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Alan has a completely fresh perspective on meditation. So helpful

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I've listened to some many, many times.

iTunes Ratings

144 Ratings
Average Ratings
110
13
8
3
10

Fresh perspective

By 1233405 - May 03 2016
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Alan has a completely fresh perspective on meditation. So helpful

Some have been helpful!

By freshtalent - Mar 12 2016
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I've listened to some many, many times.
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I Should Be Meditating with Alan Klima: Guided Mindfulness Meditation and Discussion

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Stick with and Deepen Meditation

Rank #1: 7 Guided Sleep Body Scan Meditation

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Meditation that prepares the body and mind for sleep, using a guided body scan leading into a guided rest in a natural effortless awareness. Great as a regular sitting meditation when we are stressed and over-energized too!

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Jul 06 2014

19mins

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Rank #2: 43: Meditation for Seeing Beyond a Wandering Mind

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This guided contemplation points to something essential that every meditator must see and understand if they are to go beyond worry over wandering mind. There are many ways to deal with wandering thoughts, but the most important and most powerful is to see the knowing that is beyond wandering or not-wandering. Recognize this and your life will change. Recognize it more and more, and your life will change more and more.

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Oct 27 2014

25mins

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Rank #3: Panic Attacks, Anxiety, and Breathing Meditation: Talk 17

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How should one breathe for panic attacks and how to breathe for regular worry? Panic Attacks and every day worry have some things in common, but also a big difference. We can learn a lot from panic attacks, whether we have them or not, because they point us in the direction of the right attitude in meditation.

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Nov 08 2015

30mins

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Rank #4: Relax with the Breath All Over the Body

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Use this guided meditation to connect with the breath in all kinds of ways you haven’t tried before. Playing with the Breath hones our skills in relating to what feelings and emotions arise in our experience later. Practice now to get ready for when you’ll need calm presence and a calming breath.

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Jan 31 2016

21mins

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Rank #5: Talk on Ekhart Tolle The Power of Now

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Part one of a series, listeners submit questions and Alan takes up some of the top things that come to mind when reading this book. The talk delves into questions like what relation our past history has to who and what we are as being, and whether or not it is necessary to suffer first in order to be free, and other issues that come to mind which all help clarify what it really means to be by looking inwardly and questioning our sense of who and what we are.

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Jul 12 2016

49mins

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Rank #6: 52: Being Simply As You Are

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This guided meditation is very simple and short, giving you the space and pause to do nothing but remain as you are. Simply being is a refreshing, restful pause that brings us back to ourselves, from one point of view, but really dispels a whole lot of extra stuff that when gone reveals what we already and always were.

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Oct 26 2015

10mins

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Rank #7: Pleasant Body

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Relax into this mindful body scan and start developing skills to make the experience of the body joyful and interesting to play with. We move our attention through every inch of our body kindly noticing and becoming aware of what is already there. It is a simple technique to get in touch with bodily sensations and cultivate a real sense of pleasure in the body. A meditation skill that can be used anywhere and at any time to simply look inside the body and ‘feel what it feels’ with kind and mindful attention.

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Jun 20 2016

34mins

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Rank #8: Guided Body Scan Meditation – 35 min.

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Today’s guided body scan meditation is medium-length, definitely enough to sink very deeply into awareness of the body. This is one of the fundamental practices of meditation, because it sensitizes us in a way that helps any other kind of meditation we do. Mindfulness of the body helps us come out of excessive thinking, deal with moods and emotions, and expand the range of our awareness of sensation ranging from pain to the most subtle sensations. This flexibility is of utmost importance to the curious and inquiring meditator, and sensitizing the attention to the subtlety is of immense importance down the road.

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Jul 03 2014

38mins

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Rank #9: 10 Minute Breath Meditation

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This 10 Minute Guided Mediation on the Breath gets us directly in touch with our feeling presence and resets the day, readies us for the day, or prepares us for night.

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Jul 02 2014

9mins

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Rank #10: Guided Breath Meditation in a New Way

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This Breath Meditation is much more effective and enjoyable than simply “paying attention to the breath.” Find out how much fun and fascination is possible with this mindful breathing meditation. Just follow along.

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Jun 29 2014

18mins

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Rank #11: 45: Three Levels to Relax into Presence

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Whenever possible, it is very powerful to recognize and confirm our effortless and fundamental right-ness. Some meditators have yet to catch a whiff of this, while all of us can vary in how easily it comes forward to our attention. This guided exploration moves through different levels of relaxing into presence. Each level is important for everyone to work with, so it doesn’t matter if you have or have not caught a whiff of this fundamental okay-ness. It’s all good work and you can trust that soon you will catch a whiff, or more, and we all can benefit from working on all fronts whenever those come forward as what we need attent to.

