Before attending a meditation retreat it is helpful to have a general understanding about meditation and the technique. The more you practice beforehand, the better.
Here are some resources that you may find helpful, whether you are getting started in meditation, or you are interested in deepening your meditation practice. This series of guided meditations is focused on the breath. It is designed to cultivate the concentration and equanimity needed to realize Samadhi. The parts are not separate meditation techniques, but part of one evolving, continuously deepening practice of observing the breath.
1 - Introduction: Breath as the Bridge (7 minutes)
2- Guided Meditation on the Breath Part 1: Concentration and Surrender (One hour long)
3- Guided Meditation on the Breath Part 2: As it is (Coming Soon)
4- Guided Meditation on the Breath Part 3: Who is Breathing? (Coming Soon)