Listen to our Podcast
Our podcast features guided meditations, instructions for meditation, and music for meditation. You can listen to it at iTunes or by clicking on the links below. Episodes are listed from the oldest to the most recent.
Have an iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad or Android Smartphone? The Meditation Oasis Podcast App (from Wizzard Media) is the ideal way to listen to the podcast and get the most out of it. See details at the iTunes store or on Amazon.com if you have an Android phone.
Our Smartphone Apps – If you enjoy our meditations, you may want to purchase some of our apps. They allow you to listen with or without music or nature sounds, or listen to music and nature sounds alone. Just search for apps by Meditation Oasis in your app store.
Podcast Copyright 2006-2014 Mary and Richard Maddux. All Rights Reserved. Please contact us if you wish to use these audios for anything other than personal use.
Podcast Episodes – click on the titles below to listen.
#1 – Deep Relaxation: Guided Meditation with Music — Nov. 7, 2006. 7 mins. Enjoy this meditation anytime you need a deeply relaxing break.
#2 – Body Awareness Meditation – Nov. 14, 2006. 22 min. (without music) Recorded live with Mary’s guided meditation group. Helps integrate mind and body, bringing you into the present moment. Is calming, balancing and grounding.
#3 – Breath Awareness Meditation — Dec. 5, 2006. 9 min. (with music) Enjoy this meditation for its soothing, calming effect. Once you become accustomed to this process, you can do it anytime on your own.
#4 – Stillness in the Breath Meditation – Jan. 3, 2007. 12 min. (no music) Use this meditation to experience silence within. This is a more advanced meditation version of the Breath Awareness Meditation. You may need to work with the Breath Awareness Meditation before trying this one.
#5 – Simply Being – Jan. 19, 2007. 8 min. (with music) Enjoy this meditation anytime you feel pressured, are struggling with something, or simply want to be “more in the moment”. Once you’ve meditated with this enough times, you’ll find you can do it on your own. Just come back to this episode for a “tune-up” if it isn’t easy anymore.
#6 – Music for Meditation & Relaxation – Feb. 2, 2007. 31 min. 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).
#7 – Emotional Ease – Mar. 6, 2007. 13 min. (with music) This meditation will help the emotions flow more freely. You can listen to it to it when you feel rough or upset or simply to experience greater ease in life. By allowing the emotions to be fully felt, without resistance and without mental involvement, they are able to resolve and move through, rather than becoming “stuck”.
#8 – Going Deep Within – Apr. 6, 2007. 10 min. (without music) 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.
#9 – Relaxing into Healing – May 4, 2007. 18 min. (with music) 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.)
#10 – Breath in the Heart – Jun. 12, 2007. 16 min. (with music) 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.)
#11 – Grounding Meditation – Jun. 10, 2007. 10 min. (with music) 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.)
#12 – Letting Go – Aug. 9, 2007. 15 min. (with music) 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.)
#13 – Effortless Meditation — Sept. 11, 2007. 12 min. (with music) 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.)
#14 – Beyond Pain – Oct. 11, 2007. 15 min. (with music) 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.)
#15 – Chakra Meditation– Nov. 12, 2007. 18 min. (with music) 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.)
#16 – Aliveness – Dec. 18, 2007. 10 min. (with music) 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”.
#17 – Nature Attunement Meditation – Jan. 16, 2008. 17 min. (with music) 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.)
#18 – Gratitude Meditation — Feb. 21, 2008. 12 min. (with music) 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.)
#19 – Discovering Love — Advanced Meditation. Mar. 25, 2008. 15 min. (with music) 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.)
#20 - “All of Life is Meditation” — May 14, 2008. 10 min. (talk, no music) — 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…
#21 – Trust Guided Meditation — May 28, 2008. 12 min. (with music) 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.)
#22 – How to Get the Most Out of this Podcast – Jun. 16, 2008. 17 min. (talk, no music) Mary comments on a listener’s email — how to listen to these meditations. This episode can bring insights about meditation and enhance your experience.
#23 – Flowing with Change — Jul. 2, 2008. 13 min. (with music) 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.
#24 – Inner Child Guided Meditation — Sep. 2, 2008. 26 min. (with music) 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.)
#25 – Discovering Peace Guided Meditation — Oct. 15, 2008. 17 min. (with music) 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.
#26 – Guided Meditation for Grief — Dec. 18, 2008. 21 min. (with music) This guided meditation is designed to help you feel supported in your grief. (Read Mary’s blog post on this meditation. You can read more about grief on our companion website, Heart of Healing.)
#27 – Deep Rest Guided Meditation — Feb. 26, 2009. 24 min. (with music) Especially useful when you are tired, this guided meditation will help you to rest completely. (Read Mary’s blog post on this meditation.)
