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Guided Meditations

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We have a selection of guided meditation CDs and MP3s in our online store.


Online Courses starting June 2:

 Intro course: The Path of Mindfulness and Love

Follow-on Meditation Courses

 Change Your Mind
 Awakening the Heart
 Entering the Path of Insight

June 2008 Issue: Meditating with the body

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Develop greater peace of mind with the help of our online readings and MP3 meditations.

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Connect with others in our discussion forum.

 

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On Practice

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Paramananda: Exploring the face

Acclaimed meditation instructor and author Paramananda explores why he spends so much time exploring the face when leading people through body relaxation exercises.

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book coverReginald Ray: The body’s call to return

Esteemed author of five books on Buddhist history and practice Reginald "Reggie" Ray teaches a systematic process that results in a profound awareness "in your body rather than in your head." Here he discusses how the body can become a partner on the spiritual path.

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Jill Bolte Taylor: A stroke of insight

Sitting BearJill Bolte Taylor was suddenly struck by an awareness of a deep connectedness with the world, a profound spiritual realization that her body blended with the world around her, that she was a being composed of energy, connected to other beings composed of energy. Bodhipaksa explains how experiencing a stroke gave one scientist insight into how the brain deals with reality.

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Vidyamala: Unweaving pain's tapestry

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How do we meditate with pain when meditation helps us become more aware? Can meditation be a way of screening out uncomfortable sensations? Long-term pain sufferer and pain-management coach Vidyamala outlines three approaches to help make meditation enjoyable and sustainable when meditating with pain.

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Go Deeper Into Your Practice With The Open Circle

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If you've been looking for the support and encouragement of a community of like-minded spiritual practitioners, the Open Circle may be just right for you.

The Open Circle is an ongoing discussion forum in which you can explore Buddhist teachings and apply them in your life. You can join the Open Circle at any time.

What are the topics for discussion and practice?

Buddhism: Tools for living your lifeTo begin with the discussions and activities are based on an exploration of the the very accessible book Buddhism: Tools for Living Your Life, by Vajragupta.

The focus of the Open Circle is on practice and discussion rather than simply study.

Each week we read and discuss a short section of the book, and take the principles and practices being covered into our daily lives.

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Test-Drive The Open Circle!

If the idea of an online practice community like the Open Circle appeals to you, but you'd like to test it out before committing, we're pleased to announce that we're offering a limited number of two-week trials. These are available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you're interested, email newsletter@wildmind.org.

Ask Auntie Suvanna

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This month our resident advice diva Auntie Suvanna counsels a woman who's looking for friendship with a Buddhist colleague, but who thinks her coworker may be a freak. Is your workplace a circus sideshow? If so...

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Quote of the Month

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"I used to think that the brain was the most wonderful organ in my body. Then I realized who was telling me this."
-Emo Philips

Given that it’s the mind that makes up the stories with which we try to make sense of the world, perhaps it’s not surprising that the mind also tells us the story that it is the most important part of ourselves. But in reality, Bodhipaksa points out, thoughts are inextricably entwined with feelings and the body, with profound implications for our practice.

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Meditation in the News:
Top Five Stories of Last Month

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We've recently integrated our news database into our regular blog. We hope that you like the new arrangement as much as we do.