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2019-10-27 Mindfulness of Breathing: Experiencing Whole Body Awareness and Calming – Meditation 33:11
Mark Nunberg
Chant followed by guided meditation
Common Ground Meditation Center Weekly Dharma Series

2019-10-09 Meditation: Relaxed and Alert 21:16
Tara Brach
This meditation begins with a period of relaxing and collecting our attention with intentional long deep breathing. We then deepen embodied presence, and widen to the awareness that includes sounds, sensations, feelings, breath, and all experience. When the mind drifts from this open, awake awareness, we gently return, re-relaxing and resting in an easeful, alert presence. Recorded at Tara’s Wednesday night class, the meditation includes chanting of OM’s and ends with a sense of melting into community.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

2019-09-12 Mindfulness Of Breathing 58:22
Guy Armstrong
What mindfulness is and why mindfulness of breathing is such a valuable meditation in our tradition.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1

2019-07-06 07 guided meditation: body, breathing, choiceless awareness 14:46
Jill Shepherd
A short guided meditation beginning with physical sensations and the breath, opening to choiceless awareness, orienting to kindness and metta
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Transforming Fear into Fearlessness

2019-06-29 03 meditation: body sitting, breathing 13:49
Jill Shepherd
A short guided meditation with an emphasis on settling and soothing the body, heart, mind before starting a study class
Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre Transforming Fear into Fearlessness

2019-06-19 Q&A 2:07:10
Ajahn Achalo
Questions are précised. Q1 0:00 - Could you explain the meaning of mind? Q2 14:29 - When watching the breath, continuous attention is difficult due to the interference of thinking. How can we overcome this? Q3 28:14 - What are the basic techniques of meditation for a beginner Q4 39:12 - Before starting meditation should we practice yoga to train our mind? Q5 40:52 During breath awareness meditation, should we take the breath consciously, or see the natural process of breathing? Q6 42:00 Can you explain the process of metta meditation and how it helps to overcome anger, frustration and resentment. Q7: 46:00 What is mindfulness meditation? How is it practiced? Can we practice it while working in the office? Q8 52:36 I have acute pain in the knees and ankles when I sit. Are there any exercises that would help? Q9 56:12 When I meditate I usually feel sleepy. Why is this? Q10 1:00:19 When I meditate I see colours and lights, hear the sounds and feel fully aware of what is happening around me. What is this state? Q11 1:02:51 When I meditate my thought processes get very sharp, and more and more very good ideas seem to come into my mind. Hence, now I know I am fond of thinking rather than meditating. Please advise me. Q12 1:13:02 How can we shift from samatha to vipassana meditation? How long will it take a beginner to practice vipassana? Q13 1:20:50 How can we identify the improvements and development of mental states we've achieved as a result? Q14 1:26:50 During meditation I see a lot of incidents / situations mentally, which I have never experienced in day-to-day life. What is this? Q15 1:29:32 When I go to bed I usually try to pay attention to my breath. Is this good or will it negatively affect my sitting meditation? Q16 1:30:29 How long one should practice meditation to achieve samadhi? May I know a program or meditation schedule in order to achieve this state? Q 17 1:33:15 I joined a new company that meditates 15 minutes before work daily. Why I didn't get this opportunity before? Was it an effect of my kamma?

2019-06-08 01 short guided meditation: mindfulness of body and breathing 15:20
Jill Shepherd
Short guided meditation beginning with mindfulness of body and mindfulness of breathing, to help settle in to the workshop
Mariposa Sangha :  Befriending the mind

2019-04-25 The Anapanasati Sutta: The Buddha's Teaching on Mindfulness of Breathing 69:02
James Baraz
After spending a recent retreat with Ven. Analayo Bhikkhu at Spirit Rock on this subject, James offers his understanding of Ven. Analayo's explanation of the discourse and how it can be applied in our meditation practice. You can also go to (paste it in your browser) this link to hear Ven. Analayo's Anapanasati guided meditation.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley

2019-03-04 Samatha Anapanasati Meditation Instructions 12:48
Tina Rasmussen
Tina Rasmussen provides 13 minutes of instruction on the Samatha (concentration and serenity) meditation, in particular the anapanasati (mindfulness of breathing) practice. This includes everything that a person needs to know to begin practicing Samatha anapanasati meditation.

2019-01-01 Reset Your Nervous System Meditation 10:07
Amita Schmidt
I learned this meditation in 2003 from Tibetan monk, Tsoknyi Rinpoche. He affectionately called it the “French Press” meditation because he wanted us to follow the exhale breath down into the belly in the same slow way the hand held coffee maker pushed the grinds to the bottom. Now somatic therapists and researchers know that a belly breath also connects with your vagal nerve, and you can reset your nervous system with just a few of these breaths. This meditation meditation combines breathing into the belly and grounding in stillness.
Yellow Springs Dharma Center

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