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Podcasts That Go Great With Our Meditation Garden and Koi Pond

June 16, 2022
Categories: Lifestyle | Wellness | Activities

Podcasts That Go Great with Our Meditation Garden and Koi Pond

The benefits of meditation are well known feelings of deep relaxation, emotional balance and physical well-being that continue even after your session ends. Tapping into that meditative tranquility can be even easier when you listen to meditation and mindfulness podcasts. Whether you want to engage with profound ideas or sit for a quick five-minute guided relaxation, here’s a list of some of the best meditation podcasts:

Insights at the Edge”: Presented by Sounds True founder Tami Simon, this podcast explores spiritual wisdom through interviews with teachers, writers and thought leaders, like Jungian analyst Jean Shinoda Bolen, theologian Sister Joan Chittister and energy healer Donna Eden.

Mindfulness Meditation Podcast”: Art lovers will enjoy this podcast from the Rubin Museum of Art. Prominent meditation teachers offer lessons about a specific piece of art accompanied by a guided meditation.

Mindfulness for Beginners”: Host Shaun Donaghy considers a variety of subjects relating to mindfulness and self-awareness. Topics include dealing with intrusive thoughts, setting boundaries and confronting fears.

On Being with Krista Tippet”: Explore some of life’s most profound questions with guests like poet Mary Oliver, author Sylvia Boorstein, Presbyterian minister and theologian Eugene Peterson and writer, poet and priest John O’Donohue.

The Science of Happiness”: Hosted by Professor Dachter Keltner at the University of California, Berkeley and Greater Good Science Center, these podcasts feature interviews that explore a range of topics from gratitude and mindful breathing to recovering creative purpose. 

“Ten Percent Happier”: Dan Harris hosts this podcast and wrote a book of the same name. Through interviews with guests, Harris delves into topics like the science of hope, unseating the inner tyrant and how to improve focus.

UCLA Mindful Awareness Meditations”: These 30-minute guided sessions from the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center help you cultivate self-awareness and support well-being.

Untangle”: Interviews with psychologists, neuroscientists and other specialists survey an array of topics from mindfulness and brain health to better sleep, creativity and self-care.

Wake Me Up”: Start your day on a positive note. A mix of affirmations, motivation and mantra meditations promote self-acceptance, introspection and presence.

The Westminster Canterbury Tales”: Residents of Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay share delightful life stories and gentle meditations recorded from an on-site podcast studio at this resort-style senior living community. 

Mini Meditations

Short on time? Even a few minutes of meditation can be restorative. These programs are on the shorter side, so you can easily fit them into your schedule:

The Mindful Minute”: Meditation teacher Meryl Arnett leads brief 15-minute or shorter mini meditations. Often focused on a particular theme like loving kindness or personal renewal, these guided meditations help you quiet your mind and center in the present moment.

Daily Meditation Podcast”: Host Mary Meckley guides listeners through brief meditations that support conscious living, inner wisdom, mindful relationships and other qualities of mindfulness.

Meditation Oasis”: These guided meditations are short, yet deeply relaxing. Topics include belly breathing for anxiety, whole body relaxation and getting back to sleep if you wake in the night.

Meditation Minis Podcast”: Float in a bubble of calm, open to your creativity, radiate gratitude and more with these quick guided meditations by host Chel Hamilton.

Radio Headspace”: Various hosts briefly explore self-help topics like releasing resentment, cultivating a growth mindset and the wisdom of cynicism.

Find Tranquility Here

Looking for a serene setting where you can relax with your meditation and mindfulness podcasts? Our meditation garden and koi pond provide the perfect atmosphere for tuning out the world and tuning in to tranquility. At Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay, we support body, mind and spirit through our Wellness for Life program. Join a retirement community that focuses on every facet of wellness!

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