Buddha, Brain, and Karma: Teaching on the space element

Final teaching of the Buddha, Brain, and Karma series: Harvey explains the patterns of reactivity associated with the space element, which–like the other elements–ultimately leads us to attention.  He reminds us that we typically don’t cultivate strong attention to the body’s experiences, but that’s an important way for us to experience the transformation of these […]

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Bonus post: Mindful Holidays 2015 teaching

Bonus teaching episode: Last winter our Programs Director Claire Villarreal taught a two-part miniseries for the holidays.  We posted the meditations from this class (published on 12/15/15 still available if you want to listen to it), and for the 2016 holiday season we’re offering the teachings from those two sessions.  In this episode, Claire reflects on […]

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Buddha, Brain, and Karma: Meditating with spacious awareness

Episode 17: Harvey guides us in a meditation that begins with recognizing and labeling our sensory experiences and internal monologue; then the meditation shifts into loving-kindness mode, emphasizing being free from inner criticism and cultivating purpose, forgiveness, and other virtues.  He ends by having us rest in an effortless state, present to ourselves.

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Buddha, Brain, and Karma: Teaching on the wind element

Episode 16: In this teaching, Anne guides us on a tour of the wind element, which in its balanced form is associated with accomplishing everything we need to do.  Unbalanced air, though, is more associated with distraction, staying busy with one task after another without bringing much to fruition.  Anne also touches on the role […]

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