant, that's a different story.) This podcast can be great for practicing whilst not feeling so great.
Keywords: sickness, illness, practice, meditation, breath awareness, continuity
Mindfuling at Weekend (The MAW) is an edited compilation of the previous weekday's podcasts. Super dense. Super freak. YaOww.
Keywords: MAW, serial radio, drama, sound meditation, ssimc, dharma, dhama, dhamma, south shore, ma, eire, mindful, mindfulness, meditation, meditations
Transition from a Breath Awareness through a Sound Awareness to a General Awareness and back again is discussed and practiced. You can use the breath as your sole object but you can move into a wider mode of awareness once a steady awareness is established. This is not easy to do with true moment-to-moment fidelity but give it a try. Beware of Ping Pong mind during the transitions.
Keywords: mindfuling, mindfulness, breath, sound, shikantaza, meditation, meditation
Sound meditation, there was a "wind warning" in effect so gust of up to 50mph were in the forcast. We hear a few big whispers.
Keywords: dead silence, delusion, radio, terrestrial, hum, south shore, ma, insight, eire, 4'33", 4 33, 433, meditation, meditating, buddha, buddhism, mindfulness
Waking up from discontent is waking up from, like, death!
Keywords: Easter, rebirth, reincarnation, addiction, practice, discontent, ssimc, eggs, buddha, buddhism, mindfulness, mindful, life, awakening, awake, dead, deathless, now, eternal now