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Unfettered Mind

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.

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 Nuts & Bolts: The heart and emotions (talk / Q&A) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:44

Questions on working with the feelings that accompany an open heart, being true to both your heart and mind, working with emotions.

 Nuts & Bolts: Emotional Reactivity II (talk / Q&A) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:51

Questions on working with emotions as they arise, resistance to practice, nightmares, and fear of dying.

 Nuts & Bolts: Buddhist schools and retreats (talk/Q&A) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 21:54

A brief history of the different traditions, questions on whether one tradition is better than another and what are the benefits to doing a three-year retreat.

 Nuts & Bolts: Practice Variations | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 21:35

Questions on meditation variations and intention, which form of meditation is recommended, using sounds or music during meditation, and interacting with people as a type of practice.

 Nuts & Bolts: Mantra Practice (talk/Q&A) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 20:13

An introduction to mantra practice from A Trackless Path 12, working with thoughts when chanting, how to approach mantra practice, sounds and mantra practice.

 Nuts & Bolts: Emotions & Energy (talk/Q&A) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:18

A discussion of energy transformation practices, questions on the four immeasurables, experiencing regret. and loss of energy during meditation.

 Nuts & Bolts: Sangha & Teaching (talk/Q&A) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:13

A discussion on spiritual organizations, questions on attachement to leadership, sangha and social life, and whether mediation practice is a path to teaching.

 Nuts & Bolts: Practice Paths (talk/Q&A) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:07

Is Vajrayana an appropriate path if you have with limited access to your root guru or if you’re unlikely to attend a three-year retreat? After a new practitioner has worked with the breath to gain experience and develop stability, should they then meditate on impermanence or the four immeasurables? How do you incorporate what what you learn from teachers in other Buddhist traditions?

 Nuts & Bolts: Body Sensations (talk/Q&A) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 25:38

Questions on how to practice with pain (from Sutra Session 24), how to practice when ill, how to understand what your body is saying, different sensations that arise during meditation.

 Nuts & Bolts: Merit and Dedication (talk/Q&A) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:36

A discussion on dedication prayers from Then And Now 24, questions on dedicating virtue, the purpose of dedication, chanting to accumulate merit.

 Nuts & Bolts: Conflict (talk/Q&A) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 21:09

The four stages of conflict (Warrior’s Solution 3), questions on working with feelings surrounding conflict and the third stage of conflict, magnetization.

 Nuts & Bolts: Meditation - Intention and Edge (talk/Q&A) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 25:44

An exchange on working the edge in one’s practice (from Releasing Emotional Reactions 4), 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.

 Nuts & Bolts: Meditation - Sitting and Life (talk/Q&A) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:46

A talk on using one practice to do everything (from Mind Training 7), questions on finding the right perspective on life issues, choices, and self-sacrifice.

 Nuts & Bolts: Karma (talk/QA) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:59

Demystifying ideas around karma (from Awakening From Belief 2), questions on whether karma from previous lives impact this life, karma and the death of children, and is there such a thing as burning off bad karma.

 Lives of Lineage Holders - Khyungpo Naljor (talk) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:06

A talk on the life of the great Tibetan yogi, Khyungpo Naljor, an important figure in the Shangpa Lineage. Transcript online at UnfetteredMind.org


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