Bhante Sujatha: Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation
Presented on October 26, 2017 Because our American culture has commercialized mindfulness and meditation terminology, the true meanings sometimes get lost. Bhante Sujatha, known as the Loving-kindness Monk, will introduce the true meaning of mindfulness along with ways we can begin to deepen our practice through this powerful meditation process. Available on DVD at: http://questbooks.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=3438&search=Buddhist+Mindfulness+Meditation&description=true&category_id=59&sub_category=true The views expressed in this program are those of the presenter/s and do not necessarily represent the views of the Theosophical Society in America, its members or its affiliates.
Bhante Sujatha guides us in meditation.
Guided meditation - Bhante Sujatha guides us in meditation. This is Blue Lotus Temple Podcast Episode 311, recorded 2019-12-11. To support Bhante Sujatha's charity work ( see http://www.bhantesujatha.org/ ), please consider making a donation: https://bit.ly/2GvMtNc
Guided meditation, with Bhante Sujatha
Bhante Sujatha guides the Saturday morning group in meditation. This is Blue Lotus Temple Podcast Episode 289, recorded 2019-10-05. To support Bhante Sujatha's charity work ( see http://www.bhantesujatha.org/ ), please consider making a donation: https://bit.ly/2GvMtNc
(Guided Meditation) Increase Mindfulness, Awareness, Calm Abiding & Special Insight ♡ Pema Chodron
http://gampoabbey.org ♡ "The more neurosis the more wisdom" ♡ Beloved Buddhist teacher, author, nun and mother, Pema Chodron has inspired millions of people from around the world who have been touched by her example and message of practicing peace in these turbulent times. The Pema Chodron Foundation is dedicated to preserving and sharing Pema’s inspiration and teachings in order that they might help us all awaken wisdom and compassion in ourselves and the world around us. Gampo Abbey: http://gampoabbey.org/ The Pema Chodron Foundation: http://pemachodronfoundation.org Gampo Abbey is a Western Buddhist monastery in the Shambhala tradition in Nova Scotia, Canada. Founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in 1983, it is a lineage institution of Shambhala and a corporate division of the Shambhala Canada Society. Under the spiritual direction of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, the spiritual head of Shambhala International, Gampo Abbey is guided by our abbot the Venerable Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche and our principal teacher Acharya Pema Chödrön. The Pema Chodron Books on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Pema-Chodron/e/B000AP9Y2A Within the wisdom teachings of Buddhism, there are many stories that refer to its founder as the Supreme Physician, a healer of all illness-mental, physical, and spiritual. The Buddha understood suffering and its antidote, and his prescription and philosophy for right living led directly to a Tibetan meditation practice that is the medicine our modern-day hearts have been searching for. On Good Medicine, the remarkable American-born Tibetan Buddhist nun Pema Chödrön shares the gift of tonglen, a simple and elegant meditation system for ordinary people like ourselves. Through tonglen, we can use the difficulties in life-those that cause the most suffering-as a way to befriend ourselves, accept the past we have rejected, and widen our circle of compassion. These traditional breathing meditations cut through obstacles on the spot. Skillfully distilled into a two-and-a half-hour workshop, Good Medicine offers a revolutionary practice that is already 1,000 years old-and ready to awaken our hearts today. May we all be happy. May we all be well. May we all be safe. May we all live in peace and harmony with each other, ourselves, the earth and all that lives throughout time and space ♡ Namaste, Love, Gratitude and Respect, Richard ♡ The Global Well-Being Synchronized Meditations Community is Dedicated to Benefiting the Earth, All that Lives, and All Sentient Beings, by organizing synchronized global meditations. Everyone & All Traditions Are Welcome ♡ https://www.facebook.com/global.wellbeing.meditations/ "All people are united in our pursuit of happiness and our desire to avoid suffering. This is the source of humanity’s greatest achievements. For that reason, we should begin to think and act on the basis of an identity rooted in the words 'we humans.'” ~ His Holiness the Dalai Lama #GlobalWellBeing
Pema Chodron Guided Meditation
Pema Chodron offers guided meditation teachings on anxiety, body awareness, and cultivating peace in times of fear for Tricycle's Live Online Practice Session series! In response to this time of heightened anxiety and isolation due to the COVID–19 heath crisis, we are offering free virtual meditations from some of our most beloved teachers, including Jack Kornfield, Pema Chödrön, Sharon Salzberg, and Joseph Goldstein. Tricycle is glad to offer these live practice sessions free to all. For more content and information, please visit https://tricy.cl/3hsdbGV. This talk was recorded on April 5, 2020. For more live practice sessions, sign up at https://tricy.cl/2ABRWlr. Pema Chödrön an American Buddhist nun, is a founding member and resident teacher at Gampo Abbey, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, the first Tibetan Buddhist monastery in North America established for Westerners. For more Pema Chodron, read her article "Eight Slogans to Transform Your Mind" here: https://tricy.cl/2N1Lw1I. Download a transcript of this talk here: https://tricycle.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Pema-Cho%CC%88dro%CC%88n-Live-Practice-Transcript.pdf.
