My Journey Into Buddhism

My journey into Buddhism has been an unexpected and exciting one. If someone had told me when I was fourteen what I was going to do before my 30th birthday, I would have called them insane. But at the same time I would have sat in wonder at the adventures I was going to have and I would have been unimaginably excited about the years following my 27th birthday. In this brief video, I provide you with a snippet of my life and what led me into Buddhism, and I take the opportunity to invite new viewers to come join me at my channel. Thanks for watching!

Breathing Meditation for Beginners – A Great Meditation Technique

This is a great breathing meditation for beginners. Usually, meditating on the breath is not interesting enough to hold our attention, but this meditation makes it much easier. When we’re trying to establish one pointed concentration we need to have something to keep our busy – and often distracted – mind captivated. This calm abiding meditation technique, called Qualified Rounds of Breath, allows us a bit of creativity so we can make the breath more interesting.

When we meditate on our breath, our biggest obstacle is thinking about other thoughts. Since our thoughts are often so fascinating, especially compared to the plain and humble breath, thoughts always triumph in this battle for our attention. But this technique will help us to hold our attention on the breath much longer, as it uses our very tendency of having thoughts to its advantage. This is also an extremely therapeutic meditation technique as it allows us to breathe in something new and breathe out something we really need to let go of.

Calm Abiding Guided Meditation – Body as the Meditation Object

In this video I will lead you through a guided meditation on the practice of Calm Abiding meditation. In this practice we use our body as our object of meditation. We shouldn’t be in a rush to meditate on our breath. Instead, meditating on our bodies can help us gain more stability before we move onto meditating on our breath.

This meditation requires previous knowledge on how to correctly position our bodies for this meditation. You can watch my video on Correct Meditation Posture & Motivation here, and watch the video on the detailed instructions for this meditation here.

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Calm Abiding Meditation Instructions – Body as the Meditation Object

Practising meditation is the best gift we can give ourselves (and those around us). In this video I give detailed instructions on how to practice Calm Abiding meditation using our bodies as our object of meditation. This is a very good grounding meditation that helps us gain more stability before we move onto meditating on our breath.

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Correct Meditation Posture and Motivation

When our bodies are correctly positioned in meditation, the practice of meditation is much more enjoyable and rewarding: we concentrate more easily, more deeply and it helps us avoid the common obstacles of pain, sluggishness and dullness. This video is a step-by-step guide for how to position our body in the correct meditation posture to ensure that we can get the most out of our meditation practice. It also briefly discusses the correct motivation we should try to adopt before we meditate to strengthen our resolve so that we can overcome any difficulties we encounter during the session.