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At Home Guided Meditations by Michael Taft

Most of these meditations occurred during the Covid lockdown. We were forced to close SFDC, and so I began guiding meditations directly on Youtube. Not all of these are “from home” in a literal sense, but you get the idea.

Hareesh Effortless Resting in the Vast Space of AwarenessPresented: April 1, 2022 - We rest as bright, clear, awake awareness and that we can rest in. And when we're resting as awareness, awareness is not a tennis shoe and a dryer, it's a vast sky that is always peaceful, that is loving, that is joyous, that is really bright, that's really awake, and… Read More »Effortless Resting in the Vast Space of Awareness
not a special state Awareness Is Not a Special StatePresented: March 25, 2022 - Awareness is prior to you, it's prior to thoughts, it's prior to feelings, it's prior even to the world. It's just there and it's not a special thing, it's not a special object, of course. It's empty so it's not even an object at all. But it's not special, okay,… Read More »Awareness Is Not a Special State
Meditating on the Stream of ThoughtPresented: March 18, 2022 - Sometimes when we're just resting as awareness, doing nothing, we want it to be a certain way, we want it to be peaceful. But awareness itself is always peaceful. We want it to make sense or have a pattern but awareness itself doesn't need that at all. It's vast, it's… Read More »Meditating on the Stream of Thought
Letting go doing nothing Letting Go, Doing NothingPresented: March 11, 2022 - Awareness is already effortlessly aware. Awareness has no location so it can't be over here looking at something over there. Or to put it in another way, to say it has no location is the same thing as saying it's located everywhere. But it has no positionality so it's not… Read More »Letting Go, Doing Nothing
central channel Central Channel Mandala VisualizationPresented: March 4, 2022 - In this place there's nothing to do, there's nothing to change, everything is just right. Just rest into, rest as, vast, spacious awareness. Already awake, totally clear, utterly complete. Nothing to do and no doer.  Read More »Central Channel Mandala Visualization
inquiry practice How to Do Inquiry PracticePresented: February 25, 2022 - If you're trying to figure it out, stop doing that. If you think you've solved it, keep looking. Just keep looking in that place or listening or feeling or whatever. Where are thoughts coming from? Are they..? If you think you found it, look, or investigate is the right word;… Read More »How to Do Inquiry Practice
equanimity Equanimity Amidst ChaosPresented: February 18, 2022 - For so long you've thought you are the thoughts and feelings of the ripples on the surface, but if you're anything at all you are this deep ocean of awareness that can be aware of those ripples sometimes but right now is just aware of its nature as peace and… Read More »Equanimity Amidst Chaos
five elements Five Elements MeditationPresented: February 11, 2022 - Okay. Good, and now just for a moment, like one minute, I want you to just open up to the already existing naturally present vast spaciousness of your own awareness. So just relax as open awareness, not forcing it to be open but allowing yourself to just notice that awareness… Read More »Five Elements Meditation
without effort Resting in Natural Awareness without EffortPresented: February 4, 2022 - https://youtu.be/imXuss8Csio Guided Nondual Meditation by Michael Taft Streamed live on Feb 3, 2022 So again, remove your glasses, get in your meditation posture, whatever that might be. I've gone over the posture several times in detail recently so I'll just say get in your meditation posture, whatever that might be.… Read More »Resting in Natural Awareness without Effort
mind as path Taking the Mind as PathPresented: January 28, 2022 - Remain uninvolved with anything. Awareness is bright and clear. It's very very awake. It's also vast. It's spacious. It's open. It's at ease. It's restful. There's a sense of space, of room. It's just wide awake and resting – resting like an ocean, resting like a mountain. It's just being.… Read More »Taking the Mind as Path