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laserlipo Rookie 3 posts since
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May 7, 2009 2:47 AM

What is meditation??





Meditation is a practice of concentrated focus upon a sound, object,

visualization, the breath, movement, or attention itself in order to

increase awareness of the present moment, reduce stress, promote relaxation, and enhance personal and spiritual growth...



Meditation is a mental discipline

by which one attempts to get beyond the reflexive, "thinking" mind into

a deeper state of relaxation or awareness. Meditation often involves

turning attention

to a single point of reference. It is recognized as a component of many

religions, and has been practiced since antiquity. It is also practiced

outside religious traditions. Different meditative disciplines

encompass a wide range of spiritual and/or psychophysical practices

which may emphasize different goals -- from achievement of a higher

state of consciousness, to greater focus, creativity or self-awareness,

or simply a more relaxed and peaceful frame of mind.






Laser Lipo



  • CraftyTV Rookie 1 posts since
    Jun 13, 2009
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    1. Jun 13, 2009 4:35 AM (in response to laserlipo)
    Re: What is meditation??

    There are many things in life that are beyond our control. However,

    it is possible to take responsibility for and to change one’s state of

    mind. According to Buddhism this is the most important thing we can do,

    and Buddhism teaches that it is the only real antidote to the anxiety,

    hatred, discontentedness, sleepiness, and confusion that beset the

    human condition.




    Meditation is a means of transforming the mind.

    Buddhist meditation practices are techniques that encourage and develop

    concentration, clarity, and emotional positivity. By engaging with a

    particular meditation practice one learns the patterns and habits of

    the mind, and the practice offers a means to cultivate new, more

    positive ways of being. With discipline and patience these calm and

    focused states of mind can deepen into profoundly tranquil and

    energised states of mind. Such experiences can have a transformative

    effect and can lead to a new understanding of life.




    Over the

    millennia countless meditation practices have been developed in the

    Buddhist tradition. All of them may be described as 'mind-trainings',

    but they take many different approaches. The foundation of all of them,

    however, is the cultivation of a calm and positive state of mind.




    Each year thousands of people learn meditation with the FWBO. They learn two basic meditations that develop these qualities: the Mindfulness of Breathing and Loving-Kindness meditation or Mettabhavana.














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