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Meditation

Meditation

Practical advice for meditation at all levels, including
techniques for Buddhist and Zen meditation (Zazen).

 

MEDITATION

The Art of Meditation in Daily Life
Our "everyday life" is really not something separated from our "spiritual life". That's why our inner evolution gains great benefits if we apply the the principles of meditation to everything we do.

Mind, Body, Spirit Benefits of Meditation
Jogyata Dallas explains how the regular practice of meditation will help your life.

What is a Good Meditation?
How do we know when we are meditating well?

Transcendental Meditation
An overview of Transcendental Meditation (TM) and its relationship to the Hindu tradition of meditative practice by Octavian Sarbatoare.

The Philosophy, Psychology & Practice of Concentration and Meditation
A discourse by Swami Krishnananda.

What is the Purpose of Meditation?
Through meditation we can explore the very nature of what we are...

MEDITATION TECHNIQUES

How To Meditate
Gabriel Zappia describes a simple and easy classic meditation technique.

Basic Meditation Techniques
A three part course in basic meditation techniques by Bill Witt.

Chakra Meditation
Matthew Webb explains the Chakra Meditation technique.

Advanced Chakra Meditation
Matthew Webb explains the Advanced Chakra Meditation technique.

Shifting the Coordinator
The "Shifting the Coordinator" meditation technique by Matthew Webb.

BUDDHIST MEDITATION

Guided Meditations
Guided Meditations by Christopher Titmuss. Insight Meditation offers emotional and psychological insights, a depth of awareness, inner peace and a profound and liberating sense of the Here and Now.

Buddhist Meditation
Francis Story outlines the various forms of meditation found in Theravada Buddhism and their role in Buddhist practice.

Beginning Insight Meditation
An essay taken from Beginning Insight Meditation And Other Essays by Dorothy Figen, which offers advice and encouragement to newcomers to meditation.

A Personal Observation
An essay taken from Beginning Insight Meditation And Other Essays by Dorothy Figen, which offers advice and encouragement to newcomers to meditation.

Anapana Sati: Meditation on Breathing
Mahathera Nauyane Ariyadhamma provides an outline of the steps of breath meditation, from first beginnings to the full realization of Nibbana.

Basic Breath Meditation Instructions
Thanissaro Bhikkhu offers basic instruction in the practice of breath meditation.

A Guided Meditation
A guided meditation by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.

Using Meditation to Deal with Pain, Illness & Death
An essay by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.

Buddho
Phra Ajaan Thate Desaransi offers a simple and practical guide to the use of the meditation phrase, buddho, which is used to settle the mind to the point at which discernment can begin to arise.

Emptiness
Thanissaro Bhikkhu explains the role of emptiness in the practice of meditation.

De-perception
As meditators, our task is to learn to ask the right questions -- questions that will help us break through layer after layer of false preconceived notions. This article by Thanissaro Bhikkhu, based on a Dhamma talk, is full of practical advice for meditators of all levels.

The Benefits of Walking Meditation
Sayadaw Silananda provides a concise outline of the practice of walking meditation as it is taught in the contemporary Burmese satipatthana ("noting") tradition.

ZEN MEDITATION (ZAZEN)

The Tao of Breathing
Breathing in zazen by Geoff Dawson.

Zazen and Christianity
A taIk given to a group of Catholics by Koun Yamada, Roshi.

How to Sit Zazen
A guide by Gary Ray re-published from The Ten Directions newsletter for the Zen Center of Los Angeles

Some words about Sesshin for newcomers to Zen practice
Thoughtful advice about sesshin from Robert Aitken, one of the most widely respected Western teachers of Zen Buddhism.

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Guided Meditations
Guided Meditations (Audio CD)
by Bodhipaksa

"Stress relief in a jewel box. This is hands-down the best meditation CD I've come across. It's not tarted up with hokey sound effects and New Age music but is simply the teacher's (very pleasant) voice, guiding you to calm and relaxation. His approach is highly accessible for Westerners and really taught me how to meditate." -- Listener from Del Mar, CA USA

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