The story of our time is one of growing anxiety fueled by the pace of change in technology, globalization, and knowledge. We link with more people yet, find ourselves less connected and more isolated — lacking the tools to make sense of an uncertain world.

It’s time to pause …

We have created this page to support your contemplative practices by listing resources such as articles, handouts, and videos.


SITTING POSTURE

  1. READ: Support for Meditation Postures (11-min)
  2. READ: Everything You Need to Know about Meditation Posture. (11-min)
  3. READ: The Seven-Point Meditation Posture (5-min)

Select Cushions

  1. READ: Zafu Meditation Cushion to SIT ON
  2. READ: Zabuton (mat) to support your cushion
  3. READ: List of TERMS for practice

Mindfulness Practice

  1. READ: How to practice shamatha Meditation
  2. VIDEO: Can Meditation Be Dangerous? by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche (6-min)
  3. VIDEO: Several Breathing Videos/Audios to guide your meditation 
  4. READ: Now Is a Great Time to Start Practicing Mindfulness.
  5. READ: Mindfulness Hurts. That’s Why It Works
  6. SELECT AN APP:  To Support Your Mindfulness Practice with recommended apps to support your contemplative practices.
  7. REVIEW this resource on the art of practice: Discover Self Through Practice.

Practices

  1. READ:  12 Wisdom Practices that shape our work at Bhavana Learning Group.
  2. READ: 12 Zen Practices to support everyday life.

Resources and Guides

  1. READ: Complete Meditation Guide for Beginners: by a former monk, Richard Paterson (30-min)
  2. READ: Single-page of Mindfulness techniques to support basic concentration and meditation. (1.5-min)
  3. VIDEO: How to change your future: Jeremy Hunter (15-min)
  4. VIDEO: What is meditation? (4-min)
  5. VIDEO: How to meditate? (6-min)
  6. VIDEO: 5-minute guided breathing (5-min)
  7. VIDEO: 10-minute guided breathing (10-min)
  8. READ: Mental Hygiene: The Overlooked Capacity, Part 1 (6.5-min)

Walking Meditation

  1. READ: Walking Meditation (6-min)
  2. VIDEO: How to do Walking Meditation (10-min)
  3. VIDEO: How to do Walking Meditation (3-min)

Body Scan Guided Meditation

  1. VIDEO: 10-min guided walking meditation
  2. VIDEO: 30-min Full Body Scan
  3. VIDEO: 45-min Full Body Scan

Loving-Kindness (Metta) Meditation

  1. VIDEO: 10-min Loving-kindness Meditation
  2. READ: Loving-Kindness Practice (Metta Sutta), by Sharon Salzberg
  3. READ: How to Do Metta, by Jack Kornfield (3-min)

R-A-I-N  Meditation(Recognize, Accept, Investigate, Non-identify)

  1. READ: Working with Difficulties by Tara Brach (8-min)
  2. VIDEO: Guided Meditation – RAIN (12-min)

Resources: Advanced Guided Meditations

  1. READ: Blog on the Essence of mindfulness: Mindfulness Minus Wisdom: Moving to Materialism
  2. READ: The Meditation Cure (15-min)
  3. READ: Mindfulness Versus Concentration (12.5-min)
  4. PACKAGE: Brain Science with Dr. David Vago:
    1. VIDEO: Ted Talk (19-min)
    2.  Handout

The Art of Practice

  1. Mastery: The Keys to Success and Long-Term Fulfillment by George Leonard (1992)

Mindfulness Practice

  1. Mindfulness in Plain English by Bhante Henepola Gunaratana (2011)
  2. The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation by Thich Nhat Hanh (1999)

Deeper study of Mindfulness

  1. Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening  by Joseph Goldstein (2013)
  2. The 4 Foundation of  Mindfulness in Plain English by Bhante Henepola Gunaratana (2012)

Introduction to Mind

  1. Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind by Shunryu Suzuki, (original, 1970, hardcover, 2006 / paperback, 2011)

The story of our time is one of growing anxiety fueled by the pace of change in technology, globalization, and knowledge. We link with more people yet, find ourselves less connected and more isolated — lacking the tools to make sense of an uncertain world.

