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Guided Meditations

Summary: These are guided meditations that cover a variety of Buddhist topics including mindfulness, compassion, concentration, and more.

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 Working with Thoughts | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 21:13

In today’s podcast episode, we’re talking about the wandering mind. Sometimes called “monkey mind,” this state of an active mind can seem difficult. An active mind is something all meditators face at times, especially when new to practice. It can be a major hindrance, preventing us from continuing or even starting. We’ll start by covering […]

 Listening Meditation | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 17:42

This week’s meditation is on mindfulness of hearing. This is a sense-door on which we don’t often focus specifically. However, we can use the sense-door of hearing to tune into the impermanent nature of experience, as well as the way the mind responds to and interacts with the stimulus that arises. Read more about listening […]

 Guided Meditation – Mental Responses and Reactions | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 25:20

Today’s meditation is a bit of a different practice. We will be observing our experience in an open awareness practice as we often do. However, we are adding in a piece that is often left out: recognizing mental responses. We will observe this through the lens of leaning. That is, are we leaning toward or […]

 Body Scan Meditation | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 18:56

Today’s meditation is a guided body scan practice. We move through the body, observing each part with mindfulness. This is a practice in the First Foundation of Mindfulness, Mindfulness of the Body. To start, we’ll cultivate the intention of metta, or loving-kindness, toward the body. This helps us set the foundation of gentleness as we […]

 Guided Gratitude Meditation | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 13:37

Today’s meditation is a guided gratitude meditation. Although this is not a traditional Buddhist practice, gratitude is a quality that can support our wellbeing deeply. We will use the same format we often use when working with the brahma-viharas, repeating phrases to cultivate the intention. If there’s a topic or meditation you’d like to see […]

 Metta (Loving-kindness) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:31

Today’s meditation is a metta meditation. Metta is the first of the brahma-viharas, or heart practices. Often translated as loving-kindness, metta is a quality of the heart in which we care for the wellbeing of ourselves and others. Metta is a practice, and it takes effort and time to cultivate this quality of the heart. […]

 Self-Forgiveness Meditation | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:32

This is a guided meditation on self forgiveness. Although not a traditional Buddhist heart practice, forgiveness is an important quality to cultivate. With forgiveness, we can free up space in our hearts for more responsiveness and less reactivity. We can live without self-resentment, and see more clearly. For more thoughts and support with your forgiveness […]

 Mindfulness of Emotions Guided Meditation | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:45

Today’s meditation is a practice in mindfulness of emotions. We will begin with a few minutes of breath meditation before moving into a more open awareness. Observing the mind and body, we will watch emotions arise and pass. This is a practice to help us see our emotions with more clarity and insight. In this […]

 Mindfulness of Body Guided Meditation | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:04

This episode of our Weekly Guided Meditation podcast is a practice in mindfulness of the body. Rooted in the First Foundation of Mindfulness, this is a practice that helps us build awareness, understanding, and clarity of the body as we see it in the present moment. The period of meditation begins with a few minutes […]

 Mindfulness of Thoughts | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 20:03

This is a guided meditation on mindfulness of thoughts and the mind. We will practice observing the thinking mind as thoughts arise and pass. This guided meditation begins with a few minutes of breath practice in order to cultivate a concentrated and collected mind. We then move into a mindfulness of the mind practice in […]

 Heart Practices for Self | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 14:50

Today we are working with the four brahma-viharas of metta, compassion, mudita, and equanimity. We’ll be working with ourselves, cultivating these qualities toward ourselves and our experience. Visit http://www.OneMindDharma.com/daily for more guided meditations!

 Body Scan Meditation | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 15:57

This is a guided body scan meditation for those who are relatively new to meditation practice. We go through the body slowly, simply tuning into what is present in each part of the body. Visit www.OneMindDharma.com/daily for more meditations.

 Gentle Awareness | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 13:43

Today we are sitting in an open awareness practice, bringing special attention to our intentions of kindness and gentleness.

 The Four Elements | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 25:27

Today we’re investigating a practice in the First Foundation of Mindfulness, mindfulness of the body. This is a practice of tuning into the four elements in the body, and offers a different way to see the body in our practice.

 Gratitude Meditation | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 7:37

Today, Elizabeth leads us in a guided meditation investigating gratitude in our lives.

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