NEW for 2016. You can learn Natural Meditation right now, with an audio guide by Ted Phelps. You have the script
to read and follow and lovely piano accompaniment. Ted guides you into the meditations but then times periods of silence for you.
This is designed for mobiles (smartphones, tablets). So if you have one, you have this course wherever you are.
It only takes one hour. Why wait? Tell a friend... Look here to see his book:
A Course in Meditation
by Ted Phelps
"A Classic Manual for Basic Practice"...extremely
friendly and accessible...will help so many people enter
-Sally Kempton, author of The Heart of
Meditation and contributing editor of Yoga Journal
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"Nature as Meditation"
Natural Meditation Initiatives presents meditation in culturally neutral formats and sponsors
seminars and a free online course in meditation.
This is one of the top websites for information and instruction in health-oriented
meditation and non-religious meditation. It gives basic information we believe is important for all
people, regardless of their personal use of meditation.
Come in and read, listen, think, learn, and even meditate, on your own or with us.
Our web's Open House is always open, "hosted" by Ted Phelps. So, drop in
anytime. Browse our home page to get a feel for our message and then come
in... Web Open House
Our Main Message
We all contain a natural ability to enter the silence, collected energy, and expanded awareness of meditation.
This ability is like spring water. It belongs to all of us, not to any single culture or religion.
• We all have a natural ability to meditate. And we don't just mean sitting
quietly and settling down. We refer to a scientifically verifiable, profoundly significant shift
that happens in the body and mind.
• Since it is natural, we think all people have a right to know
about it, especially to know how to let it happen within themselves.
It can happen inside of religious meditations, but it doesn't have to.
You can do this just to feel better and to become healthier, happier,
smarter and more creative. Or just to be a nicer person to be around.
• Our site is not trying to get you to "meditate our way"--or any way.
We just want people to learn something basic about themselves
and meditation and to be able to learn about it on their own, without
traveling far or paying high fees--or joining a group, unless they
• At the same time, we know it takes more than a few web pages to learn an art
like this. So, while we give you some meditation "snacks" to nibble on if
you are hungry (as do most meditation web sites), we also give you a place
to take the full course meal and some food for thought.
• Get occasional email reminders from us. We can all use a reminder from time to time about meditation:
its value, new research, new features on this site…or to just to meditate today.
We won’t send you many messages from here. And will treat your information privately.