Vipassanā (Pāli) or vipaśyanā (Sanskrit) literally “special, super (Vi), seeing (Passanā)”, is a Buddhist term that is often translated as “insight”. The Pali Canon describes it as one of two qualities of mind which is developed in bhāvanā, the training of the mind,...Read More
Not a technique, but a book that has 112 Meditation Techniques. Must Read.
The Vijñāna-bhairava-tantra (VBT, sometimes spelled in a Hindicised way as Vigyan Bhairav Tantra) is a Shaiva Tantra, of the Kaula Trika tradition of Kashmir Shaivism. Singh notes that it is difficult to establish an exact date for the text, and it could have been written at some time from the 7th...Read More
Ānāpānasati (Pali; Sanskrit ānāpānasmṛti), meaning “mindfulness of breathing” (“sati” means mindfulness; “ānāpāna” refers to inhalation and exhalation), is a form of Buddhist meditation originally taught by Gautama Buddha in several suttas including the...Read More
Many people find it helpful to start by focusing on their breath, and silently count inhalations and exhalations: In (one), out (two), in (three), and so on. This gives you something to focus on besides intrusive thoughts. It also helps to create a meditation practice by doing it at the same time every day.15-Apr-2014
With chakra meditation, you are actively participating with your whole body, exploring its layers on a healing level and witnessing the effects of thoughts and feelings,” explains Knowles. “It’s a very personal practice, but I would say you should expect a sense of contentment, peace and heightened charges of energy
Compassion meditation involves silently repeating certain phrases that express the intention to move from judgment to caring, from isolation to connection, from indifference or dislike to understanding.
Meditation has been a tool used to facilitate deep thinking & self-reflection for millennia. For many years, meditation & contemplation were used almost synonymously. Up until the last few decades, the term contemplative meditation would have been perceived redundant.
The fundamental practice of Vajrayana and Tibetan tantra is deity yoga (devatayoga), meditation on a chosen deity or “cherished divinity” (Skt. Iṣṭa-devatā, Tib. yidam), which involves the recitation of mantras, prayers and visualization of the deity, the associated mandala of the...Read More
Focused meditation, also called focused attention meditation (FAM) can be a useful tool for people who want to try using meditation for stress relief. This meditation style allows you to focus your attention on an object, sound, or sensation rather than trying to achieve a clear mind without a specific focal point.
Osho says that if the breathing is done correctly in the first stage of this meditation, the carbon dioxide formed in the bloodstream will make you feel as high as Gourishankar, Mt. Everest. This “high” is carried into the subsequent stages of soft gazing, soft and spontaneous movement, and silent stillness.
In guided meditation, our practice is shaped by another person’s voice. Because the mind has a tendency to wander where it will, many of us find it easier to focus and relax when our minds aren’t entirely left to their own devices. This form of meditation is often led by a (real live) guide in group settings, or by recordings presented on apps, podcasts, videos, CDs, etc.
Japa (Sanskrit: जप) is the meditative repetition of a mantra or a divine name. It is a practice found in Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism, and Buddhism, with parallels found in other religions.
Japa may be performed while sitting in a meditation posture, while performing other activities, or as...Read More
This meditation is best done at sunset or in the late afternoon. Being fully immersed in the shaking and dancing of the first two stages helps to “melt” the rocklike being, wherever the energy flow has been repressed and blocked. Then that energy can flow, dance and be transformed into bliss and joy. The last two stages enable all this energy to flow vertically, to move upward into silence. It is a highly effective way of unwinding and letting go at the end of the day.
Loving kindness meditation (LKM) is a popular self-care technique that can be used to boost well-being and reduce stress.1 Those who regularly practice loving kindness meditation are able to increase their capacity for forgiveness, connection to others, self-acceptance, and more.
A mantra is a syllable, word, or phrase that is repeated during meditation. Mantras can be spoken, chanted, whispered, or repeated in the mind. Most mantra meditation techniques have two essential components: mindfulness meditation and mantra recitation or chanting. While this age-old practice is...Read More
Metta meditation is a type of Buddhist meditation. In Pali — a language that’s closely related to Sanskrit and spoken in northern India — “metta” means positive energy and kindness toward others.
