Jon Kabat-Zinn has written and recorded many programs and I have read and listened to lots of them, in addition to taking his MBSR training. I have been deeply blessed. This new set of meditations is well worth purchasing and using whether you have spent lots of time meditating or you are just starting. Jon's guidance in each meditation is fresh, extremely articulate, and his latest synthesis of what he has discovered through years of teaching and practicing mindfulness and mediation. The series as a whole leads us from one level of awareness to another. Then he guides us into taking our awareness into all of life. Savor this recording many times!
The closing Lifescape teaching - meditation.
Daily practice with these and others of Jon's meditations
This book contains ten mediations that you will probably want to return to enjoy many times. But how can I find each meditation? If they were separate tracks for each meditation it would be easy. Here is how I found each meditation:
Breathscape (20:25) 0:00-20:25
Bodyscape (21:26) 20:26-41:52
Sitting Meditation (20:45) 41:53- 1:2:38
Soundscape (28:40) [1:02:40] 0:00 – 27:40
Mindscape—Bringing your awareness to the outer world and the inner terrain of your thoughts and emotions (20:21) [1:30:20]27:41-48:02
Restorative yoga-like lying down practice (29:16) [1:50:41] 48:03 - 1:18:00 [2:20:57]
Nowscape—Moving beyond specific objects of meditation to rest in the spaciousness of “choiceless awareness” (30:23) [2:20:59] 0:00 – 30:23
Guided Walking Meditation (9:45) [2:51:30] 30:25 -40:10
Heartscape—Cultivating lovingkindness, compassion, and healing for yourself and others (48:05) [3:01:34]0:00 – 48:05
Lifescape—Letting life itself become the meditation practice and the meditation teacher (12:10) [3:49:12] 48:06 - 1:00:06 [4:01:22]
( ) the first time after the title shows how long the mediation lasts
[ ] times are the time in the entire length of the recording.
Other pairs of times are the start and stop of this segment within the chapter.
I own several Glenn Harrold audios and I've listened to all of them for different reasons. Many I continue to go back to when the need arises (too bad these don't bring about a 'permanent fix'). This one, Creating Inner Peace and Calm, is one that I still listen to rather frequently, as it just makes me feel good. For a time, I was in so much turmoil, I listened every night as I was going to sleep. I didn't know for sure if it would work, but I didn't have too many doubts, as I was already familiar with Mr. Harrold's work and had had success with other audio books from him.
When your brain won't shut off, when you feel all confused or negative and you don't know which direction to turn, when your brain keeps running that negative self-talk, listen to this audio book. It truly calms me down and afterward, I can run for a full day feeling calm and peaceful. On weekends, if my mind won't let me rest, I just take a little relaxing time and listen to this one. I feel like I'm able to re-balance or refocus in a positive way.
I'm a fan of Glenn Harrold and I'll continue to buy his books. High marks for this one!