There are many types of meditation practice from many types of contemplative traditions. Some are rooted in the Buddhist contemplative tradition (Theravada or Mahayana) and others from traditions like Kabbalah in Judaism, and centering prayer originating in Christianity. There are many other contemplative practices, but it is those that stem from Buddhism that have been secularized and adapted into the Western medical model for a variety of clinical conditions and are simple enough for anyone who knows how to breathe.
For those interested in some simple guided meditations, try Sharon Salzberg‘s wonderful meditations HERE and a sample of the Metta Meditation HERE.
HERE is a guided anapanasati meditation (concentrative breath meditation) from Lisa Dale Miller
A simple breath meditation video with Michelle Gauthier HERE
Anapanasati with Gil Fronsdal available for playing and download HERE
UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center also has a few good links for guided meditation [Link]
UCSD‘s guided meditations straight from an MBSR course [Link]
21 Different Meditation practices from WithinInsight.com and SoundsTrue [Link]
More Insight meditation (which comes from the Theravada tradition) instruction from Ven. Pannyavaro HERE
I will be sure to post more links to guided meditations soon. Until then, if you have any questions or comments, let me know and I’ll do my best to answer you.
- Anapanasati Meditation (endofthegame.net)
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