Friday, May 09, 2008

great free meditation resources

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There are many excellent books, audio books and CDs available to help you start and maintain a meditation practice. However, there are also free resources available online that you should consider utilizing as you explore mindfulness.

If you haven't started to explore meditation as a method of coping with your pain and with the emotional challenges of living with illness, give it a try. You'll be surprised at how it can help you cope with your situation.

The following list includes written, audio and video content, all freely available to you on the Internet. Don't be overwhelmed by the length of the list or feel obligated to visit every link in one sitting. Take your time exploring these resources and determine which options seem most likely to speak to you.

Dharma Seed

Tara Brach's Audio Dharma, Guided Meditations & Podcast

UCSD Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Videos 

All in the Mind Radio Show

Mindfulness Meditation Videos on You Tube

Shambhala Video Teachings

Shambhala Audio Teachings

Shambhala Sun Magazine

Tricycle Magazine Audio Teachings Archive

Yoga Journal - Meditation & Yoga

Spirituality & Health Magazine

Body & Soul Magazine: Spirituality

Meditation Station Podcast by Stin Hansen

Meditation -

Mindfulness in Plain English

Free Buddhist Audio

Hip Tranquil Chick Podcast

How to Practice Focused Meditation

A Quiet Mind

Be Still & Know - Overcoming Stress & Illness Podcast

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