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I’m Bodhipaksa, the founder of Wildmind, and I want to share news of a very special meditation project we’ve launched. Wildmind is transforming into a Community-Supported Meditation Initiative. Here’s what that means for you. By sponsoring Community Shares that start at only $4 a…Read More
There can be lots of reasons for why we avoid meditating. We might not want to experience particular feelings. We might have built up a sense of failure around our meditation practice. We might worry that doing something for ourselves is selfish. We might…Read More
There’s a lovely Pali word, sampiyena, which could be translated as “by means of mutual kindness.” A beautiful expression of mutual kindness is taking place at Wildmind and transforming what we do here. For a long time we’ve sustained ourselves by offering online courses…Read More
I used to have great difficulty getting to sleep at night. Sometimes my mind would be racing, usually about something that was troubling me. Sometimes there was nothing much going on in my mind at all, but sleep would simply refuse to arrive. The…Read More
You might have heard of community-supported agriculture, where people buy a share of the farm’s output, which is delivered to them as the crops become ready. Wildmind is doing something similar, and is in the process of becoming a Community-Supported Meditation Initiative. I’m pleased…Read More
Almost anything we do can offer us an opportunity to practice mindfulness. The most mundane activities, such as unloading the dishwasher, driving, or grocery shopping, can become part of our spiritual practice. Walking as a Practice Walking is one ordinary activity that we can…Read More
About Buddhist meditation
In a way there's nothing very "Buddhist" about the meditation you'll find on Wildmind. When you pay attention to your breath, or to the sensations in your body as you walk, or when you cultivate feelings of love for another person, you won't have a sense that you're doing anything very "religious." In a way these are simply "human" meditation practices -- ways that a human being can pay attention to his or her own experience, and gently cultivate greater awareness and love.
The simplest form of meditation we teach here is mindfulness of breathing. The essence of this practice is that we simply bring our attention to the sensations of the breathing, and when the mind wanders, as it will, we gently steer it back to the breath once again. However in the form we teach here, there are four stages, each of which has a specific purpose in helping us to develop calmness, energy, continuity of awareness, or one-pointedness.
The other main form of meditation that we teach is the cultivation of lovingkindness, in which we take responsibility for our emotions, and encourage the development of qualities of empathy, patience, kindness, and compassion.