Meditation Challenge on the Radio

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Meditation Challenge on the Radio

Postby Pacific » Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:40 pm

Radio National (in Australia) has a daily life issues program called Life Matters. Life Matters has launched a 6 week Meditation Challenge. Obviously it's going to be shying away from any "religious" aspects & I think that's to be expected. anyway Buddhists don't own meditation and a bit like the mindfulness trend I tend to think anything is better than nothing if helps people and it may lead them towards the Dhamma. My main concern with what i've heard so far is that as someone who does a lot of metta, this meditation is often ignored or glossed over as an afterthought and I'd like to see metta addressed more.
the website is here: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/pro ... ge/4341242
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Re: Meditation Challenge on the Radio

Postby Ben » Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:50 pm

Thanks Pacific.
I was listening to RN last night and heard about it and wasn't sure that I heard things right!
Obviously, I did.
I look forward to the 'challenge'.
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Re: Meditation Challenge on the Radio

Postby Pacific » Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:28 am

I heard RN this morning and several people who took up the challenge reported on their experience and a teacher (who i've not heard of) gave advice. The repeat is on tonight, or online. it was interesting. I just wonder why photos of people meditating always look the way they do. I've never seen anyone do those mudras in real life, doesn't look comfortable at all
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Re: Meditation Challenge on the Radio

Postby Ben » Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:33 am

Yes, I heard the first one earlier today, and I'll follow up with the second installation tonight.

Those photos are just stock images from a commercial image library. I think anyone involved in meditation in any serious way would have used something different rather than pictures that represent misleading stereotypes. Despite that, it is a great initiative to have on public radio.
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Re: Meditation Challenge on the Radio

Postby appicchato » Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:38 am

Online link?...please... :coffee:
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Re: Meditation Challenge on the Radio

Postby Ben » Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:46 am

appicchato wrote:Online link?...please... :coffee:


Hi Bhante,

The following link will take you to a page with links to both episodes (week one and two) and the meditation tool kit:

http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/pro ... n-toolkit/

For week one and two - click on the 'listen now' or 'download audio' buttons.

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Re: Meditation Challenge on the Radio

Postby appicchato » Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:59 pm

Thank you kindly Ben...
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