Body, Brain, and Karma: Meditating with the water element

Episode 10: Anne begins this meditation with guidance on settling into the body and breath from the previous meditation (because this file got cut off when it was recorded).  Anne then guides attention practice with a focus on the water element qualities of cultivating attention (gentle, easy attention, and receptivity), and we close with sounding OM together […]

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Buddha, Brain, and Body: The water element in refuge and bodhichitta

Bonus track: Anne explains how some of the qualities of the water element–softness, ongoing flow, receptivity–can help us take refuge and generate bodhichitta more deeply.

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Buddha, Brain, and Body: Q&A on the earth element

Episode 9:  This Q&A session was so good we had to include it in this series!  Anne and Harvey both address questions on pride as an emotional reaction pattern and a part of our identity, and they also discuss the important distinction between the hollowness of a weak earth element and the spacious emptiness related […]

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Buddha, Brain, and Body: Anne teaches on inviting the support of the earth element

Episode 8: In this teaching, Anne opens with a classic Buddhist question: What are we, really?  One traditional answer is that we’re composed of five elements (earth, water, fire, wind, and space), and in this episode she explains the golden, supportive earth element.  If our earth element is strong, we feel relaxed and confident, supported; […]

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