Meditation

Whether you're curious about beginning a meditation practice, a seasoned practicitioner looking to go deeper, or somewhere in between, this collection of books will help you get the most out of your journey on and off the cushion.

Meditation

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Author Videos

Susan Piver on the benefits of meditation practice

Meditation expert and New York Times best-selling author Susan Piver has taught thousands of people how to begin and sustain a meditation practice amid the distractions and busyness of modern life.

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Featured Excerpt

Developing Equanimity

Stages of Meditation
An excerpt from Stages of Meditation

Compassion is one of the major causes for realizing the state of omniscience. It is important at the beginning of the practice, during the practice, and even after realizing the results of our spiritual endeavor. Now the question is: How should we meditate on it?

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Author Events

Weekly Guided Meditation and Teaching | Free Live Stream with Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche

12/14/2020 - 12/31/2021

Wednesdays, 2021 | 7:00 p.m. PST | Online

Cancer and Care Givers: A Meditation Retreat for Persons Touched By Cancer

10/30/2021 - 10/31/2021

October 30 - October 31, 2021 | Online

Aspirations for Degenerate Times: Mahayana Practice in Light of Current Events

11/20/2021 - 11/21/2021

November 20–November 21, 2021 | 5:30 a.m. PDT | Online

Articles

The Art Of Listening: Chanting and Meditation

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Practices of Direct Pointing

Spreading Out the Vision An Excerpt from Hidden Zen Gazing at Distant Mountains The first practice we will examine is a bodily method of direct pointing. Specifically, it uses the eyes and ...

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The Power of Meditation beyond Mindfulness

Meditation and Yoga An excerpt from The Genius of Yoga Yogis know what studies are showing: meditation is a remarkable tool for bringing mental health and physical well-being and healing. They ...

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Free Guided Audio Meditation from Ralph De La Rosa

Creating Boundaries from the Inside Out A 20-Minute Guided Audio Meditation with Ralph De La Rosa, author of Don't Tell Me to Relax ENTER YOUR EMAIL TO RECEIVE A 20-MINUTE GUIDED AUDIO MEDITAT...

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Online Courses

Discovering the Relaxed Mind

Learn a seven-step meditation practice, concisely and practically adapted from the meditation techniques of three major Buddhist traditions—Theravada, Mahayana, and Vajrayana—which Tibetan Buddhism knits into a seamless whole.

Taught by: Dza Kilung Rinpoche

Start Here Now

Meditation expert and New York Times best-selling author Susan Piver has taught thousands of people how to meditate. In this course, Susan distills all of her best advice and tried-and-true techniques into a self-paced program that could change your life.

Taught by: Susan Piver

Sitting Still Like a Frog

Kids take to mindful awareness naturally, even enthusiastically, as soon as they see how it works. If you’re a parent, teacher, therapist—or anyone who works with kids—this online course will give you the skills you need to introduce the youngsters in your world to mindfulness and its many benefits. Best-selling Shambhala Publications author and mindfulness trainer Eline Snel offers simple, playful ways to introduce kids to the basics.

Taught by: Eline Snel

Sit Like a Buddha

Believe what you've heard about meditation: it'll focus your mind, open your heart, and sometimes surprise you with insight. Lodro Rinzler, author of the book Sit LIke a Buddha, guides you through everything you need to establish a meditation practice.

Taught by: Lodro Rinzler