What can you do if you haven’t found a nearby place to meditate? One good answer: D.I.Y. Here are 7 tips from Rod Meade Sperry to get you started.
This basic mindfulness meditation from Zen teacher James Ishmael Ford offers a great practice to start your day.
Diana Winston on committing to meditation. Featuring her “Ten Suggestions for Having a Regular Daily Practice Even if You Would Rather Be Thrown into a Shark-Infested Ocean.”
Gaylon Ferguson explains that through both shamatha and vipashyana meditation we bring our mind back to its original state.
Bhante Gunaratana explains that the Four Foundations of Mindfulness are mindfulness of body, feelings, mind, and dhamma.
Elizabeth Mattis-Namgyel examines common misconceptions about Buddhist practice that can derail even the most seasoned practitioners.
Beginner’s mind is open, curious, and unbound by concepts and opinions—just like the mind of the buddhas. Ezra Bayda has some techniques you can use to cultivate the fresh mind of the beginner.
A peaceful mind begins, says James Ishmael Ford, when you sit down, shut up, and pay attention.
Thanissaro Bhikkhu outlines five principles of the ethical, restrained life conducive to meditation practice.
Shamatha meditation is the foundation of Buddhist practice. Lama Rod Owens teaches us a version from the Vajrayana tradition.