Day 1: Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown – Guided Practice: Mindfulness Meditation 2018-05-17T00:01:31+00:00

Day 1: Mind

Guided Practice: Mindfulness Meditation

Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown

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What You’ll Learn

  • Join in a guided meditation on the basics of how to practice mindfulness meditation
  • Learn the techniques of breath and posture to begin or refresh your meditation practice

About Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown

Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown, Ph.D., is professor of Religious Studies at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, where she has taught since 1978. She served as Dean of the Shambhala International Teachers’ Academy for nine years, and teaches internationally for Shambhala. Her teaching specialties are meditation practice, Shambhala teachings, Buddhist philosophy, tantric Buddhism, and contemplative higher education. Her book, Dakini’s Warm Breath (Shambhala 2001), explores the feminine principle as it reveals itself in meditation practice and everyday life for women and men. She has also edited Meditation and the Classroom: Contemplative Pedagogy for Religious Studies (SUNY 2011). She and her husband, Richard, have two adult children and three grandchildren.

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27 Comments

  1. Jana May 15, 2018 at 1:28 am - Reply

    Nice, calming instruction with this sitting practice. The weather is a brilliant sunny sky! Thanks for the pause.

  2. Kevin J, Waters May 15, 2018 at 1:36 am - Reply

    A Great reinforcement of the connection between mindful meditation, and the Breath !

  3. Kathleen Rubin May 15, 2018 at 2:35 am - Reply

    Loved the analogy of the weather! Also the goal of noticing a thought coming in a reconnecting with the breath! I feel more relaxed thanks to this practice. Thank you!

  4. Kathleen Rubin May 15, 2018 at 2:35 am - Reply

    Loved the analogy of the weather! Also the goal of noticing a thought coming in a reconnecting with the breath! I feel more relaxed thanks to this practice. Thank you!

  5. Kathleen Rubin May 15, 2018 at 2:35 am - Reply

    Loved the analogy of the weather! Also the goal of noticing a thought coming in a reconnecting with the breath! I feel more relaxed thanks to this practice. Thank you!

  6. Rosi May 15, 2018 at 3:32 am - Reply

    Beautiful, relaxing thank you so much!

  7. Paul May 15, 2018 at 8:57 am - Reply

    Feel safe, satisfied and connected – Thank you.

  8. JessShea May 15, 2018 at 10:45 am - Reply

    Thank you for allowing those breathes to take a new shape

  9. Evelyn May 15, 2018 at 2:12 pm - Reply

    Very calming. I appreciated the quing In this meditation. Her voice is soft and loving. Thank You

  10. Geri deGruy May 15, 2018 at 2:15 pm - Reply

    Thank you! My mind is happy.

  11. Daniel A. Detwiler May 15, 2018 at 9:30 pm - Reply

    What a beautifully settled practitioner! I felt peace and calm; tranquil the entire time. I loved it and thank you very much.

  12. Daniel A. Detwiler May 15, 2018 at 9:30 pm - Reply

    What a beautifully settled practitioner! I felt peace and calm; tranquil the entire time. I loved it and thank you very much.

  13. Ria Tanz Kubota May 15, 2018 at 9:31 pm - Reply

    Thank you for a gentle, lovely, loving experience.

  14. Michele May 16, 2018 at 12:03 am - Reply

    Always nice to be brought back to Shamatha

  15. Nyssa May 16, 2018 at 12:28 am - Reply

    I enjoyed the calmness of practicing together as well as the simple, well explained instruction. Thank you!

  16. Zim May 16, 2018 at 2:11 am - Reply

    Wonderful meditation. Thank you

  17. Isabel Vericat May 16, 2018 at 2:31 am - Reply

    Thank you. Little by little I hope to accomplish my desire to really meditate thank to your calm and experience.

  18. Rebecca May 16, 2018 at 6:21 am - Reply

    So simple, so beautiful, taught with such grace and love!

  19. Angschel May 16, 2018 at 1:35 pm - Reply

    Very calming! Thank you very much indeed! xx

  20. Bonnie Spanier May 16, 2018 at 1:52 pm - Reply

    Yes, thank you very much. The three choices of focus are interesting to explore, mix and match!

  21. Kazi Nasrin Siddiqa May 16, 2018 at 3:51 pm - Reply

    I feel relax and soft. Thanks a lot.

  22. Latha Hapugoda May 16, 2018 at 4:36 pm - Reply

    A simple clear & effective mindfulness practice. Felt calm & tranquil. Thank you for the peaceful experience.

  23. Faredoon Bhujwala May 16, 2018 at 5:53 pm - Reply

    Deep gratitude for the wonderful session to reconnect with and within!

  24. Nathalie St-Jean May 16, 2018 at 7:02 pm - Reply

    Merci for the joy of your gifted voice, calming instruction, connecting within with gentle peace. Gratitude!

  25. Lynn Steinhauer May 16, 2018 at 11:44 pm - Reply

    I felt a calmness that I don’t think I have totally experienced before in my attempts at meditation. It was wonderful!

  26. Srishti Nigam May 17, 2018 at 6:28 am - Reply

    instructions with clarity
    very calming

  27. Karen May 18, 2018 at 12:06 am - Reply

    Thank you for helping me focus on my practise

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