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Sep 18 2015

17mins

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Rank #12: Soaking In What It Is To Realize

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In this meditation we bring our attention to ‘being present.’ without assuming what that is. What does it really feel like to be present now? What is it like when we recognize our presence, and attention is close to us, not dispersed and feeling like it is far? We observe what that state is like; we focus on registering the moment. In doing so we build up a connection with that. Then it can become a force in our lives, one we don’t have to work to maintain all the time. So, let’s take a moment to sense our presence and soak in the goodness it brings into our lives, and help make that connection stronger bit by bit.

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Oct 20 2016

21mins

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Rank #13: Training with Two Kinds of Thoughts

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Have you ever wanted to quiet your thoughts? To be able to silence all distractions, negative thinking, or simply noise in your head? This talk on mindfulness meditation as well as a meditation practice helps you develop a technique to begin to distance yourself from thoughts, but more importantly to distinguish between different forms of thought that arise constantly. By recognizing them as distinct forms of thought we can also learn to break free from them. We’re never not thinking, but thinking can become part of our meditation. Through this practice you will develop a sense of realization and acknowledgement of thoughts. It’s not about trying to stop thinking but rather to practice meditation with all the thoughts that arise.

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Jun 16 2016

20mins

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Rank #14: 53: Guided Compassion Meditation Formula

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This classic formula for cultivating compassion is an excellent way to bring us back to the fact that mindfulness attention is a kind attention. It is also a great meditation to use at bedtime to sleep great!!
Mindfulness is not a neutral or clinical or objective attention. This guided meditation takes us through several layers of wishing well for ourselves and others. This traditional method of cultivating “metta” is a bit of genius. Using an inner voice, you put voice to a strategically chosen series of well wishing that both taps into established wells of love and spreads the good intentions liberally and indiscriminately, starting from one’s own sense of self and eventually extending to all beings everywhere.

While there may be areas at any point that are conflicted and mixed, that too is part of the work that this meditation does. Some may have mixed feelings about extending good wishes to certain people close to them, or maybe even to themselves. That’s all part of the mix and perfectly fine, as this practice winds itself through you.

A couple tips: don’t worry if you don’t mean it every time (remember its all part of it!) and if one can semi-believe that these good wishes actually could have a effect, that heightens it (but is not necessary).

Have a great time!

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Nov 01 2015

31mins

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Rank #15: Quickfire Meditation

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It’s great to train the attention to be fast and agile and play a kind of game to see how fast you can bring the attention home, or how fast you can hop off the train of the thought. It’s a great training skill with some profound effects in your everyday life, where things happen fast!

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Jun 06 2016

7mins

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Rank #16: Guided Meditation 6: Attention to Attention

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One of the first, best tools that a meditator can acquire is an awareness of attention itself, and a way to experiment and play with, and investigate, attention. In this guided exploration we will develop a taste for attention and an awareness of some of its behaviors.

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Jul 05 2014

21mins

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Rank #17: Talk 16: Surrender or Self-Improvement?

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Meditation is about more than Self-Improvement. That is only its possible side-effect. If we bend meditation to our will and make it serve us, the only definite side-effect is frustration. At some point the meditator will have to make the switch over to something bigger than their sense of “Selfyness” and to a longing for freedom that has been driving their interest in meditation all along.

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Oct 22 2015

29mins

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Rank #18: How to Get to the Next Level in Meditation

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Does your Meditation practice get stale? Does it still grow and grow in depth? Should you just accept plateaus? No, don’t fall for that. This talk is about real change, and what is the one thing that you MUST have in your meditation for it to keep flourishing. It wont last long, meditating like a robot or relating to yourself like a machine or a brain to hack– these aren’t pointing to this most important power in your meditation which comes from your organic nature as Being.

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Nov 11 2016

32mins

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Rank #19: Inserting Intention into the Mix of Meditation

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Inject power of intention into your meditation. Intention is a temporary state where we have a feeling like we can choose. In this guided meditation we repeatedly exercise the ability to insert intention into the mix of meditation at the moments that it is possible, working with the breath and the moments when we have emerged from long thought dreams.

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Aug 19 2016

23mins

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Rank #20: 48: Breathing with Intention, and Not

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This breath meditation explores the difference between when we consciously, deliberately feel the breath, and when we let it go and allow it to appear by itself. These two flavors of attention are great to recognize, and are easier to recognize by contrast. This meditation will make this clear on an experiential level and give you an attention tool so that you can adjust your meditating to changing circumstances.

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Oct 05 2015

12mins

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Mindful Choice Guided Meditation

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There is a sweet feeling inside, the feeling of being alive, which everyone can contact. We can get better at that as we practice, but it all comes down to a simple choice, an act of choosing what we know is right. And we can practice that too. We can strengthen the recognition that we have an interior choice, where we can supply our attention to what is right in us rather than what we think is wrong in us.

