Meditation Practices

How to Practice Shamatha (Breathing) Meditation

How to Practice Shamatha Meditation

Shamatha meditation is the foundation of Buddhist practice. Lama Rod Owens teaches us a breathing meditation from the Vajrayana tradition.

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How to Experience the True Nature of Mind

Mingyur Rinpoche shares step-by-step instructions to experience the basic nature of mind.

Need to Heal? Try Tree Meditation

Tree meditation, says Lin Wang Gordon, is a way to strengthen our connection with nature and deepen our understanding of difficult emotions like grief.

How to Practice Hugging Meditation

Nothing warms the heart like a loving hug. To make the experience even deeper and more healing, Thich Nhat Hanh teaches us this practice of hugging meditation he created.

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How to Practice Mindfulness Meditation

This basic mindfulness meditation from Zen teacher James Ishmael Ford offers a great practice to start your day.

Thich Nhat Hanh’s Walking Meditation

The late Thich Nhat Hanh emphasized the practice of mindful walking as a profound way to deepen our connection with our body and the earth. Read on and learn how to breathe, take a mindful step, and come back to your true home.

5 Ways to Get into the Meditation Habit

There’s nothing like the benefit of a regular meditation practice, and there’s no better time to do it than now. Zen Buddhist A. Jesse Jiryu Davis on five ways you can make meditation a helpful part of your daily routine.

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