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Unfettered Mind

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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Acting and Resting in Attention

Bringing attention into actions as the eightfold path’s core practice (from Eightfold Path 2), questions on concentration and attention, how meditation increases attention, and emotional energy.

23mins

9 Oct 2021

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A Practice For Releasing Emotional Reactions

Instruction in five-step method of releasing from Thich Naht Hanh based on bare attention and the four foundations of mindfulness

43mins

7 Sep 2021

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Resting, Energy, and Sentient Beings

Consequences of ignoring what arises from meditation; what is meant by sentient beings are infinite, I vow to save them all

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Addiction

Questions on alcohol, pornography, and shame.

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Chö and Opening To Experience

Origins of Chö from the Diamond Sutra; Machik Labdron and Padampa Sangye; definition of Chö as creating difficult experiences and developing the ability to experience them completely

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17 Aug 2021

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Practice variations

Which form of meditation is recommended, using sounds or music during meditation, and interacting with people as a type of practice

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10 Aug 2021

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Buddhist schools and retreats

Questions on whether one tradition is better than another and what are the benefits to doing a three-year retreat.

21mins

3 Aug 2021

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Buddhism: Pragmatic Perspectives

Questions on the relationship between idealism and pragmatism, vegetarianism, and monastic life.

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27 Jul 2021

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Buddhist Concepts Pt. 2

Three jewels, roots guru, empowerments

27mins

20 Jul 2021

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Buddhist Concepts Pt. 1

Buddhism and creativity, reincarnation, mind having no beginning, and equanimity and manipulation

22mins

13 Jul 2021

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