Mindfulness and meditation isn’t something you instantly excel in – it requires endless minutes and hours. In fact, it is referred to as something you continue to ‘practice’ infinitely. Here are some resources to get you started and keep you on track.


Centre for Mindfulness Studies is committed to making mindfulness-based mental health services available to everyone. It is the leading professional development and service delivery organization for mindfulness-based interventions in Canada.

Chris Germer Meditations

Christopher Germer, PhD is a clinical psychologist and lecturer on psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. This is a collection of free audio meditations with a focus on mindful self-compassion training.

Tara Brach

Tara Brach teaches Western Buddhism with mindful attention to the connection between our inner life and our outer world. She shares her library of free guided audio meditations that range from simple meditation for beginners, to more focused intensions.

Dharma Talks

Dharma Seed is an online resource dedicated to making the Buddhist teachings of Insight Meditation and associated practices available to all. Browse free resources including guided meditations and talks.

Greater Good

Greater Good magazine turns scientific research into stories, tips, and tools. Free resources, articles, podcast and more on the science of wellness and living a meaningful life from the University of California, Berkeley.


Improved cognition, stronger attention spans and stress reduction are just a few of the proven benefits of practicing mindfulness. Calm is a free meditation app including sleep assistance, guided movement lessons, and masterclasses. Requires a fee for premium features.


Free mediation app with the option to upgrade to ‘Headspace Plus’ for a fee. Free year of ‘Headspace Plus’ for those currently unemployed. App includes a variety of guided meditations including ones for sleep and morning routines, as well as meditation for fitness and nutrition.

UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Centre

For an introduction to mindfulness meditation that you can practice on your own, download the free UCLA Mindful App, stream, or download guided meditations on this site. Recorded by UCLA MARC’s Director of Mindfulness Education, Diana Winston. Free audio mediations available in English and Spanish.


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