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! 

Listen below, or subscribe via RSS (http://mettagroup.squarespace.com/podcast?format=rss), Apple Podcasts or Stitcher.

If you would like to engage in the practice of dāna (generosity), you are invited to help support us by purchasing an item from our shop, where all proceeds go to the Mettagroup Scholarship Fund, or making a direct contribution

 

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.

If you would like to engage in the practice of dāna (generosity), you are invited to help support us by purchasing an item from our shop, where all proceeds go to the Mettagroup Scholarship Fund, or making a direct contribution

Subscribe on iTunes.

Navigating Attachment Style and Primary Relationships

George breaks down the common behaviors associated with each attachment style and how they can affect relationships.

If you would like to engage in the practice of dāna (generosity), you are invited to help support us by purchasing an item from our shop, where all proceeds go to the Mettagroup Scholarship Fund, or making a direct contribution

Subscribe on iTunes.

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.

If you would like to engage in the practice of dāna (generosity), you are invited to help support us by purchasing an item from our shop, where all proceeds go to the Mettagroup Scholarship Fund, or making a direct contribution

Subscribe on iTunes.

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.

If you would like to engage in the practice of dāna (generosity), you are invited to help support us by purchasing an item from our shop, where all proceeds go to the Mettagroup Scholarship Fund, or making a direct contribution

Subscribe on iTunes.

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.

If you would like to engage in the practice of dāna (generosity), you are invited to help support us by purchasing an item from our shop, where all proceeds go to the Mettagroup Scholarship Fund, or making a direct contribution

Subscribe on iTunes.

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.

If you would like to engage in the practice of dāna (generosity), you are invited to help support us by purchasing an item from our shop, where all proceeds go to the Mettagroup Scholarship Fund, or making a direct contribution

Subscribe on iTunes.

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.

If you would like to engage in the practice of dāna (generosity), you are invited to help support us by purchasing an item from our shop, where all proceeds go to the Mettagroup Scholarship Fund, or making a direct contribution

Subscribe on iTunes.

Exploration! Meditation x Entrepreneurship

George is joined by long-time entrepreneur and meditation student Ben Smith for an in-depth discussion about the connections between meditation and finding meaning in work. In this insightful episode, George and Ben touch on having a supportive community, what healthy attachment looks like, and how it all connects back to being an entrepreneur.

If you would like to engage in the practice of dāna (generosity), you are invited to help support us by purchasing an item from our shop, where all proceeds go to the Mettagroup Scholarship Fund, or making a direct contribution

Subscribe on iTunes.

Attachment and Enlightenment

When most teachers discuss "attachment" in relation to meditation, they're talking about the Buddhist sense of the word. However, there's also many links between psychological attachment and meditation practice. George goes a step further and discusses how this all relates back to the classical non-goal of enlightenment (or liberation) through meditation.

If you would like to engage in the practice of dāna (generosity), you are invited to help support us by purchasing an item from our shop, where all proceeds go to the Mettagroup Scholarship Fund, or making a direct contribution

Subscribe on iTunes.