Where the Online Meditation Resources?

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terencestrong
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Where the Online Meditation Resources?

Postby terencestrong » Thu Aug 02, 2012 5:58 am

Hi,

My name is Terence and I am new to meditation and to Buddhism, and was interested in finding a site that teaches online meditation or has really good and relaxing guided meditation videos. Do you know of any such site? What you even use it, if it existed? I want to find an online community of mediators. Should I build it? I really want it.

-Terence

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Re: Where the Online Meditation Resources?

Postby Cittasanto » Thu Aug 02, 2012 6:46 am

terencestrong wrote:Hi,

My name is Terence and I am new to meditation and to Buddhism, and was interested in finding a site that teaches online meditation or has really good and relaxing guided meditation videos. Do you know of any such site? What you even use it, if it existed? I want to find an online community of mediators. Should I build it? I really want it.

-Terence

I would advise finding a face to face teacher in your local area to meet up with as the preferred option, so try to find a local teacher in your general area! although there are plenty of guided meditation tracks for varying degrees of experience around maybe the Take10 program would be a good starting point for you? http://www.getsomeheadspace.com/ you do not have to sign up and pay for the other programs although as an introductory resource it is quite good.

There are plenty of experienced & knowledgeable practitioners here so if you have any questions you can ask and get advise.

Although not to put a downer on you exuberance for meditation, you should get more experience before creating somewhere for meditatiors.
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Re: Where the Online Meditation Resources?

Postby mikenz66 » Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:11 am

Greetings Terence,

I have no experience with on-line instructions, but there are some out there from reputable people, such as Gil Fronsdal:
http://www.insightmeditationcenter.org/ ... e-courses/
I have heard some good things about this site, but, again have no personal experience:
http://www.vipassana.com/course/

I would urge you to look for something local, since face-to-face discussion on almost anything really has a lot of advantages. This directory may help:
http://www.buddhanet.info/wbd/

:anjali:
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Re: Where the Online Meditation Resources?

Postby cooran » Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:38 am

Hello Terence,

Buddhanet has online audio meditation instruction:

This is a collection of Meditation talks by Buddhist teachers of various traditions.
http://www.buddhanet.net/audio-meditation.htm

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Re: Where the Online Meditation Resources?

Postby itinosha » Fri Aug 03, 2012 4:56 am

Hi, if you are interested in reading about meditation @ buddhism, you can read valuable Buddhist religious books on these subjects on http://indikat.hubpages.com/hub/Top-10- ... tion-Books, and on http://indikat.hubpages.com/hub/Top-10- ... hist-Books. Just have a look!!!




terencestrong wrote:Hi,

My name is Terence and I am new to meditation and to Buddhism, and was interested in finding a site that teaches online meditation or has really good and relaxing guided meditation videos. Do you know of any such site? What you even use it, if it existed? I want to find an online community of mediators. Should I build it? I really want it.

-Terence


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