Meditations and talks from Matthew Sockolov. Visit www.OneMindDharma.com for more meditation resources, or https://www.themindfulcounselor.me to contact Matthew...
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Talk: Observing Experience
In today’s podcast episode, we're going to look at what it means to just observe experience. When do we jump in to make a change, and when do we just watch with full awareness? From the Buddhist teachings to the meditation cushion and daily life, how can the practice of simply observing serve us in [...]
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Working with Thoughts
In today’s podcast episode, we’re talking about the wandering mind. Sometimes called “monkey mind,” this state of an active mind can seem difficult. An active mind is something all meditators face at times, especially when new to practice. It can be a major hindrance, preventing us from continuing or even starting. We’ll start by covering [...]
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This week's meditation is on mindfulness of hearing. This is a sense-door on which we don't often focus specifically. However, we can use the sense-door of hearing to tune into the impermanent nature of experience, as well as the way the mind responds to and interacts with the stimulus that arises. Read more about listening [...]
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Guided Meditation – Mental Responses and Reactions
Today's meditation is a bit of a different practice. We will be observing our experience in an open awareness practice as we often do. However, we are adding in a piece that is often left out: recognizing mental responses. We will observe this through the lens of leaning. That is, are we leaning toward or [...]
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Body Scan Meditation
Today's meditation is a guided body scan practice. We move through the body, observing each part with mindfulness. This is a practice in the First Foundation of Mindfulness, Mindfulness of the Body. To start, we'll cultivate the intention of metta, or loving-kindness, toward the body. This helps us set the foundation of gentleness as we [...]
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