How to calm/control the mind and overcome distractions during meditation?

How to calm/control the mind and overcome distractions during meditation?

Swami Sarvapriyananda
Overcoming disturbances during meditation

~7 mins
Swami Sarvapriyananda
Dealing with sleepiness during meditation

~6 mins
Swami Sarvapriyananda
How does one make the mind one-pointed?

~13 mins
Swami Sarvapriyananda
How can we focus our minds (esp. in environments filled with distractions)?

~11 mins
Swami Sarvapriyananda
During meditation I'm faced with external disturbances, such as ticking of clock, chirping of bird, etc., and the internal & external get mixed up. What is the way out?

~8 mins