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

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 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.”

    Beyond Heroics

    Beyond Heroics

    Resting in the Waves, Epilogue : This final episode of Resting in the Waves helps us recognize our own habits of mind, move beyond our home base, and engage with the practice.   

    Resting in the Waves: Welcoming the Mind's Fluidity was written by Doug Kraft, published by Easing Awake Books, copyright 2020.   This portion is read by Amanda Kimball.    
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    • 12 min
    Fluidity of Fluidity

    Fluidity of Fluidity

    Resting in the Waves, Chapter 8:   This episode considers how to integrate swirls upon swirls of life's interdependent aspects and how to navigate absolute and relative realities—all with fluidity.  Ultimately, it explores the emptiness of fluidity itself. 

    Resting in the Waves: Welcoming the Mind's Fluidity was written by Doug Kraft, published by Easing Awake Books, copyright 2020.   This portion is read by Amanda Kimball.     |  


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    • 14 min
    Fluidity of Life

    Fluidity of Life

    Resting in the Waves, Chapter 7:  The practice is not just about meditation, but how clearly and heartfully we relate to the rest of our life. This episode discusses how we can bring awareness and compassion into our daily life as we move through the world around us.

    Resting in the Waves: Welcoming the Mind's Fluidity was written by Doug Kraft, published by Easing Awake Books, copyright 2020.   This portion is read by Amanda Kimball.     | 


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    • 26 min
    Fluidity of Practice

    Fluidity of Practice

    Resting in the Waves, Chapter 6:  This episode considers how to tether the wild mind to a home base.  It also compares and contrasts awareness with will, and weaves together four factors that comprise the process of "mind" with the 6 R’s.

    Resting in the Waves: Welcoming the Mind's Fluidity was written by Doug Kraft, published by Easing Awake Books, copyright 2020.   This portion is read by Amanda Kimball.  
    Support the show (http://www.easingawake.org/donations.html)

    • 47 min
    Steadiness of Practice

    Steadiness of Practice

    Resting in the Waves, Chapter 5: This episode features the prerequisites for spiritual practice and an overview of three branches of Buddhism.  It also examines three essential practices at the root of the Buddha’s teachings and the 6 R’s of wise effort.

    Resting in the Waves: Welcoming the Mind's Fluidity was written by Doug Kraft, published by Easing Awake Books, copyright 2020.   This portion is read by Amanda Kimball.   
    Support the show (http://www.easingawake.org/donations.html)

    • 30 min
    Fluidity of Awareness

    Fluidity of Awareness

    Resting in the Waves, Chapter 4:  Buddhist meditation is about awareness. This episode explores  indirect experience—exploring phenomena without intellectual bias.   If we can see our actual experience accurately without distortion, that is enough to liberate us from suffering.   The Buddha promoted direct, unmitigated, clear awareness as the bedrock of spiritual practice. 

    Resting in the Waves: Welcoming the Mind's Fluidity was written by Doug Kraft, published by Easing Awake Books, copyright 2020.   This portion is read by Amanda Kimball.  
    Support the show (http://www.easingawake.org/donations.html)

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

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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.