Help me get started on guided meditation.
September 4, 2007 4:47 PM   Subscribe

Help me find guided meditation mp3s.

I'm trying to make meditation a more regular part of my life (I'm not, at the moment, focused on any specific practice/tradition), and while I've read some great book recommendations in other AskMeFi threads on this topic, I haven't found any information on mp3s in which someone guides you through a basic practice. The only thing I've been able to find is this, which as best as I can tell is either real-audio or chops the instruction into separate files. Any help would be much appreciated - thanks!
posted by Ash3000 to Religion & Philosophy (10 answers total) 58 users marked this as a favorite is kinda hokey, but hey.

Real Audio, but that shouldn't stop you.
posted by Heywood Mogroot at 4:56 PM on September 4, 2007

Why simply go on a guided meditation when you could meditate AND become super kinky.

Go ahead, Warp Your Mind
posted by munchingzombie at 5:26 PM on September 4, 2007

Lots of good stuff over at Insight Meditation Center. Some shorter ones here.
posted by ibmcginty at 5:31 PM on September 4, 2007 [1 favorite]

Here you go.
posted by tellurian at 6:46 PM on September 4, 2007

Try A Quiet Mind. I've only listened to a couple, but it seems to fit what you're looking for.
posted by Durin's Bane at 7:01 PM on September 4, 2007

Here too.
posted by tellurian at 7:04 PM on September 4, 2007

I can add this.
posted by ajr at 8:48 PM on September 4, 2007

It ain't free but I strongly recommend the 'imageless imagery' of the Open Focus meditations developed by Les Fehmi. He has a store on his website where he also hosts a number of his research publications. In addition, he just published a book about a week ago, 'The Open Focus Brain', that has a CD with 4 of the exercises.

An example of imageless imagery is, 'Can you feel the space between your eyes?'. Apparently concentrating on the sensation of space promotes alpha wave synchrony. But you can read the brain research for yourself. Les Fehmi is a biofeedback pioneer, a PhD in psychology and a long time student of Zen. I've been interested in this general area for a number of years and this is the best stuff I've come across.
posted by BigSky at 9:56 PM on September 4, 2007

Not free, but John Kabat-Zinn has a CD of guided meditations in the book "The Mindful Way Through Depression" that I've found to be good.
posted by DarkForest at 12:52 AM on September 5, 2007

Free Meditation Podcasts, including "Learn to Meditate" and "Guided Meditations."
posted by desjardins at 8:00 AM on September 5, 2007

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