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Welcome to Mindfuling, the podcast with Paul M. Cheevers

Mindfulness meditation is not a thing — it is an activity of doing. It is key to an eight faceted practice capable of freeing us from discontent. Being mindful is being deeper than the ocean, stronger than practiced aversion, quicker than chronic bad habits and easier than pi(e)!

On Ello? Follow Paul as PM Cheevers. |  To triangulate where Paul teaches in the real world, go to SSIMC.org.

Jul 18, 2016

Guided meditation. Another run at Breath Awareness with a remembrance and testament to how to get to know peace.

Keywords: Ennis, Breath Awareness, Irish, Clare, Object, Heart, Body, Mind, Mindfulness, Equanimity, trad, ireland, miltown malbay, uilleann, fiddle

Jul 16, 2016

The difference between hearing and knowing a phrase like "You can't step in the same river, stream or ocean twice" isn't about understanding, it is about being finely awake to see at a depth beyond words or ocean. The digital delusion of perfect repetition is seductive and pervasive. 

Keywords: Meditation, Guided, Audio, repeatable, Greek Philosophy, take me to the river, h2o, summer time blues, graphite, apis, bee, buzz, moxie, opulent, cluck, honey

Jul 13, 2016

Audio Meditation inspired by Cage's 4'33". Listen and don't add, return to the breath when you get lost then be with the waves of sound. Then, do it again, enter the stream again.

Keywords: Wild Mind, Sonic reducer, silence, John Cage, Audio Stream, Flowing Stream

Jul 11, 2016

Breath Awareness even when on the Summer Time schedule, beware of lovely trance states too, perhaps especially this season. The greatest wealth, the greatest peace is sometimes called contentment with what actually is, regardless of particulars. Peace is in the present. This doesn't been approval or acceptance of what is going on it means being genuinely present to what is going on.

Keywords: Guided Meditation, breath awareness, sitting, shikantaza, anapanasati, mindfulness, right speech, eight fold path, Buddha, practice, skillful

Jul 9, 2016

The MAW is a compilation of the week's podcast episodes, give or take... This episode is especially sound-rich and jam-packed with practice and zip. Headphones recommended.

Keywords: Fireworks, Crazy, Meditaiton, Seeing and Hearing and Practicing, for real, zen, vipassana, tibet, equanimity, listening, tinnitus, buzz, peace

Jul 6, 2016

Wise speech supports your formal meditation. You can practice it anywhere, including your own mind.

"Words known to be true, beneficial and endearing and agreeable to others, one has a sense of the proper time for speaking. Why? One has sympathy for living beings….

"In the instance of words known to be factual, true, beneficial but not endearing and disagreeable to others, one has sense of time for speaking" —Gotama

 Keywords: Abhaya Sutta, Speech, Princely, SetUp, Eight Fold Path, Silence, Meditation Mindfulness, ssimc, sunday hour, Digha Nikaya, pali,gotama, bamboo grove, squirrels' sanctuary, contemplative, rajagaha, Majjhima Nikaya 58, two-horned chestnut

Jul 4, 2016

The 4th of July is Independence Day in the US. Fireworks are a staple element of many celebrations. The sound field of summer is explosive and calming crickets. How do you work and use sound as an object of meditation and awakening?

Keywords: Listen, awaken, ssimc, fireworks, zinger, black cat, meditation, body, swans, rathskeller, south shore ma, field recording, night, lost and found, letting go, greed, fear, delusion, community, rounding out, eight fold path, insight, serenity

Written, Recorded and Produced by Paul M. Cheevers | Mindfuling.org

Jul 2, 2016

Mindfuling At Weekend. A compilation of the previous week's podcasts with a tad more or less.

Keywords: Eight Fold Path, delusion, Voila, Wollah, the channel, boston, ssimc, super hero, deva, states of awareness, practice of meditation, mindfulness, mindfuling

Written, Recorded and Produced by Paul M. Cheevers | Mindfuling.org

Jun 29, 2016

Wowzer! Fantastic. Can't Get Enough. Happy? No. Oh. Try this, don't believe really try...

