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Insight Hour with Joseph Goldstein

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Joseph Goldstein has been a leading light for the practice of Insight and Loving Kindness meditation since his days in India and Burma where he studied with eminent masters of the tradition. In his podcast, The Insight Hour, Joseph delivers these essential mindfulness teachings in a practical and down to earth way that illuminates the practice through his own personal experience and wonderful story telling.

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Joseph Goldstein has been a leading light for the practice of Insight and Loving Kindness meditation since his days in India and Burma where he studied with eminent masters of the tradition. In his podcast, The Insight Hour, Joseph delivers these essential mindfulness teachings in a practical and down to earth way that illuminates the practice through his own personal experience and wonderful story telling.

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Metta morphing

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Joseph Goldstein is a great teacher.

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Relaxed speech true nutriment.

iTunes Ratings

386 Ratings
Average Ratings
352
15
9
4
6

Metta morphing

By I'mMIMI - Feb 08 2020
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Joseph Goldstein is a great teacher.

Helpful

By dayweeks - Oct 16 2019
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Relaxed speech true nutriment.
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Insight Hour with Joseph Goldstein

Latest release on Jul 31, 2020

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Joseph Goldstein has been a leading light for the practice of Insight and Loving Kindness meditation since his days in India and Burma where he studied with eminent masters of the tradition. In his podcast, The Insight Hour, Joseph delivers these essential mindfulness teachings in a practical and down to earth way that illuminates the practice through his own personal experience and wonderful story telling.

Rank #1: Ep. 03 - Merging Awareness and Expression

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Our thoughts and emotions have the unique ability to condition both our suffering and our well-being. A deeper investigation regarding the relative versus ultimate truths of our experience becomes crucial in learning to work more skillfully with these predominant aspects of our lives. A natural balance is necessary in the application of this deeper knowledge; to both prevent attachment to or avoidance of any one modality of thinking. This merging in awareness of our emptiness and our soulful expression is a profound step in the maturation of spiritual practice.

Jul 29 2015

1hr 2mins

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Rank #2: Ep. 41 - Free the Mind

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This week Joseph explores different ways of freeing the mind by understanding the habits of preference, the emptiness of thoughts and the seduction of "I am."

Aug 22 2017

57mins

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Rank #3: Ep. 66 – Factors of Awakening – Mindfulness

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Joseph Goldstein breaks down four specific aspects of mindfulness, which is the first of the Buddha’s factors of awakening.

Feb 21 2019

54mins

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Rank #4: Ep. 14 - Working with Fear

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Joseph offers a timeless discussion of the conditioning nature of fear, and possible methods for transforming that constricting energy into genuine freedom. Our fears are often revealed as we progress along the path, stepping out of our personal comfort zones in an effort to expand our spiritual boundaries. In recognizing that these experiences are an inevitable part of life, and are therefore a response to an ultimate truth, we come to understand the value in opening to every aspect of our unfolding lives.

Dec 30 2015

1hr 2mins

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Rank #5: Ep. 78 - Turning the Wheel of the Dharma: The Path to Awakening

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This week on the Insight Hour Podcast, Joseph offers an overview of how we can practice the Buddha's Eight Fold Path to awakening in our meditation practice and our daily lives. 

Oct 31 2019

57mins

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Rank #6: Ep. 55 – The Satipatthāna Sutta: The Direct Path to Freedom

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Joseph begins a series exploring The Satipatṭhāna Sutta, The Buddha’s discourse on the establishing of mindfulness, and the direct path to freedom it contains.

In this episode of the Insight Hour Podcast, we are introduced the four abidings of mindfulness found in The Satipatṭhāna Sutta and launch an investigation into how they provide a direct pathway to liberation.    

Jul 05 2018

55mins

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Rank #7: Ep. 04 - Viriya - Energy, Strength and Courage

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“It’s not difficult to be aware, it’s difficult to remember to be aware.” Joseph explores the quality of mind known in Pali as Viriya, and explains the variety of ways that it can be experienced. In its basic form the term refers to the energy that allows us to engage with the world around us. The art of meditation involves learning how to cultivate this quality in an effort to apply it in useful and appropriate ways. Wisdom comes through a gradual process, requiring a steady flow of energy to be both initiated and sustained. Viriya provides the crucial factor needed for wisdom to continue to grow throughout our lives.

Aug 12 2015

58mins

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Rank #8: Ep. 50 - What is Mindfulness?

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On this episode of the Insight Hour Podcast, Joseph examines what real mindfulness practice looks like. 

Mar 21 2018

1hr 2mins

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Rank #9: Ep. 30 - The Four Noble Truths: Dukkha

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Joseph begins a five-part series on the Four Noble Truths. This week: what is Dukkha?   The first of the Four Noble Truths is that Dukkha exists. Joseph dives deep into the true meaning of Dukkha, which is the foundation of the Buddha's teaching.

