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Guided Meditations for Busy People [Audiobook] [Audio CD]

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  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Wildmind (8 Aug 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0972441433
  • ISBN-13: 978-0972441438
  • Product Dimensions: 14.2 x 12.4 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 218,996 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Bodhipaksa was born in Scotland and currently lives in New Hampshire with his wife and two children. He holds a master's degree in Buddhism and business from the University of Montana, and a degree in veterinary medicine from the University of Glasgow.

He is a Buddhist teacher and author. He has been practicing meditation since 1982, and has been a member of the Triratna Buddhist Order since 1993. Bodhipaksa teaches at Aryaloka, his local Buddhist center. He is the founder of Wildmind, which is an online meditation resource, a pubisher of guided meditation CDs, and a meditation center offering online instruction. He has a passion for finding ways to harness new technlogies for the teaching of meditation

His books for Windhorse include 'Wildmind: A Step-by-Step Guide to Meditation' (Windhorse, 2010), and 'Vegetarianism: A Buddhist View' (Windhorse, 2009). He has also published several audio books.

You can follow Bodhipaksa on Twitter, become a fan of his page on Facebook, or circle him on Google+.

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If you're a stressed, busy person who feels the need to learn meditation but you find the idea of finding 30 or 40 minutes to meditate in itself stressful, this CD is for you. Short "power meditations" such as these - between 3 and 9 minutes in length - can be highly beneficial for busy people. Each practice teaches a specific and powerful technique for quickly transforming the mind, encouraging the rapid development of calmness, spaciousness and relaxation.

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44 of 45 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Does what is says on the box! 13 Nov 2008
Format:Audio CD
If you are keen to develop a regular meditation routine, but would struggle to find even 30 minutes at a sensible hour of day to practice, this 'Guided Meditations' CD meets its promise, with short meditations in the Mindful Meditative Tradition. There are seven meditations between 7 and 9 minutes long and one 3 minute breathing space, for those really tight days! Bodhipasksa has a gentle Scottish voice that I find very pleasant to listen to. I found the themes comparable to those outlined by Jon Kabet Zinn I would also recommend 'Meditations for Busy People' if you are keen to develop a Mindful Practice.

Jon Kabet Zinn brought mindfulness into the mainstream medicine for the management of long term heath problems, depression and stress, and some people will be familiar with this approach through stress, depression and pain management programmes run by the NHS and private clinics. If you are looking for resources to develop this approach, I would recommend this book as an introduction Wherever You Go, There You are and audio CD if you prefer to listen Mindfulness for Beginners and audio CD's of longer meditations Guided Mindfulness Meditation (Guided Mindfulness)
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Meditation CD 1 Feb 2010
Format:Audio CD
This is one of the best meditation cd's I have heard. It does exactly what it says in the title. 9 meditations varying in length from just over 3 minutes to just over 9 minutes and Bodhipaksa has exactly the right voice to put them across. A brilliant antidote to todays hurry and scurry lifestyle.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Briliant 5 April 2010
By Susie70
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Great for when you haven't time for a longer session. Pleasant voice, and links well to my Buddhist meditation class yet presumes no prior knowledge. I use this regularly and find it very useful.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Learned some new things 5 Jan 2010
Format:Audio CD
As stated, it is ideal if you have limited time or don't want to hit the high notes of a full blown hour long meditation session. I have tried a number of these meditation CDs, all seem to be along the same lines so I was pleased that this one was a little different.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A tiny gem 10 Feb 2010
By alliep
Format:Audio CD
I never have the time or the energy to get to meditation classes and to be honest, don't always relish the idea of spending time with very `worthy' and `deep' people, so this CD is a Godsend! You can pop it on when you need to recharge your batteries and the short meditations give an excellent jump-start. If you are a busy person, if you don't like group meditation, if you like to be able to pop a cd in your bag and go find somewhere beautiful to sit and meditate, then this is the CD for you.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Great content, technically spoiled by Audible 9 Dec 2013
Format:Audio Download
This review is about the audio download.

The content is great. Bodhipaksa has a soothing Scottish accent and his pacing is good, the meditations good too.

However, I cannot recommend the Audible download at all.
Firstly, it supplies the whole CD in one track, thus removing any chapter markers between meditations.
For the type of content this is, - long & segmented I consider this to be very slack. If you need to stop part way (who can listen straight for an hour or two?) or need to, say, choose a meditation, you can't. You'll have to start from the beginning or waste time scanning through the whole track. It has made the download version of this pretty much unusable. After all, it is supposed to be for people who don't have a lot of time to spare, so I don't have the time to scan a track over an hour long.

Secondly, the bit rate is so low, you can hear a major quality deterioration.

Audible cannot supply a high quality file with proper chapter markings.
Technically, this isn't an audiobook at all, but an instruction CD so Audible shouldn't be selling it anyway, it should be an mp3 download like other meditation CDs.
So my one star is for the great content but it loses four because of the poor technical handling of this by Amazon.
So if you're buying, get the actual CD. Don't bother with the Audible download.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars MEDITATION cd 30 Dec 2011
By Sandra
Format:Audio CD
Excellent variety of short guided meditations - including a powerful 3 minute breathing meditation showing how the practice can be integrated into the busiest lifestyle.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Delivers exactly what it promises 31 Aug 2009
By Ms. C. R. Stillman-lowe VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I have been meditating using the CDs produced by Breathworks, but was looking for some fresh inspiration. This CD, recommended by a friend, proved an excellent choice. I liked the voice (a gentle Scottish accent) and the way you could choose a short meditation from a wide selection to detox the stressed brain and body rapidly. In short, I am glad that I have added this to my collection of meditation CDs.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very good simple meditation CD. Love the guys voice which really helps.
Published 1 month ago by S.Brodie
5.0 out of 5 stars Guided Meditation
Excellent short meditations when you do not have much time. Meditation is so relaxing and wonderful to do. I would fully recommended this.
Published 5 months ago by judith
5.0 out of 5 stars My favourite meditation CD
This has always been my favourite guided meditation CD. I bought this copy because I'm regularly lending copies to people and not getting them back. Bodhipaksa's got a great voice. Read more
Published 5 months ago by PB
4.0 out of 5 stars Great CD
Purchased this on recommendation. Love it. Really good and worth the money. Would recommend it for people who need to relax.
Published 8 months ago by Mrs. L. Ross
4.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful relaxing voice
I have only practiced the first meditation three times so far, so cannot claim any long-term benefits as yet, but his voice is extremely soothing and peaceful.
Published 9 months ago by Deborah
5.0 out of 5 stars relaxing and grounding
Gives short means of relaxing in a mindful way. Practical and centred in an easy do able way - .
Published 18 months ago by Mike
4.0 out of 5 stars Guided Meditations for Busy People
This is a fantastic CD for anyone who is new for meditation or is finding it hard to include meditation in their daily life.
Published 22 months ago by Jo
2.0 out of 5 stars guided meditations
this was not quite what I was after - too quiet (ie no background music) and not as relaxing as i thought it would be
Published on 11 May 2012 by A. Cowley
1.0 out of 5 stars strange voice
i could not take to the voice of the man leading the meditation, this may put some people off.
Published on 28 Feb 2011 by feedback
4.0 out of 5 stars helpful, good glad i have got it
the only CD I have had time to listen to. have noticed immediate difference as have others. not so keen on the voice and this is my only gripe. Read more
Published on 8 Jan 2011 by charlotte james
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