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Guided Meditations


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

Online Courses

Wildmind offers a range of online courses on meditation, practice in daily life, and Buddhism.

Starting July 2, 2007:

Meditation Courses

 The Path of Mindfulness and Love (4 weeks)
 Change Your Mind (4 weeks)
 Awakening the Heart (4 weeks)
 Entering the Path of Insight (4 weeks)

A student writes:

"I especially valued the very personalized comments and suggestions from Sunada, something I could not get from books or recordings, and possibly not even from a face-to-face class, where questions and responses need to be matched to the group."

- Julie, UK

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July Online Classes Now Registering

Learn meditation or study Buddhism online! Wildmind offers 4-week courses suitable for complete beginners to experienced practitioners. You'll work directly with an experienced teacher who provides you personalized, one-on-one feedback. All of our courses offer a content-rich, interactive experience -- with online readings, guided meditations in MP3 format, and a discussion forum -- all available 24/7.

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July 2007 Issue
Practice Meets the World

  • Quote of the Month: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Book review: The Compassionate Brain by Gerald Huther, Ph.D.
  • Video: Bob Thurman Talks on Compassion
  • Meditation in the News: Top 5 Stories From Last Month

Quote of the Month


"Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time: the need for man to overcome oppression and violence. Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation for such method is love."
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In this month's commentary, Bodhipaksa places nonviolence in a historical and personal perspective.

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Book Review

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Mindful Politics: A Buddhist Guide to Making the World a Better Place by Melvin McLeod. (Wisdom Publications, 2006. Paperback, $16.95)

According to this month's reviewer, Akuppa, this books serves as a guide or a handbook for those who wish to draw on Buddhism to help make the world a better place.

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Bob Thurman Talks on Compassion

Tricycle magazine

In this 12 minute talk Robert Thurman explains that in an interconnected world we can have instant access to the suffering in the world and that this can help to encourage our spiritual development.

Watch the video.

Meditation in the News:
Top Five Stories of Last Month

meditation in the news

For a complete, categorized, and searchable listing of news stories concerning meditation, visit our news database.

Meditate to concentrate: Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania say that practicing even small doses of daily meditation may improve focus and performance.

Buddhist meditation helps people quit drinking: A combination of cognitive behavioral therapy and Buddhist meditation can help people with drink problems turn their backs on alcohol.

Dalai Lama announces intention to retire: His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama told an audience at a university in Massachusetts, "Within a few years' time, I will retire completely."

In the classroom, a new focus on quieting the mind: Students at dozens of schools across the country are trying hard to be in the present moment by learning Buddhist mindfulness techniques.

The science of mindfulness meditation : Scientists believe they have discovered the first neural evidence for why mindfulness seems to produce a variety of health benefits.