analytical meditation

Analytical meditation involves investigating a subject with reflection and reason in order to integrate the meaning of the Dharma and develop virtuous qualities. Posts include instruction and guided meditations.

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Cultivating the Four Immeasurables

Meditation on compassion and personal distress

Meditation on distinguishing between compassion and personal distress at the suffering of others with ways…

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A group of nuns meditating.
Buddhist Meditation 101

Meditation on the kindness of others

A guided meditation to generate awareness of interdependence and of being the recipient of kindness.

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Two nuns meditating.
Antidotes to Afflictions

Meditation on working with anger

A guided meditation to reflect on the causes of anger and the antidotes.

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Two young men sitting next to each other and meditating.
Buddhist Meditation 101

Meditation on mind is the source of happiness and pain

A guided meditation to help understand how our thoughts and feelings influence our experience. Includes…

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Living a Meaningful Life

Meditation on death

A guided meditation to help clarify priorities in life in order to live wisely and…

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Stages of the Path to Awakening Podcast

Only the Dharma helps at death

Completing the section “Only Dharma helps at the time of death” in Chapter 9, explaining…

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Stages of the Path to Awakening Podcast

Nine-point death meditation

Teaching nine-point death meditation, from the section “Learning from Our Own Mortality” in Chapter 9.

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Living a Meaningful Life

Meditation on ways to understand impermanence

A guided meditation on five ways to understand impermanence as described in the book "The…

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Parting from the Four Clingings

Equanimity and the kindness of others

Leading a meditation on equanimity and teaching on the the seven-point cause and effect method…

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Parting from the Four Clingings

Death and the defects of samsara

Giving detailed instruction on how to meditate on one's own death and reflecting on the…

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