This guide is a must read for any beginner to meditation. It gives an overview of how to meditate, irrespective of Buddhism, and discusses the core essentials of doing mindfulness meditation which you’ll find in any meditative practice. It discusses some of the common things you should know, some of the common traps you should avoid and clarifies some of the common misconceptions.
While there are many types of meditation techniques I’ll assume here you are a beginner and will cover the basics. As you develop your practice and want to explore other techniques you would have experienced enough meditation by that point to explore on your own. There is also a wealth of information, audio and video on the website. So lets cover the essentials of how to do effective meditation.