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Jack Kornfield

Jack Kornfield, PhD, trained as a Buddhist monk in Thailand, Burma, and India and has taught worldwide since 1974. He is one of the key teachers to introduce Buddhist mindfulness practices to the West. He holds a PhD in clinical psychology and is the co-founder of the Insight...

Sharon Salzberg

Sharon Salzberg, a student of Buddhism since 1971, has been leading meditation retreats worldwide since 1974. Influenced by her more than twenty-five years of study with Burmese, Indian, and Tibetan teachers, she teaches intensive awareness practice (vipassana or...

Mark Thornton

Mark Thornton is the world's first executive meditation coach. Trained as an investment banker, he was interim Chief Operating Officer for JP Morgan in London. A student and practitioner of meditation for over 20 years, Mark Thornton has worked with over 30 teachers in 7...

Andrew Weil

Andrew Weil, MD, is a world-renowned leader and pioneer in the field of integrative medicine, a healing-oriented approach to health care which encompasses body, mind, and spirit. He is founder and director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine (AzCIM)...

Shinzen Young

Shinzen Young became fascinated with Asian culture while a teenager in Los Angeles. Later he enrolled in a PhD program in Buddhist Studies at the University of Wisconsin. Eventually, he went to Asia and did extensive training in each of the three major Buddhist traditions:...

James S. Gordon

James S. Gordon, MD, a Harvard-educated psychiatrist, is a world-renowned expert in using mind-body medicine to heal depression, anxiety, and psychological trauma. He is the founder and director of The Center for Mind-Body Medicine (CMBM), a clinical professor...

Sally Kempton

Sally Kempton has been studying and teaching the wisdom of yoga for 40 years. A highly regarded teacher of meditation and spiritual philosophy, she writes the popular Yoga...


Breathing Meditations

The transformational power inherent in the simple act of breathing is truly remarkable. With Breathing Meditations, join seven Sounds True authors for a series of simple guided practices that can open you to the many benefits of breathwork-from a deeper sense of presence and serenity in the moment, to revitalized health and ease of being, to creative insight and higher perspective, and more.

Tracks include:

  • "Breathing Meditation" by Jack Kornfield from Meditation for Beginners Learn the art of following the breath, a foundational skill for all meditators, with Jack Kornfield, co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society.
  • "The Relaxing Breath" by Andrew Weil, MD from Breathing: The Master Key to Self-Healing Dr. Andrew Weil gives us a potent practice for activating the body's relaxation response and returning to balance after stressful situations.
  • "Breath Meditation" by Sharon Salzberg from Guided Meditations for Love and Wisdom A mindful breathing practice that helps us open the heart and experience compassion for ourselves and others.
  • "Soft Belly" by James Gordon, MD from Freedom from Depression Harvard-educated psychiatrist Dr. James Gordon presents a guided exercise for liberating stuck energy in the body.
  • "Observing the Breath" by Shinzen Young from Meditation: A Beginner's Guide An introductory meditation inviting us to discover what can happen through full and complete attention to the breath.
  • "The Power Breath" by Mark Thornton from Meditation in a New York Minute Executive meditation coach Mark Thornton teaches us a stress-reducing practice that both relaxes and reenergizes the body.
  • "Meditation on the Breath" by Sally Kempton from Beginning Meditation A guided meditation in which our breath becomes the doorway to the depths of the self.

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Date Published May 01, 2013
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