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Mindfulness+ with Thomas McConkie

Thomas McConkie: Mindfulness Teacher

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Mindfulness+ with Thomas McConkie

Mindfulness+ with Thomas McConkie

Thomas McConkie: Mindfulness Teacher

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Mindfulness+ is no ordinary mindfulness. It is a sweeping vision of how mindfulness can help us grow and develop into the fullness of who we are meant to become. From examining the latest research in developmental psychology to plumbing the depths of the world’s wisdom traditions, Thomas McConkie offers a personal tour of body, mind and spirit through bite-size lessons and guided meditation.

Latest Episodes

Episode 18: What Pain Makes Possible

Mindfulness practices teaches us to relate to the discomforts of life in a dramatically new way. Conventionally, all we want to do as biological organisms is to get comfortable and stay comfortable. But when we look closely, we realize that pain is not just something we can learn to tolerate, it is a kind of grace, opening us up to a world beyond suffering.

23 MIN6 d ago
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Episode 18: What Pain Makes Possible

Episode 17: Heat Wave

We’re in the dog days of summer in Salt Lake City. Thomas shares a modern mindfulness parable on a broken air conditioner and working with discomfort. He guides listeners in becoming experts at diagnosing the suffering in their own body-mind. In the end, it is never one’s “own” body-mind. Any suffering we alleviate in “ourselves” is an alleviation of suffering for all beings everywhere in all worlds.

24 MIN1 w ago
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Episode 17: Heat Wave

Episode 16: A Rare Chance

We live in a day and age where high quality teachings are available to anyone who is interested in the path of meditation. And yet, there remains something unique, even “rare” about the opportunity to meet and be inspired by a living master in the flesh. In this episode Thomas invites you to deepen your appreciation of the precious seed that is planted when we have such an encounter. In turn, you can set your intention on being that encounter for someone else on their own path of Transformation.

25 MIN2 w ago
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Episode 16: A Rare Chance

Episode 15: The One Who Knows

In human life, we naturally confront the question again and again, “What do I do now? Where do I go next?” Or more broadly, “what do I do with my life?” Thomas draws from the deep well of Zen in this episode to take on these often bewildering questions. From a Zen perspective, the solution is so simple, we tend to look right past it.

22 MIN3 w ago
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Episode 15: The One Who Knows

Episode 14: No Body, No Mind

These last 12 days, Thomas has been staring a lot at his son and contemplating newborn consciousness. Which is lucky for you! In this episode, Thomas leads an extended guided meditation, inviting you back into primordial, formless presence, aka the experience of a newborn baby. In fact, we all have the capacity to rest in this open field of formless awareness—we simply forget! We hope you’ll enjoy this practice of remembrance.

22 MINJUL 1
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Episode 14: No Body, No Mind

Episode 13: Cosmic Assistance

Do you have a sense of what it means to “listen from the ear of the Heart?” When we do listen from this new place within ourselves, the results can be dramatic. Listen as Thomas recounts a recent encounter with the Imaginal Realm—what Cynthia Bourgeault calls the “realm of cosmic assistance.”

25 MINJUN 24
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Episode 13: Cosmic Assistance

Episode 12: Wisdom Mother

What would it mean to see things as they truly are? Is it even possible to do so? Thomas draws from an ancient Buddhist verse to explore this Mystery in this episode. The Prajnaparamita Sutra describes the “Wisdom Mother” continuing to “instruct her enlightened children about the true nature of What is.” Take a breath, relax the body, open the Heart, and explore this practice of “Perfect Wisdom” with us.

23 MINJUN 17
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Episode 12: Wisdom Mother

Episode 11: The Mindful Review

In a previous episode, Thomas said that “the Dharma is all about second chances.” In this episode, he goes into much greater detail. Namely, he asks how we can learn to bring a greater degree of mindfulness to the most difficult experiences of our lives. For anybody serious about decreasing their own suffering and that of others, this practice is an invaluable tool!

21 MINJUN 10
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Episode 11: The Mindful Review

Episode 10: Duende

“Duende”, a term coined by the Spanish poet, Lorca, describes the power of art to whisk us away into a world of “invisibles.” In this episode, Thomas mixes poetry and Dharma to invite you into a new realm full of magic and mystery. Is “duende” really a thing? Try on this practice and decide for yourself!

