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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. 206 – Satipatthana Sutta Series Pt. 3: Concentration And Contemplation

    Ep. 206 – Satipatthana Sutta Series Pt. 3: Concentration And Contemplation

    This time on the Insight Hour Podcast, Joseph Goldstein explores the importance of contemplation, awareness and concentration in Buddhist practice.

    This episode is the third part of an in-depth 48-part weekly lecture series from Joseph Goldstein that delves into every aspect of the Satipatthana Sutta, one of the most celebrated and widely studied discourses in the Pāli Canon of Theravada Buddhism. If you are just now jumping into the Satipatthana Sutta series, listen to Insight Hour Ep. 203 to follow along and get the full experience!

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    In this episode, Joseph Goldstein examines: Samadhi, or, the composure and unification of the mindEnjoying embodied presence and allowing all tensions to releaseThe great healing process that can come from SamadhiHow Samadhi enables us to receive the joy of the present momentHow the development of concentration comes from practicing Sila (ethical conduct)The path of practice as the path of happinessFocusing on an object versus choiceless awareness6-part walking meditation for the development of concentrationInternal and external contemplationBeing aware of other people without judgmentAttuning to how our actions may affect othersGrab a copy of the book Joseph references throughout this series, Satipaṭṭhāna: The Direct Path to Realization, HERE

    This talk was originally published on Dharmaseed

    “It’s as if when we create the space of awareness, the space of mindful presence, the mind settles by itself into a place of concentration because we are simply being present for that which arises.” – Joseph Goldstein







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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Ep. 205 – Satipatthana Sutta Series Pt. 2: Mindfulness

    Ep. 205 – Satipatthana Sutta Series Pt. 2: Mindfulness

    Continuing his exploration of the Satipatthana Sutta, Joseph discusses mindfulness as the vehicle for all spiritual undertakings.

    This episode is the second part of an in-depth 48-part weekly lecture series from Joseph Goldstein that delves into every aspect of the Satipatthana Sutta, one of the most celebrated and widely studied discourses in the Pāli Canon of Theravada Buddhism. If you are just jumping into the series, listen to Insight Hour Ep. 203 to follow along and get the full experience!

    This time on Insight Hour, Joseph Goldstein discusses: The mental qualities that are necessary for the path of awakeningHow mindfulness makes any spiritual undertaking possibleHow small efforts we take in our daily practice can greatly impact the larger pictureThe noble task of purifying the mind and heartReflecting on the Buddha, dharma, and sanghaThe difference between self-judgement and contemplating our sila (right conduct)How the whole of the dharma is revealed through receptive listeningMindfulness as a guardian of the sense storesAvoiding the proliferation of wanting and discontentHow mindfulness balances faith and wisdom, effort and concentrationMindfulness as a tool to notice the habit patterns we are conditioned intoThe nature of the mind as peacefulGrab a copy of the book Joseph references throughout this series, Satipaṭṭhāna: The Direct Path to Realization, HERE

    This recording was originally published by Dharmaseed

    “It’s that sense of just the whole of the dharma being revealed in this place of listening, of receptive awareness, of open awareness, when we aren’t trying to control things or make things happen but we’re letting things be revealed. This quality of sati, of mindfulness, of listening, has tremendous power... It’s mindfulness which makes any spiritual undertaking possible.” – Joseph Goldstein

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    • 58 min
    Ep. 204 – Satipatthana Sutta Series Pt.1: The Direct Path to Liberation

    Ep. 204 – Satipatthana Sutta Series Pt.1: The Direct Path to Liberation

    Kicking off a multi-part course on the teachings of the Satipatthana Sutta, Joseph offers insight into how we can apply the wisdom of this ancient Buddhist discourse on mindfulness to our daily lives and practice.

    This episode is the first part of an in-depth 48-part weekly lecture series from Joseph Goldstein that delves into every aspect of the Satipatthana Sutta, one of the most celebrated and widely studied discourses in the Pāli Canon of Theravada Buddhism.

