The Body Wheel: Mindfulness and Personal Healing Guided Mediations from the Nalanda Institute
Date: July 2015
Duration: 2 hours 2 minutes
These guided meditations recorded by Dr. Joe Loizzo are meant to support all four horizons of contemplative learning and meditative practice that make up the gradual path to freedom and happiness taught in the Nalanda tradition. These are the same horizons of learning and practice covered in Nalanda offerings, including one-time meditations, Fall and Spring classes, Winter and Summer retreats and the Four Year Program in Sustainable Happiness.
The Flow of Inspiration: Becoming a Heroic Altruist
Body Awareness Meditation
Covers the art of focusing mindfulness on the living, breathing body by combining mindfulness of the breath with scanning the whole body in real time.
Balanced Sensitivity: Mindfulness of Sensation
Reviews body mindfulness and expands it to include mindful awareness of the raw feel of living in a sensitive body-mind that experiences the full range of sensations from more or less pleasant, through indifferent, neutral or numb, to more or less painful.
Deep Mindfulness: Mindfulness of the Primal Mind
Reviews body mindfulness and balanced sensitivity and then opens up to include the normally unconscious flow of pure awareness which lies deep below the surface contents of thoughts, images and emotions, as the wellspring and primal process of mind.
Radical Acceptance: Mindfulness of All Experience
Reviews the three basic scopes of mindfulness-of the breathing body, raw sensation and the primal mind-then, based on that triple foundation, opens up to embrace thoughts, mental images, and emotions, within a complete mindfulness practice that brings mindful clarity and calm to all aspects of our minds and lives.