Tonglen is a type of meditation from Tibetan Buddhism specifically geared towards building compassion, both for yourself and others!
6 practical reasons why anyone can benefit from meditation.
Meditation is unlike anything else we do. And that’s precisely why it works! Read the three ways that meditation it totally unique and yet so totally worthwhile as a regular practice.
Meditation is a path within, leading followers to the innermost part of their being. As we embrace our own journey, here are three reflections on meditation as a full process of awakening, embracing, and developing the inner life – so that we may have a meaningful presence in the outer world.
Science is now substantiating the physical health benefits a regular meditation practice can bring. Meditation literally reshapes your brain for a more positive life experience. The average amount of meditation time required for these brain benefits is around 30 minutes per day; however, some studies suggest that as little as 10 minutes a day can make a positive difference.
With some practice, you can integrate mindfulness meditation into your daily activities.
When you center yourself, you reflect back to, or place, yourself in a peaceful reference point; your center
Mindfulness meditation technique teaches you how to identify the pain as a distinct entity from you that you are then able to ignore.
When you think of a coloring book, chances are you picture something for a child. But coloring books designed for adults are plentiful. In addition to the nostalgic feelings they may evoke, coloring books are great tools for meditation.
Practiced with mindfulness, yoga becomes a sort of moving meditation.
Meditation restores us in ways few other activities can. More than simply closing one’s eyes, meditation is actually a process of deep awakening and insight. Here are 10 elements of meditation practice you can adopt one day at a time
The body has it easy: it gets plenty of hydration and nutrition; it gets lots of healthy physical activity; and it gets 6 – 8 hours of rest each night, with many breaks during the day. Meanwhile, the mind is active at all times.
Early in the morning, a solitary figure rises from bed, splashes her face with water and walks to a small room. There are fresh flowers, wide windows, and a single round cushion. Sitting on the cushion, the woman folds her legs and closes her eyes. Twenty minutes later, she emerges from the room to shower and prepare for work.
When you journal as a meditation practice, mindfulness and meditation rather than the journal itself becomes the goal.
Try this technique. You may discover that you're getting some interesting messages that your subconscious has been filtering out.
Meditation offers a better way to experience emotions: neither running away from our negative emotions nor acting them out, but instead experiencing them without getting caught up in the story.
Your body easily connects with the beat of a drum. Here is how you can employ drums and drumming for your own spiritual growth.
If you can plant a tree today, that’s wonderful. If not, you can still grow your understanding of nature through this simple outdoor meditation exercise.
Creating art is one more way to incorporate mindfulness practice into your life. There's no need for art lessons or investing in expensive supplies. Start where you are...
Theta is a brain wave state between 4 and 8 hertz (cycles per second) that is associated with meditation, deep relaxation, deep learning, and the ability to change limiting beliefs.
When trying to get started with a home meditation practice, the effort will be much easier if you have a pleasant place to meditate.
Meditation is an accessible way of calming the body, centering the mind, and developing the human spirit. It requires no lesson plan, no strict textbook – only an openness of mind and a willingness to learn.
Meditation 101 – three tips for beginner practice.
Wisdom from Deepak Chopra, Sri Chinmoy, and other teachers.
Insights from Thich Nhat Hanh, the Dalai Lama, Pema Chodron, and other spiritual teachers on the art and elegance of meditation practice.
How even 20 minutes a day of meditation can enhance everyday life.
Meditation can be a healing, restorative process for many; and though meditation can take years to perfect, anyone can begin with these simple, calming steps towards health of mind, body and spirit.
One of the goals of yoga and meditation is to stop these fluctuations of the mind, the random thoughts that seem to constantly bombard our brains.
Meditation practice is all about remembering what we already know.
Three basic ways in which we can understand how practice of meditation improves our mental, physical, and innermost being.