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Guided Meditations: For Calmness, Awareness, and Love | [Bodhipaksa]

Guided Meditations: For Calmness, Awareness, and Love

In need of inner calm? Want to feel more at peace with yourself and others? Ideal for beginners to meditation, this audiobook will guide you through the most fundamental Buddhist meditation practices. This is a practical and yet inspiring guide to working with your mind in order to developing inner and outer harmony.
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In need of inner calm? Want to feel more at peace with yourself and others? Ideal for beginners to meditation, this audiobook will guide you through the most fundamental Buddhist meditation practices.

This is a practical and yet inspiring guide to working with your mind in order to developing inner and outer harmony. There's no new-age music or nature sounds on this audiobook, which takes a solidly traditional approach to the teaching of these ancient techniques - just Bodhipaksa's gentle voice guiding you as you learn to work creatively with your own mind.

This title teaches three key practices. The Mindfulness of Breathing will help you to develop more calmness and peace of mind through paying attention to the breath; the Development of Loving-kindness will help you to develop a more positive attitude to yourself and others; and the practice of Walking Meditation is a powerful method of bringing awareness into daily life.

© and (P)2002 Bodhipaksa

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    Kristie Arroyo Grande, CA, USA 05-28-07
    Kristie Arroyo Grande, CA, USA 05-28-07
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    "Wonderful"

    A great book to get the feel of meditation for the first time. I have tried to meditate on my own and with this book it has helped me breakthrough and move in a positive direction.

    20 of 20 people found this review helpful
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    Kat ANNANDALE, NJ, United States 11-21-08
    Kat ANNANDALE, NJ, United States 11-21-08 Member Since 2010
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    "Best Guided Meditation I've Heard"

    The actual guided meditation on this book is wonderful - the program is well thought out and very effective. The narrator's voice works well with the material.

    I've used this program before bed and on plane trips, and it's perfect for relaxing in either setting.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Mea Silkeborg, Denmark 03-19-11
    Mea Silkeborg, Denmark 03-19-11
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    "Want peace? Get this!"

    Bodhi Paksa's calming voice transmits such tranquility, serenity and kindness, that I feel deeply affected (in the best way..) every time I listen to it. He has the ability to guide me into deep relaxation, acceptance and peace, and he transmit his message in a way that it appears new and fresh and moving every time. I am so happy I got this!!!! It helps me alot. THANK YOU BODHI PAKSA :D

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Cecilia Bedford, NH, United States 01-10-12
    Cecilia Bedford, NH, United States 01-10-12 Member Since 2011
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    "LOVE it!"
    What made the experience of listening to Guided Meditations the most enjoyable?

    I like the fact that there is no music to find yourself liking or disliking. The words are clear, the practice is easy and the results are wonderful.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    amber EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, MO, United States 11-28-12
    amber EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, MO, United States 11-28-12
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    "Great for beginners meditation"

    Use this multiple times per week. Would strongly recommend to anyone looking for a meditation guide.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cristina BOGOTA, Colombia 03-19-14
    Cristina BOGOTA, Colombia 03-19-14
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    "NOT RELAXING"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    People who is new to meditation.


    What could Bodhipaksa have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Get a softer soothing voice to narrate the book.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    N/A


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Guided Meditations?

    I would add some relaxing sound such as wáter.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sheila MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, OH, United States 07-21-11
    Sheila MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, OH, United States 07-21-11
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    "Not so good ..."

    This was the first meditation CD I used that didn't have music in the background, and I was excited to begin. However, I was quickly disappointed. It was very dull. I found myself nodding off to sleep even though I was sitting straight up in a chair.

    2 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Pam Burlington, WI, United States 02-18-12
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Not interested in what she has to say. Not relative.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Bodhipaksa again?

    Probably not


    What didn’t you like about Bodhipaksa’s performance?

    What she had to say


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Question not relative.


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  • Rachel
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    "Velvet voice but talks too much"
    Would you try another book written by Bodhipaksa or narrated by Bodhipaksa?

    The voice is velvet an smooth.Very calm.But he talks to much an it ruins the whole meditation.pity.Needs more pauses.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Bodhipaksa again?

    If he pauses more


    How could the performance have been better?

    Voice is perfect tone but less words needed an more pauses


    What character would you cut from Guided Meditations?

    Sean conwry


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Angela
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    "Heavily guided"

    I really like Bodhipaksa's voice; its pace and tone is ideal for a meditation CD. However, I find the CD is too heavy on the guided part. Not a minute goes past before you are given another instruction. Feel the meditation experience would be enhanced for the listener if more time was allowed between new ideas. It is unrealistic to expect the listener to keep pausing CD whilst attempting to create a feeling of calmness.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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