We use guided meditation to teach lovingkindness (metta) practice, traditional Burmese body scanning as taught by Saya Gyi U Ba Khin and Sunlun meditation.  Once students can practice independently, we stop guiding their practice.  This fosters skill development and independence.  Relying on external resources such as a recording or teacher leading a guided meditation may be a pleasant experience, but it is not the pathway to training the mind and the development of happiness independent of external conditions.

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