Natural Meditation Podcast



Stephan Wormland, MA in clinical psychology and trained in Gestalt therapy. He has studied and practiced meditation in multiple Buddhist traditions for over 30 years and spent altogether 5 years in meditation retreats. Stephan was a monk in the Tibetan tradition for 11 years and teaches meditation in Buddhist centers in Europe.


  • Loving - Kindness With A Difficult Person

    08/10/2014 Duración: 16min

    It is painful to exclude a person from your heart. In this meditation you are invited to soften that pain and see a difficult person in a different way. It might change the way you relate to that person as well.

  • Awareness recognizing Awareness

    13/07/2014 Duración: 18min

    So who are you? You are not objects out there, you are not feelings, you are not thoughts - you are effortlessly aware of all those, so you are not those. Who or what are you? You have feelings, but you are not those feelings. Who are you? But then people usually make a big mistake. They think that if they rest in the Witness, they are going to see something or feel something - something really neat and special. But you won't see anything. If you see something, that is just another object - another feeling, another thought, another sensation, another image. But those are all objects; those are what you are not.

  • Healing Through Tonglen

    04/07/2014 Duración: 22min

    Tonglen (giving and taking) is a method for connecting with suffering — ours and that which is all around us — everywhere we go. It is a method for overcoming fear of suffering and for dissolving the tightness of our heart. Primarily it is a method for awakening the compassion that is inherent in all of us. We begin to feel love both for ourselves and others and also we begin to take care of ourselves and others. It awakens our compassion and it also introduces us to a far larger view of reality.

  • Celebrating Life By Contemplating Death

    17/06/2014 Duración: 21min

    Making death your friend to awake to your life. Contemplating death is a powerful pointer to what is really important. Celebrate your life by remembering death.

  • Allowing this moment to be what it is

    06/06/2014 Duración: 22min

    Allowing is effortless, but it takes effort to not allow this moment. For this moment is already present, already perfectly what it is. In the vastness of your own heart even resistance is allowed.

  • Meditation On Chenrezig

    16/05/2014 Duración: 14min

    A guided meditation following a traditional Sadhana of the Buddha of Compassion.

  • Meditation And Relationships

    28/04/2014 Duración: 01h29s

    How does your meditation practice benefit your relationships? Stephan Pende explores how the qualities you cultivate in meditation like equanimity, stability and self-kindness support you in your relationships.

  • Smile at Fear

    14/04/2014 Duración: 01h33min

    Former Buddhist monk Stephan Pende explores a liberating way to relate to our fears: not as something to try to get rid of or cast out, but as something we become very intimate with. In doing so we come to find that the journey of knowing fear is in fact the journey of courage. From this wisdom, we learn to embrace the fullness of our experience in life.

  • Letting Go Means Letting Be 2

    25/03/2014 Duración: 55min

    Being in a place in which you can rest and see more clearly, which holds and contains everything arising for you in the present. From here, it is possible to deconstruct, re-contextualize and reframe our original fear-based feelings and reactions, honoring and embracing them without being their victims.

  • Letting Go Means Letting Be

    25/03/2014 Duración: 48min

    My assumption is that, at this moment, you can open the door to peace without becoming someone else or being in another place. Just by looking inside, at what is and embracing it with a loving heart. Right now you could step into this place. This place is so close to you that you oversee it. There is stillness and peace in the background of the wanting, dissatisfied mind. There is underlying peace and stillness, beyond these words, in this room, wherever you are dear reader, right now! Could you allow yourself, just for a moment to find that place of rest?

  • Transforming Anger 2

    24/03/2014 Duración: 02h36min

    We can suppress anger and aggression or act it out, either way making things worse for ourselves and others. Or we can practice patience: wait, experience the anger and investigate its nature.

  • Transforming Anger

    24/03/2014 Duración: 01h46min

    What you need to do is to neither reject nor indulge in your own emotional energy, but instead come to know it. Then you can transmute the energy of emotions into wisdom. You could gain the capacity to slow down, feel the energy in our body, drop the story line and let it pass trough your body and mind. Stephan Pende shares tools to transform anger into healthy, compassionate aggression. In that way your anger can become a contribution to inner and outer peace.

  • Two Levels Of Mind

    24/03/2014 Duración: 49min

    Stephan Pende explores in this teaching the two basic levels of mind: the unconditioned and conditioned level. When we rest in unconditioned awareness, our dualistic fixations and with that our stressful thoughts are completely inactive. There’s no attachment or aversion to anything that arises within our field of awareness and no attempt to prolong or escape what is happening. We discover a place of peace and wholeness which is always available to us. Conditioned mind, on the other hand, is characterized by the presence of dualistic fixations – our likes and dislikes. Any sense of lack, judgment and dissatisfaction is a function of the conditioned mind.

  • Resting In The Breath

    14/03/2014 Duración: 11min

    The breath can be the resting point you return to during daily life. Stephan Pende guides a gentle breathing meditation which helps you to find a peaceful place in the midst of your experience.

  • Just Being Yourself

    04/03/2014 Duración: 11min

    Could you allow yourself to find a place of rest in the middle of your experience? Just being yourself is all what is needed to be content. Stephan Pende guides you in this short Meditation to a place of peace in the midst of a busy day.

  • May I be happy

    04/12/2013 Duración: 23min

    In this meditation you are invited to connect with the warmth of a friendship and from there your are gently guided to a place of radical self-acceptance. From resting in the open heart sharing your love happens naturally and without effort.

  • Pause, Relax And Open - 5 Minutes of just being

    25/10/2013 Duración: 05min

    A guided meditation into the present moment for to be used in a busy life. Take a rest of 5 minutes and do nothing. Connect with the natural peace in your own heart.

  • Compassionate Breathing

    25/09/2013 Duración: 18min

    Gentle Breathing Meditation, helping you to connect with the natural peace of this moment. Allow yourself to find a place of rest by breathing in kindness towards yourself.

  • Being with emotional or physical discomfort

    11/06/2013 Duración: 20min

    In this Meditation you are invited to approach an area of emotional or physical discomfort and hold it softly. Trusting the healing and transformative power of mindful acceptance. A meditation for difficult moments!

  • Self-Inquiry

    16/05/2013 Duración: 12min

    When we practice mindfulness meditation, many things arise in awareness. We typically turn our attention to each thing in turn - different thoughts, feelings, body sensations, states of mind. We often don’t turn our attention to that which is doing the observing, that which seems to be doing the thinking, that which is aware. This is what you are invited to do in this meditation - to actually seek, in a very practical way, who it is that is doing the seeking, who it is that is practicing. Of course, you say, I am seeking, I am practicing. But who is this I? Can you show it to me? When we turn to look for it, what do we find?

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