I haven’t made any serious attempts at meditation recently. I was pretty decent at it a couple of decades ago, but that’s a lifetime away. What I used to do doesn’t work for me now, at least not in the first few minutes, so I’ve been giving up.
I know. That’s pretty chicken of me.
Today, looking for meditation tips with Al-Anon flavor, I was led to 12 Steps – Think About It! This author recommended Jon Kabat-Zinn and Thupten Jinpa as good guides here, with links to episodes of American Public Media’s “On Being” with Krista Tippett. I used to listen to “On Being” every Sunday and enjoyed it a lot. My schedule is different now.
Sadly, the “On Being” website has encountered some shift, so the links were broken. Here are some of the results I found in a site search:
- Transcript for Opening to Our Lives: Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Science of Mindfulness (there is a link to the audio)
- Krista’s Journal: Being Mindful in All of Our Senses
- Meditation and Mindfulness for All of Us: Six Questions with Sharon Salzberg
- Transcript for Translating the Dalai Lama with Thupten Jinpa (also with link to audio)