Wild Heart Meditation Center

Wild Heart Meditation Center

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PREVIOUSLY CALLED “AGAINST THE STREAM NASHVILLE” Wild Heart Meditation Center's podcast offers an assortment of talks given on topics as they relate to Buddhist practice. Wild Heart's guiding teacher, Andrew Chapman, along with other group facilitators share their experience with Buddhist practice, specifically offering practical teachings and instructions for our everyday, ordinary, lives.

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    The Psychological Benefits of Gratitude

    Andrew discusses the key role of gratitude in developing inner and outer wellbeing. He talks about the neuroscience and psychological research surrounding cultivating gratitude in one's life.

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    The Power of Intention

    In this episode, Andrew discusses the role of intention in spiritual practice. He discusses three functions of intention: moment-to-moment decision-making, determination, and living with integrity & wisdom.

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    The Real F-Word: Faith...

    In this episode, Andrew discusses the key role of "faith" on the spiritual path. Although faith can be a hard sell for many of us, especially for those who have appreciation for the Dharma's largely non-theistic approach to practice and whom are largely skeptics of dogmatism. Faith is essential for the development of motivation, direction, and perseverance on the spiritual path. Enjoy!

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    The Seven Factors of Awakening

    In this episode, Andrew discusses "The Seven Factors of Awakening": Mindfulness, Investigation, Energy, Piti, Tranquility, Concentration, & Equanimity. Although we may not explicitly develop these qualities, these 7 factors are fundamental in the the development of a meditation practice. Enjoy!

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    Engaging With Difficult People in Difficult Times (Part 2)

    Andrew finishes a two part series on the topic of "engaging with difficult people during difficult times". In this episode, he discusses how we can use Buddhist practices and principles to engage with those difficult people in our lives -- both the "close" difficult people, as well as the "far away" difficult people.

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    Engaging With Difficult People in Difficult Times (Part 1)

    Andrew starts a two-part series on the topic of "Engaging with difficult people during difficult times". In this episode, he talks about what it means to practice "engaged Buddhism" and how to bring one's mindfulness practice to the greater social, political, and economic issues facing our world.

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    Mindfulness & The 3 Skills

    Andrew offers a summary of "what mindfulness is not" and then offers a definition and a set of skills for the practical development of the practice in our day-to-day lives.

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