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Guided Meditations at SFDC by Michael Taft

Observer Trap How to Escape the Observer TrapPresented: March 22, 2019 - https://youtu.be/gQECU2VMjW4 Michael Taft leads a guided mindfulness meditation (from beginning until about 45:00). Variations on open monitoring. Then a Q&A that covers escaping the observer trap (i.e. the feeling of being the one controlling the meditation) as well as comments about the the history of modern Vipassana. Includes gift of… Read More »How to Escape the Observer Trap
jhana meditation How to Enter Jhana – a Guided MeditationPresented: March 8, 2019 - https://youtu.be/7mkYlus3ZLY In this program at the San Francisco Dharma Collective, Michael Taft leads a guided meditation (approx 44 min long) on the method for getting into the first jhana. Then a talk on how to to get into jhana, followed by a Q&A session. Contains the rare teaching of how… Read More »How to Enter Jhana – a Guided Meditation
Michael Taft Deconstructing the Sense of Self – Feb, 2019Presented: February 15, 2019 - https://youtu.be/guX9ZXsPuCk In this program at the San Francisco Dharma Collective, Michael Taft leads a guided meditation (approx 43 min long) on the "focus in" technique (aka "Deconstructing the Sense of Self") . Then a talk on how to deconstruct the sense of self, followed by a Q&A session. Subscribe to… Read More »Deconstructing the Sense of Self – Feb, 2019
michael taft meditation Awareness and AttentionPresented: November 30, 2018 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3O56G06WJA Michael Taft leads a guided meditation (about 40 minutes) and then answers questions from students. Topics center around aspects of attention in practice, using Zoom In and Zoom Out techniques -- i.e. narrowly focused attention vs. broadly focused awareness. What Is Awareness? Awareness consists of whatever you are experiencing… Read More »Awareness and Attention