Welcome to the Meditation x Attachment with George Haas Podcast (formerly The Meaningful Life Podcast). Each episode will explore the connections between ancient Buddhist meditation techniques and modern psychological attachment theory. We hope you enjoy it! 

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Metta Practice

Captured live on retreat, George breaks down what metta (loving-kindness) meditation practice is, how to do it, and why it’s valuable. Along the way we find out about the differences between “wet” and “dry” practice, and how the Theravada approach to metta differs from the Tibetan.

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Developing Automatic Compassion

Relationships are about balance - but it’s not always equal. When a partner cannot properly mentalize to self-regulate, responding with compassion and attending to their needs in the moment can be mutually beneficial. George breaks down the how and why in this excerpt from his Meditation x Attachment for Relationships daylong “Coupling for Couples.”

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Mentalizing

The ability to mentalize - being aware of your own mind state as well as that of another person - is one of the key components in being able to make meaningful connections and maintain healthy relationships. It also has deep spiritual underpinnings in Buddhism. George breaks down how this works and what it means.

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Coupling for Single People

Captured live in Los Angeles as a part of Mettagroup’s brand new Meditation x Attachment for Relationships series, this is an excerpt from a daylong exploring how and why attachment style affects our primary relationships. This daylong specifically focuses on how single people of all orientations can navigate their own existing style to find a primary relationship that is satisfying and healthy.

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Early Childhood Attachment and the Buddhist Path

George draws connections between the psychological attachment style established during early childhood and the components that make up the traditional Buddhist path.

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Understanding Attachment Conditioning

Finding true happiness can often seem insurmountable. The reason, in large part, is the attachment conditioning that happens during early life. George breaks down why this is the case, and how real change is possible.

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The Ideal Parent Figure Protocol Part Two

George delves deeper into The Ideal Parent Figure (IPF) protocol with a discussion about the five stages of developing secure relationships followed by a guided meditation that offers a hands-on way to explore the concept further. Developed by Daniel P. Brown, the IPF protocol is one of the cornerstones of Mettagroup’s current teachings and this is a great way to get a taste of how it works.

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The Ideal Parent Figure Protocol

Captured on retreat, George Haas discusses the Ideal Parent Figure (IPF) Protocol. Through a guided meditation, this technique, developed by Daniel P. Brown, allows you to imagine the ideal parent to help repair attachment disturbances. Please note this is not a competition or correction for your actual parents, it’s an attempt to create a pristine imagined experience.

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