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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.

The Vimalakirti Experience, Part 5B – The Family of the TathagatasPresented: May 8, 2020 - https://youtu.be/RXMzDZf94Qk This is week four of an eight week collaboration between Michael Owens and Michael Taft. Each Sunday, Michael Owens will teach on a(t least one) chapter of the VNS. Then the following Thursday, Michael Taft will lead a guided meditation based on that chapter. The nondual guided meditation lasts… Read More »The Vimalakirti Experience, Part 5B – The Family of the Tathagatas
The Vimalakirti Experience, Part 4B – The GoddessPresented: May 1, 2020 - https://youtu.be/5jBd-AAKSbU This is week four of an eight week collaboration between Michael Owens and Michael Taft. Each Sunday, Michael Owens will teach on a(t least one) chapter of the VNS. Then the following Thursday, Michael Taft will lead a guided meditation based on that chapter. The nondual guided meditation lasts… Read More »The Vimalakirti Experience, Part 4B – The Goddess
Vimalakirti 3B/8 – The Inconceivable LiberationPresented: April 24, 2020 - https://youtu.be/bSkpI6ads1Y This is week three of an eight week collaboration between Michael Owens and Michael Taft. Each Sunday, Michael Owens will teach on a(t least one) chapter of the VNS. Then the following Thursday, Michael Taft will lead a guided meditation based on that chapter. The nondual guided meditation lasts… Read More »Vimalakirti 3B/8 – The Inconceivable Liberation
vimalakirti Entering the Dharma Door of Non-Duality: The Vimalakirti Experience – Michael Taft – Part 2/8Presented: April 17, 2020 - https://youtu.be/hxLEIppnnfo This is week two of an eight week collaboration between Michael Owens and Michael Taft. Each Sunday, Michael Owens will teach on a(t least one) chapter of the VNS. Then the following Thursday, Michael Taft will lead a guided meditation based on that chapter. The nondual guided meditation lasts… Read More »Entering the Dharma Door of Non-Duality: The Vimalakirti Experience – Michael Taft – Part 2/8
vimalakirti Meditating with VimalakirtiPresented: April 10, 2020 - In this eight-part series, dharma teachers Michael Owens and Michael Taft present the Vimalakirti Nirdesa Sutra (The Advice of Vimalakirti) for the San Francisco Dharma Collective. In each of the eight parts, Michael Owens will discuss the background and core ideas for a chapter (or two), and Michael Taft will… Read More »Meditating with Vimalakirti
vimalakirti Entering the Dharma Door of Non-Duality: The Vimalakirti Experience, Part 1Presented: April 10, 2020 - https://youtu.be/euivlPqS9iM Guided meditation by Michael Taft, inspired by Chapter One of the Vimalakirti Nirdesa Sutra. This is week one of an eight week collaboration between Michael Owens and Michael Taft. Each Sunday, Michael Owens will teach on a(t least one) chapter of the VNS. Then the following Thursday, Michael Taft… Read More »Entering the Dharma Door of Non-Duality: The Vimalakirti Experience, Part 1
ultra ball Dropping the Ultra BallPresented: April 3, 2020 - aka: Ultra-dropping the Ball https://youtu.be/7YQAZ9T0DmI Guided nondual meditation by Michael Taft, in an undisclosed location, for the San Francisco Dharma Collective. For the last 30 meditations or so, we have often used Michael's technique, called "dropping the ball." This is a way allowing the mind to open up to the… Read More »Dropping the Ultra Ball
sleep meditation guided Sleep Meditation GuidedPresented: March 28, 2020 - https://youtu.be/moFY4FN-B0U Relax Your Body, Relax Your Mind Want to get some deep, restful sleep? Use this sleep meditation (guided). Michael's soothing voice will guide you through relaxing your entire body, part by part, until you are completely physically relaxed. Once your body is relaxed, it will be much easier for… Read More »Sleep Meditation Guided
just shamatha Just ShamathaPresented: March 27, 2020 - https://youtu.be/re7ZuK3frdQ An hourlong guided meditation on the breath and pleasant sensations in the body, by Michael Taft for the San Francisco Dharma Collective. Often Michael's guided meditations begin with 15 minutes of shamatha (focus and relaxation) before moving on the the main meditation. However, in this program Michael shows how… Read More »Just Shamatha