This week’s beginner’s tip is to listen to guided meditations! Especially if you’re new to meditation, it may be helpful to listen to guided meditations. Guided meditations give the listener something to do. Rather than sitting with our eyes closed wondering what we should be doing, we are supplied with some instruction. This gives our practice some direction. As you listen to more and more guided meditations, you will hopefully find practices and teachers that work for you.
There are tons of guided meditations available online for your listening. YouTube is a vast resource. You may also check out Dharma Seed, Against the Stream, and Audio Dharma. I also have a free guided meditation podcast, free weekly meditations, and daily guided meditations. Take a look around the web. There’s tons of stuff out there!