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David Nichtern, a senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, presents a basic introduction to the practice of Mindfulness Meditation. Instructions from the video: [Mindfulness meditation] is a wonderful and ancient remedy for the stress and anxiety of modern life. It can help us develop strength, clarity, […]

Pema Chodron, a Tibetan Buddhist nun and teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage, describes the Tonglen meditation practice. In tonglen (also tonglin), one visualizes taking onto oneself the suffering of others on the in-breath, and on the out-breath giving happiness and success to all sentient beings. This practice helps to reduce selfish attachment, develop and […]

Vedic meditation teacher Thom Knoles explains succinctly how the process of using mantras leads the mind beyond thought and into a state of supreme inner contentedness. Transcript: The idea is we want to move from the field of thinking to the field of being. Vedic meditation provides a very systematic procedure whereby the mind is […]

Nonduality teacher Jeff Foster offers an alternative perspective on meditation. Jeff describes meditation not as a ‘doing’, a process, a state or a goal to reach, but as an effortless noticing and welcoming of present experience. Ultimately, meditation is not something you do – but who you already are – the vast open space of consciousness, already intimate with all form.

Using an early model of the Mind Mirror EEG machine, Ken Wilber shows the different types of brainwave patterns that correlate to various states of awareness and meditation. Both the demonstration and voiceover narration are done by Ken Wilber, Transcript: Hello, everybody. This is a small portable EEG, electroencephalograph. What it shows is brainwave activity, […]

This video is from the film, The Tibetan Book of the Dead, which consists of two parts: 1st part: “A Way of Life” and 2nd part: “The Great Liberation”. This video is the second part. Here’s a description of the film: Death is real, it comes without warning and it cannot be escaped. An ancient […]

Nonduality teacher Rupert Spira talks about the difference between meditation as an activity of the mind and meditation as the abiding in the true nature of the self as pure awareness. Transcript: We normally consider that meditation is some kind of activity of the mind. It’s a focusing of the mind, usually on a mantra […]

This teaching is taken from “Immovable Wisdom” written by Takuan, the Japanese Zen Buddhist Master. Takuan Soho (1573-1645) was a master of calligraphy, painting, gardening, martial arts, and the teacher of the Shogun Iemitsu, Yagyu Tajima-no-Kami (founder of Japan’s greatest swordsmanship school) and Miyamoto Musashi (author of The Book of Five Rings). Transcript: “Where should […]

Kelly McGonigal, PhD, presents the latest findings from neuroscience on how meditation practice changes the brain, and offers fresh insight into concepts like mindfulness and suffering. Here’s Part 2 of the video: Highlights as transcribed from the presentation: Experiential Self vs. Conceptual Self The mind’s habit of carefully constructing and then rigidly defending a sense […]

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