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This is the only podcast we know of devoted to the teaching of meditation. We interview teachers and others about the process of teaching, how they became teachers, their thoughts on who should and shouldn't teach, tips for new and veteran teachers, and more. While teachers and prospective teachers of meditation will of course find lots to learn here, this is also a great resource for anyone who wants to peer behind the curtain of being a meditation teacher. You can learn more about your hosts Upali over here https://upalimeditation.com/ and about Tucker over here https://meditatewithtucker.com/

Teaching Meditation Upasaka Upali & Dr. Tucker Peck

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

This is the only podcast we know of devoted to the teaching of meditation. We interview teachers and others about the process of teaching, how they became teachers, their thoughts on who should and shouldn't teach, tips for new and veteran teachers, and more. While teachers and prospective teachers of meditation will of course find lots to learn here, this is also a great resource for anyone who wants to peer behind the curtain of being a meditation teacher. You can learn more about your hosts Upali over here https://upalimeditation.com/ and about Tucker over here https://meditatewithtucker.com/

    Marianne Bentzen: Intimacy and Playfulness; Trauma and Resource

    Marianne Bentzen: Intimacy and Playfulness; Trauma and Resource

    Marianne Bentzen is a psychotherapist and trainer in neuroaffective development psychology.  She is the author of a number of books including Neuroaffective Meditation: A Practical Guide to Lifelong Brain Development, Emotional Growth, and Healing Trauma.  Marianne talks about her path to becoming a meditation teacher as a psychotherapist and how to connect with heartfulness and playfulness in teaching.  She also defines trauma, explains its parallels with deep meditative states, and points toward how support might begin for practitioners with trauma.  



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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Dr. Daniel Ingram: Managing Controversy in Dharma Circles

    Dr. Daniel Ingram: Managing Controversy in Dharma Circles

    Dr. Daniel Ingram is a retired emergency medicine doctor who is the author of two versions of the book Mastering the Core Teachings of the Buddha.   His current projects are the Emergent Phenomenology Research Consortium and a charity called the Emergence Benefactors.  Daniel discusses the way in which he became a dharma teacher, where he actually began by working with the most advanced practitioners, and he discusses a number of areas in which he has "stepped on minefields" and created controversy.  
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    • 57 min
    Julianna Raye: The Unified Mindfulness Teacher Training Program

    Julianna Raye: The Unified Mindfulness Teacher Training Program

    Guest Julianna Raye joins Tucker to describe the Unified Mindfulness teacher training system.  This is the second in our series on some of the larger teacher training programs; Vidyamala Burch's episode was the first.
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Dharma 3.0 and Multiplayer Meditation with Vince Horn

    Dharma 3.0 and Multiplayer Meditation with Vince Horn

    Vince Horn, meditation teacher and co-founder of Buddhist Geeks, talks with Upali about his path of transmission and training in Dharma Teaching.  He also explores transparency in Dana, Dharma and Sangha in the world of Web 3.0, and the power of social meditative techniques aka Multiplayer Meditation.  



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    • 59 min
    Shaila Catherine: When Students Get Distracted

    Shaila Catherine: When Students Get Distracted

    Shaila Catherine rejoins us on the program.  We discuss several ancient practices, including the asubha practice (sometimes called "foulness of the body") and what the Buddha calls "crushing mind with mind," and how these practices do and don't work for modern students.  Shaila also describes her own process for finding a teacher once one is already a teacher.  She has just written a new book called Beyond Distraction: Five Practical Ways to Focus the Mind, so our conversation veers as well into helping students who are struggling with distracted minds.
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Lopon Chandra Easton: 10 years of Vajrayana Training, and Feeding Your Demons

    Lopon Chandra Easton: 10 years of Vajrayana Training, and Feeding Your Demons

    Lopön Chandra Easton is a Westerner who grew up in the Vajrayana Buddhist tradition.  She did nine years of preparatory (ngondro) practices and spent 5 - 10 years training to be a teacher.  She is a lineage holder under Lama Tsultrim  Allione, author of the book Feeding Your Demons.  She is currently on the Tara Mandala Board of Directors and the Tara Mandala Bay Area coordinating committee, through which she teaches and organizes events in the Bay Area.  To learn about Chandra and connect with her, head to chandraeaston.com.
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    • 1 hr 13 min

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Pragmatic! And Dharmic!

Upali and Tucker are silly, compassionate wonderful people! 14/10.

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