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The Ordinary Mind Meditation Course Podcast is a guided course on Buddhist Meditation, combining teachings on Buddhist philosophy and psychology with guided meditations which allow the listener to learn how to embody these lessons in everyday life. Bodhi & Bass is a virtual Chan (Zen) hermitage, a space to discuss the arts, spirituality and specifically, where they intersect. The question which brought Bodhi&Bass into existence was: “How do we fully and authentically embody the truths that we’ve learnt on the spiritual path in everyday life?” Mark ShenJing Gilenson has been practicing Buddhadharma since about 2008. Starting out in a Theravada context and learning from outstandingly inspiring teachers, he then practiced Zen in both Korean and Vietnamese traditions, and now studies and practices Vajrayana (Kagyu) and Chan Buddhism (Linji Lineage of HsuYun). Mark's highest aspiration and greatest inspiration is the actual pursuit of happiness - that means his own happiness coupled with that of all others.

The Ordinary Mind Meditation Course Podcast is a guided course on Buddhist Meditation, combining teachings on Buddhist philosophy and psychology with guided meditations which allow the listener to learn how to embody these lessons in everyday life. Bodhi & Bass is a virtual Chan (Zen) hermitage, a space to discuss the arts, spirituality and specifically, where they intersect. The question which brought Bodhi&Bass into existence was: “How do we fully and authentically embody the truths that we’ve learnt on the spiritual path in everyday life?” Mark ShenJing Gilenson has been practicing Buddhadharma since about 2008. Starting out in a Theravada context and learning from outstandingly inspiring teachers, he then practiced Zen in both Korean and Vietnamese traditions, and now studies and practices Vajrayana (Kagyu) and Chan Buddhism (Linji Lineage of HsuYun). Mark's highest aspiration and greatest inspiration is the actual pursuit of happiness - that means his own happiness coupled with that of all others.
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Switzerland

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The Ordinary Mind Meditation Course Podcast is a guided course on Buddhist Meditation, combining teachings on Buddhist philosophy and psychology with guided meditations which allow the listener to learn how to embody these lessons in everyday life. Bodhi & Bass is a virtual Chan (Zen) hermitage, a space to discuss the arts, spirituality and specifically, where they intersect. The question which brought Bodhi&Bass into existence was: “How do we fully and authentically embody the truths that we’ve learnt on the spiritual path in everyday life?” Mark ShenJing Gilenson has been practicing Buddhadharma since about 2008. Starting out in a Theravada context and learning from outstandingly inspiring teachers, he then practiced Zen in both Korean and Vietnamese traditions, and now studies and practices Vajrayana (Kagyu) and Chan Buddhism (Linji Lineage of HsuYun). Mark's highest aspiration and greatest inspiration is the actual pursuit of happiness - that means his own happiness coupled with that of all others.

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English

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0041767949260


Episodes

Session V: Karma, the Myth of Fate and Free Will

9/9/2018
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Episode five of the Ordinary Mind Meditation Podcast demystifies and brings clarity to the topic of Karma in Buddhist thought. Don't worry, you're probably not about to turn into a bug because of that mosquito you swatted yesterday. After understanding what Karma is, we practice looking into causes and effects on the level of the body and mind in every moment. We learn to let go of conditioning and to plant positive seeds in the garden of the mind for peace and contentment in every moment....

Duration:00:19:52

Meditation IV

8/27/2018
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This is the guided meditation from session IV of the OMMC. If you haven't listened to the full session, check that out now, and then once you're familiar with the subject, you can use this meditation-only file.

Duration:00:27:06

Session IV: Virtue and Renunciation

8/27/2018
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In the fourth session of the course, we dive into a topic which serves as the bedrock of the spiritual path. Although easily mistaken for a Victorian guilt trip, virtue and renunciation are actually the causes for great joy and can serve as a compass in times of confusion or doubt. We practice "The Primary Practice" - a type of body scan meditation that also includes all of the five physical senses and then gradually opens the heart to the totality of experience.

Duration:00:20:42

Introduction To The Podcast

8/22/2018
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Introducing the Ordinary Mind Meditation Podcast. Unlike most of the other episodes, this is a free riff that introduces the idea behind making this show and clarifies why I made it, and what the point of the path is for me. Welcome!

Duration:00:07:53

Meditation III

8/22/2018
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This is the guided meditation from Session III of the OMMC. If you haven't heard the session itself, go ahead and do that before enjoying this meditation any time.

Duration:00:15:39

Session III: The Power of Compassion

8/22/2018
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In the third installment of the Ordinary Mind Meditation Course, we talk about compassion. Rather than the sappy sticky substance that it is often imagined to be, compassion is sharp and open-eyed, and is arguably one of the key elements to true happiness. In the guided meditation we learn techniques for developing our ability to embody the compassionate attitude.

Duration:00:22:07

Meditation II

8/17/2018
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This is the guided meditation from Ordinary Mind Meditation Course / Session II. If you haven't listened to that yet, go back and check it out. Once you've heard it, feel free to use this meditation-only version for your daily practice.

Duration:00:11:22

Session II: Recognizing Thoughts and Emotions

8/17/2018
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In this second session of our Buddhist meditation course, we explore the urge to feel in control and the notion of "self" - what such a so called "self" is made up of, and how it functions as the lens through which we ordinarily filter reality. We practice an advanced version of the Healing Breath technique, and then practice recognizing our thoughts and emotions without getting caught up in them.

Duration:00:35:57

Meditation I

8/14/2018
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This is the guided meditation from Ordinary Mind Meditation Course / Session I. If you haven't listened to that yet, go back and check it out. Once you've heard it, feel free to use this meditation-only version for your daily practice.

Duration:00:06:49

Session I: Introduction to Buddhist Meditation

8/14/2018
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This is the first session in the Ordinary Mind Meditation Course where we will explore the various practices and skills needed on the spiritual path. In this session, we will learn about the basic purpose of Buddhist meditation and practice resting our attention on a single point, as a stepping stone on the way to developing 'every-moment-wakefulness' or 'non-abiding-awareness'.

Duration:00:25:07