Top Meditation Websites In 2016
When you search for meditation websites in Google, you get a whole array of different kinds of results. On the one hand there are the pure blogs that were built by people who practice meditation. On the other hand there are profit-oriented websites that sell physical or digital meditation products. And between them there is a bunch of other types of sites, like University Departments and Research Centers.
Top Meditation Websites in 2015
Last year I did a roundup of the best meditation websites to watch in 2015. Today I’m saving you the trouble and by sharing my collection of the 10 Best Meditation Websites for 2016. Please note this top 10 list is just for your information, and I am not affiliated to these sites.
Top Meditation Websites in 2016
- zenhabits.net: This is my top resource for mindfulness and meditation. Zenhabits is a blog by Leo Babauta, who I respect and admire. Over the years this man’s writing helped me overcome anxiety and find myself. I definitely recommend reading this blog often, and even go to the blog archives and start from the beginning. It’s a treasure chest. If you’re hanging out on Facebook, check out this Fan Page for Leo.
- FreeMeditation: Here you can find the latest articles or videos relating to meditation, as well as information about all different types of meditation. Just scroll down past the articles. It is definitely on my list of Top Meditation Websites in 2016 as it was in 2015. This is a solid page to begin research on the topic or to employ for the long haul.
- Headspace: My favorite app and website of the Top Meditation Websites in 2016. Go to their blog to learn all about meditative practices and methods for free, listen to Radio Headspace or register to try their mindfulness meditation app for free. I used to have their paid plan for one year, and I must say it’s the best app you can have on your iPhone or Smartphone.
- www.audiodharma.org: They have a huge collection of free guided meditations. This site is old, actually, but it has true value for the reader. It is an archive of Dharma talks given by Gil Fronsdal, Andrea Fella and various guest speakers at the Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City, CA. Each talk illuminates aspects of the Buddha’s teachings. The purpose is the same that the Buddha had for his teachings, to guide us toward the end of suffering and the attainment of freedom.
- Calm.com: This website serves as a tool to facilitate meditation. It offers meditation timers, music to calm the mind and video recordings of nature, such as falling snow, rolling waves or the setting sun. All these are designed to allow a person to clear the mind in front of their computer, and with the app, in front of a mobile device as well.
- Meditation.com: This is not a how to site, it exists solely to serve the meditation community by connecting students and teachers and meditation centers. They have some products for sale, but it detracts very little from the site’s primary aim. Meditation.com is more of a gateway to Meditation Coach Sura’s courses. Here is their Facebook Page as well.
- Oxford Mindfulness Centre: The Oxford Mindfulness Centre is an international research center within Oxford University’s Department of Psychiatry in the UK. Their work focuses on preventing depression and enhancing human potential through the therapeutic use of mindfulness. Go to their “learn mindfulness” section of the website to learn more.
- UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center: This university site offers online classes, results of the latest research, and a decent amount of guided meditations in English and Spanish. There is also a podcast and a newsletter and even a video gallery. Each section presents content clearly in a simple and appealing, and highly user friendly, way.
- bemindful.co.uk: BeMindful is an awesome resource if you’re looking for therapies of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). BeMindful is the charity for everyone’s mental health. With prevention as focus, they aim to find the sources of mental health problems and the solutions.
- www.tm.org: This is a site for Transcendental Meditation. TM helps you recharge your mind and body, and create a brighter, more positive state of mind. They have a series of free videos and a paid course.
I hope this proves useful in your search for information about Top Meditation Websites in 2016.
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