Take Refuge | Find Seclusion | Establish Mindfulness
These guided meditations are intended to help deliver meditative peace, ease and openness while embedding basic mindfulness techniques and the fundamentals of Buddhist psychology and cosmology.
The first instruction is always breathe in and breathe out. The second is listen don't listen. When in doubt stay with your breath. Words are secondary.
Take refuge in the Buddha, dharma and sangha.
Take refuge in love, insight and community.
Taking refuge is the first preliminary practice of basic mindfulness. These are the concepts that draw many of us to Buddhist practice in the first place and should be firmly fixed in our awareness in order to proceed through the process of a mindfulness meditation practice.
Find Seclusion. Put aside time and space. Put aside love and hate.
"... here a bhikkhu, gone to the wilderness, to the shade of a tree or an empty hut, sits down cross legged with body straight and establishes mindfulness."
- Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta
Meditation is the beating heart of Buddhism.
Daily practice brings the dharma alive and frees it up to land in our body and permeate our householder life.