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Welcome to Meditation Instructions - an easy way to teach yourself to meditate online. Just like exercise or learning a new language, you do not need to be of any particular faith to meditate. Meditation ...

Advice For Beginners

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This is the 'classic' learning meditation to begin with, that can be expanded into most of the more advanced meditation practices. Take Notice of the Feelings of Your Breath Have you ever really noticed exactly what your ...

Basic Breathing Meditation

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After Your Meditation As you move into your day, it provides a perfect opportunity to practice what you have learnt. Use walking to the bus, or washing the dishes, as an opportunity to practice your mindfulness. Reflect ...

Mindfulness Meditation

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Meditating while walking can sometimes be seen as a minor, or side practice to sitting meditation. However this would be a mistake. Walking meditation is a centuries old tradition, and many people today find it their most ...

Walking Meditation

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Zen is the type of Buddhism most prevalent in Japan and Korea. It is no less a method for percieving reality directly. This is an excellent introduction video, from the Hazy Moon Zen Center in Los Angeles. There ...

Zen Meditation

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What Is It? Transcendental Meditation is a type of mantra meditation, that finds its roots in Northern India. A single word, or "mantra", is repeated for 15–20 minutes, twice a day. In this way one "transcends" normal ...

Transcendental Meditation

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Vipassana has many aspects. It includes a code of basic good moral conduct, such as not killing, lying or stealing. Vipassana is well known in the West for its silent, 10 day meditation retreats, that you can undertake near ...

Vipassana Meditation

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Loving Kindness Meditation (Metta)

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Nichiren is a unique type of Japanese Buddhism that uses chanting. Started in Japan in the 13th Century, it has grown popular with celebrities such as Orlando Bloom and Tina Turner. Considered as a mild cult by some for ...

Nichiren Meditation

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Meditating on an object can sometimes be easier than watching the breath, for many. With your eyes open, and unlike the breath always present, external objects can be much easier to keep your attention on. 1. Select ...

Using Sacred Objects

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A traditional use of meditation would be to first calm the mind, then to focus it on a wise phrase, idea, or concept, so that it may be realised more deeply. You may choose any phrase you feel beneficial, perhaps from a ...

Wisdom Meditation

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Visualization Meditation

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"As you probably know the process of doing it, mentally repeating the mantra, is quite simple. The method is really just the same as focusing on the sensation of the breath in that when you find that your mind has wandered ...

General Mantra Meditation

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Guided Meditation

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Health and Healing Meditation

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It is all very good to develop compassion for the world when we are alone sitting on our cushions. But what about when we are talking to a real life person? How can we use the act of conversation as an opportunity for ...

Conversation Meditation

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We store a lot of tension unknowingly in our muscles. This meditation technique not only teaches us to focus our attention on our bodies, learning to relax can be a way to release the natural healing powers of our ...

Stress and Relaxation

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A more advanced version of the technique of following your breath shifts the observation of your attention to your mind. Amazingly, many of us will live our whole lives without knowing what our minds 'look' like, much less ...

Anxiety and Depression

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Recommended Reading

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We are collecting some of the most common meditation questions - and answers - on this page. If your question is not answered here, we recommend the reddit meditation forum, where you are always welcome to ask new ...

Common Problems and Solutions

It is traditional, before you start your meditation, to "set your motivation". We have a motivation behind everything we do: playing sport it may be to win a game, and perhaps not to make a fool of ourselves! Our ...

Setting Your Motivation

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About Meditation

Establish a Consistent Time of Day to Meditate It doesn't matter how long we meditate. It matters how regularly we meditate. The most important thing to doing a meditation practice is consistency. Most people find 10 ...

Preparing For Meditations