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A Quiet Mind

Robert Jackson

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The Buddha Never Charged $29.95

28:14 | Jul 17th, 2018

There are no steps to enlightenment or nirvana and no one can take you there.
No One Gets Out of Here Enlightened

29:24 | Mar 10th, 2018

In this podcast I take a look at the big questions yet again. Who am I? What am I? Can I become enlightened? Will I ever be happy, whole and complete? How do I get rind of discontent, desire and confusion. It's easy really, just lose yourself. Get co...Show More
Wow! This spiritual stuff is really great but...

45:24 | May 22nd, 2017

In this episode of A Quiet Mind I will be smashing some paradigms of spirituality, enlightenment and do-goodery. Get cool stuff and get involved in the production costs for the book and the guided meditations. https://www.patreon.com/aquietmind
Just Be. Just be yourself.

18:40 | Jul 22nd, 2016

There's no "doing" necessary to be YOU.
A guided meditation.

27:54 | Mar 17th, 2015

A guided meditation using the sounds of nature to calm the mind  
Failure, the Other F Word

15:14 | Feb 12th, 2015

Life is difficult. There is pain and suffering and at times there is a deep misery or depression beyond our control. Sometimes we fail and sometimes the world just kicks our ass. It's ok to fail, forget, blow it, lose it and fall. To move forward we ...Show More
Everythings gonna be ok

24:56 | Jul 15th, 2014

Reminders on the path Don't worry so much. Just relax. You're only doing the best you can. Fully embrace every aspect of who you are right now. Rest in being here right now. Decided to feel good. Don't try so hard. Just stop Just sit Just be yourself...Show More
So you want a quiet mind eh?

20:03 | Jun 13th, 2014

Once upon a time there was a thought, and the thought was, "a quiet mind is all you need." A quiet mind is all anyone needs to feel happy, peaceful, whole and complete. If your mind just stops and becomes still, what remains? It’s simple really and a...Show More
Lizard Brain is Behind the Wheel

09:31 | Jul 6th, 2013

Do you have lizard brain behind the wheel? Scared? Fearful? Angry? Defensive? This podcast addresses our survival instinct we may have while driving and how we can evolve beyond a scared reptile into a calm, kind and compassionate traveler. Know the ...Show More
The Highway 101 Blues

22:21 | Jun 8th, 2013

It's Monday morning and your late again. Your stuck in bumper to bumper traffic and losing it. That jerk in the convertible just cut you off and that crazy person behind you is ridding your ass. Your trapped behind a Wal-Mart truck that is spewing di...Show More
Heart Mind

12:55 | Feb 11th, 2013

When the attachment to thoughts subsides our mind naturally gets quiet and we begin to experience gaps between thoughts. In these gaps we can hear the soft -spoken voice of the heart. This soft-spoken voice is a compass, that can point us to the dire...Show More
Happiness Now

25:17 | Oct 1st, 2012

In every moment there is the opportunity to see that your true nature is happiness. There is no need to seek for what is already yours. The treasure is within you. Spend quiet time alone contemplating nothingness See that you are perfect in this mome...Show More
How to Wake Up

08:42 | Jul 26th, 2012

Everyone wants a clear and concise "how to wake up" method, this is impossible without the willingness of the participant to jump in and take the necessary risks to give up their old ways of thinking and seeing.   The Podcast is at the bottom of the ...Show More
Returning to Intimacy

24:49 | Dec 9th, 2011

    Return to the one that is not touched by the circumstances of the world. The one that lives in this world but not of this world. Drop the meditator, drop the form and just sit without any rigid model. There is no reconnection or creation of an ex...Show More
Barking Dog Mind

16:52 | Sep 7th, 2011

Do you have a barking dog mind that wont shut up? Are you trying to distract it with treats, and other bribes? Do you ignore is barks and try to drown them out with other sounds? Do you numb out with television, alcohol, food, games, internets or oth...Show More
Ego schmego!

