Our Meditation Oasis® Podcast features guided meditations, instructions for meditation, and music for meditation. You can listen to it at iTunes or Google Play or by clicking on the play buttons below. Episodes are listed from the oldest to the most recent. Tap on the green button to view recent podcasts.
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JUST FOR FUN - special bonus, soon to be added to our podcast -- If you like our guided meditations and you like electronic music -- you will love this! Bassic (a.k.a. Martin Lindhe), a Swedish-American composer of electronic music, sampled one of Mary's meditations and made this relaxing piece -- Effortless.
Episode 1 - November 7, 2006. Enjoy this meditation anytime you need a deeply relaxing break. From our Pure Relaxation album.
Episode 2 - November 14, 2006. Recorded live with Mary's guided meditation group. Helps integrate mind and body, bringing you into the present moment. Is calming, balancing and grounding.
Episode 3 - December 5, 2006. Enjoy this meditation for its soothing, calming effect. Once you become accustomed to this process, you can do it anytime on your own. (with music)
Episode 4 - January 3, 2007. Use this meditation to experience silence within. A more advanced version of the Breath Awareness Meditation, you may need to work with the Breath Awareness Meditation before trying this one.
Episode 5 - January 19, 2007. Enjoy this meditation when you feel pressured, are struggling, or simply want to be "more in the moment". Once you've used it enough times, you'll find you can do it on your own.
Episode 6 - February 2, 2007. In response to requests, this is a track of music alone. Use this while you do your own meditation or as a background as your work or relax. You can also use this music as a meditation (read more).
Episode 7 - March 6, 2007. This meditation helps the emotions flow more freely. Listen to it to it when you feel rough or simply want to experience greater ease.
Episode 8 - Apr. 6, 2007. Given the opportunity, it's natural for the mind to settle down. This meditation will help you to become aware of this natural tendency and allow it to take you "deep within". It's a somewhat advanced meditation in that the awareness has to be settled enough to notice that natural inward movement. Using some of the other guided meditations can help prepare you for this one.
Episode 9 - May 4, 2007. This meditation is to help you take advantage of the natural process of healing that is going on within you all the time. (Read Mary's blog post on this meditation.)
Episode 10 - Jun. 12, 2007. A variation on the basic Breath Awareness Meditation, the Breath in the Heart Meditation helps open the heart. It can have a very soothing effect and awaken the energy of love. The focus on the heart can also bring about some emotional release and have a healing effect. This meditation may be useful for those who are grieving. (Read Mary's blog post on this meditation.)
Episode 11 - Jun. 10, 2007. This body-centered meditation is especially helpful when you feel scattered or discombobulated.It is calming, brings your awareness into your body and anchors your energy into the earth. (Read Mary's blog post on this meditation.)
Episode 12 - Aug. 9, 2007. This meditation is designed to help you flow more easily with life. It involves letting go of resistance to what is naturally happening, as well as letting go of the attempt to manipulate what is happening. Letting go creates more ease in living. (Read Mary's blog post on this meditation.)
Episode 13 - Sept. 11, 2007. True meditation is effortless, and yet we can't become effortless through trying. This guided meditation is designed to help effortlessness happen. (Read Mary's blog post on this meditation.)
Episode 14 - Oct. 11, 2007. This meditation helps relieve the suffering that comes with pain. It brings about a state in which pain is transcended to reveal peace within. (Read Mary's blog post on this meditation.)
Episode 15 - Nov. 12, 2007. Our attention is like a beam of energy. When we direct our awareness to any area of the body, it is enlivened by that energy. This very simple chakra meditation uses this principle to enhance and balance the flow of energy in the body. (To learn about the chakras, click here. (Read Mary's blog post on this meditation.)
Episode 16 - Dec. 18, 2007. 10 min. This meditation is designed to enhance your experience of "aliveness" and help you enjoy the fulfillment of simply being alive. If you are new to our meditations, you might want to try some of our others before using this one. It's a bit more abstract and "subtle".
Episode 17 - Jan. 16, 2008. 17 min. Strengthening our connection with nature and the earth nourishes body, mind and spirit. This meditation brings much of the benefit of time spent in nature to us wherever we are. (Read Mary's blog post on this meditation.)
Episode 18 - Feb. 21, 2008. Gratitude is the highest, most fulfilling emotion we can have. This meditation sets the stage for the experience of gratitude, nourishing the heart. (Read Mary's blog post on this meditation.)
Episode 19 - Mar. 25, 2008. When we drop our resistance to life and stop trying to manipulate our experience, what is discovered is love. It's the love that vibrates at the very core of our existence. If you are new to meditation, you might want to try Episodes 1, 3 or 5 (Deep Relaxation, the Breath Awareness Meditation, or Simply Being) first. (Read Mary's blog post on this meditation.)
Episode 20 - May 14, 2008. Mary talks about meditation and the Meditation Oasis podcast. Meditation Oasis is about you and your experience; meditations in daily activity; an expanded definition of meditation and more...
Episode 21 - May 28, 2008. This meditation is designed to help develop trust in life as it is unfolding moment to moment. It is not about trust in somebody or something -- it's about a basic trust in life and in oneself. (Read Mary's blog post on this meditation.)
Episode 22 - Jun. 16, 2008. Mary comments on a listener's email -- how to listen to these meditations. This episode can bring insights about meditation and enhance your experience.
Episode 23 - Jul. 2, 2008. Use this meditation when you are having difficulty living with change. It's designed to help you move through it more easily -- to let go of resistance, relax into your reactions to change, and discover that which never changes.
Episode 24 - Sep. 2, 2008. Connect with and embrace your "inner child". Use this meditation to explore your inner life -- what you need, what needs healing and what wants to be felt and expressed. (Read Mary's blog post on this meditation.)
