What Meditation Is and Isn’t

In This topic we will learn about the following topics: Climbing the mountain of meditation Finding picnic spots and lesser peaks along the way Checking out the major meditation techniques  Knowing what you’ll see when you get to the top Developing concentration, receptive awareness, contemplation, and cultivation The great thing about meditation is that it’s actually quite simple. Just sit down, be quiet, turn your attention inward, and focus your mind. That’s all there .

Quick Meditations You Can Do Anytime

Long, arduous, leg numbing meditation sessions are not the only way to meditate. Today, we present three one minute meditations from three different Masters, including accomplished Buddhist Monk Thich Nhat Hanh, Tibetan Buddhist Lama Anam Thubten Rinpoche, and health guru Andrew Weil, M.D. All recommend a practice including short meditations that are available to those even on the busiest schedule. Anam Thubten Rinpoche Anam Thubten Rinpoche recommends a meditation practice that anyone can do, .

The healing power and sacred geometry of mandalas

The word Mandala appears in Sanskrit texts which mean a collection of mantras and hymns. Including Buddhism, the shapes and symbols used in the mandalas are the core constituents of many ancient cultures around the world. Mandala represents any form of geometric structure and symbols that represents cosmic energy in the physical world. The appearance of the mandala is believed to be very sacred which reminds the viewer of serenity and sanctity in the .

Mandalas: Therapies and Diagnosis

Diagnosis with mandalas is a very popular subject, perhaps because we are virtually in love with the concept of diagnosis. The idea of knowing more than others, and in a way that others cannot understand, can be inspiring. Even though the examples that are impressive in their own particular ways, there are far simpler and more reliable methods of diagnosis than mandalas, However, where emotions are concerned, there is no better method of therapy. .

Vedic Meditation Technique

The Vedic Meditation Technique is a simple, natural, effortless procedure practiced for 20 minutes in the morning and evening while sitting comfortably with the eyes closed. The Veda is the great body of knowledge that comes to us in an unbroken line of scholarship. From the Veda comes everything we know about yoga, the health science of Ayurveda and the Veda is the root of most of what is broadly called ‘Eastern philosophies’. Essentially, .

What is Insight Meditation?

Buddhism emerged over 2,500 years ago in Northern India. Historians, religious scholars, and various Buddhist sects debate the actual year of the Buddha’s birth; it may have been as early as 644 BCE or as late as 540 BCE (although some point to other, later dates for his lifetime). However, it is relatively certain that he was born Prince Gautama Siddhartha, the son of Suddhodana, king of the Shakya tribe, in what is now .

All about Meditation

Meditation can be an effective form of stress reduction and has the potential to improve quality of life and decrease health care costs. Meditation involves achieving a state of ‘thoughtless awareness’ in which the excessive stress producing activity of the mind is neutralized without reducing alertness and effectiveness. When did meditation start? Traditionally, the practice of meditation has been used in most Asian countries, but cultures all over the world have used it for .

Guided Meditations

When life gets hectic and chaotic you can easily find peace through using guided meditation. Many people employ different techniques to relieve stress and enhance their physical and mental well being. Meditation is a fantastic discovery when it comes to easily handling the stressful situations that are brought on by everyday life. Daily meditation can, in a short period of time, help you develop a center of harmony and peace in your life. Studies .