14:25 | Aug 30th, 2011

The invitation to arrive in this moment is constantly being offered to you. It's up to you to take it.   Breathing in I accept what is so in this moment. Breathing out I accept what is so in this moment. No resistance to what is so. Just being in thi...Show More
Fire your ego and call off the search. You are home and you have arrived.

11:26 | Aug 18th, 2011

  There is nothing to discover There is nothing to remove There is nothing to add There is nothing to see You are fine and there is nothing to fix There is no one to save You are whole and complete The journey is over You are home You have arrived
Learning to breathe.

29:57 | Jul 16th, 2011

*At the bottom of this post is a link to hear the podcast. If you think about it we were never taught to breath, isn’t that strange? We have been living out our whole lives without the basic instructions on how to breathe properly. Isn’t that shockin...Show More
What is your heart's desire? With Mallika Chopra

20:40 | May 29th, 2011

Here are the four questions we asked Mallika Chopra. What would your answers be? 1. What is you heart's desire? 2. What motivates you? 3 How do you stay on track when you feel like giving up? 4. What is the biggest secret to following our heart's des...Show More
Who or what am I?

18:26 | May 15th, 2011

Meditation, Self Awareness, Healing, Spirituality and Peace
Where I become a test subject for following your heart's desire.

42:05 | Dec 2nd, 2010

I'm jumping in and taking you with me! Join me on the journey of following your heart's desire. Let's step into the unknown together and take the leap of faith. In this podcast we talk about: Embracing your own inner teacher/guide and waking up to yo...Show More
Heart's desire or just more mind stuff?

23:32 | Sep 16th, 2010

Are you following your heart's desire? How do you know that it's you heart that is speaking to you? Is it just more mind stuff, or is there something driving you beside your ego and your desires. This podcast features an interview with Jonathan Mead ...Show More
Bow in gratitude

22:19 | Sep 3rd, 2010

The practice of gratitude is honed over time with patience and humility at its’ core. A good way to experience this practice is bowing in gratitude. This doesn’t have to be the physical act of bowing (but that helps); you can just bow in your mind. W...Show More
Success is in the eye of the beholder

20:45 | Jun 15th, 2010

How do we define success? In our society success seems to be measured by what we have done, created, or collected rather than what we have given or shared with our fellow sentient beings. I had always seen success as money, cars, big houses and fame....Show More
Tweet my Facebook status on MySpace

21:21 | Mar 17th, 2010

Are you using social networking to avoid being social. Have you noticed yourself Tweet-ing and Facebook-ing in social situations to avoid talking and interacting with people? I'm constantly observing people in line at the store, at the airport, on a ...Show More
Peace can't be obtained

21:53 | Nov 28th, 2009

How can we obtain that which we already have? Should we drop the goal of obtaining peace as a result of our meditation practice? Can we just sit without wanting something to happen and just be with what is? Having a gaining idea can lead us into a ci...Show More
The true essence of mind

17:51 | Sep 10th, 2009

Don't be fooled by the carrot life is dangling before you. That which you seek is inside of you waiting to be discovered. There is no need to look outside yourself for happiness, love, bliss or completeness; everything that you seek, you already poss...Show More
Are you a spiritual seeker?

16:52 | Aug 2nd, 2009

Are you a spiritual seeker? Do you want to control your own destiny, the universe or just your dog? This podcast may have the answers that you seek Who are you? Where did you come from? Where do you go when you die? Big questions aren't they? Have yo...Show More
What to do with pain, heartache and loss.

11:17 | Jul 9th, 2009

In our daily lives we have so much distraction and stimulation that we barely have the time to feel. What do I mean by feel? Feeling our pain, loss heartache, frustration anger etc. Our society is built up in a way that we don't have the time that we...Show More
What are you willing to give up to feel peace right now?

08:49 | Jun 7th, 2009

In our lives we are attached to many things. We are attached to objects, feelings, emotions, opinions, thoughts and desires. When we are attached we are imprisoned by our own mind's limited perceptions and expectations. When we become detached we ope...Show More
If the birds are doing ok right now, why can't I be ok right now?

