Recommend guided meditation podcasts, please.
December 29, 2014 8:35 AM   Subscribe

I'm looking for podcasts that have interesting guided meditations. I've found a few meditation podcasts, but they don't seem to have updated in ages. I have an android phone and use Podkicker. I'd like sleep and relaxation themed meditations, preferably less than 50 minutes long.
posted by Kitty Stardust to Media & Arts (12 answers total) 107 users marked this as a favorite
I am a huge fan of Meditation Oasis. Love Mary's voice and her delivery. They also have a standalone app.
posted by jbickers at 8:39 AM on December 29, 2014 [3 favorites]

I thought that the Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC) of UCLA had some very nice guided meditations. They are all under 50 minutes.
posted by gemutlichkeit at 8:43 AM on December 29, 2014 [1 favorite]

Dharmaseed and Zen Podcast - both of these have them but not every episode is a meditation so you have to look for them.
posted by dawkins_7 at 9:07 AM on December 29, 2014

It's not a podcast, but the free Insight Timer app has some really great guided meditations.

I've also been really enjoying the Headspace meditations - there is a monthly subscription fee (after a free trial), though.
posted by wearyaswater at 9:10 AM on December 29, 2014

Seconding The talks are free on a dana (voluntary donation) basis and this is a hub for an enormous number of wonderful teachers. Here, for example, is a guided relaxation meditation, which I found in about 10 seconds by searching for "relaxation" and "guided"
posted by janey47 at 9:58 AM on December 29, 2014

I am not woo but struggled with anxiety in the past. I researched and my absolute favorite is this Present Focused Awareness Exercise that was recommended to me by the Boston University Center for Anxiety. It's part of their Oxford University Press' "Treatments that Work" series, and you can find it separately under downloadable tools. It gives you the tools to basically pull yourself together. I recommend it to everyone who asks for a non-woo meditation podcast.
posted by kinetic at 10:04 AM on December 29, 2014 [2 favorites]

I really love Moodstreams Meditation Getaways (free on iTunes) though he hasn't updated in years.

Also, lots of guided meditations here.
posted by pised at 10:06 AM on December 29, 2014

You probably already found The Meditation Podcast. They don't update often, but what they do have is wonderful.
posted by mimi at 10:19 AM on December 29, 2014

Seconding Insight Timer.
posted by lownote at 10:41 AM on December 29, 2014

I'm a big fan of Yoga Nidra in general, and I recommend the long and short guided versions by Swami Janakananda, Experience Yoga Nidra, in particular.
posted by mellon at 3:30 PM on December 29, 2014

Susan Piver's Open Heart Project has free weekly video guided meditations.
posted by blu_stocking at 3:53 PM on December 30, 2014

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