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The Samadhi Podcast - Meditation & Buddhism | Self Improvement | Personal Growth | Motivation

Health & Wellness Podcasts

Bitesize talks and 15-minute guided meditations which help you become a happier, more peaceful and positive person. Learn how to calm the mind, deeply relax, gain control of feelings and emotions, find inner strength, and let go of negative states of mind such as stress and anxiety by developing a positive approach to life. A lot of promises? Why not listen and find out for yourself.

Bitesize talks and 15-minute guided meditations which help you become a happier, more peaceful and positive person. Learn how to calm the mind, deeply relax, gain control of feelings and emotions, find inner strength, and let go of negative states of mind such as stress and anxiety by developing a positive approach to life. A lot of promises? Why not listen and find out for yourself.

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United States

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Bitesize talks and 15-minute guided meditations which help you become a happier, more peaceful and positive person. Learn how to calm the mind, deeply relax, gain control of feelings and emotions, find inner strength, and let go of negative states of mind such as stress and anxiety by developing a positive approach to life. A lot of promises? Why not listen and find out for yourself.

Language:

English


Episodes

33. In Conversation with B. Alan Wallace – Looking Within and Exploring The Potentials of Consciousness

1/16/2022
In this episode of The Samadhi Podcast, David is joined for a fascinating conversation with his teacher, B. Alan Wallace. One of the world’s leading scholars, writers, and teachers of Tibetan Buddhism and its relation to science, Lama Alan was ordained by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and devoted fourteen years to training as a Tibetan Buddhist monk. He has written and translated more than 40 books and has been a leading voice in the dialogues and research between Buddhists and scientists. He...

Duration:01:04:22

31. How to Preserve Our Inner Peace and Calm in Daily Life

1/6/2022
In this episode, David responds to a question that came through our Facebook Group about how to preserve the calm and peace we find over the holidays when normal life starts again. Responding in the context of The Five Obscurations, which obscure our natural peace and clarity of mind, David stresses the importance of keeping a watchful eye over our mind at every moment and averting afflictions as they arise. Support the show (https://samadhi.org.uk/support/)

Duration:00:12:42

32. Guided Meditation - Present Centring for Grounding and Relaxation

1/6/2022
This is a guided meditation on present centring. This practice is designed to help us bring ourselves back into the present moment when we have become lost in worries of the future or resentments of the past. Present centring is a skill that we need to develop in order to live mindfully and purposefully. Support the show (https://samadhi.org.uk/support/)

Duration:00:16:00

30. Guided Meditation - Working Through a Challenge or Question In Our Life

9/16/2021
This is a guided meditation pulled from our Sunday meditation class on September 12th. This meditation allows us to bring a difficult challenge, question or problem we have into our meditation practice. Quite often, the thinking mind tries to work its way through our problems and can obscure our natural intuition and creativity. This meditation is designed to bring clarity to those challenges which often need instead to be held in awareness. Support the show (https://samadhi.org.uk/support/)

Duration:00:24:42

28. The Beauty of Gratitude

8/1/2021
In this episode, David explores the 'superpower' that is gratitude. Gratitude is supremely important for our well-being and can really turn our day around and bring a radical shift to our life. It’s very easy for us to get fixated on the things that are wrong: what we don’t have, what we need, what isn’t working, what needs fixing. In the midst of this, we can lose sight of all that we do have, everything that is going well, what is working, what doesn’t need fixing. Support the show...

Duration:00:10:47

29. Guided Meditation - Starting Your Day With Gratitude

8/1/2021
This is a guided meditation on gratitude. It is best listened to in the morning, to start your day with a clean slate and an intention to express appreciation for all the things in your life, from the small day-to-day enjoyments to your health, and the bigger challenges that help you grow and make you who you are. Support the show (https://samadhi.org.uk/support/)

Duration:00:24:00

27. Guided Meditation - Deep Relaxation for Sleep

5/24/2021
This is a guided meditation designed to help you unwind and relax your body ready for a good night's sleep. By bringing awareness into the body and consciously relaxing individual areas of the body, we allow the mind to let go of rambling thoughts and come to settle in a calm, witnessing mode. This soothing meditation will help take you into a deep, restful sleep. Support the show (https://samadhi.org.uk/support/)

Duration:00:21:26

26. Striving for Perfection

5/16/2021
Inspired by a post on social media, in this episode, David talks about the elusive concept of perfection. By always striving for things to be perfect, we place a great deal of pressure on our self, others and the world around us and bring about our own disappointment and frustration with life. Support the show (https://samadhi.org.uk/support/)

Duration:00:09:51

24. The Gifts of Mindfulness – In Conversation with Neil Seligman

4/7/2021
In this episode, we are joined by Neil Seligman - International Speaker, Author, and Expert in Mindfulness, Resilience, Conscious Leadership and Corporate Wellbeing. Neil believes in bringing conscious awareness to the challenges of our world and is passionate about sharing his understanding of mindfulness and transformation through his teaching, writing, speaking, and art. Neil very kindly offered us insights from his own personal journey and shared his thoughts on the gifts of mindfulness...