0:00 | Jun 1st, 2009

When everything is crazy, nature can help soften the blow. Out in nature, things make sense. It's balanced, harmonious and abundant. When we feel at our wits end, sometimes just a short walk in the woods can clear our heads and help us get back on tr...Show More
How can you best serve Humanity?

15:29 | May 17th, 2009

What the heck are we doing here? What is our true purpose in life? What is our deep driving desire? These questions are the big questions in life right? I myself have been asking them for years and I know that I'm not alone in wanting to know...Show More
A Guided Meditaiton to open the heart to giving

05:09 | May 2nd, 2009

This podcast is a tool for opening the heart through allowing. This is a guided meditation with images I have photographed in Sedona. There are no opening or closing credits in this podcast, so that you may be able to use it without distractions.
Are you getting what you want?

28:12 | Apr 26th, 2009

Try giving to receive. Are you not getting what you want out of life, your relationships and your job? Have you ever tried to give what it is that you want? If you give what it is that you want from life to others, you will receive all that you want ...Show More
Look Mom, I can meditate all the time!

23:53 | Feb 27th, 2009

Meditate always, with these simple steps. Do you have the time or patience to meditate twice a day for two hours? Most of us just don't have that kind of time, energy, or focus. So how the heck will we ever become the perfect person we can be if we c...Show More
Guided Meditation on facing our fears

24:19 | Jan 25th, 2009

In this podcast we do a guided meditation to face and over come our fears.
My gift to you! Two tracks off my CD, Flight of the Hawk

0:00 | Jan 7th, 2009

It's with great pleasure that I announce the re-release of my CD, Flight of the Hawk! This CD was recorded in Sedona, Arizona in 2000 and then re-mastered by an old and dear friend of mine, Kevin Peterson (thanks Kev!). It contains music performed on...Show More
New Year or new moment?

25:13 | Jan 1st, 2009

Learn in this new podcast how to come from the moment by connecting with your inner guidance and make decisions based on new habits we create through awareness and calm.
Merry Christma-Kwanza-Hanukkah!! to you all!

0:00 | Dec 25th, 2008

From all of us here at A Quiet Mind we wish you all a very Merry Christma-Kwanza-Hanukkah- Diwali-Rohatsu, and a very Happy New Year! We love you all and we are very grateful to have you in our lives. Love Robert, Tanya, Arlo, Tooney and Crusita.
Live Meditation

0:00 | Nov 8th, 2008

Live meditaion! Hi All, For those of you who don't know, a few of us have begun meditating together on Saturday mornings at 8:30am PST. We have tried out different broadcasting apps and we are now going to be broadcasting exclusively from Ustr...Show More
SPAIN Builds the first Solar Concentrator Tower in Europe

0:00 | Oct 11th, 2008

Earlier today the BBC World announced a groundbreaking event for all humanity. Solar Power Concentrator Power Station - the first of its kind! Until recently ideas for such solar power stations were considered a mere science fiction and dreaming abou...Show More
Why be Quiet?

29:39 | Oct 6th, 2008

Why sit quietly when the whole world is going crazy! In this episode we take a look at the positive effects of sitting and gaining insight into the "self " benefits not only ourselves but the people we love, and the rest of the planet.
Forgive and Forget

22:12 | Jul 13th, 2008

Let's turn the other check this week! I rhymed, how cleaver. Forgiven and forget and feel free and at peace. Quiet the mind by letting go of the bullsh*t.
Live Meditaiton Update

0:00 | Jun 12th, 2008

LIVE Podcast Saturday @ 8:30 am Pacific!. Join me this Saturday for a live meditation @ 8:30 am Pacific time. This time we will use Yahoo! Live which is a very cool interface and looks like it will be very easy to use. Looking forward to seeing yo...Show More
Stuff is coming up!

19:14 | May 31st, 2008

Accepting what is so can be a very difficult task, especially when all of your board members are involved. Discover a new tool for gaining more peace around acceptance in this new podacast.
Transform Part 2

33:46 | May 23rd, 2008

In this episode we begin to study the Seven Spiritual Steps to a quiet mind. We start with acceptance.
Transform Part 1

39:59 | Mar 17th, 2008

In this episode we begin a series which will delve deeply into transformation and also the exploration of Zen Buddhism. I'm working on a longer post that will follow in about a week. Stay tuned.
Fast and clenase into the New Year!

