Wild Heart Meditation Center's podcast offers an assortment of talks given on topics as they relate to Buddhist practice. Wild Heart teachers Andrew Chapman & Rev. Mikey Noechel, along with other group facilitators share their experience with Buddhist practice, specifically offering practical teachings and instructions for our everyday, ordinary, lives.
Interdependence Day Retreat - Second Morning Instructions - Compassion
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1:05:21In this episode Rev. Mikey Noechel offers an instructional talk and guided meditation on compassion. This talk was given as the second morning instructions of WHMC's Interdependence Day Weekend Retreat held in Bay St. Louis, MS on July 6th-9th, 2023 with Flowering Lotus Meditation.The phrases Mikey offers for the meditation are:May I open to any parts of myself that are hurting.May I care for any parts of myself that are hurting.May I be free from suffering.
Interdependence Day Retreat - First Evening Talk
43:04The first evening of the Interdependence Weekend Retreat, Andrew talks about the Wisdom of Dissatisfaction and how the dharma encourages us to embrace the difficulties in our lives rather than always seeking to fix, manage, and control ourselves into being better versions of ourselves. Enjoy!
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Interdependence Day Weekend Retreat - First Afternoon Instructions - Loving Kindness
49:09In this episode Rev. Mikey Noechel offers an instructional talk and guided meditation on metta or loving kindness. This talk was given as the first afternoon instructions of WHMC's Interdependence Day Weekend Retreat held in Bay St. Louis, MS on July 6th-9th, 2023 with Flowering Lotus Meditation.The phrases Mikey offers for the meditation are:May I be at easeMay I be at peaceMay I be kind and gentle with myselfMay I be filled with loving kindness
Taṇhā - The Cause Of Suffering (plus guided compassion meditation)
45:06In this episode, Rev. Mikey Noechel offers a talk on tanha which is the cause of suffering. Tanha is often translated to mean craving, thirst or addiction and is the second of the Four Noble Truths. The Four Noble Truths are:1st Noble Truth (dukkha): There is pain, loss, sickness, and death in life.2nd Noble Truth (taṇhā): The cause of suffering is reactive, repetitive craving.3rd Noble Truth (nirodha): There is an end to suffering.4th Noble Truth (magga): There is a path leading to the end of suffering which is the Eightfold Path. This talks closes with a guided compassion meditation which begins at 32 minutes. The phrases used during the meditation are: "I feel you. I care about you. I am here for you."
Mindfulness & The 3 Skills
39:24In this episode, Andrew talks about the 3 skills that we are essentially cultivating in our meditation practice: 1. concentration, 2. investigation, and 3. equanimity. These are three aspects of meditation that guide us to the liberating potential of the Buddha's teachings. Enjoy!
Creating A Beautiful Environment Within (plus R.A.I.N. meditation)
47:53In this episode Rev. Mikey Noechel offers a talk on the 1st Noble Truth, the truth of dukkha. Dukkha is often translated as pain, suffering, or stress. This is what the Buddha described dukkha as in the Turning the Wheel of Dhamma Sutta:"This is dukkha: birth is dukkha, aging is dukkha, sickness is dukkha, death is dukkha, encountering what is not dear is dukkha, separation from what is dear is dukkha, not getting what one wants is dukkha."Mikey offers compassion, a loving relationship with pain, as a method to developing a beautiful relationship with dukkha. Mikey guides a R.A.I.N. meditation to develop compassion towards painful experiences.R.A.I.N. stands for:R- RecognizeA- AllowI- InvestigateN- Nurture The R.A.I.N. meditation begins 31 minutes into the podcast. Peace & Love. Enjoy!
The 3 Marks - Anatta
31:16Andrew finishes up the series on the Buddha's teaching of "The 3 Marks of Existence: Dukkha, Annica, and Anatta". In this talk he speaks on the topic of non-self. How can we take our thoughts, mind states, and emotions less personally and learn to relate to them with more open-ness and curiosity? This is the heart of the Buddha's liberating teaching on Anatta. Enjoy!
Through Discipline Comes Joy
36:18In this episode Jennifer Wang and Rev. Mikey Noechel team up to discuss the role of discipline in meditation practice. They explore how effect, integrity, and discipline brings upon spiritual joy. Peace & Love. Hope you enjoy! UPCOMING RETREAT: Interdependence Day Weekend Retreat: A Compassion Meditation Retreatwith Andrew Chapman & Rev. Mikey NoechelJuly 6th - 9th, 2023WILLIAM J. KELLEY RETREAT CENTER Bay St Louis, MississippiLearn more & sign up at:https://www.floweringlotusmeditation.org/interdependencedayweekend
Interview with Flowering Lotus Meditation
54:04Flowering Lotus Meditation will be hosting our Interdependence Day Compassion Meditation Retreat on July 6-9, 2023 in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. In this episode, Beth Herzig from Flowering Lotus Meditation speaks with Rev. Mikey Noechel and Andrew Chapman about the upcoming retreat.Listen to find out:What's a compassion meditation retreat? How do we face life's suffering and pain? What is the point in experiencing pain? What's going on with Buddhism in the Southeast? This episode was sound engineered by Flowering Lotus Meditation Program Director, Justin Otto, check out his podcast: Dharma Junkie. Interdependence Day Weekend Retreat:A Compassion Meditation Retreatwith Andrew Chapman & Rev. Mikey Noechel July 6th - 9th, 2023To learn more & sign up, please visit:https://www.floweringlotusmeditation.org/interdependencedayweekend