"The gift of learning to meditate is the greatest gift you can give yourself in this life. For it is only through meditation that you can undertake the journey to discover your true nature, and so find the stability and confidence you will need to live, and die, well. Meditation is the road to enlightenment."
                               Sogyal Rinpoche
The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying  

"If you light a lamp and remove all the objects surrounding it, the lamp will still go on giving light. In the same way, if you remove all objects from your consciousness, all thoughts, all imagination, what will happen? – only consciousness will remain. That pure state of consciousness is meditation. You don’t meditate on somebody. Meditation is a state where only consciousness remains.

                                                - Osho

​The Path of Meditation

Tests by the National Academy of Sciences USA in 2004 were conducted on experienced meditation practitioners.  They showed a remarkable range of results, such as:

  • a high level of activity in the parts of the brain that help to form positive emotions, such as happiness, enthusiasm, joy, and self-control,
  • a decreased level of activity in the parts of the brain related to negative emotions like depression, self-centeredness, and a lack of happiness or satisfaction,
  • a calming of the section of the brain that acts as a trigger for fear and anger,
  • the ability to reach a state of inner peace even when facing extremely disturbing circumstances, and
  • an unusual capacity for empathy and attunement to emotions in other people.

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Meditation is a way to bring the bustling mind to stillness and tranquility.  Through the regular practice of  meditation we can silence our conscious thoughts and leads to a unique concentration and “one-pointedness of mind.”   Meditation practice brings about an internal balance, mental collectedness and acute awareness of the present moment.

There are a variety of meditation practices including transcendental, prayer, Zen, Taoist, mindfulness, and Buddhist meditation. Some methods of meditation may require the body to be absolutely still or to be moved with controlled deliberation, while other types allow for free movement of the body.  In spite of this variety, all meditation practice has the basic principle of quietening the mind to bring about a state of peace. 

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