cool, i'll make a tentative start then!
It is best to go on a course, and spend some time giving it a go under the guidance of a teacher and/or a structured program. However, there is plenty you can do in the meantime.
yes, this is what i'm hoping to do next year, this year however i'm going to be making several trips to Three Wheels in London which is Jodo Shinshu. i figure i need to explore both before i commit to one tradition, at the moment i'm in a weird kind of 'statis'...lingering between the two!
I very strongly recommend the text, "The Heart Of Buddhist Meditation" by Venerable Nyanaponika. You can't just read it online but you can buy it for a decent price at BPS
excellent! i'll order it next week when i'm in town, thankyou!
f you like ajahn brahm he's got guided meditations you can get as mp3s from his site www.bswa.org
thats a simple way to start
great! i'll check them out, i love listening to Dhamma podcasts!
Do not be afraid, just do it. These excellent beginner's guides are commendable:
Basic Breath Meditation Instructions by Thanissaro Bhikkhu
Mindfulness in Plain English by Bhante Gunaratana
again, great! thanks everyone, i don't feel so apprehensive about getting started now i have pointers! any questions i have i'll be sure to ask. here goes nothing...watch this space!