15 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

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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.

    Meditation: Intention and Edge

    Meditation: Intention and Edge

    Questions on feeling tones that aries from practice, how does one find the edge in practice, how to remedy a lack of intention, working with the intention to be present

    • 25 min
    Bringing Practice Alive

    Bringing Practice Alive

    Discussion of practice issues

    • 51 min
    Breath: Observe or Rest?

    Breath: Observe or Rest?

    There can be a distancing that occurs when trying to observe the breath. Resting doesn’t involve struggle and increases quality of attention.

    • 40 min
    Merit and Dedication

    Merit and Dedication

    Questions on dedicating virtue, the purpose of dedication, chanting to accumulate merit

    • 26 min
    Practice Basics

    Practice Basics

    Questions on is there difference between rest and observe during meditation, dealing with distractions during meditation, working with clarity when meditating and working with emotions when meditating.

    • 25 min
    The Mystery of Being

    The Mystery of Being

    Questions on who/what wakes up, the experience of being no thing, and if ultimately there is anything to know.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

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).

JNP43 ,

volume problem.

soo quiet.

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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