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Translator/teacher Ken McLeod provides spiritual practitioners with the essence of Buddhist practice. Ken is noted for his ability to present profound teachings and practices in clear straightforward language free from the myths and cultural overlays that make many Eastern teachings difficult to understand. These podcasts are a sampling of the 300+ recordings, some with transcripts, freely available at UnfetteredMind.org under Teachings. Our website also has dozens of original articles and translations of Buddhist texts.

Translator/teacher Ken McLeod provides spiritual practitioners with the essence of Buddhist practice. Ken is noted for his ability to present profound teachings and practices in clear straightforward language free from the myths and cultural overlays that make many Eastern teachings difficult to understand. These podcasts are a sampling of the 300+ recordings, some with transcripts, freely available at UnfetteredMind.org under Teachings. Our website also has dozens of original articles and translations of Buddhist texts.
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Translator/teacher Ken McLeod provides spiritual practitioners with the essence of Buddhist practice. Ken is noted for his ability to present profound teachings and practices in clear straightforward language free from the myths and cultural overlays that make many Eastern teachings difficult to understand. These podcasts are a sampling of the 300+ recordings, some with transcripts, freely available at UnfetteredMind.org under Teachings. Our website also has dozens of original articles and translations of Buddhist texts.

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English


Episodes

Meditation: Intention and Edge

9/23/2019
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Questions on feeling tones that aries from practice, how does one find the edge in practice, how to remedy a lack of intention, working with the intention to be present

Duration:00:25:44

Bringing Practice Alive

9/16/2019
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Discussion of practice issues

Duration:00:51:02

Breath: Observe or Rest?

9/9/2019
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There can be a distancing that occurs when trying to observe the breath. Resting doesn’t involve struggle and increases quality of attention.

Duration:00:40:01

Merit and Dedication

9/2/2019
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Questions on dedicating virtue, the purpose of dedication, chanting to accumulate merit

Duration:00:26:36

Practice Basics

8/26/2019
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Questions on is there difference between rest and observe during meditation, dealing with distractions during meditation, working with clarity when meditating and working with emotions when meditating.

Duration:00:25:46

The Mystery of Being

8/19/2019
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Questions on who/what wakes up, the experience of being no thing, and if ultimately there is anything to know.

Duration:00:37:08

The Heart & Emotions

8/12/2019
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Questions on working with the feelings that accompany an open heart, being true to both your heart and mind

Duration:00:23:44

Physical & Mental Disturbances

8/5/2019
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Questions on grief, health, and panic attacks

Duration:00:31:28

Experiencing Discomfort

7/29/2019
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Emotion, reaction, calm, ease, understanding

Duration:00:39:32

Mind Training and Self-Cherishing

7/21/2019
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Mind-training as a way to clear away self-cherishing

Duration:00:23:27

Karma & Reincarnation

7/15/2019
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What’s going to happen to you if you don’t accept the concept of reincarnation?

Duration:00:21:54

How To Meditate Like the Buddha

6/24/2019
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This excerpt from UM’s Heart Sutra Workshop series describes Profound Radiance, has a brief guided meditation which provides an experiential understanding of the absorption, and identifies three of the things you’ll need to make it possible.

Duration:00:33:47

Experiencing Patterns

6/17/2019
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Questions about obsession and working with the core of a pattern

Duration:00:20:57

To Name Or Not To Name

6/9/2019
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Different practice instructions work for different people. Not one-size fits all. Find what works for you.

Duration:00:12:31

Thoughts

6/2/2019
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Questions on being an observer of one’s thoughts, mind training and flattening thoughts

Duration:00:30:12

Sangha and Teaching

5/8/2019
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Questions on attachment to leadership roles, sangha degrading into a social situation, qualities that support the capacity to teach.

Duration:00:28:13

Meditating On Impermanence: Benefits

4/19/2019
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Value of contemplating death and impermanence; accept change and not hold on to what’s time has passed; sit in the whole mess.

Duration:00:35:17

Boundaries and Negative Emotions

4/10/2019
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What role do negative emotions play? Is it a sign to take action in some way? If rooted in a past event don’t express it in the present event. If rooted in the situation, there are four ways to restore boundary. If rooted in past, then consider the mantra “That was then, this is now.”

Duration:00:17:06

Stopping Doing

3/31/2019
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Explore what happens when there is nothing to do, fear of being bored, futility of controlling thoughts.

Duration:00:16:24

What To Do About Christmas

12/22/2017
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Working with emotions when dealing with family: A talk on the three marks of existence.

Duration:00:40:11