Duration:00:39:05

25. Guided Meditation - Heartful Presence with Neil Seligman

4/7/2021
This is a guided meditation on Heartful Presence with Neil Seligman. This practice helps you tune into the body with loving awareness and notice what is arising in your awareness. In this practice, we explore the energy of the heart through deep listening, focusing on body sensations, images, feelings, and thoughts. Support the show

Duration:00:14:11

22. The Keys to Happiness in Daily Life

3/31/2021
In this episode, David talks about the keys to happiness in daily life. By taking the time to understand and cultivate the three pillars of genuine wellbeing identified by contemplatives for generations, we can simplify our daily practice and make progress every day towards a happy and meaningful life. Support the show (https://samadhi.org.uk/support/)

Duration:00:12:55

23. Guided Meditation - Viewing the Mind As Like the Sky

3/31/2021
This is a guided meditation on viewing the mind as like the sky. Whenever we identify with and get carried away by our thoughts we lose awareness of the spacious clarity of our mind, within which our thoughts occur, and our perspective becomes small and constricted. When we can simply observe thoughts arising without getting involved, then we can come to know the natural spacious and clear nature of our mind. Calm, clear, peaceful, open spaciousness – without agitation and without anxiety...

Duration:00:20:00

21. The Art of Forgiveness - In Conversation with Barbara J Hunt

2/24/2021
In this episode, we are joined by Barbara J Hunt - Forgiveness Specialist, Coach, Bestselling Author, and Workshop and Retreat Leader. Barbara has over 25 years of experience in the self-development space and has helped hundreds if not thousands of people bring forgiveness into their lives. Barbara was kind enough to come on and talk to us about forgiveness, getting to the heart of what it really means to forgive, and how we can push through some of the barriers we may face with it. This is...

Duration:00:49:11

19. Saying No to Self-Criticism

1/28/2021
In this episode, David talks about saying no to the inner self-critic. Self-criticism, low self-esteem and thoughts of being not good enough can be really debilitating and hold us back from achieving our dreams and highest aspirations. Talking from the perspective of Buddhist psychology, David talks about what leads to overly critical thoughts and beliefs and provides some ways of letting go of these thoughts and building our self-confidence. Support the show...

Duration:00:12:45

20. Guided Meditation - Self-Criticism to Self-Confidence

1/28/2021
This is a guided meditation on turning our self-criticism into self-confidence. During this practise, we learn to acknowledge and accept the self-critical mind, detach from its story, and cultivate a healthy balance, taking equal note of our accomplishments. We then rest in the simplicity of the present moment, in which everything is okay and we are calm, healthy and happy. Support the show (https://samadhi.org.uk/support/)

Duration:00:15:00

18. Guided Meditation - Experiencing the Mind & Body as a Lake

1/23/2021
This is a guided meditation on experiencing the mind & body as a lake. During this practice, we mindfully attend to our experience of all sensations inside and outside the mind and body. Breath by breath, moment by moment, we bring awareness to our experience of being. This experience allows us to access an inner stillness and calmness that is present within us at all times and can be accessed anywhere, at any time. Support the show (https://samadhi.org.uk/support/)

Duration:00:12:15

17. Changing Negative Habits and Cultivating Positive Ones

1/23/2021
In this episode, David addresses a question regarding changing habits - becoming aware of them, breaking damaging habits, and embedding new positive ones. Talking practically from his own experience, and using the analogy of a bus station and a road network, David talks about how habits are formed and suggests some helpful ways we can use conscious effort and self-awareness to overcome these negative habits and to cultivate positive ones. Support the show (https://samadhi.org.uk/support/)

Duration:00:09:41

16. Guided Meditation - Mindfulness of Feelings

12/4/2020
This is a guided meditation on the second close application of mindfulness - mindfulness of feelings (Skt. vedana). The four close applications of mindfulness (Skt. smrityupasthana; Pali. satipatthana) are the bedrock of the Buddha's teachings on vipashyana, and as the Buddha described them: the direct path to nirvana. In this guided practice we attend closely to the different types of feelings (pleasure, displeasure, and indifference) arising in relation to sensations from our five physical...

Duration:00:15:00

15. Developing a Daily Meditation Practice

12/1/2020
In this episode, Dassetu explores the idea of developing a daily meditation practice. It is common to think of meditation and mindfulness as a remedy to life's problems, like paracetamol for a headache, but really, meditation extends far beyond an activity done sitting down in the traditional way we think of. With simple changes in our life, we can be cultivating our heart-mind every moment of every day. Support the show (https://samadhi.org.uk/support/)

Duration:00:11:13

14. Guided Meditation on R.A.I.N. (with Charlotte Adler)

7/10/2020
This is a guided meditation on R.A.I.N., recorded by Charlotte Adler. R.A.I.N. is a method by which we release painful emotions through mindfulness and self-compassion. Charlotte explains more about R.A.I.N. in Episode 13 of this podcast. This is a beautiful meditation and we're so grateful to Charlotte for her kindness in sharing this with us. We're sure it will benefit many. May all beings be happy. Support the show (https://samadhi.org.uk/support/)

Duration:00:14:56