Jan 04 2017

53mins

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Rank #10: Ep. 05 - Achieved is the End of Craving

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“Realized is the unconditioned, achieved is the end of craving” Can we really even imagine a mind that is free of craving, free of desire? We might occasionally glimpse this potential but often view it as something far off in the future, to be discovered only when we have mastered our minds. Joseph discusses both the possibility and the practice for bringing an end to craving in the moment. The process begins with the recognition of our arising desires and their ability to obscure our clarity and natural openness of mind. We can then be aware of the quality of mind in the absence of these desires. By closely and consistently observing this transition we are examining the very nature of its energy, and moving that much closer to the understanding and lessening of its influence.

Aug 26 2015

1hr 1min

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Rank #11: Ep. 79 - Turning the Wheel of the Dharma: Wise Attention

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Joseph Goldstein illuminates the need to fix our wise attention to the five aggregates, which serves as a path to liberation from attachment to the notion of self.

Nov 22 2019

58mins

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Rank #12: Ep. 23 - Liberation Through Non-Clinging

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Joseph explores the fundamental question of what it is that will actually free the mind and heart, not just from the delusions of waking life, but from the root of all suffering. The great realization comes in understanding that the art of non-clinging is not to be viewed as some far off, distant state of being that we must strive for, but is rather an immediate moment practice. We are reminded that all of the mindfulness teachings are ultimately in service of this quality of freedom from attachment. Joseph then elaborates on the obvious next question regarding how we might go about integrating this work into our daily lives.

Jul 14 2016

1hr 2mins

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Rank #13: Ep. 52 - A Methodology of Wisdom

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This week on the Insight Hour Podcast, Joseph investigates the methodology of mindfulness that cultivates wisdom and moves us towards happiness.

May 02 2018

1hr 4mins

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Rank #14: Ep. 81 – The Relationship of Dukkha and Non-Self

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On this episode of Insight Hour, Joseph Goldstein explores how understanding the relationship of dukkha and non-self can help open the doorway to greater freedom. 

Jan 02 2020

1hr 2mins

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Rank #15: Ep. 80 – The Craving for Sense Pleasures

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In this dharma talk, Joseph Goldstein reflects on the nature of craving and how our desire for sense pleasures can be one of the biggest roadblocks on the path to liberation.

Dec 13 2019

58mins

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Rank #16: Ep. 49 - The Radical Truth of Impermanence

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On this episode of the Insight Hour, Joseph examines the radical truth of impermanence and the opportunities it presents for our practice.

Feb 07 2018

54mins

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Rank #17: Ep. 06 - Working With Doubt And Aversion

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Joseph discusses some of the more seductive energies highlighted by the Buddha. These energetic fields operate on a broad spectrum, from the subtle identification with consciousness itself to the full on emotional breakdown. Learning to recognize the basic nature and allure of these qualities through practice is crucial in successfully changing our relationship to them. An attitude of genuine interest and exploration promotes both the discovery and understanding of these hindrances. The cultivation of mindfulness brings space and stability to an otherwise volatile dynamic.

Sep 09 2015

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Rank #18: Ep. 70 – Factors of Awakening: Tranquility

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Joseph Goldstein examines the quality of tranquility, how we can apply it to our practice, and the very central role it plays in the Buddha’s factors of awakening.

May 16 2019

57mins

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Rank #19: Ep. 27 - Transforming Afflictive Emotions

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This week, on Insight Hour, Joseph discusses the Buddha's lesson of the Luminous Mind and how it is obscured by our afflictive emotions.   How is it that the natural clarity the mind can become so easily clouded? Joseph goes deep in exploring the three steps essential to overcoming these afflictive emotions in which we all get caught up.

Nov 02 2016

59mins

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Rank #20: Ep. 29 - Cutting Through Identification with Consciousness

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Joseph talks about the concept of self and what we can do to move past the identification with our consciousness that keeps us in our loop. The idea of self is the root of much suffering. Through practice, though, we can find ways to free ourselves of the 'I' and helps other to do the same.

Dec 14 2016

52mins

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Ep. 91 – Arising and Passing Away

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Joseph illuminates how witnessing the arising and passing away of phenomena can break the spell of enchantment and reorient our minds towards freedom.

Jul 31 2020

54mins

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Ep. 90 - Doubt and Aversion

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Joseph Goldstein shares his insight into two of the Buddha’s five hindrances - the seductive mind states of doubt and aversion.

