Free and simple guided meditations delivered twice a week.
Max Calabro is a mindfulness and meditation instructor based in Portland, OR. His meditations draw from a variety of traditions: Zen meditation, Vipassana, Yoga, loving-kindness, mindfulness and neuroscience research.
The meditations are simple and authentic to their roots. Sessions vary from 10 to 30 minutes and have a different focus from day to day. Choose the meditation that is right for you today, or repeat the sessions that work best for you.
It can be very difficult to develop a regular meditation practice, and we hope that this podcast can be a tool to help you move toward that goal.
You can find more information at maxcalabro.com.
#015: 20-Minute Breath/Body/Heart Meditation
If you’ve tried out some of the 10-minute meditations, see if you can find twenty minutes for this sit. If it feels daunting to do that, notice where those feelings are coming from. Does it feel like you don’t have enough time? Are you worried you’ll get impatient? Is it just scary? Try it out, […]
#014: Sound Meditation
Today we’ll explore the awareness of the sounds around us. Sound meditation can be one of the most soothing types of meditation (but don’t be discouraged if it is difficult!). Practicing meditations like this one regularly also make it easier to stay focused on other tasks (or other types of meditation) when distracting sounds are […]
#013: Breath Meditation
“Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.” – Thich Nhat Hanh If you enjoy these guided meditations, please share them with friends, or rate and review them on iTunes! 10 minutes.
#012: Hand Awareness Meditation
By focusing awareness on the hands, we can calm the nervous system throughout the body. The fingers and palms are incredibly sensitive and there is nearly as much to explore in just the hands as there is in the whole rest of the body. It’s counter-intuitive, but it actually works. If you have an interview, […]
#011: Heart Meditation
In today’s heart-focused meditation, we’ll start by building some awareness through the breath. As we move toward the heart, we’ll practice self-compassion, spreading warmth and gratitude through the body, and gradually work on expanding those feelings to those around us. Often we feel guilty about showing ourselves compassion, however, it is necessary to support ourselves […]
#010: Deep Breath Meditation
In today’s practice we’ll get into some of the deeper parts of the breath, down in the lower lungs and belly. Most commonly when we observe the breath, we notice the sensations around the nose and nostrils, because it is the most obvious there. It can be informative (and fun!) to explore how the breath […]
Max Relax With Max
These guided meditations offer a wonderful balance of silence and coaching. Really great to start out with because he lets you have some moments of quiet, but then brings you back if your mind wanders. Also I think the length of these is great, 10 minute ones when I have less time, and 20 minutes when I can have a really focused practice.
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This podcast is meant to be approachable for all listeners - a straight-forward and balanced practice.