Unfettered Mind
By Ken McLeod
About this podcast
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.

Episodes (Total: 40 / Page: 1)
July 25, 2017 · 00:18:14
Tong len (taking and sending) and compassion.
Oct. 24, 2016 · 00:29:11
You know that you are aware and you are going to die. How do you live holding that knowledge? From Death: Friend or Foe 4.
Oct. 3, 2016 · 00:28:11
Faith and belief, the three important things: impermanence/change, compassion and faith, opening to doubt. From Sutra Session 35.
Sept. 26, 2016 · 00:27:56
A talk dealing with Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. From The Three Jewels.
Sept. 12, 2016 · 00:26:30
Shamatha and cultivating a basis of attention. From Pointing Out Instructions 3.
Sept. 5, 2016 · 00:28:55
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
Aug. 28, 2016 · 00:35:17
Value of contemplating death and impermanence; accept change and not hold on to what’s time has passed; sit in the whole mess. From Death: Friend or Foe 1.
Aug. 22, 2016 · 00:31:21
Resting and looking; application: be completely in your experience at all times. From Heart Sutra Workshop 4
Aug. 15, 2016 · 00:33:02
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.
July 25, 2016 · 00:43:38
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.
July 11, 2016 · 00:40:11
How can I have all these stories going on and be at peace at the same time? From Surviving Stressful Times 1.
June 28, 2016 · 00:22:40
Function of Buddhist ethics; descriptive v. prescriptive. Excerpt from Mahayana Mind Training 7.
June 21, 2016 · 00:21:32
Identifying what you want to do and what prevents you from doing it. From Making Things Happen 1.
June 14, 2016 · 00:34:18
What is meant by 'form is emptiness, emptiness is form.' Excerpt from Heart Sutra Workshop 3.
June 6, 2016 · 00:25:41
Different maps for different notions of self, tbe 5 skandas. From Heart Sutra Workshop 2.
May 30, 2016 · 00:34:22
Living life without a belief system. Karma as the evolution of action. From Awakening From Belief 2.
May 10, 2016 · 00:41:00
Bringing attention to how you view things and bringing attention to intention. From The Eightfold Path 1.
May 2, 2016 · 00:36:59
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.
April 26, 2016 · 00:29:55
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.
April 19, 2016 · 00:32:30
Viewing mythic descriptions of the outer world as descriptions of internal processes; meditating on death as a means to detach from social conditioning. From Then and Now 10