14 episodes

Translator/teacher Ken McLeod provides spiritual practitioners with the essence of Buddhist practice. Ken is noted for his ability to present profound teachings and practices in clear straightforward language free from the myths and cultural overlays that make many Eastern teachings difficult to understand. These podcasts are a sampling of the 300+ recordings, some with transcripts, freely available at UnfetteredMind.org under Teachings. Our website also has dozens of original articles and translations of Buddhist texts.

Unfettered Mind Ken McLeod

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.6 • 104 Ratings

Translator/teacher Ken McLeod provides spiritual practitioners with the essence of Buddhist practice. Ken is noted for his ability to present profound teachings and practices in clear straightforward language free from the myths and cultural overlays that make many Eastern teachings difficult to understand. These podcasts are a sampling of the 300+ recordings, some with transcripts, freely available at UnfetteredMind.org under Teachings. Our website also has dozens of original articles and translations of Buddhist texts.

    Acting and Resting in Attention

    Acting and Resting in Attention

    Bringing attention into actions as the eightfold path’s core practice (from Eightfold Path 2), questions on concentration and attention, how meditation increases attention, and emotional energy.

    • 23 min
    A Practice For Releasing Emotional Reactions

    A Practice For Releasing Emotional Reactions

    Instruction in five-step method of releasing from Thich Naht Hanh based on bare attention and the four foundations of mindfulness

    • 43 min
    Resting, Energy, and Sentient Beings

    Resting, Energy, and Sentient Beings

    Consequences of ignoring what arises from meditation; what is meant by sentient beings are infinite, I vow to save them all

    • 26 min
    Addiction

    Addiction

    Questions on alcohol, pornography, and shame.

    • 33 min
    Chö and Opening To Experience

    Chö and Opening To Experience

    Origins of Chö from the Diamond Sutra; Machik Labdron and Padampa Sangye; definition of Chö as creating difficult experiences and developing the ability to experience them completely

    • 33 min
    Practice variations

    Practice variations

    Which form of meditation is recommended, using sounds or music during meditation, and interacting with people as a type of practice

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
104 Ratings

104 Ratings

Portland Forest ,

Unfettered Mind : Ken McLeod

Ken McLeod’s teachings are offered in such a way that, at least for me, you feel met and respected wherever you are in your meditation practice and you are gently offered precise instructions you always wished you had. So thankful.

mikeindover ,

Interesting approach to the Dharma

Ken McLeod's podcasts form a nice complement to other teachers' approaches. I read the one very critical review that stated Ken seemed to be aloof and put on an air of superiority. My experience was that all the major Western Buddhist teachers (Pema Chodron, Tara Brach, etc.) construct their approaches to teaching based on their own lives. In this way, we can come to our own understanding, reflecting on the teachers' experiences in light of our own lives. Ken clearly has a unique approach that may offer many people insight into the practice of meditation and how it relates to our everyday lives. Obviously, he's not everyone's cuppa, but I found his talks to be very insightful and useful for my meditation practice. I wish he (and Reggie Ray) were creating new podcasts at this point (March 2017).

Brandon Shortlife ,

Grateful

No teacher is for everyone. This one has done wonders for me. Through listening to the podcasts and practicing the meditations described, I have learned how to "know" what to do, rather than trying to "figure out" what to do. This skill is everything to me now, and it grows every day. I am grateful to have found these podcasts. Have patience though, and check out two or three different talks before concluding that he is or isn't right for you.

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