Introductions To MeditationOn Sat, 2 March, 2013 - 23:16
Welcome to Triratna Anywhere!
It’s easy to get started with Buddhist Meditation: all you need is a chair (or meditation cushion) and a download link. We suggest starting with one of the guided meditations below: choose which you’d like, sit down somewhere quiet, press “play” and introduce yourself to meditation. Using guided meditations is a good way to get started for anyone who can’t make it to a Triratna Centre.
If that goes well, next time you can invite someone you know to join you and meditate together. Then someone else - and before you know it, you’ll have a group…! You can do this as much or as little as you want, when and where you like. Don’t worry too much about posture to start with, the main thing is to be comfortable, a reclining chair is good for allowing you to fully relax. A standing posture is also good for making sure your approach is fully embodied, to make spiritual bypassing less likely.
Change Your Mind - Body Awareness And Relaxation by Paramananda
The Mindfulness of Breathing: Introduction and Guidance by Kamalashila
Metta Bhavana - Introduction and Basic Tools by Kamalashila
And here is a more in-depth introduction to our basic approach to meditation
At the moment this is all experimental and we are still in the trial stage. So, when you’re done, please do leave a comment below to tell us how it went. You can also email us at anywhere [at] triratnadevelopment.org.
Vimokshadaka and Lokabandhu
(for Triratna Anywhere)