Ah, to sit outside. How divine, under a majestic oak tree, to meditate. But then— that sound, that sound and that sound. Working with what is in the available ambience of your now.
Keywords: mindfulness, presence, concentration, nature, ambience, ease, acorn, dog, practice, fear, cyber security, business, bitter, quercus, pendunculate oak
Getting to know a bright light for upping energy while meditating. A lot like a hazy star. One astronomical unit— how sun centric we be... And then there is the sense of smell. An olafactory object of encounter and a concentration practice very wave-like.
Keywords: Wildfire, weird weather, global warming, light meditation, headaches, smell, Concord grape, fruit, incursion, grape vines, sublime, candy, nature, jelly, preserve
Using sound as an object of meditation. Collecting your attention, the calming that comes about, is more about your HeartMind settling.
Keywords: hen of the woods, focus, sound, attention, union, reality, ambient environment, traffic, voice, language
Went looking for some delicious mushrooms in the forest, didn't find any but I did find a brighter present in the rain. Noticing and practicing while limiting distraction. Practicing walking meditation designed to awaken not entertain.
Keywords: Hen of the wood, mushroom, rain, walking, forest tradition, oak, simplicity, adjustments, white pine, change
How to practice with excitement. How to practice wisely when not excited. How to practice across all conditions. The posture taken depends on many things, but often a walking meditation can be a great "posture" with which to practice when excited.
Keywords: Daily Meditation, simple, body, path, conditions, auctioneer, chill
Standing meditation is the way to practice when certain conditions are present. Its not all about sitting this practice, this regular practice of meditation.
Keywords: Standing, Body, Gaze, sway, energy, awakening, appropriate posture, sloth, torpor, tired, spent
A practice where the guidance is mostly before the sit. So in this episode a whole lotta "silence" is recorded as we practice. This is a closer simulation to what you should be working towards daily — practicing without recordings of any sort. Really get to know the heartmind, the machinations of your being that occur, and see really see those movements. Awareness is bigger than mind...
keywords: practicing, self, others, insight, pandemic, tinnitus, sitting, meditation, prompts, breath, zen, online
We practice everyday, gradually, getting steadier with what is, mindful of the body, able to see the patterns of mind, of action, steady with even subtle, even strong triggers or events. Equanimity becomes a known.
Keywords: Eight Fold Path, mindfulness, rabbit, bunny, corona, covid, anger, sadness, reality, control, knowing, breath awareness, space, time, options, No!, prat fall
This idea of emptying your mind and not doing anything is mostly a misunderstanding of what meditation is pointed towards. Practice and know. A whole lotta breath awareness as an object and focus is practiced and a whole lotta pandemic context brought in and befriended.
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Keywords: breath, breathe, ease, relaxation, mind, isolation, ideal, concepts, mindfulness, insight, sati, buddha,
Pandemic Practice on forest's edge location. Sound rich. Mindfulness. From despair to natural relaxation.
Keywords: Stupidly, opening up, contained, COVID, ssimc, stay-at-home, ease, Spring, antibody, string of time, zoomed, sight, sound
A bit of a raw field recording, sheltering-in-place and all that and a body and a flow of sound. Stay at home. Stir-crazy.
Keywords: raw, virus, pandemic, reality, soundfield, soundrich, wind, rain, worldwide, ease, presence, social distancing, hunker down
the link: www.patreon.com/mindfuling
Awareness of aspects of fire is a practice. It can be a practice that focuses on just the sounds of fire. There are lots of different sounds of fire. Listen. Practice. Wakeup.
Hey, announcing that I now, pretty much have a Patreon page. What is Patreon? Its a platform through which I can share a whole lot more of the dhamma in different forms if you are interested. Click here to go there!
Keywords: meditation, mindfulness, awareness, fire, elemental, burn, waveform, change, carbon, pratyahara, sense contraol, yoga, buddha, peace
Conceptually simple, practically not so simple. Mindfulness of breath, of body. Its not one and done. Intention and practicing. Remembering and reminding. Cultivating wakefulness. Contact. You being you.
