Feel free to use this site in any way you want. It is a playground for the mind and spirit. The following are only suggestions.
Learning meditation is a skill, and like all skills, is learned only through practice. You have to do the exercises to get the benefits.
We suggest reading only as much as you need in order to do a few minutes of meditation. Then do it. Take five minutes out and actually do some meditation, following one of the exercises in the site. The site will still be here when you come back!
Listen to the RealAudio files, that will guide you through each stage of the meditation. You can save these to your hard drive and listen to them any time you want
The meditation practices on this site are all in several stages. The Mindfulness of Breathing has four stages, and the Metta Bhavana (Development of Lovingkindness) has five. We suggest learning these practices one at a time and one stage at a time. Each stage is a meditation practice in itself.
Take your time learning the exercises, and come back frequently to explore. You’ll probably have some questions and the site is set up to answer the most common questions that beginning meditators come up with. If you still have questions, then you can e-mail us.
Practice at home. Print out the instructions for each stage and read them just before you try meditating. Even ten minutes of meditation every day will make a big difference to your life.
Whether you are new to meditation or you want to deepen an already existing practice, you can start on our home page with the links to the practices we teach. You can explore from there at your own pace.
We’ll be expanding this site frequently, so soon you’ll be able to explore ways of working with the hindrances, ways of cultivating positive factors in meditation, and ways to help support your practice by “setting up” and finishing elegantly.
If you want to take your practice deeper, we strongly suggest that you consider our online courses, which will allow you to get personal guidance from an experienced teacher.
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