It’s time to pause …

We have created this page to support your contemplative practices by listing resources such as articles, handouts, and videos.


SITTING POSTURE

  1. READ: Support for Meditation Postures (11-min)
  2. READ: Everything You Need to Know about Meditation Posture. (11-min)
  3. READ: The Seven-Point Meditation Posture (5-min)

Select Cushions

  1. READ: Zafu Meditation Cushion to SIT ON
  2. READ: Zabuton (mat) to support your cushion
  3. READ: List of TERMS for practice

Mindfulness Practice

  1. READ: How to practice shamatha Meditation
  2. VIDEO: Can Meditation Be Dangerous? by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche (6-min)
  3. VIDEO: Several Breathing Videos/Audios to guide your meditation 
  4. READ: Now Is a Great Time to Start Practicing Mindfulness.
  5. READ: Mindfulness Hurts. That’s Why It Works
  6. SELECT AN APP:  To Support Your Mindfulness Practice with recommended apps to support your contemplative practices.
  7. REVIEW this resource on the art of practice: Discover Self Through Practice.

Practices

  1. READ:  12 Wisdom Practices that shape our work at Bhavana Learning Group.
  2. READ: 12 Zen Practices to support everyday life.

Resources and Guides

  1. READ: Complete Meditation Guide for Beginners: by a former monk, Richard Paterson (30-min)
  2. READ: Single-page of Mindfulness techniques to support basic concentration and meditation. (1.5-min)
  3. VIDEO: How to change your future: Jeremy Hunter (15-min)
  4. VIDEO: What is meditation? (4-min)
  5. VIDEO: How to meditate? (6-min)
  6. VIDEO: 5-minute guided breathing (5-min)
  7. VIDEO: 10-minute guided breathing (10-min)
  8. READ: Mental Hygiene: The Overlooked Capacity, Part 1 (6.5-min)

Walking Meditation

  1. READ: Walking Meditation (6-min)
  2. VIDEO: How to do Walking Meditation (10-min)
  3. VIDEO: How to do Walking Meditation (3-min)

Body Scan Guided Meditation

  1. VIDEO: 10-min guided walking meditation
  2. VIDEO: 30-min Full Body Scan
  3. VIDEO: 45-min Full Body Scan

Loving-Kindness (Metta) Meditation

  1. VIDEO: 10-min Loving-kindness Meditation
  2. READ: Loving-Kindness Practice (Metta Sutta), by Sharon Salzberg
  3. READ: How to Do Metta, by Jack Kornfield (3-min)

R-A-I-N  Meditation(Recognize, Accept, Investigate, Non-identify)

  1. READ: Working with Difficulties by Tara Brach (8-min)
  2. VIDEO: Guided Meditation – RAIN (12-min)

Resources: Advanced Guided Meditations

  1. READ: Blog on the Essence of mindfulness: Mindfulness Minus Wisdom: Moving to Materialism
  2. READ: The Meditation Cure (15-min)
  3. READ: Mindfulness Versus Concentration (12.5-min)
  4. PACKAGE: Brain Science with Dr. David Vago:
    1. VIDEO: Ted Talk (19-min)
    2.  Handout

The Art of Practice

  1. Mastery: The Keys to Success and Long-Term Fulfillment by George Leonard (1992)

Mindfulness Practice

  1. Mindfulness in Plain English by Bhante Henepola Gunaratana (2011)
  2. The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation by Thich Nhat Hanh (1999)

Deeper study of Mindfulness

  1. Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening  by Joseph Goldstein (2013)
  2. The 4 Foundation of  Mindfulness in Plain English by Bhante Henepola Gunaratana (2012)

Introduction to Mind

  1. Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind by Shunryu Suzuki, (original, 1970, hardcover, 2006 / paperback, 2011)