Monday, April 27, 2009

Wisdom Quarterly - Breathing Meditation

A nice pair of "how to" videos for breathing meditation from Wisdom Quarterly. I post these mostly for a friend who is new to meditation - and for anyone else who might be interested.

HOW TO: "Breathing Meditation"

In Buddhism, meditation serves to calm and control the mind. It is essential to break the cycle of suffering, attain enlightenment, and reach nirvana. Follow these steps for mindfulness of breathing meditation, one of the two simplest meditations. This meditation is the practice Siddhartha was undertaking under the Bodhi tree when he achieved full enlightenment.

Breathing meditation with Thich Nhat Hanh filmed on retreat in Vietnam, Spring 2007. English translation by Sr. Dang Nghiem. This clip is from the video "Each of My Steps is a Prayer."

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