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Science now shows that meditation and mindfulness really work. For example, we now know that meditation not only lowers stress and improves mental sharpness but it also strengthens our immune system, gives us more youthful and healthy brain tissue, and can be as good or better than prescription drugs for treating mental illnesses like depression, addiction, and PTSD. So maybe there is something to what all those ancient masters were talking about. Turns out when you strip away the religious and institutional covers, they figured out how to feel happy, healthy and fulfilled and told us how to do it. On this podcast Zebediah Rice provides an easy way to access the simple meditation and mindfulness practices developed by the wisest masters to have graced this planet. It is an easy and free way to learn to meditate, become more mindful, energetic, happy, peaceful, and mentally sharp.

Science now shows that meditation and mindfulness really work. For example, we now know that meditation not only lowers stress and improves mental sharpness but it also strengthens our immune system, gives us more youthful and healthy brain tissue, and can be as good or better than prescription drugs for treating mental illnesses like depression, addiction, and PTSD. So maybe there is something to what all those ancient masters were talking about. Turns out when you strip away the religious and institutional covers, they figured out how to feel happy, healthy and fulfilled and told us how to do it. On this podcast Zebediah Rice provides an easy way to access the simple meditation and mindfulness practices developed by the wisest masters to have graced this planet. It is an easy and free way to learn to meditate, become more mindful, energetic, happy, peaceful, and mentally sharp.
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Science now shows that meditation and mindfulness really work. For example, we now know that meditation not only lowers stress and improves mental sharpness but it also strengthens our immune system, gives us more youthful and healthy brain tissue, and can be as good or better than prescription drugs for treating mental illnesses like depression, addiction, and PTSD. So maybe there is something to what all those ancient masters were talking about. Turns out when you strip away the religious and institutional covers, they figured out how to feel happy, healthy and fulfilled and told us how to do it. On this podcast Zebediah Rice provides an easy way to access the simple meditation and mindfulness practices developed by the wisest masters to have graced this planet. It is an easy and free way to learn to meditate, become more mindful, energetic, happy, peaceful, and mentally sharp.

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Episodes

Sleep Meditation (Putting Your Body to Bed 14 min)

9/14/2017
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We can’t tell our body to fall asleep the same direct way we can tell our arm to move or our voice to make words. Unfortunately, that isn’t how that system works. So we have to play by the rules of the going to sleep game. Tonight, the way we are going to play that game is by pretending our body is a small child. She doesn’t want to go to sleep tonight so we have to help her. We have to remind her that we are the one in charge and make sure she trusts us and knows that it is safe to let...

Duration:00:14:23

Sleep Meditation (Bedtime Bath - 12 min)

9/13/2017
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Sleep is a funny thing. It is only when we let go of needing to fall asleep and thinking about sleep that we can fall asleep. This meditation involves imagining a bed time bath. Sleep is brought on by changes in your body and this sort of guided meditation helps bring about those changes. Normally, our body follows the rules and keeps with the rhythm of the day and puts us to sleep according to the regular schedule. When it doesn't, that means our thinking or emotional self is giving our...

Duration:00:12:10

Loving Kindness (7 Min)

9/12/2017
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A wonderful meditation practice that has been passed down through the ages is Loving Kindness or Metta Bhavana meditation. It is a compassion based practice that is a popular form of meditation in Buddhism and is also found in the ancient texts of Hinduism and Jainism. The word “metta” can be translated as friendly, benevolent, affectionate, kindness, good-will, love, or sympathy. In this brief session the focus is on generating and sharing loving kindness and other wonderful sensibilities....

Duration:00:07:10

Loving Kindness (15 Min)

9/12/2017
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An extraordinary meditation technique that has been passed down through the millennia is called Loving Kindness or Metta Bhavana. Through a sort of paradox of giving equals receiving, this meditation allows an emptying of oneself to lead to a fullness. In this shorter session the focus is on generating and sharing loving kindness and other wonderful sensibilities. For the companion podcast covering the theory behind why these meditations work, check out the Serena system podcast at...

Duration:00:12:16

Loving Kindness (35 Min)

9/12/2017
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An extraordinary meditation technique that has been passed down through the millennia is Loving Kindness or Metta Bhavana meditation. This Guided Meditation is a variation on that ancient practice. It follows the more traditional method of generating and cultivating loving kindness and other wonderful sensibilities within ourselves and then extending them out to others. Through this emptying of our selves of these sensibilities, we discover in the hours and days after the practice that we...

Duration:00:34:24

Loving Kindness (25 Min - Self-only)

9/11/2017
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A common meditation technique that has been passed down through the millennia is Loving Kindness or Metta Bhavana meditation. There is a reason it has stood the test of time: it works. One study done at Stanford University suggests that a loving-kindness meditation practiced even for 7 minutes can increase social connectedness. Loving kindness meditation has also been shown to help people with chronic lower back pain and Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill...

Duration:00:25:57

Chakras -- The Complete Set (40 Min)

9/9/2017
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This track is the complete Chakra set. Proceed with caution. The eight noumenal centers of energy in the body are all activated in this guided meditation. Then you are guided through moving the energy within each Chakra, among multiple chakras and finally out into the universal Chakras. The concept of Chakras was passed down probably for thousands of years in the oral tradition of the Indian subcontinent before emerging in the various sacred texts of Buddhism and Hinduism. There are some...

Duration:00:39:45

Chakras 3 (Activation - Connection - 20 Min)

9/9/2017
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This is the third in the Chakra series and it encompasses activation, energizing, connection and balance. Chakras represent the centers of energy or power in the body and are believed to regulate and harmonize the physical, emotional, neurological and spiritual systems in the body. Many practitioners of Eastern medicine believe that when they are blocked or disconnected we experience negative effects in our bodies and lives. So keeping them energized, open, healthy, balanced and connected is...

