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Mindfulness+ with Thomas McConkie

Jul 31, 2019

You may have noticed that in meditation, as in life, sometimes it’s helpful to exert effort, and other times, effort just gets in the way. We need to let go, ease up.

In this episode, Thomas guides a longer meditation, pointing out the moments when it might be most helpful to “bear down and ease up.”

Jul 24, 2019

Father Thomas Keating (1923–2018) was a uniquely gifted human being and great Soul.

In this episode, Thomas McConkie reflects on Father Thomas’s legacy, as well as invites listeners into a direct experience of the Silence that in Keating’s words, is “God’s first language.”

Jul 17, 2019

In this conversation, Thomas talks to his longtime dharma friend, Vicki Kennedy-Overfelt, about finding a home on the spiritual path, effort and effortlessness, and ultimately, the supreme wholeness and holiness that each one of us is.

Learn more about Vicki and her community at:

Jul 10, 2019

You’ve heard about the practice of alchemy—transmuting base metals into gold. This serves as a beautiful metaphor for how we can relate to challenging experience in our day to day life.

We can become an alembic—the alchemical vessel—that can withstand enough heat and pressure to transform our most challenging...

Jul 3, 2019

When it comes right down to it, we practice paying attention here at Mindfulness+ because we suffer. All human beings are born into suffering. The Good News is that the Wisdom traditions offer us insight and support into walking out of suffering together.

Listen in for some practical advice on how to “empty out...