Guided Meditation Scripts
One Mind Dharma’s collection of guided meditation scripts is a great way to lead a group, teach someone how to practice, or hold space for meditation. With 50 individual meditations, each guided meditation script is ready to simply be read. Meditations include mindfulness practices, heart practices, techniques for working with anxiety, practices for children, and more.
About the Author
Elizabeth Sockolov is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist who works one-on-one with students at a high school. She also leads meditation and mindfulness-based groups at addiction treatment centers, yoga studios, schools, and the One Mind Dharma Center. She created the collection of guided meditation scripts to help make meditation and mindfulness accessible. Elizabeth looked for a good meditation script for a while, before deciding to craft a collection that would be useful to teachers, leaders, therapists, counselors, and anyone else seeking to offer these practices to those around them.
Free Meditation Scripts
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New Book of Mindfulness Exercises
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Meditation and Mindfulness Scripts
One Mind Dharma’s collection of guided meditation scripts is available in PDF form. There are 50 meditations in the collection, with sections on meditations for children, for anxiety, short meditations, mindfulness practices, heart practices, and more. This collection of guided meditation scripts serves as a guidance and reference for those who wish to lead meditations for a group or individual.
How to Use These Meditation Scripts
These guided meditation scripts were written in response to requests from people who wish to read them at groups or for others. That is, they’re meant to be read aloud. However, you can also read the script for your own practice as well! Each meditation practice contains instructions for starting, periods of pausing, and ending. You are welcome to add in periods of silence how you see fit or adjust to fit the needs of your community.
We’ve created a few here covering some basics of Buddhist meditation, written in a secular format so there is no religion involved. Our hope was that they could be useful to people of all religious and spiritual beliefs. If there’s a script you’d like that is not here, you’re welcome to let us know by emailing us and we will create one, or we can point you in the right direction!
Leading meditation is not just about helping people relax by reading a script. When using one of these, whether it’s a loving kindness meditation script or a concentration practice, we need to bring a little bit of ourselves to the table. Use your own experience and what you’ve found helpful in practice.
You can also bring awareness to your students. If they’re new to meditation, you may want to stick with the simpler practices and go with a basic meditation script rather than an advanced one. If they’re young and fidgety, keep it short. Bringing mindfulness to your students and their experience can help you offer a meditation that is useful and helpful.
These scripts are relatively dry. They aren’t exactly how I guide my meditations in groups, but I didn’t want to put my voice into them too much. They have been written pretty bare-bones, so feel free to read them in your own voice. One of the things I like to remember when leading meditations is what works for me. If there’s something you’ve found helpful in your own practice, perhaps others will find it helpful!