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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 Feb 4, 2008:

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:

"These courses have led me to really understand how we are all interconnected with each other, and to live with that understanding. I've never had such strong feelings as I do now. I feel connected with you even though we're distant. For this I humbly thank you from the bottom of my heart."

- Anna, California

February 2008 Issue: "Family Practice: Parenting with mindfulness"

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Online Classes Now Registering

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Want to learn to calm your mind but find that you're too busy to make it to a class?

Wildmind offers four-week online courses suitable for complete beginners to experienced practitioners. Guided by an experienced teacher, these classes offer an opportunity to learn with others from around the world. All of our courses offer a content-rich, interactive experience -- with online readings, guided meditations in MP3 format, and a teacher-moderated discussion forum -- all available 24/7.

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Quote of the Month


"Children make you want to start life over."
- Muhammad Ali

Probably all of us have looked at a child and wished we could start our lives over again. We can’t erase the past, but can we find a way to start over? Bodhipaksa, Buddhist practitioner of 25 years and a parent for one year, looks at the art of starting afresh.

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Book Review

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"Baby Buddhas: A Guide for Teaching Meditation to Children" by Lisa Desmond

When we think of a meditation class we generally think of a group of adults sitting quietly. But is it possible to make meditation accessible even to young children? Bodhipaksa has been taking lessons from Lisa Desmond’s book, Baby Buddhas, and finds that he’s learned, or perhaps relearned, a new language.

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Also see Tips for successfully teaching meditation to children

Two articles on parenting and practice

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Mindful Moms, Dharma Dads

Is it possible to have children and a spiritual practice at the same time? Sunada talked with some friends who are managing to raise a family while staying committed to their spiritual lives. How do they do it? What does practice look like as a parent?

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Steve Bell and sonParenting and practice

How do we maintain an active practice while being immersed in the world of parenting and work? Are children a hindrance to spiritual practice? Or can parenting also be a path? Steve Bell, Buddhist practitioner and social worker, speaks from his experience of meditating while parenting two young boys.

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Guest Article: Learning hatred


Is hatred an inextricable part of being human? Can we ever be truly free of hate? Buddhist author Vimalasara believes that hatred is not innate but learned, and explores how this toxic emotion enters the human heart.

Vimalasara will be teaching an online course based on her book, Detox Your Heart, starting March 3, 2008.

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Meditation in the News:
Top Five Stories of Last Month

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

Meditation Room or Mosque?: Critics are contesting what they describe as the conversion of a Minnesota community college meditation room into a de facto mosque.

Good vibes flow at Newmarket meditation center: Positive vibes were flowing as ordained Buddhists and those looking to clear their minds meditated for a peaceful New Year.

Meditation in the workplace: For most people the word meditation conjures up images of shaven-headed monks and nuns sitting in mountain retreats high in the Himalayas. Very few people would associate it with their office or place of work.

Virgin Atlantic Upgrades its Inflight "Meditainment": Virgin Atlantic Airways announced that it is now offering "Total Relaxation" – a 30 minute "Imagination Reality" experience.

Studies show yoga has multiple benefits: Yoga induces a feeling of well-being in healthy people, and can reverse the clinical and biochemical changes associated with metabolic syndrome, according to results of studies from Sweden and India.