Meditation origin: Buddhism

Buddhism

Buddhism is the world's fourth largest religion with over 500 million people followers. Founded in India 600 years before the birth of Christ, Buddhism centres around the teachings of a Prince named Siddhartha Gautama, whom at the age of 35 was reported to have attained Enlightenment after meditating for 49 days straight under the Bodhi tree, thus becoming known as the Buddha (the Awakened One). For several centuries the Buddha's teachings of the Four Noble Truths and Eightfold Path were passed orally through a practice of recitation and memorisation by the Sangha, a group of disciplined monks and nuns. Later Buddhism spread throughout Asia via three primary schools; Theravada, Mahayana, and Vajrayana. Because Buddhists value the timeless importance of the teaching (the dharma), over worshipping gods, many Buddhist meditation practices are taught today in secular and scientific settings.

1661 audio tracks

Meditation name: Breathing Meditation
Breathing Meditation · 08:43
655.5k plays · Jack Kornfield
Meditation name: Developing Lovingkindness
Developing Lovingkindness · 26:54
455.2k plays · Bodhipaksa
Meditation name: Breath Meditation
Breath Meditation · 09:49
331.9k plays · Sharon Salzberg
Meditation name: Gateway to Presence
Gateway to Presence · 10:30
272.8k plays · Tara Brach
Meditation name: Mindful Breathing
Mindful Breathing · 14:13
248.6k plays · Thich Nhat Hanh
Meditation name: Coming Home to Being
Coming Home to Being · 21:18
221.7k plays · Tara Brach

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