(Last Updated On: December 11, 2018)

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, and a foundational mindfulness practice. It is the first practice offered in the First Foundation of Mindfulness, and is commonly used as a meditation practice for beginners.

With practice in mindfulness of breathing, we can begin to tune into experience with clarity and insight. We see the impermanent nature of experience, watching the breath come and go. It is just one way to tune into the body mindfully, but an incredibly accessible one.

In addition to formal meditation practice, we can tune into the experience of breathing throughout our days. By bringing our awareness to the sensation of breathing in the body, we can return to the present moment. This anchor of the breath is always with us, and we can return time and time again.

You can learn more about mindfulness of breath at https://oneminddharma.com/mindful-breathing.