How to Meditate Like a Buddhist
BY CYNTHIA KANE
Do you ever feel anxious, disconnected, or overwhelmed, like you're constantly running from one thing to the next? In the modern world, with so many activities and responsibilities, each completed task often opens up new obligations, leaving little time for anything else. For many, this persistent lack of silence, space, or personal time can lead to a life filled with stress, worry, or even resentment.
There are, of course, periods of stress in everyone's lives from time to time; but when stress becomes chronic and "normal," we can easily get to the place where it seems like life is running us rather than the other way around. The result can be a drain on our health and vitality, a lack of time and attention with the people we love the most (including ourselves!), and a cloud that hangs over our lives and obscures our perception of reality.
If you have felt any or all of this, let me start by telling you that I've been there, too. Years ago, my stress and anxiety were so bad they used to wake me up in the middle of the night, my mind racing with all the things I had to do each day and imagining the worst-case scenarios for all of them. Sometimes it felt like my tongue was swelling up in my mouth and I couldn't breathe. I thought something was wrong with me. After all, I had tried everything I could think of to "fix" what wasn't working in my life, I tried changing myself, my work, and my relationships; but no matter what I changed, my sense of being overwhelmed stayed constant. It was during this time I was introduced to Buddhist meditation and my world completely shifted. I started experiencing less anxiety, worry and overwhelm. I was sleeping better through the night and changing my relationship to myself and others. The impact on me was so profound that I read, studied, and went out and became a certified meditation and mindfulness instructor. No religion or spiritual movement is more known for its association with meditation than Buddhism. How to Meditate like a Buddhist demystifies this ancient practice and gently teaches you everything you need to know about building a meditation practice that works for you. Informed by my own journey and professional training, I have distilled the fundamentals of Buddhist meditation in a clear, instructive guide.
In this course you'll learn to:
- make meditation a regular practice
- release stress, anxiety, and overwhelm
- change your relationship to unhelpful thoughts and emotions
- rediscover the quiet stillness inside of you
- experience greater peace, tranquility, and connection with yourself and others
What People Are Saying
"This course helped me understand what meditation is and how to practice. It's already helped me begin to bring it into my day to day. - Sebastian
"This course couldn’t have come at a better time. After failed attempts at starting a meditation practice over the years, I’m at a point where I need a simple, go-to guide that is easily-to-follow and educational. This meets all of these needs. I’m excited to get into a practice using this as a guide!." - Brandi
"As someone who has my own meditation practice that needed some "refreshing" I found this course to be perfect. It reminded me why I meditate and shared new meditations I'd never tried before." - Jasper
"This course introduced me to meditation and has helped me to create a regular practice to better manage the stress in life." - Marilyn
"I was nervous, because meditation has felt so unaccessible to me, so I really appreciate how you break this whole process down. It now feels like something I can do." -Lauren
"I love that I can go back and remind myself anytime. Thank you also for the pricing options making it accessible to more people than would otherwise be." - Cheyenne
"Great course. I've been sleeping better at night and the other day, I woke up wondering where my anxiety went!" - Alan
About Cynthia Kane
Cynthia Kane is the CEO and Founder of the Kane Intentional Communication Institute, LLC. She is a certified meditation and mindfulness instructor and author of How to Communicate like a Buddhist, Talk to Yourself like a Buddhist, and How to Meditate like a Buddhist. She received her BA from Bard College and her MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Yoga Journal, Self Magazine, and Women's Day Magazine. She has helped thousands of people learn to meditate and speak to themselves, others and the world in a kind, honest, and helpful way. She lives in Washington, DC with her husband and two kids.
How Does It Work?
Starting today, you will receive a new lesson each day for 5 days. Each lesson is yours to keep and you'll be able to refer back to it whenever you want. And if you miss a lesson or are too busy to get to it that day, each lesson will conveniently remain in your account so you won't have to search for it when you're ready to get back to it.
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