Keywords: Realms of Discontent, shinny, happy, beings, Eight Fold Path, Jana, Mr. Greylock, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Universes, Balance, jhana

Written, Recorded and Produced by Paul M. Cheevers | Mindfuling.org

Jun 27, 2016

There are many ways to establish and arrive at a formal meditation. Here is an excerpt of a guided sit at South Shore Insight Meditation Center.

Keywords: Body awareness, Breath awareness, arriving, finding your seat, moving when it is wise with continued, unbroken, awareness, meditate, meditating, guided formal meditation, teacher led meditation, breathing attention, awake, follow your breath, breathe

Written, Recorded and Produced by Paul M. Cheevers | Mindfuling.org

Jun 25, 2016

MAW is Mindfuling at Weekend, a compilation of the previous week's podcasts with a little more and a little less.

Here is a link to an article related to Attention Schematic Theory (AST).

Keywords: Brexit, Bubble Theory, Attention Schema Theory, Mind, Awareness, Mindfulness, Serial Radio Dhamma, Drama, Breath, Buddha,  Zombie, UK, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Drones, Golf in the Kingdom

Written, Recorded and Produced by Paul M. Cheevers | Mindfuling.org

Jun 22, 2016

Present Moment awareness is not a calculating mind nor is it inured with reality. Insured is Dukkha too.

Keywords: Open Awareness, shikantaza, vipassana, arithmatic, inure, simplify, buddha, Thoreau, sensitize, desensitize, dukkha, inure

Written, Recorded and Produced by Paul M. Cheevers | Mindfuling.org

Jun 20, 2016

Breath awareness was taught not only, and not firstly, by Gotama. It is a deep practice worthy of your life-long practice.

Keywords: Buddhism, Eight Fold Path, eightfold path, Fractal, Solstice, Light, Jains, Profundo Impacto, buddhism, buddhist, buddha, mindfulness, dharma wheel

Written, Recorded and Produced by Paul M. Cheevers | Mindfuling.org

Jun 18, 2016

The MAW is Mindfuling at Weekend. The previous week's episodes with bit more and a bit less.

Keywords: Practice, serenity, awareness, reality, insight, smile, vipassana, meditation, mindfulness, metta, self-compassion, divine homes, ssimc, orlando, repetition, buddhism, mindful, mindfulness, buddhist thought

Written, Recorded and Produced by Paul M. Cheevers | Mindfuling.org

Jun 15, 2016

The tragic reality of the killings at the Orlando Florida gay club Pulse and a way to practice in the wake of the recent, often mediated past, into the present towards wisdom and compassion.

Keywords: Orlando, Pulse, Divine Homes, Self-compassion, metta, goodwill,karuna, compassion, mudita, sympathetic joy, empathic joy, upekkha, equanimity, smile posture, appreciative, breath awareness, 

* NOTE: The initial release of this episode was "empty". If you downloaded the empty file, depending on your podcast player, you may need to delete or reload to receive the fixed episode. Apologies for the inconvenience.

Jun 13, 2016

Many people can understand the process of developing a Mindfulness practice, but developing just the first foundation is not so easy to habituate.

Keywords: Mindfulness, Meditation, First Foundation, Repetition, simple, breathe awareness, anapanasati, echo

Written, Recorded and Produced by Paul M. Cheevers | Mindfuling.org

Jun 11, 2016

The MAW is Mindfuling at Weekend, a compilation of the weeks podcasts with a little less and a little more.

Keywords: Sati, Mindfulness, Packets, yogini, dukkha, buddha, serial radio theater, practice, dub science

Written, Recorded and Produced by Paul M. Cheevers | Mindfuling.org

Jun 8, 2016

The Fuel Of Gossip, FOG. Just because there is energy and oomph to a story doesn't mean it is wise to engage, tell or perpetuate a version of a story. Unverified second hand information presented as truth is delusion and can be wrapped up a greed and fear. Gossip is a powerfully blinding toxin to the heart and mind, which has to include the body.

