A Practical Guide to Making Friends with Your Mind
In her first complete spoken-word course for those new to meditation, Pema Chodron offers personal guidance in 12 sitting sessions. She will help you honestly meet and compassionately relate with your mind as you explore:
The basics of mindfulness awareness practice, from proper posture to learning to settle to breathing and relaxation
Gentleness, patience, and humor --three ingredients for a well-balanced practice.
Shamatha (or calm abiding), the art of stabilizing the mind to remain present with whatever arises
Thoughts and emotions as "sheer delight" --instead of obstacles --in meditation