Resources

Resources recommended by Sangha members

GUIDED MEDITATION PRACTICE
Guided Compassion with Equanimity Meditation, 35min
By Jaya Rudgard. Recorded during a Gaia House retreat titled ‘Freeing Your Heart, Embracing Your Life’.

Guided Meditation on Forgiveness, 42min
By Kirsten Kratz. Recorded during a Gaia House retreat titled ‘Loving Kindness and Joy: A Metta Retreat’

DHARMA TALKS RECOMMENDED BY SANGHA MEMBERS
Doubt and Aversion, a talk by Joseph Goldstein on understanding and working with doubt and aversion.
Gwyn says: “I’ve listened to this talk a couple of times over the last few months…it really helps me to recognise ‘what’s actually happening’…when I experience difficult feelings such as self doubt, frustration & irritation, it’s so illuminating!”

How Do We Meditate by Martine Batchelor, exploring what do we do when we meditate and what is the purpose of meditation.
Ella says: “I love listening to Martine sharing from her experiences on the Dharma path. In this talk she offers helpful practice signposts.”

Online Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) This online MBSR training course is 100% free, created by a fully certified MBSR instructor, and is modelled on the program founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Conal says: “I recommend this, which offers a free course with links to lots amazing other online resources such as some mindful yoga and eating stuff by Lynne Rossy and some great stuff about pain by Vidyamala Burch.

Links
Access to Insight
Dharmaseed
Freely Given Retreats
Gaia House
Insight Timer
Inward Bound Mindfulness Education (iBme)
Sanghaseva
Sharpam Trust

BOOK RECOMMENDATION (SUITABLE FOR BEGINNERS)
Buddha’s Brain by Rick Hanson
Mindfulness in Plain English by Bhante Gunaratana
Real Happiness by Sharon Salzberg

ADVICE FOR BEGINNERS
An extract from How To Meditate by Lawrence LeShan
How to find the right path for you


Everything is as it is. It has no name other than the name we give it.
Ajahn Sumedho