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2022-08-24 Meditation: Breath by Breath 22:37
Tara Brach
Our breath can be a home base that allows us to meet life with a relaxed, wakeful presence. This meditation helps us calm and settle the mind with long deep breathing, and then establishes a mindful presence with our natural breathing. When distracted, we learn to relax back again and again, learning the pathway of homecoming to the aliveness, openness and mystery that is always Here.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2022-08-18 Orienting Towards Breath Concentration (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 57:37
Tempel Smith
After our initial work to begin meditation on in and out breathing we can further relax with total faith into immersion with breathing awareness. Some gentle supporting techniques of counting can be helpful, as well as welcoming an attitude of devotion and patience to support breathing as a sanctuary.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Cultivating Concentration

2022-08-03 Meditation: Living Presence 19:54
Tara Brach
The pathway to experiencing full aliveness and openheartedness is by awakening awareness throughout the body. This meditation begins by establishing a rhythmic inflow and outflow of the breath, in order to calm and collect the mind. Then continuing with the conscious breathing, we are guided through the body – bringing attention to sensations and space. This attention becomes a very vibrant living presence, and we end by experiencing that living presence as a natural openheartedness that includes all of life.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2022-07-20 Meditation: The Breath – Portal to Presence 15:31
Tara Brach
The meditation starts with breathing mindfully to collect and calm the body and mind. Then we open our attention to include the changing flow in a spacious natural presence.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC

2022-07-13 Reflection: four channels and their tasks 53:23
Akincano Marc Weber
Guided Meditation and qualities of breathing
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Cultivation – Investigation – Contemplation

2022-07-06 Simple Mettā Breathing and Body Awareness (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 51:03
Tempel Smith
There are so many ways to practice formal mettā (loving kindness) meditation, and they all benefit from a relaxed mind and body. The proximal cause for samadhi (concentration) to arise is from a deepening sense of happiness, calm, and contentment. Many practitioners are drawn to use will and force to concentrate their attention, and this leads to agitation, frustration, and fatigue. With mettā breathing and body awareness we can cultivate the ease so useful for our hindrances to subside.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center July Lovingkindness Retreat

2022-07-01 Meditation on mindfulness of breathing, Talk on Bhante's trip to Sri Lanka, Q&A 1:27:10
Bhante Sujato
meditation on mindfulness of breathing. Bhante's trip to Sri Lanka. Q+A: Buddhist view on the body. Spiritual sadness (nirāmisa domanassa). Buddhist view on the US Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe vs. Wade. Facts about first bhikkhuni ordination at Ajahn Brahm's monastery. Meditation and difficult emotions.
Lokanta Vihara

2022-06-21 Morning Instructions 56:41
Jaya Rudgard
Anapanasati (mindfulness of breathing) and the simile of the wood turner: how we relate to our meditation object.
Gaia House Creative, Living Dharma: practising with the similes of the Buddha

2022-06-06 04 meditation: mindfulness of breathing 29:49
Jill Shepherd
Bringing a relaxed approach to practising mindfulness of breathing, noticing the subtle energising quality of the in-breath and the relaxing aspect of the out-breath
Southern Insight Meditation (Staveley Camp) Rest, renewal, resilience, release

2022-06-02 Mindfulness of breathing 55:25
Guy Armstrong
Mindfulness of breathing has been the most widespread meditation in Buddhism since its beginning. It is included within mindfulness of the body and offers specific benefits as well. The talk also describes some of the obstacles practitioners may encounter with this technique.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge June 2022

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