25 MINJUN 3
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Episode 10: Duende

Episode 9: Appropriateness

Appropriateness—an admittedly unsexy term, but with very sexy implications! Appropriateness has everything to do with showing up freshly in each moment of life and doing something we’ve never done before because we’ve never encountered precisely this same moment. As our mindfulness practice deepens, we respond to the moment less from our habituated programs of the past and more from a place where we surprise even ourselves.

17 MINMAY 27
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Episode 9: Appropriateness

Latest Episodes

Episode 18: What Pain Makes Possible

Mindfulness practices teaches us to relate to the discomforts of life in a dramatically new way. Conventionally, all we want to do as biological organisms is to get comfortable and stay comfortable. But when we look closely, we realize that pain is not just something we can learn to tolerate, it is a kind of grace, opening us up to a world beyond suffering.

23 MIN6 d ago
Comments
Episode 18: What Pain Makes Possible

Episode 17: Heat Wave

We’re in the dog days of summer in Salt Lake City. Thomas shares a modern mindfulness parable on a broken air conditioner and working with discomfort. He guides listeners in becoming experts at diagnosing the suffering in their own body-mind. In the end, it is never one’s “own” body-mind. Any suffering we alleviate in “ourselves” is an alleviation of suffering for all beings everywhere in all worlds.

24 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Episode 17: Heat Wave

Episode 16: A Rare Chance

We live in a day and age where high quality teachings are available to anyone who is interested in the path of meditation. And yet, there remains something unique, even “rare” about the opportunity to meet and be inspired by a living master in the flesh. In this episode Thomas invites you to deepen your appreciation of the precious seed that is planted when we have such an encounter. In turn, you can set your intention on being that encounter for someone else on their own path of Transformation.

25 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Episode 16: A Rare Chance

Episode 15: The One Who Knows

In human life, we naturally confront the question again and again, “What do I do now? Where do I go next?” Or more broadly, “what do I do with my life?” Thomas draws from the deep well of Zen in this episode to take on these often bewildering questions. From a Zen perspective, the solution is so simple, we tend to look right past it.

22 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Episode 15: The One Who Knows

Episode 14: No Body, No Mind

These last 12 days, Thomas has been staring a lot at his son and contemplating newborn consciousness. Which is lucky for you! In this episode, Thomas leads an extended guided meditation, inviting you back into primordial, formless presence, aka the experience of a newborn baby. In fact, we all have the capacity to rest in this open field of formless awareness—we simply forget! We hope you’ll enjoy this practice of remembrance.

22 MINJUL 1
Comments
Episode 14: No Body, No Mind

Episode 13: Cosmic Assistance

Do you have a sense of what it means to “listen from the ear of the Heart?” When we do listen from this new place within ourselves, the results can be dramatic. Listen as Thomas recounts a recent encounter with the Imaginal Realm—what Cynthia Bourgeault calls the “realm of cosmic assistance.”

25 MINJUN 24
Comments
Episode 13: Cosmic Assistance

Episode 12: Wisdom Mother

What would it mean to see things as they truly are? Is it even possible to do so? Thomas draws from an ancient Buddhist verse to explore this Mystery in this episode. The Prajnaparamita Sutra describes the “Wisdom Mother” continuing to “instruct her enlightened children about the true nature of What is.” Take a breath, relax the body, open the Heart, and explore this practice of “Perfect Wisdom” with us.

23 MINJUN 17
Comments
Episode 12: Wisdom Mother

Episode 11: The Mindful Review

In a previous episode, Thomas said that “the Dharma is all about second chances.” In this episode, he goes into much greater detail. Namely, he asks how we can learn to bring a greater degree of mindfulness to the most difficult experiences of our lives. For anybody serious about decreasing their own suffering and that of others, this practice is an invaluable tool!

21 MINJUN 10
Comments
Episode 11: The Mindful Review

Episode 10: Duende

“Duende”, a term coined by the Spanish poet, Lorca, describes the power of art to whisk us away into a world of “invisibles.” In this episode, Thomas mixes poetry and Dharma to invite you into a new realm full of magic and mystery. Is “duende” really a thing? Try on this practice and decide for yourself!

25 MINJUN 3
Comments
Episode 10: Duende

Episode 9: Appropriateness

Appropriateness—an admittedly unsexy term, but with very sexy implications! Appropriateness has everything to do with showing up freshly in each moment of life and doing something we’ve never done before because we’ve never encountered precisely this same moment. As our mindfulness practice deepens, we respond to the moment less from our habituated programs of the past and more from a place where we surprise even ourselves.

17 MINMAY 27
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Episode 9: Appropriateness
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