Summary: 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.
Understanding Right In The Eightfold Path
A Practice For Releasing Emotional Reactions
Buddha Nature Answers What Question?
Dharmakaya, Nirmanakaya, Sambhogakaya, Svabhavikakaya
Tong len (taking and sending) and compassion.
You know you are aware and you are going to die. How do you live holding that knowledge? From Death: Friend or Foe 4.
Faith and belief, the three important things: impermanence/change, compassion and faith, opening to doubt. From Sutra Session 35.
A talk dealing with Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. From The Three Jewels.
Shamatha and cultivating a basis of attention. From Pointing Out Instructions 3.
Group contemplation: “I can’t know what this experience called life is -- and I can’t know what follows it. So how do I live this life?” If tears are allowed in the zendo, why not laughter? From Death: Friend or Foe 6
Value of contemplating death and impermanence; accept change and not hold on to what’s time has passed; sit in the whole mess. From Death: Friend or Foe 1.
Resting and looking; application: be completely in your experience at all times. From Heart Sutra Workshop 4
Origins of Chö from the Diamond Sutra; definition of Chö as creating difficult experiences and developing the ability to experience them completely; relationship between Chö and taking and sending. From Chö 1.
Comments and questions on compassion meditation including: Should we say the verses used in these meditations aloud or to ourselves?; Does the line in the compassion meditation, 'May I experience the world wishing me freedom from pain', impose an unrealistic ideal upon the world?; difficulty in extending these verses to include others. Excerpted from The Four Immeasurables 5.
How can I have all these stories going on and be at peace at the same time? From Surviving Stressful Times 1.