Keywords: Body, mind, heart, lunar new year, awake, meditation, practice, relaxation, seeing, buddha, sensation, ssmc
Mindfulness meditation by way of breath and sound and oh, what sounds you will hear! Thanks John and Yoko! Merry New Year.
Mandolin, this is the way, I have spoken, Mandalorian, Lennon, Ono, breath awareness, vipassana, insight, synphonia, Metta, Goodwill, Lovingkindness, clarity, ssimc, buddha
Practice, guided for letting go and practicing, practicing beyond the limits of sound, and mantra. TM. Nick Cave. Into My Arms. Ghosteen. Greed. Fear. Delusion. Peace. Connection. Beatles. Release the Bats. Birthday Party. The Bad Seeds. Evolution. Root poisons. The Way. Insight. Buddha.
Statues and trappings associated with religion can really and does really impede individuals from learning and practicing meditation. For some the trappings are a delightful trapping that attracts them to such a degree that they think the statues and writing and incense are the practice. Just practice. Focusing on the felt sense of the body is a great cleanser of all those thoughts. Turn off the podcasts and practice, most of the time. Gulp!
Keywords: Religious Gulp, mindfulness, sensations, standing, sitting, lying down, Awake, easeful, Buddha, Gotama, Therevada
Some guided sound field encouragement. Body can fail you now. Deep fake. What is real. What is practice. Frosting and pie.
Keywords: Mindfulness, meditation, body, foundation, contact, sensation, robot, deep fake, ai, hemisphere
How to practice mindfulness meditation with guidance amidst the distortion of life. How to understand what it is you are not getting when you practice via podcast. Noise. Cancelation. Relief. Mind. Play!
Here is a link to the to be staged "Play" from the Mindfuling... DIY book.
Keywords: Body, Concentration, Serenity, Papanca, Discontent, Happiness, Barnstable Comedy Club, Thespians, Mindfulness,
Practice a bit. Stay with it, let go of the habit of trying' to figure it out whilst practicing. I know, it is so nice to figure stuff out but, but that is not what you are doing. Its what you are doing most of your non present time! Stand, sit, practice. RIP Grumpy, clearly not dead...
Keywords: meme, tardar sauce, cat, meditation, foundational, stand, dhammapada, sati, appamada, contact, nibbana, awake, silence, concentration, samadhi, happiness, grumpy cat, pain, suffering, posture
Not just relaxing and zoning out. Not just 10% happier. Active concentrated awareness that is responsive, even when the doggo makes it presence felt. Respond.
Keywords: awareness, compassion, mindfulness, cake, icing, ache, suffering, relaxation, patting, need, reality, book, requirements, canine
Conditions and context matters to discerning accurately. It ain’t as simple as speaking objectively truthfully no matter what. Moment to moment, how do you practice, how do you keep sharp and relaxed and relaxed and...
Keywords: April fools, change, suffering, discontent, practice, fun, meditation, mindfulness, skillful, speech, culture, spring
Practice daily, don’t count on another or a special time or mood. Practice, get to know the present. Simple but not easy to maintain so practice. Practice. And practice.
Keywords: Mindfulness, meditation, awareness, awake, daily, story, vortex, busy, excuses, extra, hibernation, torpor, sleep, awake
Practicing with what you got and letting go and placing awareness in your consciousness. What is really going on. Dropping the story overlay. The weather is happening — so use it. Practicing awareness.
Keywords: Sensation, first foundation, cool, tingle, pressure, safe, core, peace, daily, really, Marvin Gaye
Excerpt from a sitting, guided, and a long talk on Change, TS Eliot, Bowie, discontent, but mostly that olde reliable change.
Keywords: eightfold path, discontent, meditation, mindfulness, concentration, intent, memory, story, ego, timeless, New Years, breath, dhammapada, bhikkhu Thanissaro, Buddha, distillation, path, four noble truths