Recordings - Meditation Instructions
In the Theravada form of Buddhist practice there are two forms of meditation, Metta (Loving Kindness) and Vipassana (Mindfulness). Below are two courses given over a period of weeks, one in each of these forms. These were given on a weekly basis, so if you want to go through the entire course it is suggested that you do the same, listen to a week's lesson, practice that every day for a week, and then come back and take the next lessen. This will allow the practcie to mature.
These lesson are based directly on the Satipatthana Sutta, the Buddha's instructions on Mindfulness and the Metta Sutta, the Buddha's instruction on Loving Kindness.
Metta - The Practice of Loving Kindness
A 8-week course in Metta (Loving-Kindness) Meditation based directly on the Buddha's teachings, given during my regular Thursday evening Sangha in the winter of 2022. Metta is a heart centered practice. In the Theravada tradition it is seen as a balance to the more mind centered practice of Vipassana.
The Metta Sutta - Jan. 6 2022
The Buddha's teaching on Loving-Kindness
Metta for Self - Jan. 13
Metta for a Benefactor - November 12, 2020
Note: I forgot to record the Jan. 20 class, but this recording from two years ago is close.
Metta for a Dear Friend - Jan. 27, 2022
Metta for a Neutral Person - Feb. 3, 2022
Metta for a Difficult Person - February 10, 2022
The Importance of Forgiveness - February 17, 2022
Metta for All Beings - February 24, 2022
Mindfulness Wisdom Teachings - The Satipatthana Sutta
An 8-week course in Mindfulness Meditation based directly on the Buddha's teachings, given during my regular Thursday evening Sangha in the late summer and the early fall of 2020. These teachings are often called The Four Foundations of Mindfulness.
Mindfulness of Body - Part 1 - August 27
The First Foundation of Mindfulness - Mindfulness of Breath
Mindfulness of Body - Part 2 - September 3
The First Foundation of Mindfulness - Mindfulness of the Six Sense Doors
Mindfulness of Body - Part 3 - September 10
The First Foundation of Mindfulness - Mindfulness of the Nature of Bodies
Mindfulness of Feeling Tone - September 17
The Second Foundation of Mindfulness
Mindfulness of Mental Formations - September 24
The Third Foundation of Mindfulness
Mindfulness of Mental Obstructions - October 1
The Fourth Foundation of Mindfulness - Part 1
Mindfulness of The 7 Factors of Awakening - October 8
The Fourth Foundation of Mindfulness - Part 2
Mindfulness of The Four Noble Truths - October 15
The Fourth Foundation of Mindfulness - Part 3
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