Pema Chödrön | Tonglen Meditation
In this meditation, Pema Chödrön guides you through the 4 stages of Tonglen meditation. Pema Chödrön is an American Tibetan Buddhist. She is an ordained nun, former acharya of Shambhala Buddhism and disciple of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Subscribe to Sounds True for more: http://bit.ly/2EAugMf Pema Chödrön has written several dozen books and audiobooks, and is principal teacher at Gampo Abbey in Nova Scotia, Canada.Learn more about Pema here: https://www.soundstrue.com/blogs/authors/pema-ch%C3%B6dr%C3%B6n Connect with us: Facebook: http://bit.ly/2XFIIeE Instagram: http://bit.ly/2UlEoiH Website: http://bit.ly/2tOl02d Sounds True was founded in 1985 by Tami Simon with a clear mission: to disseminate spiritual wisdom. Since starting out as a project with one woman and her tape recorder, we have grown into a multimedia publishing company with more than 80 employees, a library of more than 1500 titles featuring some of the leading teachers and visionaries of our time, and an ever-expanding family of customers from across the world. In more than three decades of growth, change, and evolution, Sounds True has maintained its focus on its overriding purpose, as summed up in our Mission Statement.
Pema Chödrön - How To Meditate (Audio)
An audio excerpt from Pema Chödrön's How to Meditate. Listen to the rest of the audio program or read the book: http://bit.ly/Zu6mYI (book) http://bit.ly/2j5PoBH (audio) Subscribe to Sounds True for more: http://bit.ly/2EAugMf Sounds True was founded in 1985 by Tami Simon with a clear mission: to disseminate spiritual wisdom. Since starting out as a project with one woman and her tape recorder, we have grown into a multimedia publishing company with more than 80 employees, a library of more than 1500 titles featuring some of the leading teachers and visionaries of our time, and an ever-expanding family of customers from across the world. In more than three decades of growth, change, and evolution, Sounds True has maintained its focus on its overriding purpose, as summed up in our Mission Statement. Connect with us: Facebook: http://bit.ly/2XFIIeE Instagram: http://bit.ly/2UlEoiH Website: http://bit.ly/2tOl02d Get two free gifts from Sounds True: http://bit.ly/2hNCPur About Pema Chödrön Ani Pema Chödrön was born Deirdre Blomfield-Brown in 1936, in New York City. She attended Miss Porter's School in Connecticut and graduated from the University of California at Berkeley. She taught as an elementary school teacher for many years in both New Mexico and California. Ani Pema has studied with Lama Chime Rinpoche and Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. At the request of the Sixteenth Karmapa, she received the full bikshuni ordination in the Chinese lineage of Buddhism in 1981 in Hong Kong. Ani Pema served as the director of Karma Dzong in Boulder, Colorado and as the director of Gampo Abbey in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. She is interested in helping establish Tibetan Buddhist monasticism in the West, as well as continuing her work with western Buddhists of all traditions, sharing ideas and teachings. Her non-profit, The Pema Chödrön Foundation, was set up to assist in this purpose. She continues to teach in the United States and Canada. She has written several books: The Wisdom of No Escape, Start Where You Are, When Things Fall Apart, The Places that Scare You, No Time To Lose, Practicing Peace in Times of War, How to Meditate, and Living Beautifully. All are available from Shambhala Publications and Sounds True. About How to Meditate Pema Chödrön is treasured around the world for her unique ability to transmit teachings and practices that bring peace, understanding, and compassion into our lives. With How to Meditate, the American-born Tibetan Buddhist nun presents her first book exploring in-depth what she considers the essentials for a lifelong practice. More and more people are beginning to recognize a profound inner longing for authenticity, connection, and aliveness. Meditation, Pema explains, gives us a golden key to address this yearning. This step-by-step guide shows readers how to honestly meet and openly relate with the mind, embrace the fullness of our experience, and live in a wholehearted way as we discover. How to Mediate, Published May 1st, 2013 (Book) and January 1st, 2008 (Audio) Read it as a Hardback Book, eBook, or listen to the Audio Program. Amazon http://amzn.to/112KVlh Barnes&Noble http://bit.ly/13S9xK9 SoundsTrue.com: http://bit.ly/Zu6mYI Audible http://adbl.co/2hPnUP5 iTunes http://apple.co/2iwsen2 Google Play http://bit.ly/1pkFnrz IndieBound.org http://bit.ly/100t7DT FREE Introduction to Pema’s Online Course, “The Freedom to Choose Something Different” http://bit.ly/1EJV1WV
