Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Body in Mindfulness Meditation

Two recent podcasts from the Dharma Seed collection dealt with the body in mindfulness meditation. Eugene Cash speaks on staying connected to the body in meditation, and Will Kabat-Zinn speaks on mindfulness of the body as a gateway to freedom. Both talks were given at Spirit Rock Meditation Center.

Mindfulness of the Body

Duration: 59:09, posted 2012-04-11

The purpose and usefulness of embodied meditation: How to stay connected to the body.

Eugene Cash

I am intrigued by how we can live the 'holy life' as lay people. How do we erase the imaginary line between formal sitting practice and the rest of our lives? How can we bring full engagement to formal and informal practice? Is it possible to embody, in our lives, the understanding and insight that comes with intensive training? And can we live our lives in a way that expresses and continues to deepen our realization? These questions fuel my practice and my teaching. 

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The Mind is a Magician

Recorded: 2012-04-14

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Spirit Rock Meditation Center: Finding Freedom in the Body: Mindfulness of the Body as a Gateway to Liberation 

Will Kabat-Zinn

Will Kabat-Zinn has practiced Vipassana meditation intensively in the U.S. and in Burma for over ten years. He currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and teaches regularly at SF Insight, Spirit Rock, and at meditation centers around the country. For eight years Will taught meditation and awareness practices to incarcerated youth in New York City and Oakland. In addition to sharing the Dharma, Will is an MFT Intern in private practice in San Francisco and Oakland. He completed four years of teacher training with Jack Kornfield.

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