October 1, 2020

How to meditate instructions (20 minute tutorial)

This short twenty-minute set of instructions is designed to get you meditating today. It is an excerpt from the full discussion at https://stretchtherapy.net/why-your-meditation-practice-is-not-working-kit-laughlin-with-yusef-smith/.

In one sense, meditation is simple: gently hold your awareness on something you have decided will be your “meditation object”, and see what happens! If you notice yourself being distracted by a thought, gently bring your awareness back to the object. You will need to repeat this! Noticing a distraction and bringing the awareness back to your object IS meditation. Suitable objects are discussed in this brief introduction.

View the video version of the 'How to meditate instructions' on the ST YouTube channel below. 

Additional resources

Kit has written a short introduction, ‘Begin meditation’ that you can read here.

The video “How to sit for meditation” – see below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfpJNh-g42w.

Kit recommends the “Burmese position” and this is what the video demonstrates. And if sitting on the floor is not possible for you, then by all means sit in a chair—what you do is way more important than the way you are sitting.

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