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this was from a sparkfriend
an easy way to refresh oneself each day




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7/28/17 10:37 A

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it can be difficult for a chatterbox 8 yr. old to be quiet, but she tries to meditate with her grandpa


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I go to a group each Tuesday run by the Buddhist Society of Western Australia, all of our talks and meditations are recorded

podcast.bswa.org

Also more guided meditations and dharma talks can be found at bswa.org.

Opening the door of your heart and Good, Bad, who knows by Ajahn Brahm are good reads. They are a collection of short stories for those that are short on time.

I also recommend Mindfulness in Plain English by Bhante Gunaratana and Mindfulness for Health by Vidyamala Burch and Danny Penman

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I'm not a beginner but this is a great link! I'm going to use it; thank you for sharing.

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4/28/16 3:40 P

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This link is helpful... thank you, Rkottek. Just finished mindful scan. emoticon

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A useful easy link

www.care2.com/greenliving/mindfulnes
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Calm.com and the associated app - free for the standard guided meditations. you can also buy the add-on meditations that are designed to help you sleep, raise energy, promote self-acceptance, etc.

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4/1/15 12:18 A

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These are a few sites I like.

http://www.audiodharma.org/

http://tnhaudio.org/

http://plumvillage.org/video/video-dharm
a-talk-the-practice-of-compassion/


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Thanks for all the suggestions. I'll definitely try something to simmer me down and help cope with some heavy issues. emoticon

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Hi, these are the books I found most useful:

#1: Awakening Joy (by James Baraz and Shoshana Alexander)
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#2: Full Catastrophe Living (by Jon Kabat-Zinn)
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Great stories and a 8-week mindfulness based stress reduction program,
the related downloadable soundtracks of meditation, yoga and deep relaxation are great too:
www.mindfulnesscds.com/collections/m
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#3: 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works--A True Story (by Dan Harris)
story of a journalist's Odyssey searching for answers about mindfulness and mediation
www.amazon.com/10-Happier-Self-Help-
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#4: Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom (by Rick Hanson and Richard Mendius)
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I didn't look back far, so apologies if these have been mentioned previously :) I do the deepak chopra guided meditations - some are on one of his sites all the time, and once every 3 months or so him and Oprah do a 3 week series.

Also I like a lot of the guided meditations on Youtube from The Honest Guys.

Looking to change it up though so I'm going to check out some of these other suggestions - thanks everyone :)

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Dharma Seed has a great on line site!!!

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6/1/14 7:40 P

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There are also if interested some great meditation apps for free on the google play store.


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I love Insight Timer.

It's a free download for iPhones and androids. It's a great timer with a variety of bells and chimes you can customize, links to many guided meditations, tracks your meditation, and connects you with others who are meditating. :)

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Wilddivine.com has a lot of meditation programs utilizing a wide variety of techniques in conjunction with an IOM meter that is used to measure your breathing and heartrate. I looked around and found one that was just right for me. Pricey, but they do have sales sometimes.

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Wherever you Go There You Are is a wonderful book. It's the one I always recommend to people. Another one by Jon Kabat-Zinn is Full Catastrophe Living, which is especially helpful for people with chronic illness and/or pain but also for anyone looking to lower stress in their lives. It is fairly lengthy and you may find that not all of it is necessary to read for your purposes, but still worth picking up to find the parts that are helpful to you. On a related note, a workbook by Elisha Goldstein and Bob Stahl- MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) Workbook- is a great way to bring mindfulness practice into your life, little steps at a time. And if you would like to do the 8 week MBSR workshop but cannot afford it or one is not offered in your area, there is a free option online: http://palousemindfulness.com/selfguidedMB
SR.html You really need to be ready to make that commitment though (at least 30-45 minutes a day) for it to be beneficial. It's worth it, but only if you are ready.

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Yes, thank you for posting these. I am a beginner and these I am sure will be most helpful!

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Thanks for posting these links. Just what I am looking for. emoticon

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thank you for posting these

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Thank you for posting these resources, I'm going to check them out. I'm currently using breathing meditation but feel I need more guidance.

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Thank you very much for all of these. I can't wait to start reading.

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Wild Minds looks like a site I've been looking for, emoticon

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Thanks for posting these!

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These r going to be helpful.I am a beginner. I am hoping to get deeper into meditation and learn all I can.Being mindful has helped me so much this year.

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Rhonda, these are awesome. Thank you so much for posting these for us. And thank you you for all that you do for the team!!

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Thanks for all of these.

I'm going to have fun checking them all out.

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20 tips for beginners from Zenhabits.net

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7XJdkL4j3Y&
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"Always concentrate on how far you’ve come, rather than how far you have left to go."

Unknown

"Happy people plan actions, they don’t plan results." -
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"The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."-
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"The journey is the reward."
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I haven't read this book, but I am told its great.

www.goodreads.com/book/show/14096.Wh
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"Always concentrate on how far you’ve come, rather than how far you have left to go."

Unknown

"Happy people plan actions, they don’t plan results." -
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"The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."-
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"The journey is the reward."
Chinese Proverb



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I am going through old posts and my resources to pull some links forward for our beginners. Please if anyone has a site or book they want to recommend please post it.



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"Always concentrate on how far you’ve come, rather than how far you have left to go."

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"Happy people plan actions, they don’t plan results." -
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"The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."-
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"The journey is the reward."
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