Guided Buddhist Meditations
Here you can listen to and/or download the meditations -Visualization meditations, Contemplation meditations and Mindfulness meditations- guided by Carmen Mensink during her thangka art classes.
3-Step Mindfulness Meditation
This meditation -with which you develop your awareness and single-pointed concentration- consists of 3 parts:
1) Vipassana meditation, where you focus on different parts of the body and the feelings and sensations that you feel in each part.
2) Focussing on the breath and the breathing process
3) Focussing on the ’empty space’ in between breathing out and breathing in
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1) 3-Step Mindfulness & Breathing Meditation
Type: Mindfulness meditation. Duration: 37 min.
Green Tara Meditations
Three different meditations on Green Tara in English, recorded as M4a for listening and downloading.
Green Tara is the Female Buddha of Active Compassion.
These meditations were guided by Carmen Mensink during her annual 10-day thangka painting retreat in Italy in 2018 (with subject ‘Green Tara & the 21 Taras’). For info on upcoming thangka art classes on Green Tara and other deities click here.
1) Green Tara Meditation
Type: Visualization meditation, front generation, no initiation needed. Duration: 42 min.
2) Green Tara Meditation with Italian translation
Type: Visualization meditation, front generation, no initiation needed. Unfortunately the quality of the recording is not that good. Duration: 38 min.
3) Green Tara Protecting from the 8 Great Dangers/Fears Meditation
Type: Contemplation meditation. Duration: 41 min.
4) Green Tara & the 21 Taras Meditation
Type: Visualization meditation, front generation, no initiation needed. Duration: 41 min.
Meditatie op de 5 Elementen & Boeddha-Families
Meditatie op de 5 Elementen, chakra’s, kleuren, vormen, Boeddha-families en emoties in jezelf.
Carmen geeft regelmatig cursussen in het tekenen/schilderen van deze en andere Tibetaanse mandala’s.
Elke Boeddha heeft zijn of haar specifieke mandala, en de Mandala van de 5 Elementen kan gezien worden als de mandala van jezelf.
Meditatie op de 5 Elementen
Type: Contemplatie-meditatie. Duur: 38 min.
Medicine Buddha Meditation
Meditation on the Medicine Buddha in English, recorded as M4a for listening and downloading.
The Medicine Buddha is the Buddha of Healing and can be done for your own health or on behalf of other’s.
This meditation was guided by Carmen Mensink during her annual 10-day thangka painting retreat in Italy in 2017 (with subject ‘Medicine Buddha & Healing Plants‘). For info on upcoming thangka art classes on the Medicine Buddha and other deities click here.
Medicine Buddha Meditation
Type: Visualization meditation, front generation, no initiation needed. Duration: 46 min.
Mantra of the Medicine Budda: “(Tayatha) Om Bekandze Bekandze Maha-Bekandze Radza Samudgate Soha”
Meditation on Prajnaparamita in Dutch, recorded as M4a for listening and downloading.
Prajnaparamita is the female Buddha of Wisdom, de deified book Wisdom Sutras
This meditation was guided by Carmen Mensink during a private thangka course on Prajnaparamita in 2018.
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Type: Visualisatie-meditatie, in de ruimte voor je, geen initiatie nodig. Duur: 46 min.
On this page you can download ‘The 5 Powerful Mantras’ (with explanations in English or Dutch) to help animals in their daily lives or at the time of death