- Access to all of Bodhipaksa's online meditation courses, of which there are around 30.
- A monthly newsletter that's just for sponsors, containing an exclusive article and a meditation download.
- An online sponsors' forum where you can share your practice and get feedback, support, and encouragement.
- Free access to any new meditation courses that Bodhipaksa develops through Wildmind.
“Let these three expressions: I do not have, I do not understand, I do not know, be repeated over and over again.” — Padmasambhava
One time, when I was rereading a massive Tibetan Buddhist text called the Life and Liberation of Padmasambhava, I was struck once again by the spiritual power of one particular quote: “Let these three expressions: I do not have, I do not understand, I…Read More
It’s Bodhipaksa here, and I want to tell you (more) about… My Big Idea! A few months ago, realizing that offering our online meditation courses by donation was no longer viable, I came up with the idea of turning Wildmind into a Community-Supported Meditation…Read More
Sitting With Bodhi is a unique form of meditation course where you have the opportunity to receive guidance from Bodhipaksa—daily, if you want. Often change and impermanence are things we think we should reflect on. But Bodhipaksa has recorded 28 meditation sessions that will…Read More
A parent shaming us by comparing us unflatteringly with a sibling; a boss humiliating us in front of colleagues when a task isn’t up to their expectations; a partner repeatedly complaining about some household task we haven’t done yet: these are all attempts to…Read More
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
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.