for those of you with a meditative and hi-tech turn of mind

I’ve finally managed to record one of the classes I teach in Kensal Rise, should anyone be interested.
I’ll be archiving all the four classes in this series on the Mindsprings website. They’re looking at the way we deal with ‘thinking’ in meditation.

You can hear the whole lesson (an hour and half) here but it’s broken up into chapters for ease of skipping on your iPod.

1. there’s the opening relaxation, lying down
2. an introduction into the practice, in this instance concentration on the breath.
3. feedback and answers after the first session
4. a recap of the practice for practising on your own
5. another feed back after the second session and a sum-up for practice at home.

Many thanks to Jeremy for persevering with my technical inadequacies and for all the participants. Their names have been removed though their questions remain.

Meditation at Special Yoga Centre 05/01/09: Part 1 (of 4) Dealing with Thoughts


  1. alina

    January 7, 2009 at 2:24 am

    I have really enjoyed and found this useful, Alistair.
    Thank you for your effort and I look foward to the next part.

  2. Rick

    January 7, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    I neglected my meditation practice during the holidays, so
    listening to this on my ipod, was just what I needed to
    get myself back on track. Thanks Alistair!

  3. Yamuna

    March 5, 2009 at 8:59 pm


    Nice one…

    I started to do meditation when I was 9 years old.
    My m other forced me to do itto make my mind calm,
    because I was been naughty. My mother taught me how
    to do.
    My parents died in a car crash, when I was 19. That
    Incident made my life hard. Yes it was so hard.
    My meditation helped me to come out from that dark hole.
    When I lost my first love. My childhood sweetheart, made
    me tears. I cried , cried, and cried. But I clean my
    mind through meditation, yes it helps me a lot.

    My only advise is Please don’t live in the past.

    *english is not my first language.
    sorry forthe mistakes of my writing.

    I never live in the past. I live in the present and
    lookforward .

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