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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 |2019-03-13T12:54:54-07:00March 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 |2019-02-28T07:50:22-07:00February 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 |2019-02-13T10:30:46-07:00February 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 |2018-12-11T08:16:16-07:00December 10th, 2018|Weekly Meditations|0 Comments

Gratitude Meditation

This meditation is a guided meditation on gratitude. Although this is not a traditional practice, it is useful. Using the tool of meditation, we can cultivate a mind and heart that are inclined toward appreciation of ourselves and those around us. For more meditations on living with gratitude, you can check out our Living with [...]

By |2018-11-27T15:08:39-07:00November 27th, 2018|Weekly Meditations|0 Comments

Metta for the Body

Today's meditation is a practice in metta, or loving-kindness for the body. We often practice with metta for ourselves or for other people, but we can break it down to specifically cultivate this quality toward our bodies specifically. This can help us change the relationship we have with the body, training the mind and heart [...]

By |2018-11-06T19:47:03-07:00November 6th, 2018|Weekly Meditations|0 Comments

Breath and Body Mindfulness

This is a guided meditation in which we investigate the breath and other experiences in the body. Remember to practice observation. The practice is to cultivate awareness and clarity. There's nothing to change or fix. Simply observe your experience from moment to moment. This podcast is supported by the generosity of the community, and we [...]

By |2018-12-11T08:16:06-07:00September 13th, 2018|Weekly Meditations|0 Comments

Guided Meditation – Mindfulness of the Sense-Doors

This guided meditation is a mindfulness practice in which we will simply observe what is arising and passing at the six sense-doors. We are about 1/4 of the way to reaching our goal to support this podcast. Please consider supporting the podcast by pledging a few dollars a month. Right now, I am personally paying [...]

By |2018-08-28T20:32:58-07:00August 28th, 2018|Weekly Meditations|0 Comments

Calming the Body Meditation – Kindness and Compassion

This is a guided meditation to help calm the body. It incorporates both mindfulness and heart practices. This practice is from my new book Practicing Mindfulness - 75 Essential Meditations to Reduce Stress, Improve Mental Health, and Find Peace in the Everyday. It's just one of several practices to help us change the response and [...]

By |2018-08-10T10:03:11-07:00August 10th, 2018|Weekly Meditations|0 Comments

Guided Tonglen Meditation

Today's meditation comes from the Tibetan tradition and is a tonglen practice. Tonglen means "to give and receive," and this practice uses the breath to help cultivate loving-kindness and compassion. You can learn more about tonglen and other types of meditation in our recent post 17 Types of Meditation. ***I have a new book recently [...]

By |2018-07-31T16:06:03-07:00July 29th, 2018|Weekly Meditations|0 Comments