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Guided Meditations at SFDC by Michael Taft

nondual practice Deconstructing Sensory Experience & Nondual Practice, with Michael Taft, Part 4Presented: March 23, 2020 - https://youtu.be/63MCO0SamEg In this final class (4/4), Michael describes the role of emptiness plays in the model (hint: it is the central concept), and talks about how to work your way up the stack in reverse. This is the way to bring nondual practice into all aspects of life. Includes guided… Read More »Deconstructing Sensory Experience & Nondual Practice, with Michael Taft, Part 4
hacking the stack Deconstructing Sensory Experience & Nondual Practice, with Michael Taft—Part 3Presented: March 18, 2020 - https://youtu.be/1tdAQxM0t5Q Michael Taft explains his system of understanding meditation experience. With guided meditations. In the third session of this class, we learn more about contacting sensory experience in greater and greater detail—particularly diving deeply into impermanence and emptiness, stage 3 of the model. Eventually, we begin to notice awareness itself.… Read More »Deconstructing Sensory Experience & Nondual Practice, with Michael Taft—Part 3
Hacking the Stack, Pt. 2Presented: March 16, 2020 - https://youtu.be/Q1XAqi6WMr8 Part Two of a Four Part Class at San Francisco Dharma Collective. Michael Taft explains his system of understanding meditation experience. With guided meditations. In the second session of this class, we learn more about contacting sensory experience in greater and greater detail. Eventually, we begin to notice quite… Read More »Hacking the Stack, Pt. 2
vedana Contacting VedanaPresented: March 13, 2020 - https://youtu.be/7xN0U-ukucY Hourlong nondual guided meditation by Michael W. Taft at the San Francisco Dharma Collective. 0- 15 min - shamatha (relaxed focus) 15-30 min - resting in awareness 30 - 60 - Noticing the Vedanan (pleasant / unpleasant / neutral ) that accompanies grasping. Vedana refers to our basic feeling… Read More »Contacting Vedana
experience without separation Experience without SeparationPresented: February 21, 2020 - https://youtu.be/Wi1XqTlCQXY Hour long guided nondual meditation by Michael Taft. - First 15 minutes: shamatha (focused relaxation) meditation. - Next effortlessly contacting the natural mind (i.e. "dropping the ball"). - Awareness noticing phenomena arising, without location, direction, separation, division, etc. Followed by dharma talk and Q&A. Want to learn more about… Read More »Experience without Separation
There but not TherePresented: February 21, 2020 - https://youtu.be/-vVEp4Lk0rw Hour long nondual guided meditation by Michael Taft at San Francisco Dharma Collective. 0 - 15 min - shamatha 15 - 30 min - contacting the Natural Mind ("dropping the ball" technique) 30 - 60 min - Noticing the emptiness of body sensations, thoughts, and desire/grasping Followed by dharma… Read More »There but not There
emptiness Emptiness of Phenomena; Emptiness of SelfPresented: February 21, 2020 - https://youtu.be/VbY_lMi6JYQ One hour guided nondual meditation by Michael Taft. When we make a sensory experience into an object, we simultaneously make ourselves into an object, too. Conversely, when we notice the emptiness of phenomena, we notice the emptiness of self, too. Followed by dharma talk and Q&A. Want to learn… Read More »Emptiness of Phenomena; Emptiness of Self
hacking the stack Hacking the Stack, Part 1Presented: February 16, 2020 - Deconstructing Sensory Experience & Nondual Practice https://youtu.be/52Ei9s8t2Sc In this first class of a four part series, Michael W. Taft discusses his model or map of sensory experience. Here he introduces the topic, then covers Levels One and Two. Also he leads guided meditations for both these levels. Level NameDescription1ConceptualThinking about… Read More »Hacking the Stack, Part 1
who is aware? Who Is Aware?Presented: February 7, 2020 - Hour long guided nondual meditation by Michael Taft at the San Francisco Dharma Collective. First fifteen minutes are shamatha (relaxed focus). Then "dropping the ball." Then inquiry into awareness. Want to learn more about nonduality? Start here Support more videos like this by contributing on Patreon. Read More »Who Is Aware?
experience Where Does Experience Take Place?Presented: January 31, 2020 - 60 minute nondual guided meditation by Michael Taft at the San Francisco Dharma Collective. First part: samatha (relaxed focus)Second part: contacting natural mindThird part: investigating where experience takes placeFollowed by dharma talk and Q&A. Where Does Experience Take Place? Is it in the sensory content? Is it in the sound… Read More »Where Does Experience Take Place?