28 episodes

In Bringing Meditation to Life, Neil McKinlay reflects upon the potent intersection of meditation and everyday living. Complimenting his own experience as a household practitioner with wisdom from a wide range of sources, he consider the ways daily living and meditation practice illuminate and enrich one another. Short enough for a single sitting. Deep enough to affect your practice and life.

Bringing Meditation to Life with Neil McKinlay Neil McKinlay

    • Religion & Spirituality

In Bringing Meditation to Life, Neil McKinlay reflects upon the potent intersection of meditation and everyday living. Complimenting his own experience as a household practitioner with wisdom from a wide range of sources, he consider the ways daily living and meditation practice illuminate and enrich one another. Short enough for a single sitting. Deep enough to affect your practice and life.

    Developing Presence With Julia Simmons

    Developing Presence With Julia Simmons

    This conversation allows us to witness some of Julia Simmons’ journey toward presence. From difficult beginnings, Julia shares a little of what’s helped her develop an ability to turn toward life. This involves meditation, of course, but also a range of other modalities and perspectives - including the encouragement to ‘let it be okay’.

    Just Keep It Simple

    Just Keep It Simple

    Whether in meditation practice or in the hustle of everyday living, ‘just keep it simple’ is a helpful instruction to remember. When the time is right, these four words can aid us in navigating the challenges of too much: too much thinking, too much to take care of. They can help us find our way back to the immediacy of this.

    Isn't That Interesting With Eric Manning

    Isn't That Interesting With Eric Manning

    In this conversation, Eric Manning brings a lifelong curiosity to his engagement with meditation. We learn about how the practice came into his life and about what it now offers his everyday experience. Eric concludes by sharing a wonderful ‘mantra’ to help us remain open to and curious about our lives.

    Practice Like Jerry

    Practice Like Jerry

    It is relatively easy to believe meditation is all about ‘getting it right’. In this episode, a live recording of Jerry Garcia reminds us how important it is to let our approach to this work be porous and adaptive. Through such flexibility, we become familiar with the vibrant humanity of our lives.

    Slowing Down And Settling In With Jo Runnells

    Slowing Down And Settling In With Jo Runnells

    Engaging meditation as a process of slowing down and settling in lets Jo Runnells connect the practice with all areas of her life. From accessing awe when immersed in the natural world, to checking out the conceptual models we live within, meditation allows her to approach everyday living with curiosity and fascination.

    Taking Time To Connect

    Taking Time To Connect

    Turning attention toward embodied experience is not only the stuff of formal meditation. Here Neil McKinlay speaks to how his informal engagement with this act reignited a sense of relatedness in the midst of hurry and overwhelm. Taking time to connect in this way remedied the apparent separateness of the online work environment.

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