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“Abiding in Ease, Here and Now”: An invitation to listen in on Bodhipaksa’s teaching

This is an invitation to download some free MP3s of my teaching.

This week I’m doing a lot of meditation teaching at Aryaloka Buddhist Center in New Hampshire, and I’ve been recording the meditation sessions and uploading them to a Dropbox account.

Most of the recordings are from 30 to 50 minutes long. I’ve been introducing the Mindfulness of Breathing, Development of Lovingkindness, and Walking Meditation practices. The overall theme is a phrase from the Pali canon, “Abiding in Ease, Here and Now,” and the meditations encourage a sense of spacious relaxation into the moment, with the emphasis on acceptance and equanimity.

If you’d like to download these, just post a comment below, and I’ll add you to the dropbox account. The MP3s are free (and for personal use only) and it doesn’t cost anything to join Dropbox.

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A problem I hadn’t anticipated with Dropbox is that I keep subscribing people to the folder and they keep deleting the MP3 files, which means they’re gone for everyone. Replacing them every 30 minutes is getting to be tedious. So here’s the deal. You don’t have to post a comment below — just click on this link! Then right click (Control click on a Mac) and download the files. Check back every day, since I’ll be adding new files as they’re recorded. I don’t think you even have to join Dropbox now.

The meditation are not professionally recorded, and there is some background noise.

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About Bodhipaksa

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Bodhipaksa is a Buddhist practitioner and teacher, a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order, and a published author. He founded Wildmind in 2001. Bodhipaksa has published many guided meditation CDs and guided meditation MP3s.

He teaches at Aryaloka Buddhist Center in Newmarket, New Hampshire. You can follow Bodhipaksa on Twitter, join him on Facebook, or hang out with him on .

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Comments

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Comment from James
Time: August 22, 2011, 4:57 pm

I’d like to download the teachings please.

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Comment from Kelley
Time: August 22, 2011, 4:57 pm

Looking forward to it. Thank you for making these available.

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Comment from Bodhipaksa
Time: August 22, 2011, 4:59 pm

Invitations to Dropbox are on the way…

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Comment from Andrea
Time: August 22, 2011, 5:00 pm

As a fellow Scot, I stumbled upon your work several years ago,listened to several of your guided meditations and love your written text. Bought, read and absorbed Living as a River as soon as it became available here……
I especially enjoy listening to your guided meditations, the Scottish accent makes it more real for me!
With Love and Light
Andrea

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Comment from Pat Weston
Time: August 22, 2011, 5:00 pm

Would love the MP3s! Thanks!

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Comment from George Colombo
Time: August 22, 2011, 5:02 pm

That’d be wonderful. Thanks.

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Comment from Debra Masters
Time: August 22, 2011, 5:03 pm

I would love to be blessed with your teachings!

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Comment from Andrea
Time: August 22, 2011, 5:03 pm

Hi Bodhipaksa,

What a lovely gesture. I would be really grateful to download the teachings, if still available.
With metta,
Andrea.

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Comment from Venkat S
Time: August 22, 2011, 5:03 pm

i am interested in downloading the teachings…

thanks always!!
V

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Comment from Lucy
Time: August 22, 2011, 5:03 pm

yes please
Thank you

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Comment from Bodhipaksa
Time: August 22, 2011, 5:06 pm

Thanks for your lovely comments, Andrea!

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Comment from Deanna
Time: August 22, 2011, 5:06 pm

How kind, I’d love to hear them.

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Comment from Maritza
Time: August 22, 2011, 5:08 pm

Thank you, it’s just what I needed.

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Comment from John Marcell
Time: August 22, 2011, 5:08 pm

Would love to listen to this teachings, Bodhipaksa! Blessings in the One!

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Comment from Callry
Time: August 22, 2011, 5:08 pm

Me too please!

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Comment from Judie K
Time: August 22, 2011, 5:12 pm

Thank you in advance!!!! Namaste!

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Comment from Jodi
Time: August 22, 2011, 5:12 pm

Awesome! I’m already a dropbox member. Lookin’ forward to the MP3s! Thanks a bunch!

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Comment from Tim
Time: August 22, 2011, 5:13 pm

Thank you for this wonderful offering. Looking forward to listening to the teachings.
Many Blessings!!

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Comment from Bodhipaksa
Time: August 22, 2011, 5:16 pm

This is an awesome response, thanks. There may be delays in my adding you to the Dropbox folder, because I have to go eat and teach meditation, and stuff. If you leave a comment here I will add you, though.

