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In this episode Mikey Noechel offers a guided meditation on compassion for all beings. We begin with wishing compassionate phrases to a friend, then towards ourselves, then towards a neutral person, then a difficult person and finally to all beings everywhere. Compassion meditation phrases we use are: May you be open with the pain and difficulties …
 
In this episode of the Buddhist Geeks Podcast Vince Horn is interviewed by Tasshin Foggleman. The episode originally appeared on Tasshin's Reach Truth Podcast, and is now airing here on Buddhist Geeks. During the interview Tasshin asks Vince to share about the evolution of the Buddhist Geeks organization, including an in-depth exploration of Transp…
 
From the recent, Wild Heart Spring Retreat, at Heartwood Refuge in North Carolina, Mikey offers a talk on "Happiness in the Here & Now" on the first night of the retreat. He speaks to the difference between "Hedonic Happiness" and "Genuine Happiness" and the importance of finding a type of contentment that comes from relating to the world with wisd…
 
In this episode Mikey Noechel offers a talk and meditation on loving kindness for addiction recovery. Mikey explores how loving kindness can be used as a method to approach addiction as well as how to develop a recovery support community. Loving Kindness phrases: May you be filled with loving kindness May you be well May you be peaceful and at ease…
 
In this episode Vince Fakhoury Horn is joined by Gabriel Menegale Wison, one of the authors of the recently released book, “Compassionate Conversations: How to Speak and Listen from the Heart.” In this dialogue, we explore Gabriel’s background as an Integral Zen practitioner & Facilitator, looking specifically at how he brings the art of conversati…
 
There is the happiness of temporary satisfaction that comes from worldly pursuit - sensory pleasure, material gain, praise, validation, and acknowledgment - and then there is the happiness that comes from the removal of craving and clinging to the world - being at peace within oneself. The Buddhist path aims towards the highest happiness. Andrew di…
 
In the episode Mikey Noechel offers a guided meditation of the five remembrances which are: I am subject to aging, have not gone beyond aging. I am subject to illness, have not gone beyond illness. I am subject to death, have not gone beyond death. I will grow separate from all that is dear to me. I am the owner of my actions, heir to my actions, b…
 
In this episode, Andrew discusses the essential Buddhist teachings of the Five Aggregates and Anatta ("not-self"). Rather than a philosophical or intellectual undertaking, the Buddha encourages meditators to contemplate the impermanent and impersonal nature of the mind-body process. Through our investigation of the causes and conditions that make u…
 
In this episode Mikey Noechel offers a reflection on the Metta Sutta, the Buddha's discourse on loving kindness. Metta Sutta: This is what should be done By one who is skilled in goodness, And who knows the path of peace: Let them be able and upright, Straightforward and gentle in speech, Humble and not conceited, Contented and easily satisfied, Un…
 
In this minisode, Andrew breaks down Alan Watts teaching on the "Backwards Law: the desire for a more positive experience is a negative experience, and the acceptance of a negative experience is a positive experience." He talks about the cultivation of "equanimity", and how this is developed in a practical way through meditation.…
 
In this episode Vince Fakhoury Horn is joined in dialogue with Lama Rod Owens, author of the newly released book, Love and Rage: The Path of Liberation. Memorable Quotes “To begin with this is not a mindfulness book on how to bypass anger and focus on happiness. Nor is this a book about using any other spiritual path to transform the nature of ange…
 
In this episode Vince Fakhoury Horn is joined in dialogue with CEO and Head Teacher at the popular meditation app Brightmind, Toby Sola. Memorable Quotes "The broader mission of Brightmind is to help you establish positive feedback between your meditative practice and your ability to make the world a better place." - Toby Sola Episode Links 📱 Brigh…
 
In this timely episode–released just weeks before the 2020 US Election–host Vince Fakhoury Horn is joined by human rights advocate, public intellectual, and old friend Theo Horesh. Theo is a long-time meditator, was one of the earliest guests on Buddhist Geeks, and is author of several books, including the one that serves as the basis for this conv…
 
In this episode Vince Fakhoury Horn is joined in dialogue with journalist, educator, & scholar Greg Thomas to meditate together on race. Greg’s work is informed by Integral Theory, the philosophies of Albert Murray and Ralph Ellison, and draws upon the rich history of the African American experience and Jazz. In this dialogue, Greg shares his refle…
 
In this episode, Vince Fakhoury Horn is joined in conversation with Richard D. Bartlett. Rich is the author of Patterns for Decentralised Organising and a contributing author for Better Work Together. He is a co-founder of Loomio and The Hum. He is a Director and longstanding member of Enspiral. In finding where convergence resides among them, Vinc…
 
In this episode, Andrew discusses many facets of "Wise Effort"-- the sixth factor of the eightfold path. He talks about the importance of "resolve" and having a strong commitment to spiritual practice. He also details the nuance of developing a "gentle approach" to investigating mind states during meditation, and the difference between discernment …
 
In this episode, Vince Fakhoury Horn is joined by long-time partner, and Teaching Lead of Buddhist Geeks, Emily Horn, to meditate together on race. They discuss the unique opportunity for transformation presenting itself to white people, and share some of their personal stories regarding racial conditioning, and how/why this largely invisible condi…
 
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