How I Built Meditation Stamina

This is a resource post. When I was building up the meditation habit, one of the challenges that I set for myself was to gradually increase the length of the meditations I was doing, one minute at a time. This is the order of the guided meditations that I used.

Some Articles About Why To Meditate

Basic meditation instructions from Sam Harris

Why Use Buddhist Meditation When You’re Not a Buddhist (Killing the Buddha by Sam Harris)

Guided Meditations in Ascending Order

  1. Mindfulness On Demand (podcast featuring Chade-Meng Tan)
    1. The entire podcast is worth listening to.
    2. If you are in a hurry, jump to 8:53 to try the first exercise — it’s less than 10 seconds long.
    3. Jump to 25:30 to try the second exercise–the meditation itself is less than 10 seconds long
    4. More at http://chademeng.com/
  2. 1 minute meditation (Tara Brach) 
  3. 2 minute meditation (Body Scan – MARC at UCLA)
  4. 3 minute meditation (Body and Sound – MARC at UCLA)
  5. 4 minute meditation (Tara Brach)
  6. 5 minute meditation (Breathing Meditation – MARC at UCLA)
  7. 6 minute meditation (Jamie Zimmerman, MD – based on the Relaxation Response)
  8. 7 minute meditation (Meditation for dealing with Emotional or Physical Pain – MARC at UCLA)
  9. 8 minute meditation:
    1. Guided Relaxation (VIDYAdotTV)
    2. Morning Mediation (Jason Stephenson)
  10. 9 minute:
    1. Meditation – no bell at the end (Tara Brach)
    2. Sam Harris’ soundcloud – go to the first track (Sam Harris)
  11. 10 minute (loving kindness – MARC at UCLA)
  12. 11 minute (Tara Brach)
  13. 12 minute:
    1. Breath, Sound & Body Scan (MARC at UCLA)
    2. Body Scan (Tara Brach)
  14. 13 minute (Tara Brach)
  15. 14 minute  (Tara Brach)
  16. 15 minute (Tara Brach)
  17. 16 minute (Tara Brach)
  18. 17 minute (Tara Brach)
  19. 18 minute (Tara Brach)
  20. 19 minute (MARC at UCLA)
  21. 20 minute (Tara Brach)
  22. 21 minute (Tara Brach)
  23. 22 minute (Tara Brach)
  24. 23 minute  (Tara Brach)
  25. 24 minute (Tara Brach)
  26. 25 minute (Tara Brach)
  27. 26 minute (Sam Harris- 2nd track)
  28. 27 minute  (Tara Brach)
  29. 28 minutes
    1. Guided Heart Forgiveness (Tara Brach)
    2. Awake and Openhearted Awareness – with Oms (Tara Brach)
  30. 29 minute  (Tara Brach)
  31. 30 minute (Tara Brach)

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