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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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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.

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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 (now called Meditation x Attachment), 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) (now called Meditation x Addiction). 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/addiction-treatment.

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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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