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Thanksgiving Guided Meditation on Gratitude


Michael W. Taft leads a 30 minute guided meditation on gratitude.
Begins with shamatha on thoughts and feelings of gratitude.
Then switches to nondual awareness of gratitude.

Although this was originally recorded on Thanksgiving Day in the US, the gratitude meditation doesn’t contain any references to Thanksgiving Day, and will work at any time!

Something that is not often recognized is that the traditional Brahma Viharas can be used as the basis for jhanic-like concentration. In the same way, gratitude can be a powerful foundation for focus. We leverage this fact in the first section of the meditation to build concentration. Then drop into nondual awareness of gratitude.

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