Meditation

  • Integrate our meditation practice into other aspects of our lives
  • Avoid busyness
  • Spend more time in solitude

In other words, practicing meditation involves more than following a simple technique. It is a way of being in the world.

​Meditation Practice

The various meditation techniques that exist use different postures (squatting, kneeling, sitting, standing, walking, lying down, etc.) and different objects for resting the attention on (physical sensations, sounds, images, phrases, etc.). Whatever technique, posture, or object we use, our meditation practice tends to help us accomplish our goals when we also:

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What Meditation Is

Meditation is a way to calm and focus our mind. We calm the mind by refraining from dwelling, fixating, or holding on to our thoughts. When we do this our mind generates fewer thoughts. We focus our mind by resting our attention on an object such as the breath and allowing it to remain there. By regularly practicing in this way, we gradually uplift our minds and our lives, too.

Free Your Mind Guide

Learn About Meditation

Meditation is a way to calm and focus our mind. There are many kinds of meditation techniques one can practice.

Please use the MP3 player above for an audio file with meditation instructions you can practice

  • Refrain from harming ourselves and others
  • Help others in situations where we can

​Meditation Technique

There are many kinds of meditation techniques one can practice. Here is a simple technique:

  1. Sit comfortably in a chair in an upright position.
  2. Take a full breath, and relax as you continue breathing in a natural way (for several breaths).
  3. Now, rest your attention on the flow of your breath as you breathe in and breathe out.
  4. When you become aware your attention is on your thoughts (that you are thinking about something or dwelling on something), return your attention to the flow of your breath.
  5. Every time you become aware your attention is on your thoughts, return your attention to the flow of your breath as you breathe in and breathe out.
  6. Continue practicing in this way for several minutes. Practicing this technique can help to calm your mind and anchor it in the present moment—right here, right now—away from regrets, memories, worries, hopes, and fears—thoughts about the past and future.