A casual conversation about all things related to Buddhism and meditation
The Middle Way in Buddhism20/12/2019 Duration: 25min
Today we are going back to basics and talking about the Middle Way, or Middle Path. This is an essential and core teaching of the Buddha. In the canon of the Buddha's teachings, the MIddle Way is one of the first things about which the Buddha teaches, and many of his other teachings build off [...] The post The Middle Way in Buddhism appeared first on One Mind Dharma.
Spiritual Bypass – Tuning into Aversion28/08/2019 Duration: 32min
Today's episode of Dharma Talk covers the topic of spiritual bypass. Spiritual bypass is a term coined in the early 80's by John Welwood. John is a Buddhist teacher and licensed psychotherapist, and described spiritual bypass as a "tendency to use spiritual ideas and practices to sidestep or avoid facing unresolved emotional issues, psychological wounds, [...] The post Spiritual Bypass – Tuning into Aversion appeared first on One Mind Dharma.
Renunciation – A Greater Happiness19/07/2019 Duration: 31min
This week on Dharma Talk, the topic is renunciation. As verse 290 of the Dhammapada says: It is wisdom that enables letting go of a lesser happiness in pursuit of a happiness which is greater. We'll talk a bit about how clinging and attachment can cause suffering before moving into the benefits of renunciation in [...] The post Renunciation – A Greater Happiness appeared first on One Mind Dharma.
Mindfulness and Thinking01/07/2019 Duration: 32min
This episode of Dharma Talk covers a few different questions related to the thinking mind. Can we meditate with an active mind? What do we do with "negative" thoughts? Thinking is a huge part of our experience, and we can bring mindfulness to the experience in order to dramatically change our relationships to the thoughts. [...] The post Mindfulness and Thinking appeared first on One Mind Dharma.
Internal and External Resources05/06/2019 Duration: 31min
Today on Dharma Talk, we're discussing resources that we can build. We'll cover some of the traditional resources we build in dharma, as well as some that may be outside of the scope of traditional dharma teachings. Visit https://OneMindDharma.com/talk to subscribe via email, iTunes, YouTube, and more. You can also now listen on your Spotify [...] The post Internal and External Resources appeared first on One Mind Dharma.
The Process of Forgiveness16/04/2019 Duration: 39min
Today's topic is the practice and process of forgiveness. Matthew talks about self-forgiveness, forgiveness for others, and what it means to forgive. You can read our post at https://oneminddharma.com/forgiveness-exercises/ for some forgiveness exercises. Visit https://oneminddharma.com/podcasts/dharma-talk-2/ to subscribe, support, and learn more about the podcast! The post The Process of Forgiveness appeared first on One Mind Dharma.
Karma, the Law of Cause and Effect25/03/2019 Duration: 45min
Today I am talking a little bit about karma. This is an often misunderstood topic as far as dharma goes. I'll cover a bit about traditional teachings, and then go on to investigate how we can use our understanding of this teaching to cultivate some freedom in our lives. View the video at https://youtu.be/WuR27V-82ow. Visit [...] The post Karma, the Law of Cause and Effect appeared first on One Mind Dharma.
Our Relationships to Money28/02/2019 Duration: 39min
Today we are talking a little bit about money. This is a rich topic, and we're just brushing the surface. We will investigate a few things the Buddha said about money and wealth, as well as what it means to really look at our relationship to money with some mindfulness. Visit https://oneminddharma.com/talk to subscribe to [...] The post Our Relationships to Money appeared first on One Mind Dharma.
Investigating Equanimity20/02/2019 Duration: 41min
Here we are! The first real episode of Dharma Talk :) Today, the topic is equanimity. I cover a few foundational pieces about equanimity, how we cultivate this quality, and few of the subtleties. You can visit https://oneminddharma.com/talk to learn more about the podcast and how to stay updated, and don't forget to reach out [...] The post Investigating Equanimity appeared first on One Mind Dharma.