Entries tagged with “Meditation”

A Nature Meditation for Finding Stillness

Navigate these uncertain and unsettling times with this open-eyed, open-senses meditation to ground, center, and enliven you reconnecting with the natural world.

A Practice to Heal Prejudice

How loving-kindness meditation taps the roots of empathy

A Simple Path to Peace Meditation

Download the audio file now! Create a space around you: Sit on a meditation cushion or in a comfy chair, light a candle, or just turn off your cell phone. If you can't “set the …

A Sound Bath: Ways to Use Sound and Music to Promote Wellbeing

“Sound and music can quickly alter your mood, affecting your subconscious mind. Listening to music is a relatively inexpensive, easily accessible solution to elevate your awareness and your emotional states.”

A Sound Sleep

Guided Meditations with Relaxing Music & Nature Sounds By Dudley and Dean Evenson Husband-and-wife team Dean and Dudley Evenson address the needs of two types of stressed-out ins…

A Worcester Ladymass

Trio Mediaeval: Anna Maria Friman, Linn Andrea Fuglseth, Torunn Ostrem Ossum, Voices This trio of perfectly calibrated women’s voices from Oslo sings a reconstruction of a thirtee…

Accidental Meditation: You're Already Doing it

Most people think they are bad at meditating. Can’t sit still and turn your thoughts off for at least 20 minutes? You’re not bad at meditating, you’re just a human with a brain.Act…

Aligning Yourself With Self

Begin to establish certainty and trust within yourself with this grounding guided meditation.

Alignment in Lotus Posture (Video)

Integrate the wisdom of the yoga sutras in your evolution to full padmasana, the lotus pose.

All Kinds of Attachments

We had a small group in our local sangha for our discussion last time, but a larger one when it was time for meditation, with a light and dry snow drifting down outside, which is w…

American Veda

From Emerson and the Beatles to Yoga and Meditation: How Indian Spirituality Changed the WestBy Philip Goldberg“You don’t get tired of love, you don’t get tired of joy, you don’t g…

An Invitation: Practicing Wonder

Opening the Hand of Thought: Reflections on Wonder

Angry Meditators

We had 17 people for for our weekly local meditation group this week, including some faces we haven’t seen for a while! We read the last section of the chapter “Lovingkindness” i…

Appointment with the Wolf

Rediscovering an ancient hour alone, at night, with GodFor a full decade, starting in 1998, I woke for an hour or two every night around two o’clock in the morning. By 4 a.m. I cou…

Are Rainbows "Real"?

I left off last week’s post quoting Joseph Goldstein, where he says that some people think the recognition of suffering makes for pessimism. Then he says: “Actually, it is quite th…

Audio Meditation for Connecting to the Heart

The heart holds our love, connection, joy, and forgiveness. It can also hold grief and anxiety. Sometimes what the heart feels is very different from what the mind thinks it wants.…

Audio Meditation: A Pleasure Practice

A guided meditation for tasting a little sweetness.

Audio Meditation: Relax into Your Breath

This meditation is ideal if you need a pause from your day to slow down and calm down, and you may wish to put it on as you are lying in bed at night preparing to sleep.

Be Here Now: How to Find Peace in This Moment

Since I’ve been practicing and teaching One-Moment Meditation, I pepper my day with lots of moments of re-centering and checking in with myself, clearing my mind of whatever I’ve p…

Bead by Bead

A spiritual journey nourished by constant self-reflection and meditation mala beads.