As mindfulness and meditation become mainstream, there are many websites, apps and online courses to support your meditation practice.
Here is a list of my curated resources to support your journey.
I love everything about the Chopra Center…the courses, the location, the teachers. I have attended several continuing education workshops here. If you are looking to larn more about mediation, yoga or aruyvedic principles, this is also a wonderful place to start. (Sarah McLean did much of her training with Deepak Chopra).
Oprah and Deepak Meditation Challenges
Oprah and Deepak do several free 21 Day Meditation Challenges ever year, with a different focus each time. You can access information on upcoming challenges and previous ones, here. Each session includes a short talk, followed by a mantra based mediation set to music. There is also journal exercises for each day. It’s a wonderful way to build a practice and focus on a given intention for 21 days.
Feast for the Soul
I cannot say how much I adore this free website. Every January they begin a meditation challenge that lasts for 40 days. Each year they add new instructors. But the best part is access to all previous years courses and instructors is free online! Hundreds of hours of talks, instruction and guided meditation. The information is organized by the teacher or type of meditation. There are several that incorporate spiritual practices with contemplative meditation. Currently, the website is being updated and meditations moved to SoundCloud. Don't let the work in progress fool you, there's gold in this website.
American Scientific Mind
The cognitive scientist in me loves the research and detailed information about our brains and minds that can be found in this magazine. The focus is not mindfulness, but you can find mindfulness research throughout most issues. It’s also fun to understand how the mind works.