133 episodes

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.

Insight Hour with Joseph Goldstein Be Here Now Network

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 610 Ratings

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. 131 – A Map of Wisdom Part 1: Everything Changes

    Ep. 131 – A Map of Wisdom Part 1: Everything Changes

    Joseph is back with a brand new Dharma talk series piecing together essential teachings of the Buddha into an accessible map of wisdom.

    This podcast is brought to you by BetterHelp. Click to receive 10% off your first month with your own licensed professional therapist: betterhelp.com/insighthour

    In this Dharma talk from the Spirit Rock Meditation Center July Insight Meditation Retreat on 7/17/2022, Joseph Goldstein relays pertinent teachings of the Buddha, exploring how they relate to each other and our lives. Illuminating the always-changing ephemeral nature of the universe, he outlines how we can disengage from suffering, clinging, and attachment so we can free the mind and live a more easeful life.

    This dharma talk from Joseph was originally published on Dharma Seed 

    "When we pay attention in any of these realms—from the very individual to the global—we will see it's completely obvious that everything changes." – Joseph Goldstein

    See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Ep. 130 – Essential Buddhism Part 5: The Truth of Suffering

    Ep. 130 – Essential Buddhism Part 5: The Truth of Suffering

    The “Essential Buddhism” series continues with this 1974 dharma talk focused on the Four Noble Truths and how we must face the truth of suffering to walk the path of freedom.

    This dharma talk from the Naropa Institute Summer Sessions in 1974 was originally published on Dharma Seed.

    This podcast is brought to you by BetterHelp. Click to receive 10% off your first month with your own licensed professional therapist: betterhelp.com/insighthour

    “The end of the path is freedom. It’s open to all of us. All we have to do is begin the journey, to be facing towards the light. And some people will progress slowly, and some people will progress quickly, and it does not matter as long as we’re going in the direction of enlightenment and freedom and peace, and that very much depends upon our own effort.” – Joseph Goldstein

    See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    • 45 min
    Ep. 129 – Turning the Mind Toward Dharma

    Ep. 129 – Turning the Mind Toward Dharma

    Joseph Goldstein explores four reflections from the Buddhist tradition that are profound tools of practice for turning the mind toward the Dharma. 

    This podcast is brought to you by BetterHelp. Click to receive 10% off your first month with your own licensed professional therapist: betterhelp.com/insighthour

    Today's Dharma talk from 2009 was originally published on Dharma Seed

    “When we take this to heart and we begin to really look carefully at our motivations – motivations behind our speech, behind our actions, behind what thoughts we give energy to – when we practice in this way it gives us the opportunity to make wiser choices in our lives. When we’re unaware, we’re simply playing out the habit patterns of our conditioning.” – Joseph Goldstein

    See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    • 56 min
    Ep. 128 – Essential Buddhism Part 4: Look at the Moon, Not at the Finger

    Ep. 128 – Essential Buddhism Part 4: Look at the Moon, Not at the Finger

    The “Essential Buddhism” series returns with a talk from Joseph Goldstein about karma and dependent origination, and a Q&A session that reminds us to look at the moon, not at the finger.

    This dharma talk from the Naropa Institute Summer Sessions in 1974 was originally published on Dharma Seed 

    Catch the first part of this series: Essential Buddhism Part 1: Developing Our Field of Awareness




    See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    • 44 min
    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.

    This podcast is brought to you by BetterHelp. Click to receive 10% off your first month with your own licensed professional therapist: betterhelp.com/insighthour

    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

    See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    • 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.

    This podcast is brought to you by BetterHelp. Click to receive 10% off your first month with your own licensed professional therapist: betterhelp.com/insighthour

    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 

    Catch the first part of this series: Essential Buddhism Part 1: Developing Our Field of Awareness

    See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
610 Ratings

610 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.

You Might Also Like

Be Here Now Network
Be Here Now Network
Tricycle: The Buddhist Review
Mind & Life Institute
Lion’s Roar Foundation
The Wisdom Podcast