Meditation

Learn different Buddhist meditation techniques and all the tools you need to establish a daily meditation practice.

More About Meditation

There’s more to meditation than sitting and watching your breath. The Tibetan word for meditation, gom, means “familiarizing” or “habituating.” Here you’ll find talks and guided meditations on techniques to train the mind and develop the virtuous qualities needed to become a fully awakened buddha.

Guided meditations by Venerable Thubten Chodron are also available on the Insight Timer app.

Subcategories

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Concentration

Teachings from the annual Cultivating Concentration Retreat held over Labor Day weekend.

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Deity Meditation

Teachings from annual weeklong and three-month deity meditation retreats.

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Guided Meditations

Guided meditations to tame the mind and generate the stages of the path to awakening.

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Mindfulness

The Buddhist approach to cultivating mindfulness for the purpose of attaining liberation and full awakening.

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Prayers and Practices

Buddhist prayers and ritual practices to steer our thoughts and actions in a beneficial direction.

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Preliminary Practices

Preliminary practices (ngöndro) to purify our minds and deepen our meditation practice.

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Related Books

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A Presentation of the Establishment of Mindfulness

The four objects of mindfulness

Introduction to the four establishments of mindfulness including the four objects and the common manner…

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Cultivating the Four Immeasurables

Meditation on empathic distress

A guided meditation on the difference between compassion and personal distress.

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Cultivating the Four Immeasurables

Meditation on compassion and personal distress

A guided meditation to help examine our experience of observing suffering and distinguish between responding…

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Cultivating the Four Immeasurables

Meditation on consistency in compassion

A guided meditation on how to cultivate consistency in our practice of compassion by reflecting…

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Gold and blue drawing of Chandrakirti.
Illumination of the Thought

Homage to Compassion

Chandrakirti praises compassion as the source of bodhicitta.

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Venerable Sangye Khadro sitting in front of a thangka, smiling.
Guided Meditations

Meditations on equalizing and exchanging self and ot...

A sequence of eleven guided meditations for developing bodhicitta using the method of equalizing and…

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Antidotes to Afflictions

Meditation on competition and cooperation

A guided meditation comparing the impact of approaching situations with a mindset of competition or…

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