Meditation Techniques

There are countless types of meditation practice in the world that are available to spiritual adherents, or those who just want to get healthy, learn to relax or increase their life span and quality of living. In fact there are so many different meditation techniques that it's hard for people to choose between them or to understand what they're all about. These articles should help clear up much of the confusion about learning how to meditate and what it's all about. In short, at the highest objective meditation is a way to eventually arrive at the foundational root essence of the mind and consciousness.

The various methods of meditation available across the world's spiritual traditions all deal with the two principles of cessation, halting, stopping or "shamatha," which involve bringing the mind to a state of quiet stillness absent of thoughts. This is called "emptiness" which at its highest form is called samadhi. The principle of emptiness, or empty mind, holds for each and every stage of meditation and spiritual practice. What also hold is the principle of watching, observation, or wisdom, often called contemplation or "prajna." Prajna means to remain awake and aware of the workings of the mind whenever it's in a state of shamatha. The two principles of cessation and observation, or samadhi and prajna wisdom, are the basics within meditation that you should recognize and strive to master no matter which method you follow.

A Basic Lesson on Meditation

Which Meditation Technique is Right for You?

The Vairocana-Zhunti Tantra Practice Technique ***

The Vipassana Method of "Watching Thoughts," or Introspection, to Open Your Mind

The Vipassana Meditation Technique

The Purpose of the 9 Bottled Wind Pranayama (Kumbhaka) Technique

Pranayama Breathwork You Can Use for Meditation and Spiritual Cultivation

Meditation Techniques That Are Focused on Pranayama

Taoist Microcosmic Circulation Visualizations

Using Mantra Practice (Japa) or Reciting Prayers for Spiritual Cultivation or to Calm Your Mind

How to Practice the Zhunti Mantra Recitation - Full Instructions ***

The Zhunti Mantra - It Can Change Your Fortune ***

The Esoteric School and Zen School Correct the "Power of Now"

9 Reasons to Like the Holosync Meditation Tapes

Holosync Meditation Tapes Can Help You Get Started

How to Recite the Vairocana Mantra ... and Why

All About Bardo Practices and How to Cultivate Them

Bhakti Yoga

9 Step Bottled Wind Pranayama Practice ***

The Benefits of the Amitofo Mantra

Kundalini Yoga

Fasting Cultivation Practices for Meditation Progress

Third Eye Meditation

Why Aren't You Making Meditation Progress?

How to Open Your Sushumna Central Channel Using Tantra ***

The Method of Anapana (Breath Vipassana) from the Anapanasati Sutra ***

Sexual Tantra - Everything No One Will Tell You (Because They Don't Know) ***

Visualize Your Four Chakras for Kundalini and Samadhi Attainments ***

A Meditation Technique for Cultivating the Samadhi of Infinite Space ***

How to Recite the Usnisa Vijaya Dharani (Mantra) to Help Others ***

The Vijnana-bhairava Yoga Meditation Techniques

Learn How to Meditate Guided Meditation CDs

Dharma is Free, But Will Cost You

How to Practice Anapana Meditation - Watching the Breath ***

 

     


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