Keywords: Gossip, gossiping, The FOG, Fuel Of Gossip, Horror, Wise Speech, eight fold path, sidhartha, gotama, buddha, rockwell, fine art, telephone, energy awareness, present moment, mindfulness, goodwill, kamma, karma, small town, dhamma

Written, Recorded and Produced by Paul M. Cheevers | Mindfuling.org

Jun 6, 2016

Mindfulness is not what you think. Or, don't believe everything you think. Or, get over your self. Or, I Get confused by my thoughts and actually believe them to be truer than true.

Ya, it is a rabbit hole if you stay thinking, reading, listening to others talk. Learn to practice being fully Mindful across the foundations and this all makes sense. It is clear beyond words.

Keywords: MINWYT, mindfulness, meditation, four foundations, vipassana, clear seeing, turkey, bear, scare, stimulus response, space to move wisely

Written, Recorded and Produced by Paul M. Cheevers | Mindfuling.org

Jun 4, 2016

The MAW: StArts is a compilation of the previous week's Mindfuling podcasts. We added a bit of sonic detail and edited some stuff. PHHHHft!

Keywords: Meditation, Beat Box, Summer time practice, summertime, insight, vipassana, Eight Limbs of Yoga, tin whistle, ambient, serial radio, dhamma, dharma, drama, all the news that's fit to spit, origami, tathagata, buddha, buddhism

Written, Recorded and Produced by Paul M. Cheevers | Mindfuling.org

Jun 1, 2016

When the Historical Buddha referred to himself, back in the day, 2500-ish years ago, he used the word Tathagata. What does that mean, indicate and precede?

Keywords: Buddha, Awake, Mindfulness, Meditation, Wandering, Steps, Ganga, Fronting, Buddhism, India, Indian, Buddhism

Written, Recorded and Produced by Paul M. Cheevers | Mindfuling.org

May 30, 2016

Yes, practice alone and yes, practice with others — it don't get any LARGER or real than that.

Keywords: Mindfulness, meditation, buddha, dhamma, sangha, geekery, realtime, Buddhism, meditate, meditating, sanga

Written, Recorded and Produced by Paul M. Cheevers | Mindfuling.org

May 28, 2016

The MAW is a knitting together and edit of the previous week's podcasts.

Keywords: Honey Bees, Pattern, Practice, Mindfulness, Zombies, Baseball, Yogi, Yogini, ritual, insight, meditation, Buddhism, Buddhist

Written, Recorded and Produced by Paul M. Cheevers | Mindfuling.org

May 25, 2016

Superstition as the not-so-helpful distraction to the practice at hand. Superstition as the helpful means to a hitting streak.

Keywords: Metta, Goodwill, Practice, Red Sox, Jackie Bradley Jr., ritual, helpful habits, highly effective practitioners, mindfulness, awareness, concentration practice, baseball, slow, no time, jinx it, belief, habit, repetition, repeating, rituals, practicing, in the flow, freedom, lovingkindness, friendliness, fear, spirits, befriend, patterns, allies, may I be happy, safe, at ease

Written, Recorded and Produced by Paul M. Cheevers | Mindfuling.org

May 23, 2016

In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is. The difference between theory and practice is real and profound. You can observe a lot by watching.

Keywords: Yogi, Yogini, Yogi Berra, bera, beara, Practice of Meditation, Four Foundations, Silence, baseball, Redsox, Yankees, savant, mindfulness, mindful, minding, Buddha, Buddhist thought, meditation, meditating, meditate, look, looking, watch, theory, delusion, thinking vs. practicing

Written, Recorded and Produced by Paul M. Cheevers | Mindfuling.org

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