Buddhist Guided Meditations
Summary: We will add a new episode every week with a guided meditation covering Buddhist practices. We cover the Foundations of Mindfulness, the heart practices, concentration, walking meditation, and more. To make a donation in support of this podcast, visit www.TheEasierSofterWay.com/Sits
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Today we’re practicing mudita meditation, or appreciative joy practice. This is the cultivation of an open heart toward joy in our lives and the lives of others.
Today we’re doing a mindfulness meditation using a noting practice.
Today we practice with the second of the Buddhist heart practices, compassion. Compassion is the practice of bringing a kind presence to suffering in the world.
Today we are doing a walking meditation working with the First Foundation of Mindfulness, mindfulness of the body. This is an important practice that can help us look at the body through a different lens, allowing us to bring mindfulness to the body while its moving rather than sitting.
Today we’re going to work with the body, looking at the feeling tone of experience in the body. Rather than focusing on one point as we may do in a body scan, we’ll keep the awareness open to include any sensations arising in any part of the body, noting if [...]
Today we’re doing a practice with the Third Foundation of Mindfulness, bringing awareness to the mental states. We will look at the mind’s response to experience we are having.
Today we’re going to get up and do a walking meditation. We’ll practice with some open awareness while walking, bringing mindfulness to everything occurring in our experience. I recommend finding a place to walk where you have 10-20 feet to walk back and forth, although you may do what works [...]
Today we’re going to practice with impermanence, one of the three marks of existence that the Buddha taught. Rather than just noticing the arising of experience, we’re going to focus on the changing and passing nature.
Today we work with a practice in the First Foundation of Mindfulness, mindfulness of body. This meditation is traditionally called the cemetery contemplations and is colloquially referred to as a death meditation. This is a practice in recognizing the reality of the body: that is is subject to impermanence.