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Bitesize talks and 15-minute guided meditations which help you become a happier, more peaceful and positive person. Learn how to calm the mind, deeply relax, gain control of feelings and emotions, find inner strength, and let go of negative states of mind such as stress and anxiety by developing a positive approach to life. A lot of promises? Why not listen and find out for yourself.
 
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This is a guided meditation pulled from our Sunday meditation class on September 12th. This meditation allows us to bring a difficult challenge, question or problem we have into our meditation practice. Quite often, the thinking mind tries to work its way through our problems and can obscure our natural intuition and creativity. This meditation is …
 
In this episode, David explores the 'superpower' that is gratitude. Gratitude is supremely important for our well-being and can really turn our day around and bring a radical shift to our life. It’s very easy for us to get fixated on the things that are wrong: what we don’t have, what we need, what isn’t working, what needs fixing. In the midst of …
 
This is a guided meditation on gratitude. It is best listened to in the morning, to start your day with a clean slate and an intention to express appreciation for all the things in your life, from the small day-to-day enjoyments to your health, and the bigger challenges that help you grow and make you who you are. Support the show (https://samadhi.…
 
This is a guided meditation designed to help you unwind and relax your body ready for a good night's sleep. By bringing awareness into the body and consciously relaxing individual areas of the body, we allow the mind to let go of rambling thoughts and come to settle in a calm, witnessing mode. This soothing meditation will help take you into a deep…
 
Inspired by a post on social media, in this episode, David talks about the elusive concept of perfection. By always striving for things to be perfect, we place a great deal of pressure on our self, others and the world around us and bring about our own disappointment and frustration with life. Support the show (https://samadhi.org.uk/support/)…
 
In this episode, we are joined by Neil Seligman - International Speaker, Author, and Expert in Mindfulness, Resilience, Conscious Leadership and Corporate Wellbeing. Neil believes in bringing conscious awareness to the challenges of our world and is passionate about sharing his understanding of mindfulness and transformation through his teaching, w…
 
This is a guided meditation on Heartful Presence with Neil Seligman. This practice helps you tune into the body with loving awareness and notice what is arising in your awareness. In this practice, we explore the energy of the heart through deep listening, focusing on body sensations, images, feelings, and thoughts. Support the show (https://samadh…
 
In this episode, David talks about the keys to happiness in daily life. By taking the time to understand and cultivate the three pillars of genuine wellbeing identified by contemplatives for generations, we can simplify our daily practice and make progress every day towards a happy and meaningful life. Support the show (https://samadhi.org.uk/suppo…
 
This is a guided meditation on viewing the mind as like the sky. Whenever we identify with and get carried away by our thoughts we lose awareness of the spacious clarity of our mind, within which our thoughts occur, and our perspective becomes small and constricted. When we can simply observe thoughts arising without getting involved, then we can c…
 
In this episode, we are joined by Barbara J Hunt - Forgiveness Specialist, Coach, Bestselling Author, and Workshop and Retreat Leader. Barbara has over 25 years of experience in the self-development space and has helped hundreds if not thousands of people bring forgiveness into their lives. Barbara was kind enough to come on and talk to us about fo…
 
In this episode, David talks about saying no to the inner self-critic. Self-criticism, low self-esteem and thoughts of being not good enough can be really debilitating and hold us back from achieving our dreams and highest aspirations. Talking from the perspective of Buddhist psychology, David talks about what leads to overly critical thoughts and …
 
This is a guided meditation on turning our self-criticism into self-confidence. During this practise, we learn to acknowledge and accept the self-critical mind, detach from its story, and cultivate a healthy balance, taking equal note of our accomplishments. We then rest in the simplicity of the present moment, in which everything is okay and we ar…
 
This is a guided meditation on experiencing the mind & body as a lake. During this practice, we mindfully attend to our experience of all sensations inside and outside the mind and body. Breath by breath, moment by moment, we bring awareness to our experience of being. This experience allows us to access an inner stillness and calmness that is pres…
 
In this episode, David addresses a question regarding changing habits - becoming aware of them, breaking damaging habits, and embedding new positive ones. Talking practically from his own experience, and using the analogy of a bus station and a road network, David talks about how habits are formed and suggests some helpful ways we can use conscious…
 
This is a guided meditation on the second close application of mindfulness - mindfulness of feelings (Skt. vedana). The four close applications of mindfulness (Skt. smrityupasthana; Pali. satipatthana) are the bedrock of the Buddha's teachings on vipashyana, and as the Buddha described them: the direct path to nirvana. In this guided practice we at…
 
