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Most people who have difficulty setting up a meditation practice cite lack of time as the main hindrance. But with this audiobook, there's no excuse! Guided Meditations for Busy People is designed with the time-pressured in mind and offers nine short meditations from three minutes to nine minutes in length. Most are eight minutes long.

These short "sits" are ideal for the person who needs to meditate but who feels they don't have the time. Each meditation introduces a principle that can be brought into daily life as a mindfulness practice.

Led by Bodhipaksa from the popular Wildmind meditation teaching resource and Internet site, these Buddhist meditations will help you to develop greater appreciation for every moment of your life.

(P)2005 Bodhipaksa

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  • Marie Evans
  • 03-10-2007

relax or refresh

These short meditations are helpful as a relaxation exercise at the end of the day or as an energizing break before tackling a new task. Bodhipaksa's voice is a bit quirky, but soothing when you get used to it. The pauses between instructions are long enough that he's not interfering with your thoughts, but short enough that your mind doesn't wander off topic.

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  • Jeff Harris
  • 22-01-2013

Quick and Helpful

These meditations are quick and help build a foundation of good techniques. These have helped me in working through my issues with panic attack disorder as well as anxiety. They are by no means a replacement to treatment for me but have given me a guided means of practicing relaxing my mind and body. Bodhipaksa's narration is smooth and easy and not distracting in any way. For anyone dealing with stress or anxiety or are just looking for a way to relax a little more, give it a try. Each meditation session lasts about 8-10 minutes and you can go for longer if you'd like.

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  • Guilherme
  • 30-11-2013

Short, and very effective.

There are about 8 or 9 different guided meditations, one in each chapter, making it very easy to switch between them. These guided meditations are short, about ten minutes each and are an ideal listen during your day, when you are waiting in lines or while driving - just don't follow the narrator advice to close your eyes and you'll be fine ;)

I'm listening to this book almost every day and I can already notice the difference in my mood.

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  • Desmond
  • 28-12-2015

Parfait, pleine de paix

Suivre l'histoire avec un esprit de paix profond. Cet livre va transformer votre vie et purifier vos pensées.

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  • Tiffers
  • 29-06-2015

perfect

A great collection of mini medications for a busy person. I used in the morning before work. Great way to start the day.

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  • M.K. Nelson
  • 26-03-2015

The ultimate in relaxation...

I mainly play this audiobook when I go to sleep each night. So soothing and relaxing. The voice of the narrator is my absolute favorite! Just try the sample and you will be hooked.

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  • Beach Beatitude
  • 31-12-2014

Soothing...

Soothing, reassuring relaxation for busy people, during a time of high stress and high speed internet. A calming space for us.

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  • Marie
  • 07-06-2012

Made My Train Journeys Blissful

What did you love best about Guided Meditations for Busy People?

It calms your mind and helps you clear your thoughts. I use it to prepare for the day, especially rough/long days.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Guided Meditations for Busy People?

I like the Grounding Meditation best.

Which character – as performed by Bodhipaksa – was your favorite?

Me, but calm.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No, it made me empty, full, and empty again.

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  • Eve
  • 02-02-2015

Perfect short easy meditations good voice to liste

Voice not off putting, easy to listen to, easy to fit an 8 minute meditation into everyday life with young children. Thank you Bodhipaksa for helping me to establish a regular meditation practice around my young children

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  • Keira Farley
  • 11-02-2018

soothing meditations

super soothing voice and lovely meditations. may wish to sit longer than these offer but great starts to your meditation practice.

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  • Angela
  • 25-08-2017

Helpful, short meditations

Soothing and well guided meditations that one can do once or many times a day. They have helped settle my mind and control my anxiety, highly recommended!

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  • north london girl
  • 25-08-2017

Meditation easy to adapt in everyday life

This was perfect to listen to in bed, on the sofa, on the train, in my lunch hour which proved to calm me and relax me during stress moments during the day. I would highly recommend this as an introduction to meditation or for people that already meditate.