If you are looking for a way to cut through the clutter of the mind and find a way to rest attention naturally and easily in the heart feeling, click here to see if the way of Meditation Forest is the right thing for you.

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Jan 26 2017

14mins

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Trusting Your Intuition to Meditate

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Sometimes indecision stops us in our tracks. This simple guided meditation goes directly into that, to enhance your sense of power and ability to follow your heart, right at the micro-level of where indecisiveness arises. After each long thought phases passes, a moment of potential arises and in that moment you do what you intuitively feel is right. Then repeat the process. It’s that simple. To practice trusting yourself, practice trusting yourself!

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Dec 29 2016

21mins

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Being Present Before Things End

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How can we feel present in our life, and stay that way? In this talk we explore what it means to be mindful beyond trying to remember to “pay attention.” Typically, we’ll “remember” to be present for something when it is just about to end, whether it’s a meditation or even at the end of life. The trick is to remember in the middle! Let’s look into how it really works: a practice of mindfulness is setting up the moments of awakening to happen on their own more and more. It’s not about exerting force or pressure to ‘be present.’ Rather, it’s being wise about how to set things up in a way that brings attention home, while also recognizing the truth that you are always here.

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Dec 21 2016

27mins

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Appreciating Breath and Presence

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Using the flavor of appreciation in your attention makes for a wonderful experience where you are grateful for meditation and grateful for life.

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Nov 23 2016

19mins

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Your Instant Shift to the Heart of Meditation

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This guided meditation is a pointing and a training in shifting to the heart of meditation, the source that keeps it going and alive and growing.

For just a few moments
here and there
when the opportunity strikes
cast aside all concerns
for only just a moment
no obligation for more
and throw the power of your belief and care
your love
with wild abandon
into your simple presence
beyond all that and always here.

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Nov 15 2016

15mins

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How to Get to the Next Level in Meditation

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Does your Meditation practice get stale? Does it still grow and grow in depth? Should you just accept plateaus? No, don’t fall for that. This talk is about real change, and what is the one thing that you MUST have in your meditation for it to keep flourishing. It wont last long, meditating like a robot or relating to yourself like a machine or a brain to hack– these aren’t pointing to this most important power in your meditation which comes from your organic nature as Being.

The post How to Get to the Next Level in Meditation appeared first on I Should Be Meditating.

Nov 11 2016

32mins

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Soaking In What It Is To Realize

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In this meditation we bring our attention to ‘being present.’ without assuming what that is. What does it really feel like to be present now? What is it like when we recognize our presence, and attention is close to us, not dispersed and feeling like it is far? We observe what that state is like; we focus on registering the moment. In doing so we build up a connection with that. Then it can become a force in our lives, one we don’t have to work to maintain all the time. So, let’s take a moment to sense our presence and soak in the goodness it brings into our lives, and help make that connection stronger bit by bit.

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Oct 20 2016

21mins

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The Inner Channel and Caring about Meditation

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In this meditative talk we look closer into how meditation provides us with the tools to recognize that there are different channels – so to speak – that we can tune in to. Through an exercise of self-inquiry we sense that many things are going on at once in our bodies and minds. But through silent contemplation we learn to tune in to a deeper, more interior sensing, a kind of energy from which all else arises. So, let’s practice sitting down and caring about what’s here, what’s you, what’s now.

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Oct 13 2016

19mins

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Inserting Intention into the Mix of Meditation

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Inject power of intention into your meditation. Intention is a temporary state where we have a feeling like we can choose. In this guided meditation we repeatedly exercise the ability to insert intention into the mix of meditation at the moments that it is possible, working with the breath and the moments when we have emerged from long thought dreams.

The post Inserting Intention into the Mix of Meditation appeared first on I Should Be Meditating.

Aug 19 2016

23mins

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Talk on Ekhart Tolle Power of Now – Part 3: What Keeps Us From Harming Others

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The third part of the talk series on Eckhart Tolle’s The Power of Now. In this conversation we delve into how our state of being present relates to arising negative or violent feelings and reactions. We ask what is our behavior like when we are in our being? In answering this we look into how we relate to life when we are truly present. How we become entangled with our ideas of who we are and how we’ve learned to differentiate between right and wrong (something I call the trial of you). As we search deeper, we realize that we become more aware (and unease) with possible negative feelings, and our sensitivity increases. Listen on to learn more about what keeps us from harming others.

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Aug 04 2016

13mins

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Talk on Ekhart Tolle Power of Now – Part 2

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The second installment of a series of talks on Eckhart Tolle’s The Power of Now. Alan Klima discusses questions sent by listeners regarding Eckhart Tolle’s book. Join in for an interesting discussion reflecting on trust. What does it mean to find the right balance between everyday life and what we are truly seeking for? What do we need to fix right now to make a good life possible?

