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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

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

What You Want And What You’re Asking For

11/26/2017
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An exercise on understanding the distinction between what you actually want and what you’re asking for

Duration:00:17:09

Mind Training and Self-Cherishing

11/19/2017
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Mind-training as a way to clear away self-cherishing

Duration:00:23:27

Meditative Stability

11/12/2017
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Stopping distraction; primary characteristics, genesis and faults of fragmentation of attention and solitude

Duration:00:32:56

Resting, Energy, and Sentient Beings

11/6/2017
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Consequences of ignoring what arises from meditation; what is meant by sentient beings are infinite, I vow to save them all

Duration:00:26:49

Meditating on The Four Immeasurables, pt 4

10/22/2017
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Meditation instructions for this series can be found at: http://unfetteredmind.org/four-immeasurables/ Meditation instruction on Joy, participants’ experience with that meditation including joy, passion, excitement, and fun; what is meant by the line “May I experience the world celebrating my efforts”

Duration:00:55:40

Meditating on The Four Immeasurables, pt 3

10/16/2017
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Meditation instructions for this series can be found at: http://unfetteredmind.org/four-immeasurables/ Meditation instruction for compassion, participants’ experience with that meditation including heartbreak and movement of energy; being present in the suffering of others.

Duration:00:36:27

Meditating on The Four Immeasurables, pt 2

10/9/2017
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Meditation instructions for this series can be found at: http://unfetteredmind.org/four-immeasurables/ Meditation instruction for loving kindness, participants’ experience with that meditation including opening to what arises; doesn’t wishing oneself to be happy actually separate you from certain experiences.

Duration:00:40:22

Meditating on The Four Immeasurables, pt 1

10/2/2017
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Meditation instructions for this series can be found at: http://unfetteredmind.org/four-immeasurables/ Meditation instruction on equanimity, Q&A, and participants’ experience with equanimity meditation including preference and prejudice towards one’s self; willingness, know-how and capacity in applying the immeasurable.

Duration:00:47:26

Three Types of Suffering

9/11/2017
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The different types of suffering, outflows, developing the freedom to accept change.

Duration:00:32:27

Three Analogies For Karma

9/4/2017
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God’s will, gravity, and evolution; God’s will as explanation of mystery; gravity as absence of justice, etc.; evolution as contrast to cause and effect

Duration:00:33:02

Bodhictta and Intention

8/28/2017
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Living life at the level of intention or will in order to help others wake up (bodhicitta). Is bodhicitta or desire to help others awaken a natural instinct? This podcast is an excerpt from the Then and Now series (#22) which is an in-depth set of teachings on The Jewel Ornament of Liberation and how practitioners in today’s world might approach traditional texts written hundreds of years ago.

Duration:00:25:14

Understanding Right In The Eightfold Path

8/23/2017
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A look at the word 'right' as it is used in the traditional Buddhist method of The Noble Eightfold Path.

Duration:00:23:45

A Practice For Releasing Emotional Reactions

8/13/2017
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Instruction in five-step method of releasing from Thich Naht Hanh based on bare attention and the four foundations of mindfulness

Duration:00:43:42

Buddha Nature Answers What Question?

8/6/2017
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What is Buddha nature; Buddha nature is not a thing; Difference between knowing and understanding; Buddha nature and emptiness.

Duration:00:34:18

The Four Kayas

7/31/2017
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Dharmakaya, Nirmanakaya, Sambhogakaya, Svabhavikakaya

Duration:00:29:31

Compassion, a natural response

7/24/2017
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Tong len (taking and sending) and compassion.

Duration:00:18:14

Living While Acknowleding Death

10/24/2016
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You know you are aware and you are going to die. How do you live holding that knowledge? From Death: Friend or Foe 4.

Duration:00:29:11

Opening To Doubt

10/3/2016
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Faith and belief, the three important things: impermanence/change, compassion and faith, opening to doubt. From Sutra Session 35.

Duration:00:28:11

A Perspective on The Three Jewels

9/26/2016
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A talk dealing with Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. From The Three Jewels.

Duration:00:27:56