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Comment from Mary
Time: August 22, 2011, 5:16 pm

I love listening to your meditations and would really welcome this chance to listening to your teaching. Thanks so much. What a lovely offer.

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Comment from Ben
Time: August 22, 2011, 5:17 pm

Thanks in advance! :)

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Comment from Ailsa
Time: August 22, 2011, 5:17 pm

Thank you so much for your generosity in sharing these.

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Comment from Aurea
Time: August 22, 2011, 5:20 pm

Did you add them to the group folder? I think I saw them but… If not, can I get them? See you tomorrow right?

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Comment from Michael Stacey
Time: August 22, 2011, 5:21 pm

Thank you for this opportunity. I loved Living As A River but the tyranny of distance prevents me attending one of your sessions. This would go some way to overcoming that.

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Comment from Bodhipaksa
Time: August 22, 2011, 5:23 pm

I’d already sent you an invitation to the folder, Aurea, but you haven’t accepted it yet. I’ll still be away tomorrow, but I’ll see you next week. I’m looking forward to it.

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Comment from Christopher
Time: August 22, 2011, 5:25 pm

Lovely idea. Thank you. I would love to enjoy your recordings.

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Comment from Heather
Time: August 22, 2011, 5:35 pm

I’d love to download the MP3s you have made available. I found wildmind.org this summer, just as I’ve been delving more into the world of meditation. Thanks so much for sharing!

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Comment from Dennis Richards
Time: August 22, 2011, 5:36 pm

Yes, please. Dennis Richards

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Comment from Linda
Time: August 22, 2011, 5:39 pm

Would love to have the meditations. Thank you!

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Comment from Ellie
Time: August 22, 2011, 5:40 pm

I’ve been looking to get some new mp3 meditations…this would be perfect. Thank you :o)

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Comment from Varada
Time: August 22, 2011, 5:43 pm

Please count me in!

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Comment from c
Time: August 22, 2011, 5:44 pm

thanks!

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Comment from Karen
Time: August 22, 2011, 5:45 pm

Please add me, too. Thank you for offering.

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Comment from Patricia Hughes
Time: August 22, 2011, 5:50 pm

Thank you for your generosity, I would love to download the mp3s. Sok szeretettel, as they say in Hungary.

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Comment from Bodhipaksa
Time: August 22, 2011, 5:55 pm

I think I’ve heard that expression in the streets of Glasgow when the bars come out ;)

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Comment from Omar Cruz
Time: August 22, 2011, 5:55 pm

Add me please. Thanks

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Comment from STAN
Time: August 22, 2011, 5:55 pm

What a gift. Thanks!

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Comment from Gerry Berard
Time: August 22, 2011, 5:59 pm

Thanks for this offer. I am attracted to Buddhism and want to learn more.

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Comment from Anita
Time: August 22, 2011, 6:06 pm

Please add me. Namaste

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Comment from Tony Cuccia
Time: August 22, 2011, 6:13 pm

count me in please!

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Comment from Sarah L
Time: August 22, 2011, 6:20 pm

I love your recordings–have them all–and would love to have these to increase my selections! Thanks for doing this!

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Comment from Holly Greenfield
Time: August 22, 2011, 6:22 pm

I was just looking at your website yesterday. I found your website through a review on amazon and listened to some samples. I love them! And am planning to purchase a CD soon. I would love hear these as well. : )

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Comment from Mark B
Time: August 22, 2011, 6:22 pm

I have really benifited from your CDs and books already, so would appreciate these. Cheers mark

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Comment from mary salome
Time: August 22, 2011, 6:42 pm

I’m hoping to share them with a friend who wants to learn to meditate, but whose busy schedule keeps him from classes. :)

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Comment from Andrea Fox
Time: August 22, 2011, 6:42 pm

I would love to listen to your teachings. I am always interested in listening to another persons view on life. :) I already have a dropbox acct. This is a wonderful thing to offer to people. Thank you for your generosity in sharing your teachings.

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Comment from Heather
Time: August 22, 2011, 6:46 pm

Thank you. I look forward to hearing these. I appreciate you sharing with us.

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Comment from Megan
Time: August 22, 2011, 6:50 pm

yes please

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Comment from Andrew
Time: August 22, 2011, 6:51 pm

Very generous. Thanks in advance.

