In this guide we will look at the very best mindfulness meditation CDs and the best mindfulness meditation DVDs for you to buy in 2021.

There are so many meditation products out it’s hard to know what’s good and what’s hot garbage. Thanks to amazing meditation teachers like Jon Kabat Zinn, Jack Kornfield, Tara Brach, and Thich Nhat Hanh, we are spoiled for choice when it comes to mindfulness products. And if your preferred way to focus the mind on the present moment is by listening to a CD, then you’re in luck. 

In this pocket-size guide I’m going to share the:

Here are the best mindfulness meditation CDs and meditation DVDs.


Best Mindfulness Meditation CDs  

If you are a beginner you will definitely want to read my article Getting Started With Mindfulness For Beginners.   


1: Jon Kabat Zinn on Pain Relief

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In this meditation CD, Jon Kabat Zinn reveals how practicing being mindful will hep you to transform pain, which is a clinically proven fact. Jon Kabat Zinn, who created Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction at the niversity of Massachusetts Medical School is one of the best mindfulness instructors in the world. 

This CD begins with a presentation on how Jon Jabat Zinn’s methods change the way that the body processes pain. This is followed by a whole bunch of exercises and techniques, and some great tips, to help you get started and progress in your practice. Zinn is one of the most important figures in the industry and this is perhaps his greatest work. Definitely the best meditation CD for dealing with health issues.


2: The Present Moment 

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Life is lived in the moments.

One of the best books for learning present-moment mindfulness is The Present Moment: A Retreat On The Practice Of Mindfulness.

The best meditation CD from Thich Nhat Hanh, The Present Moment is an excellent introductory point for people who are just starting to get into the practice. And you know it’s good because it’s made by one of the most highly respected Zen masters of all time, Thich Nhat Hanh, founder of the Plum Village Tradition and author of books like The Miracle of Mindfulness. 

3: Mindfulness for Beginners—Best meditation CD for beginners

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Another work from the great Jon Kabat Zinn. This is one of the best courses for new students to learn the practices. The exercises in the book are great for stress reduction, curing depression naturally, pain relief and more. You will learn the basics of mindfulness meditation and how to apply it to your life, plus the benefits of the practice, all from one of the best instructors in the world. 


Best Free Meditation CD On Youtube

Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD – Guided Mindfulness Meditation Series 1 (Audio Excerpt)

The Best Mindfulness Meditation DVDs

4: Mindfulness for Urban Depression 

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Psychotherapist Ira Israel takes you on a journey from Paris to LA to Las Vegas and Chicago, showing how the busy modern day life can be harmful to our minds. He explains how our busy lives can lead to urban depression and offers exercises and techniques to help cure depression and promote peace and inner calm.

This is one of the best mindfulness DVDs for anyone who live in a noisy environment and wants to find ways to introduce some quiet and contemplation into their lifestyle. 



4: Meditation For Beginners 

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This is a yoga and meditation DVD that contains both a relaxing meditation program (which is easy to do), a body scan and a seated meditation. The music is beautiful and relaxing and everything is explaining so easily a child could do it. Perfect.

Many people are interested in learning both yoga and mindfulness so that they can enjoy both a healthy mind and body. This DVD covers aspects of both and makes for a friendly and easy introduction to the practices. 


5: A Beginner’s Guide…

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This meditation DVD promises that within ten days you will change your life through the practices that it teaches. Sounds like an exaggeration. But the DVD delivers. 

In this meditation DVD Ira Israel [counselor and therapist] teaches beginners how to meditate, with a focus on relaxing and stopping stress. The presenter pours their countless wisdom into this mindfulness DVD. It is full of valuable lessons  that are perfect for when you’re just starting to learn the practice.

Plus, included in this DVD are 10 guided meditations, although it is worth noting that research fro Harvard Medical School shows that guided meditations are not as effective as traditional practices. 


6: Mindfulness Meditation and Stress Reduction for Beginners

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This meditation DVD teaches you how to reduce stress, which is one of of the main reasons people get into mindfulness meditation in the first place.

This video takes things much further than most because it makes the most of the video format. Instead of just doing audio for guided meditations, The Garden Of Now (the producer) uses visuals for relaxation too. Plus, there are videos for beginners who are starting to learn. 

One of the best features of this mindfulness meditation DVD is that it teaches beginners the basics of the practice. In terms of the DVDs guided meditations there are body scans, seated meditations and more.

Best Free Videos On Youtube

In this  video I explain mindfulness in a no -B.S way. I created this video for anyone who is just starting to get into the practice and who wants to learn the most important basics. As a meditation teacher who gives online meditation lessons, I am very passionate about helping everyone to learn mindfulness. So I made this video a very open, honest, and simple exploration of the practice of mindfulness meditation.

Take a look and let me know what you think of my video, leave a comment at the bottom.

No Bullshit Guide To Mindfulness Meditation – Instructions For Beginners To Get Started


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Written by Paul Harrison

Paul Harrison is a qualified meditation teacher and writer with more than 15 years experience in meditation and mindfulness. He studied meditation in Oxford, UK, and Hamilton Ontario Canada, and earned his degree at Staffordshire University. Paul has helped thousands of people to discover their true potential through mindfulness, yoga and meditation.