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Joseph Goldstein has been a leading light for the practice of Insight and Loving Kindness meditation since his days in India and Burma where he studied with eminent masters of the tradition. In his podcast, The Insight Hour, Joseph delivers these essential mindfulness teachings in a practical and down to earth way that illuminates the practice through his own personal experience and wonderful story telling.

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Joseph Goldstein has been a leading light for the practice of Insight and Loving Kindness meditation since his days in India and Burma where he studied with eminent masters of the tradition. In his podcast, The Insight Hour, Joseph delivers these essential mindfulness teachings in a practical and down to earth way that illuminates the practice through his own personal experience and wonderful story telling.

    Ep. 127 – Concepts & Realities

    Ep. 127 – Concepts & Realities

    Continuing to explore the themes discussed in our previous episode, Joseph is back with an enlivening discourse on concepts and realities, the root cause of suffering, and how mindfulness connects with free-falling.

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    In this dharma talk soured from April 17th, 1983, Jospeh Goldstein offers clarity and insight into the important distinction between our concepts—our ideas and thoughts about things—and the experience itself. Shining the light of reality onto the shadow of concepts, he helps us spelunk the depths of samsara for what is true and real in this ever-changing universe. This talk from Joseph was originally published on Dharma Seed 

    "We have been conditioned for so long to live in the world of concept, the world of idea, the world of mentality construct—and our attachment to those ideas or concepts are so strong that we've begun to take the concept to be the reality." – Joseph Goldstein

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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Ep. 126 – Essential Buddhism Part 3: Plato's Cave & The Four Ultimate Realities

    Ep. 126 – Essential Buddhism Part 3: Plato's Cave & The Four Ultimate Realities

    The Insight Hour podcast's "Essential Buddhism" series returns with lessons we can learn from the parable of Plato’s Cave and the Buddhist teachings on the Four Ultimate Realities.

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    Continuing a series of vintage lectures stemming from the infamous Naropa Institute Summer Sessions, this Dharma Talk from July 23rd, 1974 has Joseph Goldstein using the parable of Plato's Cave to help illuminate the Four Ultimate Realities outlined in Buddhism.

    This dharma talk from Joseph was originally published on Dharma Seed 

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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Ep. 125 – Mindfulness of Mind

    Ep. 125 – Mindfulness of Mind

    In this recording from the Insight Meditation Society, Joseph Goldstein focuses on the third foundation of mindfulness: the mindfulness of mind.




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    • 25 min
    Ep. 124 - Essential Buddhism Part 2: Mount Analogue and The Eightfold Path

    Ep. 124 - Essential Buddhism Part 2: Mount Analogue and The Eightfold Path

    Continuing a series on the essentials of Buddhism from 1974 at Naropa University, Joseph Goldstein plunges further into the essentials of Buddhism with a lecture on The Eightfold Path.

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Ep. 123 - Joseph’s Story

    Ep. 123 - Joseph’s Story

    In this talk from 1978 at The Insight Meditation Society, Joseph Goldstein takes us on a comically honest exploration of his spiritual awakening and commitment to practice.

    “I was totally fascinated by the whole process. It was the first time that I had, in any systematic way, sat down and tried to look at my mind, tried to concentrate it. It really aroused tremendous interest and fascination in me.” – Joseph Goldstein

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    Ep. 122 - Essential Buddhism Part 1: Developing Our Field of Awareness

    Ep. 122 - Essential Buddhism Part 1: Developing Our Field of Awareness

    In this talk from 1974 at Naropa University, Joseph Goldstein gets into the essentials of Buddhism. He lectures about dharma, insight meditation, and developing our field of awareness.

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    “It is only in that silence of mind that the development of wisdom can happen.” – Joseph Goldstein 

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    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
603 Ratings

603 Ratings

nbmnca ,

This is the one

If you want a warm soothing bath for your ears, it’s this dude. He gets at the intellectual side of meditation benefits better than anyone I’ve listened to and he’s possibly the least judgmental, most supportive person I’ve ever heard speak. His words make you think, “hey, maybe I CAN do this,” and by this I mean meditate, change my life, climb Everest etc. whatever your goal is, Joseph is the copilot you’ve been looking for. I also pay for the 10% happier app, mainly because of him and Jeff warren, who I also highly recommend. I am a middle aged white guy who had a health scare last year so I know I’m the cliched demographic, but I’ve stuck with meditation longer that I ever thought I would and it’s lead to improvements in diet, exercise, sobriety, and personal relationships. Joseph is honestly responsible for most of it.

MHGRJ ,

Healing

Listening to Joseph heals my soul. His talks are clear, simple, serious, humorous, so wonderful to listen to. He is an excellent teacher. They help solidify and clarify my understanding of the Dharma. He helps me follow and stay on the path.

sumie 100 ,

Grateful for his teachings

The early Buddhist texts and teachings are clearly explained and clarified by Joseph. His wisdom and personal experiences bring liveliness and humor to his talks and one’s interest is continuously engaged. I greatly appreciate the lectures and relisten to them often.

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