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Listening Meditation

This week's meditation is on mindfulness of hearing. This is a sense-door on which we don't often focus specifically. However, we can use the sense-door of hearing to tune into the impermanent nature of experience, as well as the way the mind responds to and interacts with the stimulus that arises. Read more about listening [...]

By |2019-07-22T10:30:40-08:00July 22nd, 2019|Weekly Meditations|0 Comments

Guided Meditation – Mental Responses and Reactions

Today's meditation is a bit of a different practice. We will be observing our experience in an open awareness practice as we often do. However, we are adding in a piece that is often left out: recognizing mental responses. We will observe this through the lens of leaning. That is, are we leaning toward or [...]

By |2019-07-04T10:20:36-08:00July 4th, 2019|Weekly Meditations|0 Comments

Body Scan Meditation

Today's meditation is a guided body scan practice. We move through the body, observing each part with mindfulness. This is a practice in the First Foundation of Mindfulness, Mindfulness of the Body. To start, we'll cultivate the intention of metta, or loving-kindness, toward the body. This helps us set the foundation of gentleness as we [...]

By |2019-06-17T09:49:14-08:00June 17th, 2019|Weekly Meditations|0 Comments

Guided Gratitude Meditation

Today's meditation is a guided gratitude meditation. Although this is not a traditional Buddhist practice, gratitude is a quality that can support our wellbeing deeply. We will use the same format we often use when working with the brahma-viharas, repeating phrases to cultivate the intention. If there's a topic or meditation you'd like to see [...]

By |2019-05-08T07:09:57-08:00May 8th, 2019|Weekly Meditations|0 Comments

Metta (Loving-kindness)

Today's meditation is a metta meditation. Metta is the first of the brahma-viharas, or heart practices. Often translated as loving-kindness, metta is a quality of the heart in which we care for the wellbeing of ourselves and others. Metta is a practice, and it takes effort and time to cultivate this quality of the heart. [...]

By |2019-04-26T09:00:43-08:00April 26th, 2019|Weekly Meditations|0 Comments

Self-Forgiveness Meditation

This is a guided meditation on self forgiveness. Although not a traditional Buddhist heart practice, forgiveness is an important quality to cultivate. With forgiveness, we can free up space in our hearts for more responsiveness and less reactivity. We can live without self-resentment, and see more clearly. For more thoughts and support with your forgiveness [...]

By |2019-04-19T13:44:12-08:00April 19th, 2019|Weekly Meditations|0 Comments

Mindfulness of Emotions Guided Meditation

Today's meditation is a practice in mindfulness of emotions. We will begin with a few minutes of breath meditation before moving into a more open awareness. Observing the mind and body, we will watch emotions arise and pass. This is a practice to help us see our emotions with more clarity and insight. In this [...]

By |2019-03-13T12:54:54-08:00March 13th, 2019|Weekly Meditations|0 Comments

Mindfulness of Body Guided Meditation

This episode of our Weekly Guided Meditation podcast is a practice in mindfulness of the body. Rooted in the First Foundation of Mindfulness, this is a practice that helps us build awareness, understanding, and clarity of the body as we see it in the present moment. The period of meditation begins with a few minutes [...]

By |2019-02-28T07:50:22-08:00February 28th, 2019|Weekly Meditations|0 Comments

Mindfulness of Thoughts

This is a guided meditation on mindfulness of thoughts and the mind. We will practice observing the thinking mind as thoughts arise and pass. This guided meditation begins with a few minutes of breath practice in order to cultivate a concentrated and collected mind. We then move into a mindfulness of the mind practice in [...]

By |2019-02-13T10:30:46-08:00February 13th, 2019|Weekly Meditations|0 Comments

Mindfulness of the Breath

This is a guided meditation on mindfulness of the breath. We will start with a few minutes of concentration practice, using the breath as the object of awareness. We then will open the awareness to include mindfulness of breath in other parts of the body. Mindful breathing is an important part of the Buddhist path, [...]

By |2018-12-11T08:16:16-08:00December 10th, 2018|Weekly Meditations|0 Comments