These Dharma talks and guided meditations are by Senior Dharma Teachers. All are on the theme of the First Foundation of Mindfulness: Mindfulness of the Body. These are on the Dharmaseed website. They are all free, and you can access them by clicking below. You will have the choice to stream or download the talks. Introductory talks are listed first, but you can listen to them in any order you wish. You can listen to the Meditations with instructions anytime, and they are located at the bottom of this page.
“The Life of the Body”
June 23, 2010
Mindful awareness of the body teaches us how to live and how to die.
“The First Foundation of Mindfulness”
September 17, 2017
Begins with Insight Meditation in the context of various other forms of Buddhist practice; includes influences of eastern teachers on western Dharma. Moves into scholarly and practical exposition of the Satipatthana Sutta text (Four Foundations of Mindfulness), particularly Mindfulness of Breathing.
“Continuation of The First Foundation of Mindfulness”
September 24, 2017
How do we most commonly relate to the body? How is this different from the Buddha’s instructions on how to relate to the body. Mindfulness of body parts, and contemplations on death in order to inhabit this life fully; all practices outlined in the Satipatthana Sutta.
“Befriending the Body”
July 15, 2013
Given during a Metta (Loving-Kindness) retreat, Spring speaks about the body as the First Foundation of Mindfulness, relating to the body with a loving response, and embodied practice.
“What Does it Mean to Awaken in the Body”
May 4, 2014
How do you come back to a sense of well-being when times are difficult? It all starts with mindfulness of the body, in the body.
“Mindfulness of the Body – The Four Elements”
May 27, 2013
An introduction to the Satipatthana Sutta followed by an investigation of mindfulness of the body with a fixed focus on the four elements.
Satipatthana Sutta – part 7 – Mindfulness of Body
May 29, 2004
This is part of a series of talks on the Satipatthana Sutta.
“Breaking Our Deluded Illusions with the Four Elements”
July 14, 2016
Includes a description of the four elements as they pertain to the body and to the mind.
“Meditation: Presence and Breath”
August 15, 2018
This simple meditation guides us to wake us up to awareness of the body, and rest with the movement of breath. We are invited to discover the presence that arises as we come home to our moment-to-moment experience. The practice ends with a short prayer, connecting with what matters most to our heart.
Oren Jay Sofer
“Relaxed and Curious Body Scan”
April 24, 2018
A simple body scan, with emphasis on approaching the practice with relaxed, curious and friendly attitude.
“Elements of Nature, Elements of the Body”
September 23, 2017
Guided meditation and reflection on earth, air, fire, water as experienced in our human body.
June 16, 2017
“Guided Meditation on Metta towards the Body”
Finding refuge in a modern world.