Episode 25 - Oct. 15, 2008. You can experience peace even during challenging times. Listen to this meditation to discover peace within, especially when you are experiencing tension or conflict in life.
Episode 27 - Feb. 26, 2009. Especially useful when you are tired, this guided meditation will help you to rest completely. (Read Mary's blog post on this meditation.)
Episode 28 - Apr. 22, 2009. Tap into your intuition for self-healing with this relaxing meditation. (Read Mary's blog post on this meditation.)
Episode 29 - May 22, 2009. Get your creative juices flowing with this meditation. Remove creative "blocks". (Read Mary's blog post on this meditation.)
Episode 30 - Jun 25, 2009. Use this meditation to relax into the flow of life and living. Mary gently guides to "let it be" and let yourself be... (Read Mary's blog post on this meditation.)
Episode 31 - Jul. 27, 2009. This meditation does more than simply help you relax. It helps to dissolve stress at a deep level. It is particularly useful when you are feeling pressured. (Read Mary's blog post about this meditation for more insight on how to use it.)
Episode 32 - Aug. 31, 2009. This meditation allows you to drop into a deeper level of awareness to experience the source of creativity, intelligence, healing. (Read Mary's blog post about this meditation.)
Episode 33 - Oct. 9, 2009. Use this meditation when you feel overwhelmed with the busyness and challenges of life. It helps to focus and steady the mind. (Read Mary's blog post for comments and tips on this meditation.)
Episode 34 - Nov. 6, 2009. 20 min. (with music, last 5 min. music only) This meditation uses visualization to help you to wake up and energize your body for the day. Be playful and creative with the visualization process, doing what works for you.
Episode 35 - Jan. 5, 2010. This meditation uses visualization to help you open your heart, relax into all the feelings it contains, find the vibration of love, radiate it and connect with those you love. (Read Mary's blog post on this meditation.)
Episode 36 - Feb. 25, 2010. Take a few minutes from your work or studies to relax and release tension. (Read Mary's blog post on this meditation.)
Episode 37 - Apr. 26, 2010. This meditation guides you beyond thought and emotion to a place of inner knowing. Helpful for making decisions and finding clarity. Use it to develop your intuition. (Read Mary's blog post on this meditation.)
Episode 38 - Aug. 18, 2010. This meditation is an opportunity to explore the "here and now" and discover what is present. This is a more advanced meditation in that the instructions are very subtle. (Read Mary's blog post on this meditation.)
Episode 39 - Nov. 19, 2010. 13 min. This meditation allows you to relax into anger, thus allowing it to flow through and resolve. (Read Mary's blog post on this meditation.)
Episode 40 - Jan. 19, 2011. Simple phrases to help children relax at bedtime, including a guided visualization to create a Make Believe Sleep Friend. Please listen first to make sure this meditation is suitable for your child. (Read Mary's blog post on this meditation.)
Episode 41 - Apr. 12, 2011. 14 min. This meditation is designed to help you relax into the flow of life. It helps to calm the agitation and restlessness of impatience. (Read Mary's blog post on this meditation.)
Episode 42 - Jul. 7, 2011. This meditation is designed to increase mind-body coordination and mental and physical balance. (Read Mary's blog post on this meditation.)
Episode 43 - Sep. 13, 2011. Use this meditation to open a meeting. It will help you to center and become more present. Use alone or in the meeting group.
Episode 44 - Jan. 21, 2012. Recorded live with our meditation group, this meditation is meant to strengthen and develop your capacity for compassion. (Read Mary's blog post about this meditation.)
Episode 45 - Apr. 25, 2012. This meditation for pregnant women will help you to relax and tune into your baby, strengthening your connection. Fathers to be can also listen to this meditation by adapting it to connect to the baby inside the mother. (Read Mary's blog post about this meditation.)
Episode 46 - Sept. 5, 2012. 25 min. Helps you visualize a healthy body. It focuses on the heart, lungs, circulation and digestion, all of which give the body energy and nourishment for health and healing. (Read Mary's blog post about this meditation.)
Episode 47 - Mar. 14, 2013. Loneliness can be a doorway to deeper connection with yourself and others. Go deep into the feeling of loneliness to find that connection. (Read Mary's blog post about this meditation.)
Episode 48 - Jun. 24, 2013. Recorded live with our meditation group. Every moment is new and different. Open to the energy of life, allowing it to renew your body, mind and spirit. Use this meditation when you want to feel refreshed. (Read Mary's blog post about this meditation.)
Episode 49 - Jun. 20, 2014. A reflective meditation inviting you to relax into the changes of life. (Read Mary's blog post about this meditation.)
Episode 50 - Oct. 23, 2014. 18 min. Enjoy this meditation to fall asleep more quickly and sleep more deeply. (Our gift to you from our iSleep Easy app.) (Read Mary's blog post about this meditation.)
Episode 51 - Oct. 9, 2015. This meditation will be especially helpful when you feel scattered and ungrounded. It will help you relax deeply, becoming centered and calm.
Episode 52 - Feb. 19, 2016. Experience stillness in the midst of busyness. Find the quiet, still center in your own awareness.
Episode 53- June 19, 2016. Experience and celebrate life’s gifts and plant the seed of your deepest desire going forward. An opportunity for gratitude and remembering what really matters.
Episode 54 - Sept. 17, 2016. Enjoy this beautiful, reflective meditation to find perspective, balance and peace in the midst of change.
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- Wallpaper images
- Bonus audios (including music)
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About the Music
Richard's beautiful music is available on CD's, as mp3 downloads, and in smartphone apps! We have three compilation albums -- Pure Light, Sleep Oasis and Peaceful Mind, Open Heart. Get them on iTunes, Amazon.com or gumroad. Also check out our music app: Attunement for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Android devices.