Audio Meditations

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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Online Meditations


Meditation Timers

These audio files consist of various lengths of silence as an aid to meditation practice. A bell is rung once at the start and three times at the end. You may download these files or listen to them in streaming audio.

http://www.insightmeditation
center.org/meditation-timers/


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Snow-Lion: the Meditation Shop

A large selection of meditation supplies in our Toronto location at 708A Pape Ave.

http://snowlioncanada.com/toronto-in-store-meditation-products.html>center.org/meditation-timers/


Mindful Magazine

Mindful is a mission-driven non-profit. We’re dedicated to inspiring, guiding, and connecting anyone who wants to explore mindfulness—to enjoy better health, more caring relationships, and a compassionate society.

https://www.mindful.org


Sitting Groups

/ Classes Some places charge $10.00 for a meditation class or request a small donation to come and sit.

Shambala Meditation Centre

670 Bloor Street West, Toronto 416-588-6465
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday evenings: 7 – 8 PM meditation instruction. http://toronto.shambhala.org/

Quaker House

60 Lowther Avenue, Toronto
416-444-9292
Tuesday evenings, starting at 7:15 – 9 PM(no admittance after 7:15)
(no charge however donations are appreciated)
http://springrainsangha.com/

Theravada Buddhist Community

The Centre,
316 Dupont Street, Toronto
Weekly meditation sittings held every Sunday 10 AM – 11:45 PM theravadabuddhistcommunity


Video Resources

Mindfulness Stress Reduction
And Healing

 

Cognitive Neuroscience
of Mindfulness Meditation


Talk Given at Google

What is Mindfulness?


MINDFULNESS RESOURCES

We've put together a list of resources as a starting point for those interested in exploring Mindfulness further. A similar list of resources for Teens, Kids and Families can be found here.


Stress Reduction Program, founded by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn

Since 1979 more than 24,000 people have completed the eight week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program.
In the MBSR program, you will learn to access and cultivate your natural capacity to actively engage in caring for yourself and find greater balance, ease, and peace of mind. MBSR is highly respected within the medical community. Offered as a complement to traditional medical and psychological treatments,
not as a replacement, it is proven to be effective in helping to treat the conditions shown here.

  • Anxiety & Panic Attacks
  • Gastro-intestinal (GI) Distress
  • Work, Family, and Financial Stress
  • Grief
  • Asthma
  • Headaches
  • Cancer
  • Heart Disease
  • Chronic Illness
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Depression
  • Pain
  • Eating Disturbances
  • Post-traumatic Stress (PTSD)
  • Fatigue
  • Skin Disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Sleep Problems

https://www.umassmed.edu/cfm/


Jon Kabat-Zinn

Mindfulness Meditation Practice CDs and Tapes with Jon Kabat-Zinn
Dr. Kabat-Zinn is internationally known as a meditation teacher, author, researcher, and clinician in the fields of mind/body medicine, integrative medicine, lifestyle change, and self-healing. These mindfulness meditation practice CDs and tapes are used by thousands of people who have attended Dr. Kabat-Zinn's program in the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, or who have taken other MBSR programs, or who have read his books.

http://www.mindfulnesstapes.com/


UCSanDiegoHealth

The UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness has prepared a number of practices that are available here in MP3 format. Please feel free to download and/or share these guided practices.

https://health.ucsd.edu/specialties/mindfulness/programs/mbsr/Pages/audio.aspx


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Mindfulness-based Self-Compassion Guided Meditations and Exercises

The following meditations and exercises are drawn from the MSC program, and are presented in order of the particular MSC sessions in which they are taught.  Some exercises are in pdf format, though most of the meditations are recorded in English by MSC founders Chris Germer and/or Kristin Neff. All recordings can be downloaded by using a right click on the name of the practice.

https://centerformsc.org/practice-msc/


Chris Germer

Chris Germer, Mindful Self-Compassion and Psychotherapy

Chris Germer is a clinical psychologist, meditation practitioner, author, and teacher of mindfulness and compassion in psychotherapy and everyday life. Co-developer of the Mindful Self-Compassion training program.
Free downloadable meidations for personal use, intended to guide you through the first phase of mindful self-compassion training. The meditations are primarily instructional in nature and briefer than most meditation sessions.

https://chrisgermer.com/meditations/


Centre for Mindfulness Studies The Centre for Mindfulness Studies in Toronto

is a non-profit organization that offers accredited training for professionals, therapeutic programs and free programs to disadvantaged individuals and the front line mental health workers that support them.

http://www.mindfulnessstudies.com/


Image result for true north insight logoTrue North Insight Residential Retreats

Residential retreats ranging from two days to seven days. True North Insight is dedicated to offering affordable rates to all. Retreat fees are on a sliding scale basis that allows participants to pay according to individual means. Fees do not include compensation for the teachings, and teachers rely on the generosity of retreatants for a sustainable income. There is an opportunity to offer dana (donations) to the teachers at the end of each retreat. The deposit is included in all of our fees.

https://www.truenorthinsight.org/index.php/en/programs


Just One Thing!

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. offers a free weekly e-newsletter called Just One Thing which suggests a simple practice in each short-and-to-the-point issue that will bring you more joy, more fulfilling relationships, and more peace of mind and heart. Just One Thing, and a wealth of other resources, are available at his web site.

http://www.rickhanson.net/


Insight Meditation SocietyInsight Meditation Society

The Insight Meditation Society's Retreat Center first opened its doors over 30 years ago, providing meditation instruction based on the teachings of the Buddha. Today, it offers a yearly schedule of meditation courses, designed for both new and experienced practitioners, lasting from a weekend to three months. Most retreats run for 7-9 days, and are taught by recognized insight meditation teachers from all over the world.

http://www.dharma.org


Omega Centre Rhinebeck New York

Through innovative educational experiences that awaken the best in the human spirit, Omega provides hope and healing for individuals and society.

http://eomega.org/


Mindfulness: An Everyday’s Guide To Being Mindful For Better Sleep And A Balanced Life

Sleep Better. Enjoy Life. Your Guide To Restful Sleep.

http://www.nestmaven.com/sleep/aids/mindfulness/


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Retreat Himalaya

Combine traditional non-dual wisdom with meditation to enrich your life. Retreat Himalaya is a unique opportunity for meditation and self-enquiry with two yogis  who have lived their life in the pursuit of freedom and fulfilment.

https://www.vedicawareness.com/retreat-himalaya.htm