Welcome to The Meaningful Life with George Haas Podcast (formerly the Deepening Your Practice 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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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.

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The Mind-Body Connection

George discusses the body-mind and how attachment strategies are connected to our physiological experiences. Recorded live at our new weekly drop-in class on the Mettagroup terrace in Los Angeles.

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Getting Started with The Meaningful Life

Captured during the first class of The Meaningful Life Six-Month Intensive, this brief talk gives an  overview of George Haas's signature teaching. Drawing connections between meditation and Attachment Theory, he explains how these tools can have a profound effect on your life. It's the perfect primer for our upcoming weekly drop-in class that starts April 28th in Los Angeles. 

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Meditation Interventions for Addiction

This special episode of the podcast offers a highly informative introduction to George’s signature course Meditation Interventions for the Addiction Process (MIAP). Drawing on the same attachment-based healing that’s the cornerstone of all of Mettagroup’s teachings, this podcast - and course - are specifically designed to address addiction and addiction-related issues. Interested in the upcoming six month MIAP class? Read more at mettagroup.org/intensives.

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Mind States and Spiritual Development

Recorded on day three of this past Winter Retreat in Central California, George explains how as your practice develops you can learn how to recognize and regulate your mind states, and how that is an essential aspect of spiritual development. 

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Metta-Vipassana Meditation and Psychological Attachment

Welcome to The Meaningful Life with George Haas Podcast (formerly the Deepening Your Practice Podcast). Our new format will explore the connections between ancient Buddhist meditation techniques and modern psychological attachment theory. This first episode was captured on The Meaningful Life Retreat in Central California just over a month ago, and explains the basics of George's hybrid Metta-Vipassana meditation techniques and how they connect to psychological attachment theory. Welcome and enjoy!

Interested in joining our upcoming Spring Retreat in Upstate New York? Read more here.

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Entering Metta Jhana

Marking the end of our journey exploring Mahasi Sayadaw's Manual of Insight, this podcast is from the final Deepening Your Practice class in Echo Park. This dharma talk explores metta jhana, going back to the Pali term “piti” and how it relates to its English translation as “rapture” and how mind-states affect the sense of self. Stay tuned for our new class - and podcast - format which will start with some archival talks from George over the next few weeks while he is away in retreat in Burma.    

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Keeping Your New Year's Resolutions

George takes a break from Mahasi Sayadaw’s Manual of Insight to acknowledge the role of New Year’s resolutions and how they affect practice. Jumping off from there, he gets into Dr. Dan Siegel’s “windows of tolerance” and how to eliminate negative mind states.

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The Ten Fetters

Branching out from the traditional Theravada Buddhist view, George explains how his teacher, Shinzen Young, takes a more distinctly American view of the ten fetters. This continues the Contemplation of Mental Objects section of Mahasi Sayadaw's Manual of Insight.

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