Category Archives: meditation

Soft belly meditation (by Stephen Levine)

Taking a few deep breaths, feel the body you breathe in. Feel the body expanding and contracting with each breath. Focus on the rising and falling of the abdomen. Let awareness receive the beginning, middle, and end of each inbreath, … Continue reading

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Singing kirtan – Jai Jagadisha Hare by Krishna Das

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Singing kirtan – devotion to one’s guru – Mere Gurudev by Krishna Das

Lyrics Mere Gurudev, charanon par sumana shraddha ke arpita haiTere hee dena hai jo hai. Wahi tujha ko samarapita hai Na priti hai pratiti hai, na hi puja ki shakti haiMeraa yaha man, meraa yaha tan, meraa kan kan samarapita … Continue reading

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The Emptiness Mantra

I read about this mantra in one of the books about Buddhism. I instantly had to look it up. Now it is my daily companion reminding me “to keep cool”, to remember, to see beyond phenomena and people behaviours. Om … Continue reading

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Silent illumination – the meditation month challenge with Tricycle.

At the moment I am working through the Tricycle Meditation Month as a 30-day meditation challenge. I am working through 4 stages of the silent illumination practice as taught by Chan Buddhist teacher Guo Gu. The links for each week … Continue reading

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“I know that I am pure Spirit. That I always have been. And that I always will be.”

Ideally before bedtime, close your eyes and listen to this short meditation by Wayne Dyer from the book “Three magic words”. Try listening to it daily for a week as a practice. I know that I am pure Spirit. That … Continue reading

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The White Wolf Meditation

I learned about this meditation on the Loner Wolf website. They call it the “Dark Night of the Soul meditation”. It is a healing practice for anyone going through the emptiness practice or the Dark Night of the Soul, and … Continue reading

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Bliss (I am the light of my soul)

I’ve discovered this beautiful song (chant? affirmation?) through my friend, Sarit. It sings like a mantra or prayer. Wayne Dyer talks about how in the Bible the God is called “I am”. I am indeed.  I am the light of … Continue reading

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Watching the watcher meditation

This is pretty advanced and only best to try if you have an established meditation practice, are familiar with ego death or have experienced it before. If you are stuck in the emptiness practice, this is also a good next … Continue reading

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“Mere Gurudev” by Krishna Das – beautiful devotional kirtan

Through Ram Dass’s satsang (community) I’ve discovered this beautiful kirtan (devotional song) by Krishna Das. From what I understand, in bhakti yoga (devotional practice) one dedicates themselves to their guru and by practicing devotion finds unconditional love and wisdom. At … Continue reading

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