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Insight Hour with Joseph Goldstein

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Rank #12 in Buddhism category

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Society & Culture
Buddhism
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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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322 Ratings
Average Ratings
291
12
8
5
6

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By dayweeks - Oct 16 2019
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Relaxed speech true nutriment.

Insight Hour

By Sunny Wunder - Jun 07 2019
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Your wisdom knows no bounds.

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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.

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. 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

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Rank #4: 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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Rank #5: 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

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Rank #6: 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

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Rank #7: 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

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Rank #8: 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 #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. 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 #11: 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 #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

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Rank #13: 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

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Rank #14: Ep. 64 – The Satipatthāna Sutta: Mindfulness of Feelings

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In this continuing exploration of The Satipatthāna Sutta, Joseph Goldstein looks at why The Buddha placed such importance on the mindfulness of what arises in every moment of awareness.

Jan 11 2019

54mins

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Rank #15: 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 #16: 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

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Rank #17: 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 #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. 71 – Factors of Awakening: Concentration Pt. 1

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In the first part of his talk on the nature of concentration, Joseph Goldstein explores the two different types of concentration and why it’s so important to develop this factor of awakening.

Jun 06 2019

55mins

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Rank #20: Ep. 48 – The Sixth Sense of Thought

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This week, Joseph explores the sixth sense of thought in Buddhist teaching and how to gain insight from our thoughts during practice.

Jan 16 2018

45mins

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