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    In this episode of Insight Hour, Joseph Goldstein delves into: Meditation as the simplest way of looking at the mind and bodyVipassana’s roots in the Satipatthana SuttaBreaking down the translation of SatipatthanaThe four foundations or abidings in mindfulnessFocusing on the attitude of being awareThe variety of meanings for DukkhaCraving as the cause of sufferingStrengthening the quality of ardency for our practiceHow transience can spur feelings of passion and careReflecting on the weight of our actionsWisdom and clear comprehensionWhy our practice is not just for ourselves aloneGrab a copy of the book Joseph references throughout this series, Satipaṭṭhāna: The Direct Path to Realization, HERE

    This recording was originally published by Dharmaseed

    “The last reflection that helps establish us in ardent practice is realizing that the only things that can be said to truly belong to us are the actions that we perform and their subsequent fruits.” – Joseph Goldstein







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    • 55 min
    Ep. 203 – Ask Joseph: Questions From Student To Teacher

    Ep. 203 – Ask Joseph: Questions From Student To Teacher

    Responding to student questions, Joseph Goldstein invigorates listeners to have faith and confidence in dharma practice.

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    This week on Insight Hour, Joseph Goldstein answers questions on: Mental noting throughout meditationWorking with a greedy mindDukkha and craving as the fundamental cause of sufferingSmall moments of renunciationThe deepening of concentration over time and why practice is non-linearKeeping confidence in the dharmaDoubt as the most problematic feeling within practiceDealing with shame, depression, unworthiness, and other painful mind-statesBalancing self-knowing and deepening insight into non-selfFear of impermanence and attachment to things staying the sameThis special group mentorship program recording was originally published on Dharmaseed

    “We really just need to continue doing the practice and have that trust that the dharma will lead us onward, which it does. I’ve seen it in myself and I’ve seen it in thousands of yogis. I have a lot of confidence in that.” – Joseph Goldstein










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    • 1 hr 45 min
    Ep. 202 – The Subtlety of Practice

    Ep. 202 – The Subtlety of Practice

    Explaining the subtleties of practice and the energy between mind and body, Joseph Goldstein offers both insight and humor to his students.

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    This time on Insight Hour, Joseph Goldstein :The variety of practice ways to strengthen concentrationAnimals and questions on karma in the natural worldFree our minds from fear when nearing the end of our livesWatching the mystery of life unfoldingThe wholesome and unwholesome actions that determine our rebirthHabitual karma and having a place of refuge from repeated practiceHumility and the understanding of selflessnessCultivating relationships of equanimityThe ongoing discovery of the mind-body energy systemSexual desire and the refinement of our sensationsWhy neutrality is better than pleasureThe unhelpful ways that we relate to painHow practice helps with boredom and restlessnessKeeping an effort to pay close attentionUsing our precious lives very wellThis 1990 recording was originally published by Dharmaseed

    “Each of these practices not only addresses a particular conditioning of the mind, they all very much strengthen the power of concentration. It’s just to see how through many different doors we can enter the realm of understanding, taming the mind, coming to a place of stillness where we can really see the essential nature and come to freedom. There are many ways depending on temperament.” – Joseph Goldstein




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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Ep. 201 – A Guided Practice on Working with Thought and Emotions

    Ep. 201 – A Guided Practice on Working with Thought and Emotions

    Highlighting the impermanence of experience, Joseph Goldstein leads a practice in noticing mental and physical sensations.

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    This time on Insight Hour, Joseph Goldstein offers a guided practice on: Working with thought and emotionFull body awareness without effort or strugglingNoticing the breath and other sensationsBeing aware of thoughts just as they are arisingOpening up to the fullness of experienceThe power of naming emotionsSensing the impermanent nature of all thingsMoving from the conceptual into direct experienceThe seduction of our thoughtsThis 2018 recording from an Insight Meditation Retreat was originally published by Dharmaseed

    “We don’t have to do anything to make things change. The very nature of whatever is arising, whether it’s in the body or the mind, the very nature is that whatever arises will also pass away.” – Joseph Goldstein

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    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

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772 Ratings

772 Ratings

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Bodhisatttva for sure

One of the most authentic, pure, humble yet brilliant,western teachers of Buddhism alive today.

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Beautiful wisdom

This podcast is an insightful depiction of Buddhism and its core beliefs.
My only critique would be that the same speeches seem to be reused quite often. While the reminders are always pleasant I also find myself searching to hear something new.

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Yankee dharma

Joseph has helped me immeasurably. I love that he points out the simple instructions laying right there on the surface of the Dharma (which can sometimes seem pretty elaborate and esoteric). His straightforward guidance has pulled me back from getting lost in the weeds many times. Indispensable.

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