Duration:00:19:20

Chakras 2 (Activation Plus - 15 Min)

9/9/2017
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This is the second of several that you can use and is similar to the first one but longer, focusing primarily on the activation and balance of the chakras. Chakras represent the centers of spiritual energy in the physical self and are believed to regulate and harmonize the physical, emotional, neurological and spiritual systems in the body. Many practitioners of Eastern medicine believe that when they are blocked both our bodies and lives will suffer the consequences. So we do the work to...

Duration:00:14:48

Chakras 1 (Activation - 7 Min)

9/8/2017
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Chakra is a Sanskirt word meaning wheel. They represent the centers of energy or power in the body and are believed to regulate and harmonize the physical, emotional, neurological and spiritual systems in the body. Many practitioners of Eastern medicine believe that when they are blocked all sorts of negative side effects will manifest in our bodies and lives. So keeping them energized, open, healthy, balanced and connected is a wise practice. This is the first of several that you can use...

Duration:00:07:20

Sa Ta Na Ma (Chanting Only - 7 Min)

9/5/2017
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One popular mantra chanted as part of the Kundalini tradition is the phrase “sa-ta-na-ma”. Sa means infinity; Ta means life; Na/death; and Ma/rebirth. This track is chanting only so that you have someone to harmonize and chant along with. You can also listen to the brief introductory track for a bit of background to the practice and then spend a few minutes chanting on your own. For the companion podcast covering the theory behind why these meditations work, check out the Serena system...

Duration:00:07:29

Sa Ta Na Ma (Intro - 8 Min)

8/29/2017
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One popular mantra chanted as part of the Kundalini tradition is the phrase “sa-ta-na-ma”. Sa means infinity; Ta means life; Na/death; and Ma/rebirth. Listen to a brief introduction to the practice and then spend a few minutes chanting on your own. For the companion podcast covering the theory behind why these meditations work, check out the Serena system podcast at https://goo.gl/Dxu4eo.

Duration:00:08:58

Nam Myoho Renge Kyo (Intro - 10 min)

8/29/2017
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Chanting has a long history across many cultures and spiritual traditions. They key isn’t really what you say but rather that you set your intention to chant a specific phrase for a specific period of time and that you chant that phrase for that period. It could be 3 minutes or 2 hours or whatever feels right for you (though best to start off with a shorter period and practice it often——frequency is more effective than duration in making progress). With chanting, like the other techniques,...

Duration:00:10:55

Nam Myoho Renge Kyo (Chanting Only - 7 Min)

8/29/2017
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There is a Buddhist chant popular in the Japanese Nichiren tradition called “Nam myoho renge kyo.” Nam means taking refuge. Myoho means pure dharma or wonderful law. Renge means lotus flower. And Kyo means sutra. Putting this together, one way to say the meaning of the phrase in English is “May I take refuge in the wonderful teachings of the Lotus Flower Sutra.” This refers to the extraordinary Buddhist text The Lotus Sutra which is thought by many to include the definitive teachings of...

Duration:00:07:20

Moving Your Awareness (15 min)

8/28/2017
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You are not who you think you are. Use this mediation to practice remembering who you really are. When you remember that you are truly your higher self, lasting peace, health and happiness can be yours. For the companion podcast covering the theory behind why these meditations work, check out the Serena system podcast at https://goo.gl/Dxu4eo.

Duration:00:14:23

Moving Your Awareness (8 Min)

8/28/2017
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We have confused our self with our body and the feelings, memories, and thoughts it produces. But that is not who we are. Use this mediation to practice remembering who you really are. When you remember that you are truly your higher self, lasting peace, health and happiness can be yours. (This is a shorter, edited down version of the 15 minute version). For the companion podcast covering the theory behind why these meditations work, check out the Serena system podcast at...

Duration:00:08:09

Vipassana Breathing Meditation (12 Min)

8/28/2017
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Definitely a classic. One of the best. Very simple. Originating in the Indian Buddhist tradition, Vipassana meditation has a long and illustrious history. Most recently, it has had a powerful influence in the Thai and Burmese Buddhist traditions in the 20th Century. Vipassana is a Pali word meaning "insight" and by insight it is referring to our ability to directly experience reality and truth without thoughts or feelings distorting things. Through this unmediated experience of the truth,...

Duration:00:13:10

Counting To 50 4 Ways

8/28/2017
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If you have trouble keeping your attention focused during meditation, this is a great one to use. It is a four-part breathing meditation that sounds complicated to explain but is actually very simple when you do it. The "complexity" is actually its virtue, since that is what helps keep the mind from wandering. You can listen to this track and be guided through it or, once you have it down, simply set a timer for 5 or 30 or whatever minutes and you get as far as you get in that time. You...

Duration:00:19:38

Counted Breath Holding (7 Min)

8/28/2017
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This is a simple meditation practices. You simply count to eight as you breath in, hold the breath for eight seconds, breath out to a count of eight, then hold the breath with empty lungs for eight seconds. And then repeat. For the companion podcast covering the theory behind why these meditations work, check out the Serena system podcast at https://goo.gl/Dxu4eo.

Duration:00:07:42

Counting Breaths To 10 (9 Min)

8/28/2017
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This is one of the most basic and frequently used meditation practices. You simply count each breath until you reach the tenth breath and then begin again. A simple but extraordinarily powerful practice. Zebediah Rice guides you through it before leaving you to practice it for a few minutes on your own. For the companion podcast covering the theory behind why these meditations work, check out the Serena system podcast at https://goo.gl/Dxu4eo.

Duration:00:09:32