by Michael Kelberer
You can divide meditation practices into two categories based on what is in the foreground and what is in the background of the mind:
Concentration Practice: We hold a single object (the breath, body sensations, sounds) clearly in the foreground with all other sensory (including mental) objects in the background.
Open Awareness Practice: Allow objects to arise into the foreground, be observed, and drop back into the background without judging, choosing or clinging to any of them.
You can find a nice set of guided concentration practices, and one open awareness practice on our website here: Sitting Meditation