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The Power of Meditation: Teachings and Guided Practices to Calm the Mind and Open the Heart

Meditation is a tool for discovering ourselves—our gifts, weaknesses, hopes, and fears—and opening to the essence of who we are and how we fit into the world. For the past 25 years, Sounds True has had the privilege of recording many of today's leading meditation teachers from diverse spiritual traditions. The Power of Meditation: Teachings and Guided Practices to Calm the Mind and Open the Heart invites you to experience for yourself the countless benefits of regular meditation practice.

Tracks include:

  • Introduction with Tami Simon, founder of Sounds True
    Tami Simon describes how meditation helps accelerate genuine transformation and how the practice can empower us to meet today's unique challenges with fresh solutions and a renewed sense of possibility.
  • The Purpose of Meditation with Reggie Ray
    The author of Touching Enlightenment discusses the many motives behind meditation describing how it has always been a part of human societies and why meditation offers a vital gift to us today.
  • Why Meditate? with Jack Kornfield
    Meditation is a tool for embracing everything that arises in our experience especially that which we ordinarily prefer to avoid. Jack Kornfield explores how meditation enables us to face the reality of impermanence and learn to relax with uncertainty.
  • Mindful Breathing with Thich Nhat Hanh
    Although there are dozens of styles of meditation, one thing many practices have in common is the ability to synchronize body and mind in the present moment. Thich Nhat Hanh guides us in the art of mindful breathing, a cornerstone meditation skill that unfolds the richness of this moment.
  • Calming the Mind with Sharon Salzberg
    The author of The Kindness Handbook leads us in a formal sitting session where we use the breath to calm the mind and draw attention away from busy thoughts.
  • Tonglen Meditation: Softening the Heart with Pema Chödrön
    Meditation is celebrated for its ability to cultivate tender-heartedness and activate compassion. Pema Chödrön guides us in the centuries-old Tibetan Buddhist practice of tonglen (literally taking and sending) for dissolving the boundaries we sense between ourselves and others.
  • The Lake Meditation with Jon Kabat-Zinn
    For this meditation, you're welcome to simply lie down and let go, as Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction founder Jon Kabat-Zinn takes you on a guided visualization into the heart of relaxation.
  • Conclusion — credits

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Date Published January 01, 2012
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By Rupa
Date Added: Monday 8 April 2013
I was actually feeling very tensed and worried since yesterday evening and I came to office and could not let go of my sense of being worried, I went through this audio program and feel much relaxed able to go ahead through the day.

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