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Comment from Eric & Lucia
Time: August 22, 2011, 6:57 pm

I would love to listen to some of your teachings, very much appreciated!

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Comment from Krista
Time: August 22, 2011, 7:05 pm

What a generous offer – thank you!
And just to say, I use the Heart’s Wisdom meditations regularly, and they have traveled with me through the full catastrophe, as JKZ calls it. I truly appreciate falling into them!

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Comment from Leslie
Time: August 22, 2011, 7:08 pm

oh thank you…just what I am looking for

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Comment from Brent
Time: August 22, 2011, 7:08 pm

Hi. Please add me. Thank you!

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Comment from Debbi
Time: August 22, 2011, 7:32 pm

I would love the MP3s of your meditations!

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Comment from Anita
Time: August 22, 2011, 7:41 pm

Count me in, please. Thanks alot

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Comment from Dave Lutkus
Time: August 22, 2011, 7:45 pm

Thanks Bodhi !
why are you no longer on twitter?

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Comment from F
Time: August 22, 2011, 7:57 pm

please, thank you

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Comment from Gayle Joyce
Time: August 22, 2011, 8:26 pm

I would be very interested in hearing these sessions! Thank you for doing this!

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Comment from Heather
Time: August 22, 2011, 8:28 pm

Look forward to hearing these =D Thank you for sharing.

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Comment from Anita
Time: August 22, 2011, 8:38 pm

I am new to meditating. I can’t wait to download these teachings. Thanks so much!!

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Comment from Stacye
Time: August 22, 2011, 8:52 pm

Thank you!

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Comment from Aurea
Time: August 22, 2011, 8:56 pm

I haven’t gotten an invitation, where can I find it?

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Comment from Marama
Time: August 22, 2011, 8:58 pm

Hello Bodhipaksa, I have done the first two Mindworks courses and really appreciate the meditations that are provided with those, and use them frequently. Would love to add some more of your teachings to my collection.
Thankyou.

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Comment from Kelvin
Time: August 22, 2011, 9:04 pm

I would most definitely like access to these guided meditations! Thank you and Namaste.

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Comment from Jon Inglett
Time: August 22, 2011, 9:18 pm

Would love to listen and practice with them. Thanks!

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Comment from Maria T
Time: August 22, 2011, 9:18 pm

What a generous gift! Thank you so for sharing.

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Comment from Bodhipaksa
Time: August 22, 2011, 9:20 pm

I am still technically on Twitter, Dave. I wasn’t finding it very satisfactory, especially once I’d tried Google+, and so I decided to scale back considerably.

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Comment from Bodhipaksa
Time: August 22, 2011, 9:24 pm

If I’ve missed adding you to the dropbox, please do let me know.

Also, and this is very important. PLEASE don’t remove the files from the dropbox. If you do that they’re gone for everyone. I’ve had to restore them several times now (I hadn’t anticipated this problem). Instead please copy the files to another directory on your computer.

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Comment from Bodhipaksa
Time: August 22, 2011, 9:26 pm

I sent you another invitation, Aurea.

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Comment from Ann Lawson
Time: August 23, 2011, 1:00 am

Dear Bodhipaksa, I should love to download some files. I have lost both sets I bought from you and really miss them especially at the moment when really bad things are going on in my family

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Comment from Christian
Time: August 23, 2011, 1:42 am

I’d love to get a copy of the files please.

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Comment from Christian
Time: August 23, 2011, 3:12 am

Woops, sorry, just saw the update.

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Comment from Bodhipaksa
Time: August 23, 2011, 6:47 am

Hi, Ann. I’ve sent you a link to the files you purchased and then lost.

All the best,
Bodhipaksa

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Comment from Olivier
Time: August 31, 2011, 2:21 pm

thank you for sharing this!
a note on Dropbox, by putting files in public folder you can share a public link to this file, so people won’t even need a dropbox account to download it and won’t be able to delete files; by sharing a folder anyone can change or delete the files that are in it, as you noticed…
warm regards, Olivier

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Comment from Bodhipaksa
Time: August 31, 2011, 3:24 pm

Thanks, Oliver. After realizing that this was a problem, I shared the folder via a link. Files don’t have to be in a public folder for you to do that, and any folder can be shared. I think this is a new thing on Dropbox. However, the good thing about this learning experience was that I doubled my available space on Dropbox because of the number of people who signed up. I now have over 10GB!

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