Category: How to Meditate

The Relationship Between Shamatha and Vipashyana Meditation

By Bart Mendel

Two Types of Buddhist Meditation Practice Buddhist meditation is made up of two main types called shamatha and vipashyana. We...

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The Benefits of Practicing Mindfulness of Speech

By Sara-Mai Conway

The Benefits of Mindful Speech (The Power of Words in Communication) Buddhist teachings, including the foundational teaching of the Four...

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How to Protect Your Peace of Mind

By Sara-Mai Conway

The Meaning Of Protecting The Mind (6 Encouraging Ways) We all know that junk food isn’t good for our bodies,...

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How to Find a Meditation Teacher

By Sara-Mai Conway

The Role of the Meditation Teacher (And the Impact on Our Practice) When we’re brand new to meditation, it helps...

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How to Get Better at Meditation

By Sara-Mai Conway

How to Meditate for the Benefits (Having Healthier and Happier Lives) When we first begin a meditation practice, it’s common...

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Remedies to Agitation and Dullness

By Tilmann Lhundrup

Two classic obstacles to meditation, explained When you’ve decided to meditate and work on training your mind, don’t assume that...

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How We Benefit from Mindfulness of Feeling Tones

By Sara-Mai Conway

Mindfulness of Vedanā (Pleasant, Unpleasant, or Neutral Feelings) The Four Foundations of Mindfulness, from the Satipatthana Sutra, offer us instructions...

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Overcoming Obstacles in Meditation Practice

By Sara-Mai Conway

The 5 Hindrances (Five Veils) to Meditation Practice Our meditation practice is rife with obstacles, even before we ever get...

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Walking Meditation and How to Do It

By Sara-Mai Conway

Mindful Walking Meditation Guide (How to Meditate While Walking) When we think of meditation, we typically picture someone sitting upright...

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Does Faith Play a Role in Meditation?

By Sara-Mai Conway

Meditation Strengthens Faith When we have faith in something, we trust it completely. For many people, faith is reserved for...

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Meditation for Releasing Negative Emotions

By Sara-Mai Conway

Why Emotions Sometimes Hurt (How Emotional Pain Affects Your Mind) Meditation is a powerful tool for helping us work with...

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The Best Guided Meditations For Beginners

By Sara-Mai Conway

Guided Meditation for Beginners: How to Meditate? (And Keep it Simple) Guided meditation can be a good way to start...

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How Long Should Beginners Meditate For?

By Sara-Mai Conway

The Best Meditation Length for Beginners (The Ideal Amount of Time) New to meditation? You might be wondering how long...

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How Meditation Helps Stop Overthinking

By Sara-Mai Conway

How Overthinking Harms Us (Meditating When You're an Overthinker) We all know what it’s like to lie awake at night...

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What Are the Four Foundations of Mindfulness?

By Sara-Mai Conway

Shifting our full attention to the mind itself with direct experience Mindfulness meditation teaches us to be present with whatever...

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