Audio Guided Meditations
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guided meditation cds
Experience the daily peace that comes from establishing a regular meditation practice.
This series of guided meditations provides a comprehensive introduction to meditation, offering guidance at all levels.
Learn meditations to relax body and mind, find inner peace, achieve mental clarity and develop more kind and compassionate relationships with others.
Each CD includes three guided meditations and additional tracks including practical advice on Getting started and Maintaining the life of your meditation practice, as well as an 18-page printed meditation guide.
The purpose of meditation is to make our mind calm and peaceful
If our mind is peaceful, we will be free from worries and mental discomfort and so we will experience true happiness and relaxation. But if our mind is not peaceful, we will find it very difficult to be happy and relaxed even if we are living in the very best conditions.
If we train in meditation, our mind will gradually become more and more peaceful, and we will experience a purer and purer form of happiness.
Eventually, we will be able to stay happy and positive all the time, even in the most difficult circustances.
Frequently asked questions about meditation
When I meditate my mind seems to become busier not calmer!
When you first start to meditate your mind will be very busy, and you might even feel that the meditation is making it busier; but in reality you are just becoming more aware of how busy your mind actually is. By practising meditation patiently you can gradually calm this mental busyness and discover true mental peace.
Sometimes during meditation I become drowsy
If this happens, first try to tighten your concentration a little. If this doesn’t work, open your eyes slightly to let more light in and if this doesn’t work, temporarily suspend the meditation – open your eyes and look around the room at shiny objects or sunlight. When your mind feels more alert, resume your meditation.
No sooner does my mind find the object of meditation, than it loses it!
Training your mind to hold an object such as the breath in meditation is like a mother training her baby to hold a ball. At first when the mother hands the baby the ball the baby will drop it. But if the mother perseveres, gradually the baby’s grip will get stronger and eventually the baby will hold the ball tightly.
In the same way when we first start to meditate, the mind quickly drops its object and thinks of something else instead. The key to successful meditation is to be aware whenever this happens and bring the object of meditation back to mind. Eventually, through the force of familiarity, the mind will get a firm grip on it.
I enjoy meditation, but my experience quickly fades when I finish
Meditation does not end when we rise from the meditation seat. In the broadest sense, meditation is familiarizing your mind with a positive object, and we can do this at any time.
Before rising from a meditation session it is important to make a determination not to lose the experience of inner peace. Even though this experience will fade, if from time to time you actively recall it, gradually your mind will become more familiar with it and the experience will remain longer. Eventually it will remain in your mind day and night, growing stronger with each meditation.