0:00 | Jan 5th, 2008

Hello All! Not much to report today on the fast and cleanse but a nasty coat on my tongue that feels like a slick and tacky everglades born moss - ewe. And a little athlete?s foot (not on the tongue thankfully but the foot). I've had a few skin ...Show More
Happy New Year

0:00 | Jan 3rd, 2008

Well I see by the old clock on the wall that I have been doing this podcast for two years now. Wow has it really been two years? I can't believe it's been that long! I must say that I'm very happy that all of you out there like what you are hearin...Show More
Embrace with love

28:30 | Dec 30th, 2007

In this episode we are going to relaaaaaaaax and embrace everything with love! Five ways to embrace. What do we mean by embrace? The easiest way to explain embrace is to describe a hug. When we hug someone there is no space between us. Our hearts are...Show More
Receive, embrace, transform

27:03 | Dec 1st, 2007

We clean out our mental closets and receive, embrace and transform our old dusty ways.
It's not my fault that I do drugs and alcohol!

29:04 | Sep 23rd, 2007

We look deeper into why we blame others for our addictions and habits.
Drugs and alchol Part2

19:17 | Jul 29th, 2007

We look at raising our level of awareness and practicing observation.
Why do we use drugs and alcohol to feel good?

17:19 | Jun 27th, 2007

We take a look at why we use substances to feel better.
Breeeeeeeathe

27:13 | May 27th, 2007

Yes again with the breathing. I know that I'm sounding like an old Grandmother spinning out the same stuff over and over again, but hey somebody has to remind you guys right?
Again with the me, mine and I

14:46 | May 18th, 2007

Another round with the ego. Who will win this time!
The noble art of mindful listening.

16:14 | Apr 24th, 2007

How many times have you listened with all of your heart, deeply, silently and without judgement.
what to do with feeling lonely

21:09 | Mar 18th, 2007

We look into being lonely and other fun stuff!
Dogs, breathing and a little bit about me.

30:32 | Feb 4th, 2007

Breathing, dogs and juicy stuff about your host.
Breaking our bad habits is easy?

08:22 | Jan 18th, 2007

We take a look at the habit of visualizing negative scenarios.
Breaking Habits

15:14 | Jan 3rd, 2007

How to really break a habit for good part 1.
Walk the dogs into the New Year

07:13 | Jan 2nd, 2007

New Year’s resolutions really never seem to work do they? Why is that? It’s simple really. We are using the same old mind that created the bad habit to try and break it. That’s insane! When we want to leave behind old habits and create new ones, we c...Show More
Inner Critic

05:24 | Dec 31st, 2006

Let’s face up to the whining inner critic that tells us…”No, I don’t wanna do it and ya can’t make me!” Let’s stick up to our inner bullies and reclaim our lives! Say yes to a life without the nagging mind members of your inner board room dictating h...Show More
Daily Meditations and reflections

03:40 | Dec 28th, 2006

Here is my second daily (supplemental mini podcast) where I talk about how we can share our thoughts and feelings via the blog, e-mail and mp3 formats. I hope you all are having a wonderful holiday. Talk to you soon.
Audio meditation

07:18 | Dec 27th, 2006

I walk my dogs around the block and talk about being mindful regardless of the so called distractions.By paying deep attention to the sounds that are around us and working with accepting them we can quiet our minds and deepen our practice.
Materialism, why?

18:00 | Dec 16th, 2006

Why do we constantly feel the need to have more in our lives? Why do we feel a void that needs to be filled?
Thinking is ok

13:39 | Nov 12th, 2006

Why do we need to meditate? What good does it do us to sit and be quiet?
Servants Of Life

19:11 | Oct 27th, 2006

Silence is necessary in order for us to be able to focus on our true objective in life.
Perfection in all

13:38 | Oct 16th, 2006

There is absolute perfection in each and every moment that we experience.
Tuning into Your Higher Self

14:45 | Oct 9th, 2006

In the heat of the moment can we be clear and quiet?.
Enlightenment now?