Jul 09 2020

58mins

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Ep. 89 - The Commitment to Truthfulness

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Joseph Goldstein shares his insight into different aspects of Right Speech, including the commitment to truthfulness, and refraining from gossip and useless talk.

Jun 23 2020

58mins

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Ep. 88 - Relative Truth Versus Ultimate Truth

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Joseph Goldstein answers questions about relative truth versus ultimate truth, how compassion is related to Metta, dealing with hurtful people, and much more.

May 29 2020

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Bonus Podcast: Uncovering Afflictive Emotions

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If you enjoy the Insight Hour Podcast, we think that you will appreciate this conversation with Joseph Goldstein on the Mindrolling Podcast.


You can subscribe to the Mindrilling Podcast with Raghu Markus in your podcast player to receive weekly podcasts featuring some truly amazing guests that help us all better understand ourselves and the world around us.

May 25 2020

58mins

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Ep. 87 - Metta and Fear

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In this dharma talk, Joseph Goldstein explores connecting to our capacity for Metta, or loving kindness, and how we can work skillfully with fear as it arises.

May 11 2020

1hr 6mins

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Ep. 86 - Art, Science, and the Meditative Journey

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Joseph Goldstein reflects on the connection between art, science, and the meditative journey, and how we can move from the world of concepts to the world of direct experience.

Apr 21 2020

56mins

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Ep. 85 - Reflections on Non-Self

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On this episode of Insight Hour, Joseph Goldstein offers a collage of reflections and practices to help us tap into the realization of non-self.

Mar 27 2020

1hr 4mins

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Ep. 84 – Working With Thoughts

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Joseph Goldstein explores how much power our thoughts hold over us and shares methods of applying mindfulness to our stream of thoughts and emotions.

Mar 07 2020

29mins

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Ep. 83 – The Nuances of Right Effort

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On this episode of Insight Hour, Joseph Goldstein examines the many nuances of Right Effort, and how that effort can help us build real momentum in our spiritual practice.

Feb 14 2020

1hr 20mins

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Ep. 82 – Desire and Its End

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Joseph Goldstein examines the true nature of craving, how sense pleasures provide a false sense of happiness, and how we can practice the end of desire on a moment-to-moment basis.

Jan 25 2020

58mins

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Ep. 81 – The Relationship of Dukkha and Non-Self

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On this episode of Insight Hour, Joseph Goldstein explores how understanding the relationship of dukkha and non-self can help open the doorway to greater freedom. 

Jan 02 2020

1hr 2mins

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Ep. 80 – The Craving for Sense Pleasures

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In this dharma talk, Joseph Goldstein reflects on the nature of craving and how our desire for sense pleasures can be one of the biggest roadblocks on the path to liberation.

Dec 13 2019

58mins

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Ep. 79 - Turning the Wheel of the Dharma: Wise Attention

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Joseph Goldstein illuminates the need to fix our wise attention to the five aggregates, which serves as a path to liberation from attachment to the notion of self.

Nov 22 2019

58mins

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Ep. 78 - Turning the Wheel of the Dharma: The Path to Awakening

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This week on the Insight Hour Podcast, Joseph offers an overview of how we can practice the Buddha's Eight Fold Path to awakening in our meditation practice and our daily lives. 

Oct 31 2019

57mins

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Ep. 77 – Turning the Wheel of the Dharma: The End of Craving

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Joseph focuses on the freedom that comes with the Third Noble Truth, the cessation of dukkha, and how different methods of practice can help bring about the end of craving.

Oct 10 2019

59mins

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Ep. 76 – Turning the Wheel of the Dharma: The Nature of Craving

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In this dharma talk, Joseph reflects on the nature of desire and explores the Buddha’s three domains of craving: sense pleasures, renewed existence, and non-existence. 

Sep 20 2019

57mins

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Ep. 75 – Turning the Wheel of the Dharma: Understanding Dukkha

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Joseph explores the unsatisfying nature of conditioned phenomena and how understanding the truth of dukkha is necessary for liberation.

Aug 29 2019

52mins

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Ep. 74 – Turning the Wheel of the Dharma: The Middle Path

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Joseph begins a series of talks based on the Buddha’s first discourse after enlightenment with a discussion of taking the middle path in life and learning the subtle art of relaxation.

Aug 08 2019

50mins

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Ep. 73 - Factors of Awakening: Equanimity

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Joseph explores the final awakening factor, equanimity, which plays a key role both in our lives in the world and on the spiritual path.

Jul 17 2019

57mins

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iTunes Ratings

386 Ratings
Average Ratings
352
15
9
4
6

Metta morphing

By I'mMIMI - Feb 08 2020
Read more
Joseph Goldstein is a great teacher.

Helpful

By dayweeks - Oct 16 2019
Read more
Relaxed speech true nutriment.