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Detailed instruction on how to sit zazen (seated meditation) in various positions – full lotus, cross legged, using a chair; also tips on breathing and how to go into and out of meditation periods. Zen Meditation instruction is provided by Yokoji Zen Mountain Center, a Zen Buddhist Training Center located in the Southern California mountains. […]

Rupert Spira, teacher of Advaita or Non-duality, describes the belief in the separation of knowing and being as the fundamental cause of suffering or unhappiness. Here he points out how this apparent separation can be dissolved and thus put an end to suffering. Transcript: Cause of Suffering The cause of suffering is the belief, and […]

Benedictine Monk Laurence Freeman OSB talks about what meditation is and provides a simple meditation technique that Christians, or anyone, can practice. Father Laurence describes the primary experience and nature of meditation, and outlines a simple but effective method using a sacred word or mantra. Transcript: What is Meditation? What is meditation and how do […]

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, […]

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 […]

Shinzen Young, a Vipassana (mindfulness) teacher, answers a question on how self-inquiry relates to mindfulness practice. One might initially look at these as two different approaches in meditation, but Shinzen explains elegantly the symmetry between them. Transcript: Someone wrote in asking, “How does self-inquiry relate to mindfulness practice?” It’s a really interesting question. In a […]

Vedic meditation teacher Gary Gorrow describes the many physiological benefits of practicing meditation. According to Gary, when you practice Vedic Meditation your body rests in a state several times deeper than sleep. This profound rest creates the perfect conditions whereby your mind and body can purify and normalize, throw off stress and fatigue and come […]

Catherine Kerr, PhD, renowned expert on neuroscience and meditation, presents her research findings on why mindfulness meditation begins by focusing on the breath, and how mindfulness-based somatic awareness (cultivated through attention to breath, body sensations) changes the brain. Excerpts: Mindfulness is a secular form of meditation that is being portrayed in health care settings all […]

Dr. Deepak Chopra briefly explains one of the health benefits of meditation in slowing down the aging process. He cites the work of Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn, a cell biologist who shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2009 for her co-discovery of an enzyme called the telomerase. This enzyme influences the length of […]

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