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Jul 25 2016

19mins

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Talk on Ekhart Tolle The Power of Now

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Part one of a series, listeners submit questions and Alan takes up some of the top things that come to mind when reading this book. The talk delves into questions like what relation our past history has to who and what we are as being, and whether or not it is necessary to suffer first in order to be free, and other issues that come to mind which all help clarify what it really means to be by looking inwardly and questioning our sense of who and what we are.

The post Talk on Ekhart Tolle The Power of Now appeared first on I Should Be Meditating.

Jul 12 2016

49mins

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Meditation on After Thought

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In this mindfulness meditation session learn to notice thoughts and mental activity while developing your awareness for intentionally being present. Going from the tensions in the body and hectic mind activity to subtly playing with your inner mental attitude. Sometimes we call it the wandering mind, but there really only is wondering and then it ends. Through meditation you will notice the stream of thoughts but then intentionally turn to mindfulness presence. Practicing this meditation will open the doors to that experience of simply being with your self.

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Jun 27 2016

21mins

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Pleasant Body

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Relax into this mindful body scan and start developing skills to make the experience of the body joyful and interesting to play with. We move our attention through every inch of our body kindly noticing and becoming aware of what is already there. It is a simple technique to get in touch with bodily sensations and cultivate a real sense of pleasure in the body. A meditation skill that can be used anywhere and at any time to simply look inside the body and ‘feel what it feels’ with kind and mindful attention.

The post Pleasant Body appeared first on I Should Be Meditating.

Jun 20 2016

34mins

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Training with Two Kinds of Thoughts

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Have you ever wanted to quiet your thoughts? To be able to silence all distractions, negative thinking, or simply noise in your head? This talk on mindfulness meditation as well as a meditation practice helps you develop a technique to begin to distance yourself from thoughts, but more importantly to distinguish between different forms of thought that arise constantly. By recognizing them as distinct forms of thought we can also learn to break free from them. We’re never not thinking, but thinking can become part of our meditation. Through this practice you will develop a sense of realization and acknowledgement of thoughts. It’s not about trying to stop thinking but rather to practice meditation with all the thoughts that arise.

The post Training with Two Kinds of Thoughts appeared first on I Should Be Meditating.

Jun 16 2016

20mins

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59: Release into the Abdominal Breath

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Recognize the quality of attention, how experiencing the breath shifts and changes things so easily around. Release into the sensation of breath and allow thoughts, feelings, and tensions to be present while the breath becomes the center of attention. Explore the body through the breath and notice how much can be observed by simply focusing on the abdominal breath and appreciating the restful feeling that is already there.

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Jun 13 2016

24mins

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Talk 9: Two Great Skills in Meditation

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A talk and a meditation. A contemplation of life. Use this training to get acquainted with and understand in your bones two meditation skills that are most important to finding a natural way to practice meditation, not forced, not pressured. Our ability to enjoy life is to accept that all is temporary and we can only embrace what we have now, here, in this moment; really embrace that. And in meditation we can also add into this the skill of watching over the continuity and sustaining the presence. These two are not just meditation skills; they are life skills for appreciating life and in this process learning what joy and beauty really are.

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Jun 09 2016

34mins

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Quickfire Meditation

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It’s great to train the attention to be fast and agile and play a kind of game to see how fast you can bring the attention home, or how fast you can hop off the train of the thought. It’s a great training skill with some profound effects in your everyday life, where things happen fast!

The post Quickfire Meditation appeared first on I Should Be Meditating.

Jun 06 2016

7mins

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58: Dwelling in Presence

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What is it like to be present? In this guided meditation practice of looking inwardly, you return to that sense of presence to find another way of feeling, another way of being. Dwelling in presence, recognizing it, checking it out. Understanding the delicate task of looking inwardly, of just being. It is there that freedom from all trouble lies. Letting go of instability, choosing not to have any trouble with anything, choosing freedom.

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Jun 02 2016

26mins

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57: Guided Training in Two Meditation Skills

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Life is constantly in flux, often presenting changing situations you need to adapt to. This guided meditation is a practice in two (or maybe three) techniques for training to become flexible, adaptable. Understanding that peace of mind can already happen. Here. Now. By practicing mindful meditation we become well rounded and ready for anything. Join in!

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May 30 2016

22mins

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iTunes Ratings

144 Ratings
Average Ratings
110
13
8
3
10

Fresh perspective

By 1233405 - May 03 2016
Read more
Alan has a completely fresh perspective on meditation. So helpful

Some have been helpful!

By freshtalent - Mar 12 2016
Read more
I've listened to some many, many times.