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Although meditation is best learned by attending classes and receiving instructions from a teacher, listening to audio recordings of guided meditations can be an effective way to get started. They can also provide motivation and inspiration for cultivating a regular meditation practice. These guided meditations by Phillip Moffitt were recorded at the Marin Sangha and Spirit Rock Meditation Center.
In this meditation, you directly experience the physical sensation of breath and the felt experience of a single breath.
The object of this meditation is to cultivate a sense of relaxed attention through relaxing the body.
The quality of “heart space” and your attitude toward it is the focus of attention in this meditation.
Placing your attention on each inhale and exhale, you notice stillness although the breath is moving.
Allowing the body to “rest” on the Earth, you then follow the breath at whatever point is easiest.
This meditation focuses on experiencing the “earth element” in the body and how the Earth supports it.
Practicing “bare attention,” you learn to not add your interpretation to the experience of sound arising and passing.
In this dharma talk given at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Phillip gives instructions for practicing vipassana meditation.
Systematically scanning the body from head to toes develops “awareness of the body in the body.”