16:05 | Sep 24th, 2006

This week we take a look at the conditions surrounding enlightenment.
Breathe and be present

17:40 | Sep 9th, 2006

A focused meditation on being aware and allowing our thoughts to be.
Why, why, why?

17:10 | Aug 6th, 2006

We look at why we are feeling futile.
Being Right

14:35 | Aug 1st, 2006

The quiet mind looks at being right.
The true YOU

16:03 | Jul 20th, 2006

See and feel the true YOU.
The Heart Breath

13:17 | Jun 30th, 2006

We learn to breathe through our hearts.
The Breathless State

13:29 | Jun 18th, 2006

A Quiet Mind Examines the breathless state.
Loosing the Me, Mine and I

15:35 | Jun 4th, 2006

A Quiet Mind looks at loosing the Me, Mine and I.
Death and dying

13:44 | May 17th, 2006

We bring ourselves back into the present moment accepting our own demise right now.
After we are gone, then what?

13:02 | May 7th, 2006

What will happen when we see our own death?
Let the guilt go.

06:51 | Apr 30th, 2006

Let go of guilt that we may be holding over departed loved ones.
Fear of death is simply a fear of the unknown

13:34 | Apr 23rd, 2006

Fear of death is simply the fear of the unknown.
Disconnect from the drama

13:42 | Apr 16th, 2006

Find freedom from the daily life dramas.
Anger4

12:28 | Apr 7th, 2006

We go deeper into anger.
Daily drama

13:34 | Apr 6th, 2006

Do our daily dramas run our life and control how we think and feel?
Is it normal to feel sadness?

09:43 | Mar 31st, 2006

Is it normal to fel sadness when embarking on this path?
Embrace 2

12:47 | Mar 7th, 2006

We take a deeper look at embracing all that is.
Embrace All

12:09 | Mar 5th, 2006

We take a look at embracing all that is.
Change

10:43 | Feb 26th, 2006

Change is part of who we are.
Superego

09:35 | Feb 21st, 2006

We take a look at the superego and it's habits.
Mindfulness

13:37 | Feb 12th, 2006

Mindfulness is covered indepth and the power of breathing.
Love Thy Enemy

11:52 | Feb 5th, 2006

By finding compassion for our enemy we cultivate peace.
Being Gracious

11:08 | Feb 4th, 2006

Being gracious can end suffering.
Here and now

11:02 | Jan 31st, 2006

Realize deeply that the present moment is all we ever have.
Self Honesty 5

13:47 | Jan 29th, 2006

Self Honesty part five recaps and reviews the last four lessons.
The Silent Observer

09:18 | Jan 25th, 2006

The silent observer is discussed in detail.
Self Honesty4

09:58 | Jan 24th, 2006

In part four we look at how we can accept the "small self"
Self Honesty part 3

11:47 | Jan 22nd, 2006

Self honesty part three looks at the obstacle the mind creates.
Self Honesty part 2

12:48 | Jan 16th, 2006

Part two of the self honesty series.
Self Honesty part 1

08:06 | Jan 15th, 2006

A Quiet Mind explores Self Honesty.
Going with the flow

09:57 | Jan 9th, 2006

When we stop resisting life and begin to go with the flow, peace finds it's place in our lives.
Accepting what is so

09:35 | Jan 8th, 2006

A Quiet Mind: Notice when we are not accepting what is so.
Resistance to what is so

07:50 | Jan 8th, 2006

Today we will put our attention on how we are reacting to what is so. Meaning we will put our attention on how we are reacting to lifes little situations and challenges. What day goes by without several major personal attacks and defenses. Why do we ...Show More
A Quiet Mind at face value

07:51 | Jan 2nd, 2006

A Quiet Mind looks at not taking things at face value.
A Quiet Mind

09:02 | Dec 27th, 2005

Acceptance is one of the seven spiritual steps to a quiet mind. We must accept what is so, right now, before we cam make good, lasting change in our lives. It's the beging of a new foundation.