In this episode, Dassetu explores the idea of developing a daily meditation practice. It is common to think of meditation and mindfulness as a remedy to life's problems, like paracetamol for a headache, but really, meditation extends far beyond an activity done sitting down in the traditional way we think of. With simple changes in our life, we can…
 
This is a guided meditation on R.A.I.N., recorded by Charlotte Adler. R.A.I.N. is a method by which we release painful emotions through mindfulness and self-compassion. Charlotte explains more about R.A.I.N. in Episode 13 of this podcast. This is a beautiful meditation and we're so grateful to Charlotte for her kindness in sharing this with us. We'…
 
In this episode, we are joined by Charlotte Adler of Bodhicitta Lifeworks. Charlotte is a healer, therapeutic counsellor, and meditation guide and has spent the last 13 years or so helping women to deal with all aspects of recovery in the aftermath of addiction and trauma. Extensive studies in Buddhist Psychology plus time spent in Northern India p…
 
In this episode, David explores a common emotion that many of us experience on a regular basis: frustration. Frustration comes from non-acceptance and our ‘grasping’ at our expectations. It comes from not wanting things to be a certain way and being unable to accept things the way they are. But, as we'll see, frustration is not an inherent part of …
 
This is a guided meditation on Loving-Kindness (maitrī in Sanskrit). Loving Kindness is the first of the Four Immeasurables, a rich compilation of practices that open the heart, counter the distortions in our relationships with ourselves and deepens our relationship with others. The essential nature of loving-kindness is a yearning that the person …
 
In this episode, David talks about love and attachment, and the key to happy, healthy and loving relationships from a Buddhist perspective. For a lot of us, if someone was to ask us "what would make your relationship with your partner better?" our answer would be something that our partner should do differently. It may even be a whole list that we …
 
This is a short 15-minute guided anāpānasati practice. Simply meaning 'mindfulness of breathing,' anāpānasati was the meditation practice most widely emphasized by the Buddha. It is a practice in which mindful breathing is used to develop samadhi (concentration) and achieve the state of shamatha (calm abiding) and is especially suited for those who…
 
In this episode, David addresses the question 'how to stop thinking 1000 thoughts during meditation?' Talking practically from his own experience and what's been taught by contemplatives for thousands of years, he explores key practices for those prone to rumination and suggests some helpful tips. This episode was also recorded as a video which has…
 
In this episode, David addresses the question: what should I do when I feel sad and overwhelmed? In modern life, in the pursuit of a successful and happy life, we have a tendency to abuse the mind without even realising it. This leaves us feeling unbalanced, detached, unhappy, easily overwhelmed, and at times unable to function. These are symptoms …
 
This is a 15-minute guided meditation in which we engage in the practice of settling body, speech and mind in their natural states. This practice is a wonderful preparation for any meaningful endeavour and can be used as a meditation in itself or as a preliminary practice to a longer meditation session. The purpose of the practice is to settle the …
 
In this episode, David answers the question 'Why Meditate?' and explains why everyone should meditate. When we first try to meditate, we notice that our mind is all over the place. This experience shows us how little control we have over our mind. Having so little control over our mind is the reason why we experience negative feelings and are not a…
 
This is a 15-minute guided meditation in which we turn our attention to the space of the mind - the domain where thoughts, images, memories, and feelings arise. This meditation helps us to become familiar with the true nature of our human mind and the true nature of our mental activity, by taking a step back from being dragged along and instead, si…
 
In this episode, David (Dassetu) explores anxiety, worry, and stress - how they arise in our mind, how we can overcome them, and some practical tips for what to do about any anxiety and worry that we are experiencing right now. In our life, it can seem that there is so much to worry about and be anxious over, especially in the middle of the coronav…
 
In this episode, David (Dassetu) introduces the Samadhi Podcast and discusses a core Buddhist theme: Genuine Happiness. The desire to be happy and free from any form of discomfort or suffering is a desire common to all sentient beings; from small insects to animals, to humans. But, despite this desire and all our efforts, have we really found the h…
 
This is a 15-minute guided breathing meditation, designed to help you totally relax and release the turbulence of thoughts and feelings that can plague your mind. This meditation will help you to uncover the natural inner peace, sense of wellbeing and genuine happiness that is already there within your own mind. Meditation is a method for calming t…
 
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