I've been re-reading Mind at Ease by Traleg Kyabgon Rinponche, one of the best books I've read on Buddhism, Mahamudra and meditation. The book has awoken a deep need in myself to begin meditating again on a regular bases.

So much crap turns over in my mind, it drives me down and I feel depression lurking. Meditation, I feel, can help with this...learning again how to clear all that junk out, leaving behind...emptiness.

What a relief!

Here's a chart I found on the web describing the stages of Samadhi and Vipassanā, it is the former that interests me the most, at this point in time at least..

Ten minutes a day, morning and evening will be a good start.