In addition to weekly community sits and retreats, CMP offers a wide variety of meditation training resources. Use the links below to explore recommended books and websites on mindfulness, and our growing library of recorded discussions, guided meditations and public sessions available to you to download. Transcripts are available upon request for hearing-impaired people.
Audio Discussions and Guided Meditations
Discussions offer an explanation of a practice. They answer the questions: What is the practice? Why do we practice it? How do we practice it? and How do we integrate this practice into our everyday life? You may wish to listen to a discussion before doing a guided meditation for the first time, or you may wish to listen to it as a refresher.
Guided meditations have no preamble or discussion. They begin and end with the sound of the chime. There are periods of guidance and stretches of silence. All are suitable for first-time meditators (though we suggest listening to the discussion before doing the meditation if possible) and long-time practitioners, and everyone in between.
If you are looking for good reads to begin or deepen your relationship to meditation, you can’t go wrong with these picks, carefully curated by our Leadership Team.
Garrison Institute https://www.garrisoninstitute.org
Omega Institute https://www.eomega.org
UMass Center for Mindfulness https://cfmhome.org
Westchester Buddhist https://www.westchesterbuddhistcenter.org
Insight Meditation Society https://www.dharma.org/meditation-retreats/retreat-center/retreat-center-schedule/
Sounds True https://www.soundstrue.com/store/
Greater Good Science Center at Berkley https://greatergood.berkeley.edu
Tara Brach https://www.tarabrach.com
Jack Kornfield https://jackkornfield.com
Sharon Salzberg https://www.sharonsalzberg.com