#29 – Enhance Your Creativity Meditation — May 22, 2009. 13. min. (no music) Get your creative juices flowing with this meditation. Remove creative “blocks”. (Read Mary’s blog post on this meditation.)
#30 – Let it Be – Jun 25, 2009. 25 min. (with music) 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.)
#31 – Relief from Stress and Pressure – Jul. 27, 2009. 22 min. (with music) 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.)
#32 – Resting in the Source – Aug. 31, 2009. 25 min. (with music) 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.)
#33 – Stillness, Stability, and Balance – Oct. 9, 2009. 19 min. (with music) 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.)
#34 – Morning Energy Guided Meditation – 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.
#35 – Opening the Heart Guided Meditation – Jan. 5, 2010. 28 min. (with music, last 10 min. is music only) 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.)
#37 – Accessing Intuition Guided Meditation – Apr. 26, 2010. 24 min. (with music, last 10 min. music alone) 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.)
#38 – Present Moment Awareness – Advanced – Aug. 18, 2010. 7 min. (no music) 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. (Time = 7:08) (Read Mary’s blog post on this meditation.)
#39 – Guided Meditation for Anger – Nov. 19, 2010. 13 min. (stream sound in background) This meditation allows you to relax into anger, thus allowing it to flow through and resolve. (Read Mary’s blog post on this meditation.)
#40 – Sleep Meditation for Children – Jan. 19, 2011. 15. min. (with music, last 8 min. music alone) 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.)
#41 – Guided Meditation for Patience – Apr. 12, 2011. 14 min. (with music, last 4 mins music alone)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.)
#42 – Body Balance Meditation – Jul. 7, 2011. 26 min. (no music) This meditation is designed to increase mind-body coordination and mental and physical balance. (Read Mary’s blog post on this meditation.)
#43 – Guided Meditation for Meetings – Sep. 13, 2011. 4 min. (no music) Use this meditation to open a meeting. It will help you to center and become more present. Use alone or in the meeting group.
#44 – Guided Meditation for Compassion – Jan. 21, 2012. 19 min. (no music) 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.)
#45 – Pregnancy Meditation — Connecting with Your Baby – Apr. 25, 2012. 18 min. (with music) 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.)
#46 – Healthy Body Guided Meditation – Sept. 5, 2012. 25 min. (with music – last 6 mins. music only) This meditation is designed to help 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.)
#47 – Guided Meditation for Loneliness – Mar. 14, 2013. 20 min. (with music – last 5 mins. music only) 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.)
#48 – Guided Meditation for Renewal – Jun. 24, 2013. 20 min. (without music) 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.)
#50 – Relax into Sleep Guided Meditation – Oct. 23, 2014. 18 min. (last 5 min. music only) 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.)
To DOWNLOAD these files, right click (or Option+click) the meditation link and choose the menu option for downloading to whatever directory you wish on your computer — “save link (or target) as” on PCs and “download linked file” on Macs.
Want More Meditation Music? Richard’s beautiful music is available on CDs, as mp3 downloads, and in smartphone apps! We have three compilation albums — Pure Light, Sleep Oasis and Peaceful Mind, Open Heart. These can be purchased on our website or on iTunes. Also check out our music app —
Attunement App for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Android smartphones
At last — an App of Richard’s beautiful music! With seven different selections of music, each having its own special effect, you can choose music to fit your mood and needs. “Relaxing”, “Healing”, “Surrender” and “Inner Peace” are ideal for meditation and general relaxation. “Energizing” is great for exercise or anytime you need more energy and vitality. “Primordial” and “Grounding” are perfect for yoga. And all of them make a wonderful background for massage, yoga, healing or simply relaxing. You can play any selection for 5 – 60 minutes, and there’s a Playlist Feature which allows you to create your own playlist with up to 2 hours of playing time. If you like to meditation with music, this App makes a great meditation timer!
Podcast Meditations on CD/mp3 download
We now have three albums of podcast meditations, in addition to our other albums of meditations — Meditation Oasis, Meditation Oasis II (titled Meditation Oasis: Relaxing into Healing on iTunes), and Meditation for Deep Rest, Stress Relief and Peace. Meditation Oasis is available as a CD and makes a great gift. All three are available as mp3s for those who would like to have the meditations with the podcast introduction removed.
Visual Meditations — We’re on YouTube and have a new app. Our first attempt is “Mandala Meditation” which features a selection from our Pure Light CD and the beautiful mandala paintings of Barry Stevens. You can view it at this link. If you enjoy this visual meditation, you’ll love our Mandala Meditations iPhone app with 3 different “shows” of music and mandalas, and the ability to create your own shows.