12 episodes

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 • 9 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/

    Don & Patty: How to Run a Retreat Center

    Don & Patty: How to Run a Retreat Center

    Don and Patty, both dharma teachers, run the Wellbeing Retreat Center in Tazewell, Tennessee.   This special episode focuses, rather than on the usual topic of teaching meditation, on how to start and manage a meditation retreat center.
    Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/teachingmeditation)

    • 55 min
    Shaila Catherine: Teaching Towards Full Liberation

    Shaila Catherine: Teaching Towards Full Liberation

    Shaila Catherine is the founder of Insight Meditation South Bay, a meditation group in Silicon Valley, and also Bodhi Courses, an online Buddhist classroom. She has been practicing meditation since 1980, with more than nine years of accumulated silent retreat experience. She has taught since 1996 in the USA, and internationally.   She completed a one-year intensive meditation retreat with the focus on concentration and jhana, and authored Focused and Fearless: A Meditator’s Guide to States of Deep Joy, Calm, and Clarity. Shaila practiced under the guidance of Venerable Pa-Auk Sayadaw from 2006-2015, and authored Wisdom Wide and Deep: A Practical Handbook for Mastering Jhana and Vipassana to help make this traditional approach to meditative training accessible to western practitioners.

    In this episode, Shaila talks about the relationship betwen jhana and insight, and achieving full liberation through practice.
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Boaz Feldman: Freedom and Fulfillment

    Boaz Feldman: Freedom and Fulfillment

    Boaz Feldman talks with Upali from a multi-year meditation retreat and shares his personal journey of becoming a monk, returning to lay life, and becoming a psychologist.  Boaz and Upali talk about the challenges and benefits of integrating ancient tradition in a modern world, and Boaz presents a framework that formulates that possibilty.  To learn more about Boaz, please check out his website: http://boazfeldman.com/
    Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/teachingmeditation)

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Dr. Andrew Holecek: Finding Your Niche

    Dr. Andrew Holecek: Finding Your Niche

    Dr. Andrew Holecek covers a lot of ground, from describing finding his niche in sleep and dream meditation, to doing a three-year retreat, and his thoughts on the frequent scandals among dharma teachers.  Learn more about Andrew at www.andrewholecek.com.
    Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/teachingmeditation)

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Dorothy Hunt: How Do We Teach The Ineffable?

    Dorothy Hunt: How Do We Teach The Ineffable?

    This episode touches on Christian practice, Adyashanti's lineage of Zen, and how to teach meditation from more of a non-doing, already-there perspective, rather than a technique-based one.

    Dorothy Hunt is the founder of the San Francisco Center for Meditation and Psychotherapy, and serves as Spiritual Director and President of Moon Mountain Sangha, Inc., a California non-profit religious corporation. Dorothy currently offers meditation and satsang gatherings, awakening groups, weekend retreat days, and longer residential retreats.  Following a series of ever-deepening realizations, Dorothy was invited by her spiritual teacher, Adyashanti, to teach within his lineage. While Adyashanti was trained in the Zen tradition, Dorothy’s spiritual path led from Mother Teresa of Calcutta to the Advaita teachers, Ramana Maharshi and Ramesh Balsekar, and eventually to Adyashanti. Each one of her teachers appeared to her totally unexpectedly, yet profoundly.
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    • 1 hr
    Shinzen Young: The Greatest Dignity Is Absolute Humility

    Shinzen Young: The Greatest Dignity Is Absolute Humility

    Shinzen Young is an American mindfulness teacher and neuroscience research consultant.
    His systematic approach to categorizing, adapting and teaching meditation, known as Unified Mindfulness, has resulted in collaborations with Harvard Medical School, Carnegie-Mellon University and the University of Vermont in the bourgeoning field of contemplative neuroscience.
    Shinzen’s interest in Asia began at the age of 14 when he decided to attend Japanese ethnic school in his native city of Los Angeles.

    Learn more at shinzen.org.
    Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/teachingmeditation)

    • 35 min

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9 Ratings

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Pragmatic! And Dharmic!

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

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