Meditation 101
1 Season . 5 Episodes

This well-rounded meditation 101-guide highlights what meditation is, why to do it, and how to meditate. Rather than striving to achieve anything in particular, this practice brings us greater familiarity with our minds, gets us out of our task-oriented way of thinking, and ultimately shifts our relationship to our thoughts.

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Introduction: How to Practice Mindfulness Meditation (Preview)

Join Cyndi Lee for a five-part journey to get you started on the meditation path. This well-rounded meditation 101-guide highlights what meditation is, why to do it, and how to meditate. Rather than striving to achieve anything in particular, this practice brings us greater familiarity with our minds, gets us out of our task-oriented way of thinking, and ultimately shifts our relationship to our thoughts. Cyndi’s use of story-telling, metaphors, and playfulness makes this series personal, accessible, and worthwhile for everyone.

Host: Cyndi Lee
Episode 1
23 mins
Get started on the meditation path with a friendly talk about what meditation is and how to do it - then try out the practice. This mindfulness meditation aims to shift our relationship to our thoughts, and simply become more familiar with the nature and habits of our mind. Through this practice over time, one will notice greater stability, strength, and clarity in their thinking.
Episode 2
12 mins
The strength of mindfulness is discussed and put into practice in this short meditation. Focus on slowing down your thinking and beginning to notice the space that arises between thoughts. When we return to our breath and the focus of our meditation, instead of being swept away in thought, greater strength of mind is developed.
Episode 3
15 mins
An eloquent dharma talk on the benefit of stability that arises from a regular meditation practice. Emphasizing the concept of not being too tight, or too loose, the aim in this session to the sweet spot in between; focused and calm. Through the balance that comes with a regular meditation practice, an unshakable stability becomes part of your character, each day. Cyndi speaks of her experience in one of the worst earthquakes in modern history, and credits her practice with still carrying peace throughout the ordeal.
Episode 4
12 mins
This discussion and meditation with Cyndi Lee focuses on the invigorating clarity brought forth through this practice. Sitting in silence, with your eyes closed, noticing thought patterns and your breath brings a deeper inner awareness.
Episode 5
13 mins
The final dharma talk and sitting practice of this Meditation 101 series. The focus of this mediation is equanimity; the place of mindfulness that is neither high or low, but instead connected to the impermanence of each passing experience. Cultivating equanimity brings still spaciousness to your mind, and radiant calm to your heart.