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Bodhipaksa

Aug 18, 2013

Guided meditation: mindfulness of breathing

bodhipaksaThe video below is another recording from one of the Google Plus Hangout meditations that I lead from time to time.

This one is a form of the mindfulness of breathing. It follows the traditional form that’s taught on this site, but with more of an emphasis on setting up conditions for the jhana factors to arise.

I incorporate a few elements which have become distinctive in my teaching: the principle of paying attention to a broad band of experiences connected with the breathing, so that we use up as much mental bandwidth as possible in order to …

Bodhipaksa

Aug 14, 2013

Meditation, technology, and Google Glass

glass buddha projectNew Hampshire magazine had a nice piece on some of the meditation facilities and teachers available in the state, and part of the article was about my work.

The Future of Meditation?
You’d think not much has changed about meditation in the two and a half millennia since Siddhārtha Gautama sat beneath the Bodhi tree and attained enlightenment. After all, it’s hard to modernize a practice that involves little more than sitting down and shutting up.

But according to Bodhipaksa, the founder of wildmind.org, an online meditation resource, meditators have been early adopters of technology ever since the invention of the book. “The world’s oldest printed text was a Buddhist book.” He

Bodhipaksa

Jun 06, 2013

Guided meditation on mudita (joyful appreciation)

This video was recorded in a Google Plus Hangout earlier today. It’s a 50 minute guided session of the mudita bhavana, or development of joyful appreciation, which is the practice we’re focusing on in the current 25 days of our 100 Days of Lovingkindness.

Enjoy!

Click here to see all the posts from our 100 Days of Lovingkindness.

Bodhipaksa

Mar 18, 2013

Wildmind on iBooks

My book, Wildmind: a Step-by-Step Guide to Meditation, is now available on iBooks.

I think you know what to do…

Wildmind Meditation News

Feb 13, 2013

Only a few days left to book for “The Heart of Awakening,” a retreat with Bodhipaksa, Florida, Feb 22 to 24

There are only a few more days left in which to book your place on Bodhipaksa’s weekend retreat in Florida, February 22 to 24. Bookings will close on February 19th, at midday US Eastern time.

Explore the Buddhist teaching and practice of Bodhicitta, on a residential weekend retreat in the beautiful surroundings of the Florida Retreat Center, about 35 minutes south of Tampa.

The Bodhicitta is the Heart of Awakening. It’s something that happens as our practice gains momentum and develops a life of its own. Seemingly from nowhere, compassion begins to emerge, and our main task is to get out of the way and let it happen.

On this weekend retreat, Bodhipaksa will introduce the teaching of the Heart of Awakening, …

Bodhipaksa

Jan 19, 2013

12-week videoconference meditation workshop, with Bodhipaksa (starts Jan 24)

Bodhipaksa

Starts January 24: runs for 12 weeks.

Meditation has transformed my life, and there’s nothing I love to see more than people learning to become happier and more fulfilled in their own lives.

Two years ago I started running meditation workshops, using the videoconferencing capabilities of Skype. These courses have been highly successful. I’ve now switched to teaching those courses on Google Plus, where the videoconferencing experience is much smoother, and the courses are going even better.

What will we learn?

This workshop is suitable for people who have just learned meditation and for people who have been practicing for years. It looks at two very practical teachings from the Buddhist tradition: the five hindrances …

Bodhipaksa

Jan 16, 2013

“The Heart of Awakening”: a retreat with Bodhipaksa, Florida, Feb 22 to 24

Explore the Buddhist teaching and practice of Bodhicitta, on a residential weekend retreat in the beautiful surroundings of the Florida Retreat Center, about 35 minutes south of Tampa.

The Bodhicitta is the Heart of Awakening. It’s something that happens as our practice gains momentum and develops a life of its own. Seemingly from nowhere, compassion begins to emerge, and our main task is to get out of the way and let it happen.

On this weekend retreat, Bodhipaksa will introduce the teaching of the Heart of Awakening, and we’ll explore practices for allowing compassion to take root and grow within our hearts.

Places on the retreat are very limited!

To allow people of varying income levels to attend, we have three suggested contributions: …

Wildmind Meditation News

Dec 20, 2011

Wildmind is moving!

On Feb 1, Wildmind is moving to a new office in a converted mill building on the Main Street of Newmarket, NH, right next to the waterfall that runs over the Macallan Dam.

The place is still a building site, as you can see below, but you can also appreciate how lovely it’s going to look.


Grab the picture with your mouse and drag to move around inside the panorama.

We’ll post further news and photographs as things progress.

Wildmind Meditation News

Nov 10, 2011

11.11.11: Wildmind’s 11th birthday

On November 11, 2000, Wildmind’s website went live for the first time. We didn’t realize it at the time, but that meant that Wildmind’s 11th birthday would fall on 11.11.11!

Wildmind was started by Bodhipaksa while he was a grad student at the University of Montana. He’d recognized that at that time there was very little reliable information on meditation on the web. It had occurred to him that since people often learned meditation from books and cassette tapes (remember them?), the internet was the perfect place to bring together text and audio, providing structured, self-paced guides to Buddhist meditation practices.

Thanks to a generous grant from the Center for Contemplative Mind in …

Bodhipaksa

Jun 04, 2010

Wildmind: A Step-by-Step Guide to Meditation

wildmind: a step-by-step guide to meditation (second edition)“Meditation helps us to cut through the agonizing clutter of superficial mental turmoil and allows us to experience more spacious and joyful states of mind. It is this pure and luminous state that I call your Wildmind.”

The second edition of my book, Wildmind, is coming out in July (August in the US). Joseph Goldstein, author of Insight Meditation: The Practice of Freedom and founder of the Insight Meditation Society, has described Wildmind as being “of great help to people interested in meditation and an inspiring reminder for those on the path.”

Wildmind explains how to:

  • Use the mind-body connection in order