12/09/2012 08:40 am ET Updated Dec 10, 2012

How To Meditate: A Community Guide

Mediation is an essential spiritual practice. It's not hard to start, but sometimes we need help to improve and go deeper. Plus, there are the potential interruptions. What if our phone rings? How do you stop the urge to check social media? How can we silence the sound of our inner critic?

In honor of Bodhi Day, HuffPost Religion asked our community what is the best meditation advice they have to offer. Turns out, our readers can get pretty 'Zen'.

Below is a collection of their responses.

What is your meditation process like? Do you have any helpful advice to share?