Through Ken McLeod, its principal teacher, Unfettered Mind 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. The podcasts you see below are a small sample of the over 300 recordings freely available at unfetteredmind.org/podcast. Visit our website to see the entire collection as well as dozens of original articles, translations of Buddhist texts and transcriptions of many of these talks.
Group contemplation: “I can’t know what this experience called life is -- and I can’t know what follows it. So how do I live this life?” If tears are allowed in the zendo, why not laughter? From Death: Friend or Foe 6
Origins of Chö from the Diamond Sutra; definition of Chö as creating difficult experiences and developing the ability to experience them completely; relationship between Chö and taking and sending. From Chö 1.
Comments and questions on compassion meditation including: Should we say the verses used in these meditations aloud or to ourselves?; Does the line in the compassion meditation, 'May I experience the world wishing me freedom from pain', impose an unrealistic ideal upon the world?; difficulty in extending these verses to include others. Excerpted from The Four Immeasurables 5.
How devotion reveals internal material, the difference between faith and belief, the three types of faith and how they transform the three poisons. The Guru Yoga Prayer referenced near the conclusion can be found on our website. This excerpt is from the Guru, Diety, Protector series.
Bringing attention into the act of speaking, listening to the sound of your own voice when you speak; bringing attention into the experience of action which leads to a relationship with power and makes action more effective. From The Eightfold Path 1.