The average person has 12,000 thoughts per day--most of them a recurring handful of unwelcome distractions. On Still the Mind, master meditation teacher Bodhipaksa offers a two-CD combination of instruction and guided practice to help listeners discover an untapped source of mental clarity and inner peace. Drawing from more than 20 years of teaching, he shows us how to connect with the transformational energy and wisdom behind every single breath. Still the Mind is an essential guide for anyone looking to move beyond the chatter of a too-busy mind and build the foundation for a daily mindfulness practice. Bodhipaksa takes the mystery out of meditation, enabling listeners to settle into the deepest parts of the self--away from the stresses of habitual thinking. In a straightforward, contemporary style, he discusses: * Basics of sitting practice, from time and place to posture to proper breathing * Tips to connect with the natural flow of your own breath quickly and easily * How to combine the relaxation of the out-breath with the invigoration of the in-breath * Using breath-based mindfulness practice to unlock your powers of intuition, enhance creativity, and more. Whether you're a first-timer or a seasoned meditator, Still the Mind lets you access a serene openness in any situation through something you're already doing: breathing.