Meditation

5 Reasons to Meditate

The simple act of stopping, says Pema Chödrön, is the best way to cultivate our good qualities. Here are five ways meditation makes us better people.

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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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How to Practice Walking Meditation

Leslie Booker offers step-by-step instruction.

Learn the B.A.S.I.C.S. of Insight Meditation

Larry Yang teaches a simple practice you can do right now to gain clarity and better your life.

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.

5 Meditations on the Breath

From getting to sleep to completely waking up, working with your breath offers practical and profound benefits.

How to Practice Homestyle Oryoki

Oryoki is the meditative way of eating practiced in Zen monasteries. Gesshin Claire Greenwood on how to bring the spirit of oryoki into our home kitchens — and feel more deeply nourished.

A Meditation to Heal Your Inner Child

A Loving-Kindness Meditation to Heal Your Inner Child

Peggy Rowe Ward and Larry Ward on how to give the wounded child inside you the love and compassion they deserve.

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