30 episodes

Sifting through the earliest records of the Buddha's talks, we find a simple, elegant, and powerful practice. When he died, his teaching became an “ism”, Buddhism. As it spread into other countries, cultures, and eras his teachings or “map” was copied and re-copied. Shortcuts and alternatives were added and deleted. Compared to the versions of his teachings most widely known, his original meditation emphasized: Tranquility: an open, receptive awareness favored over highly focused, one-pointed concentration; Simplicity: loving kindness, serenity and insight all integrated rather than treated as separate practices; Stages: the practice matures through stages, each of which builds upon and goes beyond earlier stages (or “jhana”); Ease: relaxing as more important than striving. These podcasts are dedicated to this approach to meditation and daily living. I call it “easing awake.”

Easing Awake with Doug Kraft Doug Kraft

    • Buddhism
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Sifting through the earliest records of the Buddha's talks, we find a simple, elegant, and powerful practice. When he died, his teaching became an “ism”, Buddhism. As it spread into other countries, cultures, and eras his teachings or “map” was copied and re-copied. Shortcuts and alternatives were added and deleted. Compared to the versions of his teachings most widely known, his original meditation emphasized: Tranquility: an open, receptive awareness favored over highly focused, one-pointed concentration; Simplicity: loving kindness, serenity and insight all integrated rather than treated as separate practices; Stages: the practice matures through stages, each of which builds upon and goes beyond earlier stages (or “jhana”); Ease: relaxing as more important than striving. These podcasts are dedicated to this approach to meditation and daily living. I call it “easing awake.”

    Senses of the Self

    Senses of the Self

    The senses of self involve a spectrum, from extreme distortion, through coping mechanisms, to freedom of non-identification with self.

    • 14 min
    How We Perceive the World

    How We Perceive the World

    Subconscious phenomena in the brain influence how we perceive the world around us and our own sense of self.

    • 18 min
    Welcoming the Mind's Fluidity

    Welcoming the Mind's Fluidity

    "Welcoming the Mind's Fluidity" starts with an allegorical poem about a duck in the ocean waves and then ponders what it means to welcome the mind's fluidity.

    • 14 min
    Befriending the Demons

    Befriending the Demons

    Hindrances distort consciousness but show us where there's imbalance that hides wisdom.

    • 57 min
    "The Conscious Perspective" Interview

    "The Conscious Perspective" Interview

    Interview with Doug Kraft on the "Conscious Perspective Podcast" with Gary Haskins.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Introduction to Meditation

    Introduction to Meditation

    Meditation is remembering to see the movements of the mind's attention.

    • 1 hr 6 min

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very pratical and useful

I really love this practice. It has totally changed all aspects of my life for the better.

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