In this webinar, Eddie focuses on “Using Mindfulness With Difficult Emotions.” He begins with a guided meditation, followed by a dharma talk on this topic, and then some Q&A.
Eddie leads a guided meditation, followed by a discussion of working with pain for Worldwide Insight, a Dharma practice group that you can join from anywhere in the world
The Second Hindrance – Aversion, Ill Will, or Anger
The hindrance of ill will is latching onto thoughts or feelings based on anger, resentment, hostility, bitterness, etc. This talk explores how to work with this mind state. “Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.“
– The Buddha
Bringing the Body into Your Meditation
Margaret speaks about noticing body sensations and why it is important, how to practice throughout the day, what happens when we ignore the body, and the benefits of feeling more, tracking changes as they happen and responding to inside information. It’s not what you think, rather, it’s what you feel.
The First Hindrance: Craving
The five hindrances are negative states of mind or disruptions of the mind that occur during practice that block our experience to our mind/heart. The first of these is “tanha”, usually referred to as craving or sensual desire, a form of greed.
Fifth Precept: Avoiding Intoxicant
The 5th Buddhist Precept encourages us to maintain mindfulness and clarity by avoiding intoxicants. The Buddhist tradition states that if one breaks this precept, it can easily lead to breaking the other four and there is evidence that this is true.
Fourth Precept: Mindful, Loving Communication
Buddhist practice is fundamentally a training in peace, and Buddhist ethics serve as a protection of this peace. Because we so frequently talk and communicate with others, the fourth precept – avoiding false speech – is particularly relevant in our daily lives.
Third Precept: Avoidance of Sexual Misconduct
As an ethical precept, the avoidance of sexual misconduct means striving to refrain from causing harm through our sexuality, even unintentionally.
The Richness of the Second Buddhist Precept
The second precept involves undertaking not to take things that belong to others, unless these have been freely given. How does this apply to the complexities of daily life?
The First Precept: Nonviolence
The core ethical code of Buddhism is known as the five precepts, and in this talk Eddie explores the first of these: nonviolence.
Working With the First Hindrance: Craving
The biggest problems we all have in meditative practice are those constant bothers that the Buddha termed “hindrances”. In this talk, Eddie addresses the First Hindrance of craving/desire/greed.
Working with Difficulties
Most of us experience difficult emotions as a mixed bag of physical sensations and thoughts. What approaches can we take to work skillfully with this challenging soup?
Finding Joy and Purpose in Right Livelihood
In the context of the Buddha’s teachings, fine lines may very well separate “right” livelihood from “wrong” livelihood, but what are they? And how can we find our purpose at work? In this talk, Eddie explores these questions.
7 Things People Do Differently When They Are Mindful
Once we cultivate the capacity to be more mindful in our day-to-day relationships with our mind and the life that unfolds around us, many new possibilities arise. In this talk, Eddie lays out seven of them.
The Noble Eightfold Path
This talk is a detailed focus on the eight aspects of practice for achieving freedom from craving and aversion.
Why You Should Not Meditate!
You should know that meditation has some drawbacks if you like staying where you are in life.
How and When do we Unconsciously Lie?
Although seldom done to intentionally lie, exaggerating and using absolutes potentially creates communication problems.
The Four Thoughts Practice
We examine The Four Thoughts that turn our mind away from our clinging to that which brings suffering.
Coping with Grief
In touching the pain of recent and long-held griefs, we come face to face with our genuine human vulnerability.
Free Speech vs Right Speech
Saying whatever you wish and “anything goes” is not always the correct way to practice the Buddha’s teaching. What constitutes Right Speech in the context of disagreements?
Applying Mindfulness to Chronic Stress
Reduce emotional and physical strain and tension brought on by difficult circumstances by bringing mindful attention to your experiences.
What’s Your New Year’s Intention?
What’s the difference between a resolution and an intention, and how do I follow through on it?
Transforming Pain into Personal Growth
Learn how to work with stress, discomfort, and physical pain through mindfulness and self-compassion for your personal and spiritual growth.
Learn about self compassion as a vital element of self care, with compassionate techniques you can use today.
Concentration in Meditation
The first step in mindfulness meditation is to calm the mind with focused concentration. Learn how here.
Loving the Parts of Us We’ve Hated
Learn how to make peace with and even love those parts of yourself you dislike.
What is wisdom and where does it come from? Learn how to tap into your own inner wisdom.
Meditation: Bringing Awareness to the Body
A guided meditation that teaches you mindfulness of your body, a vital skill for learning how to tolerate distress.
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