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Forgiveness Practice Is Of The Heart by Gina Sharpe


49:57 minutes (34.3 MB)

1 comment | Download audio file | 5003 downloads | 193 plays

The Great Escape: Breaking out of the Prisons of our Minds by Ray Olson

Upaya priest Ray Olson challenges listeners to imagine what the life of a prisoner might be like, recognizing that it is our thoughts and attitudes, not just our physical circumstances, that can hinder our own freedom. Referencing his first-hand experience in working with prison outreach programs, he also includes a brief summary of the incarceration system and what can be done to help give hope and a new outlook on life to those behind bars.


52:48 minutes (48.39 MB)

| Download audio file | 1358 downloads | 344 plays

Talk Given on March 2, 2012 by Michael Stone

The practice of yoga is a practice of intimacy. The process of reaching into the physical, psychological and other interdependent sheaths of the postures wakes us up to the intelligence of life.

Through becoming intimate with the breathing patterns, bandhas and stillness of meditative awareness we wake to our lives and realize the possibility of serving others. Yoga Philosophy and practice, juxtaposed with Buddhism and western Psychology gives us the tools for personal healing and social action.

Learn more about Michael Stone: http://www.centreofgravity.org/


61:23 minutes (42.16 MB)

| Read more | Download audio file | 880 downloads | 227 plays

The three prerequisites of Zen Practice (great faith, great doubt, great persistence) by Arlene Lupeck

In a clear, humorous, and insightful style, Arlene draws on her own life experience and connects to ours as she explains the way of great faith, great doubt and great persistence.


43:13 minutes (39.62 MB)

| Download audio file | 1556 downloads | 464 plays

Wise Parenting in an Age of Ecological Loss by Betsy Rose


62:17 minutes (28.52 MB)

| Download audio file | 374 downloads | 66 plays

An Overview of the State of Mindfulness and Education by Susan Kaiser Greenland


57:36 minutes (26.37 MB)

| Download audio file | 638 downloads | 119 plays

Cultivating Equanimity and Compassion by Cheri Maples


45:50 minutes (42.03 MB)

| Download audio file | 921 downloads | 274 plays

The Heart of the Revolution: Reflections on Loving-kindness by Noah Levine


57:24 minutes (52.62 MB)

| Download audio file | 2587 downloads | 132 plays

The Heart of the Revolution: Swimming Against the Stream, Part 2 of 2 by Noah Levine


38:25 minutes (35.24 MB)

| Download audio file | 2154 downloads | 132 plays

The Heart of the Revolution: Swimming Against the Stream, Part 1 of 2 by Noah Levine


19:47 minutes (18.18 MB)

| Download audio file | 2680 downloads | 398 plays

Forgiveness Tonglen by Tara Brach

From session 3 of Rick Hansen's "The Compassionate Brain" series.


8:18 minutes (5.12 MB)

| Download audio file | 5094 downloads | 1009 plays

What is Buddhism? by Jay N. Forrest

In this episode we examine the nature and meaning of Buddhism. Buddhism is a religion started by the Buddha that teaches a philosophy and a way of life that frees one from attachment and thereby frees one from suffering. The older term for Buddhism is the Buddha Dharma.


5:09 minutes (4.73 MB)

| Download audio file | 521 downloads | 57 plays

Why Should You Meditate? by Jay N. Forrest

In this episode we look at three reasons why you should meditate. Even though your life is already busy, there are many good reasons to add meditation to your list. Meditation is the only place where you can learn to see into the nature of reality as it really is. Meditation will give you eyes.


4:35 minutes (4.21 MB)

| Download audio file | 677 downloads | 89 plays

What is Mindfulness? by Jay N. Forrest

In this episode we explore the meaning of mindfulness. It is rightly said that the core practice of Budhism is mindfulness meditation. However, as important as mindfulness is to Buddhist, it is not always understood. We also tough on the two basic kinds of Buddhist meditation.


5:15 minutes (4.82 MB)

| Download audio file | 896 downloads | 95 plays

Simple Meditation Instructions by Jay N. Forrest

In this episode we give you some very simple sitting meditation instruction. Included are instructions on preparing the body for meditation by sitting correctly and learning to relax into meditation. Then follows step by step directions on how to do mindfulness of the breath meditation.


5:15 minutes (4.83 MB)

| Download audio file | 1410 downloads | 152 plays