This is a collection of Meditation talks by Buddhist teachers of various traditions. If you have quality audio material to contribute to this section, it would be much appreciated.

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Insight Meditation Talks by Ven. Pannyavaro (MP3 Files)

artattn.mp3      632KB    Introducing Mahasi method

sixsense.mp3  492KB    What is real?

mental.mp3     372KB    Mindfulness-clear understanding

balance.mp3   503KB     Cultivating presence

sitting1.mp3    374KB     Contemplating elements

sitting2.mp3    537KB     Contemplating not-self

walking.mp3    556KB     Technique in Walking Meditation

Loving-kindness Meditation – Ven. Pannyavaro (MP3 Files)

loving1.mp3               714KB         Loving-kindness Meditation Instruction

loving2.mp3               482 KB        A Guided Loving-kindness Meditation

Guided Meditations with Malcolm Huxter

Body Scan gives instructions on bringing awareness to bodily sensations. For the most part this exercise is relaxing. Occasionally practitioners initially feel uncomfortable with this exercise. If it becomes overwhelmingly distressing, merely distract or direct attention to something outside your body until you are more comfortable with the exercise at another time.

[24,444KB]   Body Scan [MP3-Download]

Progressive Relaxation gives guidance for a common muscle tension and release exercise often used for stress management.

[24,808KB]   Progressive Relaxation [MP3-Download]

Calming the body with the breath, describes a mindfulness of breath exercise coupled with relaxation. This is a basic Calm meditation practice and it generally helps to cultivate concentration, calm and relaxation.

[20,801KB]   Calming the body with the breath [MP3-Download]

Cultivating peace and joy with the breath, is an extension of the track “Calming the body with the breath”. It is a Calm meditation practice and for some people it can provide a way to cultivate peace and joy.

[24,551KB]   Cultivating peace & joy with the breath [MP3-Download]

Mindful Standing and Walking, provides simple instructions for mindful standing and walking. It is very slow. After the listener is familiar with the instructions they can then apply them to faster walking without the aid of the audio file.

[25,083KB]   Mindful Standing & Walking [MP3-Download]

Mindfulness of Breath gives instructions for mindfulness of breath, as is it experienced as movement in the abdomen. This is a foundation Insight meditation practice. In some cases individuals who are very conscious of their breathing, such as those with panic disorder, initially find this practice difficult. If this is the case they are recommended to bring attention to something other than the breath until it becomes more comfortable.

[23,889KB]   Mindfulness of Breath [MP3-Download]

Mindfulness of sound and thought, firstly instructs on how to use sound as an object of meditation then asks the listener to shift attention to thoughts. The second part of this track is more instruction on how to manage difficult thoughts when they arise rather than a guided meditation.

[28,307KB]   Mindfulness of Sound & Thought [MP3-Download]

Open awareness. It is a practice where there are no specific objects of awareness other than awareness itself or the changing objects of awareness. If this practice is helpful utilise it. If it is not helpful put it aside for another time.

[28,897KB]   Open Awareness [MP3-Download]

Healing painful emotions are instructions for some options to deal with 1.strong physical sensations and 2. difficult emotions if they are arise. It requires that the listener has already developed some skill with meditation for it to be effective. These tracks are not really guided meditations but more instructions for some options for dealing with uncomfortable physical sensations and emotions.

[17,413KB]   Healing painful emotions [MP3-Download]

A guided Loving kindness meditation. With this meditation it is important to accept the ebbs and flows of emotions and not to be discouraged if feelings of loving-kindness do not, at first, arise.

[31, 293KB]   Guided Loving-kindness Meditation [MP3-Download]

The Art and Science of Meditation, by Joseph Goldstein

This talk on the ‘Art of Mindfulness’ leads us to a deep investigation of the nature of our mind/body reality.

Introduction (328KB)

The Art of Meditation (3,024KB)

The Science of Meditation (2,800KB)

Conclusion (598KB)

The Force of Metta, by Sharon Salzberg

The Force of Metta: Loving-kindness meditation, seeing our lives as a force for bringing happiness
and peace to ourselves and others. This talk is divided into three parts:

Part 1 (1,954KB)

Part 2 (1,948KB)

Part 3 (2,013KB)