Calm - Ease | Guided Meditation by Thich Nhat Hanh
This is a 20 minutes guided meditation offered by Thich Nhat Hanh, part of the Plum Village Essential Meditations in the free Plum Village app: https://plumvillage.app/ **"Breathing in, I know I am breathing in.** **Breathing out, I know I am breathing out.** **In,** **Out.** After saying these sentences we can abbreviate them by saying "In" as we breathe in and "Out" as we breathe out. We don't try to control our breathing. Whether our in-breath is long or short, deep or shallow, we just breathe naturally and shine the light of mindfulness on it. When we do this we notice that, in fact, our breathing does become slower and deeper naturally. **Breathing in, my in-breath has become deep.** **Breathing out, my outbreath has become slow. ** **Deep,** **Slow.** We don't have to make an extra effort. It just becomes deeper and slower by itself, and we recognize that. Later on, you will notice that you have become calmer and more at ease. **Breathing in, I calm my body and my mind. ** **Breathing out, I ease everything.** **Calm,** **Ease.** I am not struggling anymore. "Breathing in, I smile. Breathing out, I release all my worries and anxieties. Smile/release." We are able to smile to ourselves and release all our worries. There are more than three hundred muscles in our face, and when we know how to breathe in and smile, these muscles can relax. This is "mouth yoga." We smile and are able to release all our feelings and emotions. **Breathing in, I establish myself in the present moment.** **Breathing out, I know this is a wonderful moment.** **Present moment,** **wonderful moment.** Nothing is more precious than being in the present moment fully alive and aware. **In, out** **Deep, slow** **Calm, ease** **Smile, release** **Present moment, wonderful moment.** If you use this poem during sitting or walking meditation, it can be very nourishing and healing. Practice each line for as long as you wish
Sitting with the Buddha | Guided Meditation by Thich Nhat Hanh
This is a 20 minutes guided meditation offered by Thich Nhat Hanh, part of the Plum Village Essential Meditations in the free Plum Village app: https://plumvillage.app/ When you sit on your own, you may like to think of the Buddha as sitting with you. You can say, "Dear Buddha, I invite you to sit with me. Please make good use of my back. My back is still good enough. And I know that when you sit, you will make my back upright and relaxed. When you breathe, I know your quality of breathing is very good. Use my lungs to breathe and my back to sit." The Buddha isn't someone outside of you. Inside each one of us there are seeds of mindfulness, peace, and enlightenment. When you sit, you give these seeds a chance to manifest. When you invite the Buddha in you to sit, he will sit beautifully right away. You don't have to do anything, just enjoy his sitting and his breathing. You can say these words to yourself as you follow your breath: I invite the Buddha to breathe. I invite the Buddha to sit. I don’t have to breathe. I don’t have to sit. When you find yourself in a difficult situation or you are feeling too upset or restless to sit, ask the Buddha to do it for you. Then it becomes easy. The next exercise is: Buddha is breathing. Buddha is sitting. I enjoy the breathing. I enjoy the sitting. The next verse is: Buddha is the breathing. Buddha is the sitting. I am the breathing. I am the sitting. In the beginning, you and the Buddha are separate. Then you come closer. The next verse is: There is only the breathing. There is only the sitting. There is no-one breathing. There is no-one sitting. When the Buddha breathes, the quality of breathing is light and easy. When the Buddha sits, the quality of sitting is perfect. The Buddha doesn't exist outside of the breathing and the sitting. Them is only the breathing and the sitting. There is no breather. There is no sitter. When there is a high quality of breathing or sitting, when thoughts, speech, and action are full of mindfulness and compassion, you know the Buddha is there. There is no Buddha outside of these things. I am breathing. I am sitting. Them is the breathing. There is sitting. There is no one breathing. There is no one sitting. Joy in the breathing. Peace in the sitting. Joy is the sitting. Peace is the breathing.