Various locations | May 2014
This is the collection of guided meditation Celeste uses in classes.
Take ten minutes to connect with your breath and realign your body in this light and restorative guided mediation. With characteristic clarity and calm, Senior Teacher Celeste Young gently guides you to rest and relax into the center of your own natural tranquility.
“The moment you notice you’re lost in the mindstream, you’re no longer lost."
Reset your clock and recharge your battery with this soothing lovingkindness meditation. This practice is designed to guide your awareness inward and teach you to tap into the limitless inner reserves of freedom and ease at the center of your being.
Experience the body beyond the breath in this powerful guided meditation. This creative and invigorating practice invites you to re-experience your subtle anatomy as a shimmering field of sensation — a radically new way to anchor yourself in the immediate experience of the here and now.
“There is an immediate experience of sensation - this river of sensation -- and that immediate experience of sensation is where we learn to rest our attention when we are practicing mindfulness of the body.”
Set a deeply personal intention in this gently guided twenty-four minute metta mediation and allow it to ripple through your bodymind like waves in water after a pebble dropped in a pond. This meditation is perfect for those whose inner child may still be bruised or hurting, and is an excellent way to re-connect with your original innocence and tap into your inner reserves of unbounded joy.
“Gather your attention around the intention to cultivate metta in the heart and mind.”
Tuck your To-Do List away and press pause on your day by turning your attention inward for twenty five minutes of contemplative calm. No matter how wild the winds, this gently guided meditation will help you soften the rough edges of your present situation, resting in this moment, using your breath as an anchor.
“Sit up straight right in the midst of experience unfolding…moment to moment.”
Make friends with your thinking mind and experience the wondrous mechanics of cognition in a fresh new way in this creative guided experience. Our thinking mind is not a problem or mistake. This instructional meditation will teach you how lean into and follow your thoughts (rather than try to push them away) and rest right in their center. A powerful antidote to judgmental self-surveillance and an indispensable aid for cultivating equanimity.
Equanimity refers to the mind's capacity for finding balance and stability. These meditation instructions are found within the traditional 4 Brahma Vihara teachings on how to cultivate and awaken the boundless heart. In this practice, equanimity is cultivated and nurtured through the use of phrases and wise intention.
Compassion is the caring heart's natural response to suffering. These meditation instructions are found within the traditional four Brahma Vihara teachings on how to cultivate and awaken the boundless heart. In this practice compassion is cultivated and nurtured through the use of phrases and wise intention.