is a means of transforming the mind. Buddhist meditation practices are
techniques that encourage and develop concentration, clarity, emotional
positivity, and a calm seeing of the true nature of things. By engaging
particular meditation practice you learn the patterns and habits of
and the practice offers a means to cultivate new, more positive ways of
With regular work and patience these nourishing, focused states of mind
deepen into profoundly peaceful and energised states of mind. Such
can have a transformative effect and can lead to a new understanding
millennia countless meditation practices have been developed in the
tradition. All of them may bedescribed
as ‘mind-trainings’, but they take many different approaches. The
all of them, however, is the cultivation of a calm and positive
Meditation does not mean remembering someone.
Meditation means to drop everything which is in one’s memory and to
come to a
state where only consciousness remains, where only awareness remains.
"If you light a lamp and remove all the
objects surrounding it, the lamp will still go on giving light. In the
way, if you remove all objects from your consciousness, all thoughts,
imagination, what will happen? – only consciousness will remain. That
state of consciousness is meditation. You don’t meditate on somebody.
Meditation is a state where only consciousness remains.
The rest in
meditation is deeper than the deepest sleep that you can ever have.
mind becomes free from agitation, is calm and serene and at peace,