The practice is also known as loving-kindness meditation. The goal of metta meditation...Read More
Mindfulness meditation is a mental training practice that teaches you to slow down racing thoughts, let go of negativity, and calm both your mind and body. It combines meditation with the practice of mindfulness, which can be defined as a mental state that involves being fully focused on “the now” so you can acknowledge and accept your thoughts, feelings, and sensations without judgment.
The benefits of meditation cannot be ignored, but not everyone finds it easy to sit in one spot and focus on their breath. Additionally, not everyone has the time to sit and meditate during his or her day. This is why another type of meditation, called movement meditation, can be so beneficial.
Nadabrahma is the humming meditation – through humming and hand movements, conflicting parts of you start falling in tune, and you bring harmony to your whole being. Then, with body and mind totally together, you “slip out of their hold” and become a witness to both. This watching from the outside is what brings peace, silence and bliss.
Nataraj is the energy of dance. This is dance as a meditation, where all inner division disappears and a subtle, relaxed awareness remains.
This active centering meditation is based on Sufi techniques, further developed and expanded by Osho. Using the breath and a series of coordinated body movements followed by whirling, your energy becomes centered in the hara, the “life energy” center below the navel. From there you can watch the mind and experience awareness and wholeness – the body moving in all directions, the center unmoving.
“Modern man is a very new phenomenon, and no traditional method can be used exactly as it exists, because modern man has never existed before. Modern man is a new phenomenon. So in a way, all traditional methods have become irrelevant. Their spirit is not irrelevant, but their form has become irrelevant because this man is new.
It is good that Agnishikha meditation should be done in the evening. And if the weather is hot, take off your clothes. There are three steps in this meditation technique of five minutes each. Step One Imagine that you have an energy ball in your hand—a ball. In a while, this sphere will turn from...Read More
MeditationsOSHO Active MeditationsOSHO Devavani Meditation OSHO Devavani Meditation™ OSHO Devavani Meditation™ In this meditation a gentle, unfamiliar language moves and speaks through the meditator, who becomes an empty vessel.
It deeply relaxes the mind and creates inner peace. It can...Read More
Don’t take the religion seriously. You can sing and dance – sad faces are not needed. You have lived too long with the sad faces.
If you see the old face of God, it’s sad. It creates sadness. Now we need a dancing and laughing God.
You have to dance in an ecstatic mood. All your life energy must flow, laugh, sing. Celebrate the life!
Every circle contains a center. In the first three stages of this energetic and powerful technique, centering is the aim, through the creation of a circle of energy. Then, in the fourth stage, the relaxation.
The meditation is to be done with its specific OSHO Mandala Meditation music, which indicates and energetically supports the different stages.
In this meditation, you can experience prayer as an energy phenomenon, not a devotion to God but a merging, an opening. This merging with energy is prayer. It changes you. And when you change, the whole existence changes because with your attitude, the whole existence changes for you. Not that the existence is changing – existence remains the same – but now you are flowing with it, there is no antagonism. There is no fight, no struggle; you are surrendered to it. – OSHO
If you stare at the flame of the flame for an hour every day for a long time, for a few months, your third eye becomes fully activated. You feel more luminous, more alert. The root from which the word Tratak comes, means: Tears. So you have to keep looking at the flame of the flame till the tears start flowing from your eyes. Keep staring, without blinking, and your third eye will start to activate.
Preksha meditation is one of the most well-respected techniques of meditation. With its origin in Jainism, Preksha Meditation is a combination of the principles of ancient Jain religious scriptures and tents as well as modern science. In present times Preksha Meditation has continued to find relevance for this very reason that it brings together science with meditation.
When you’re experiencing anxiety, stress, or worry, one of the ways your body responds is by tightening up. Progressive muscle relaxation is a relaxation technique that helps you release the tension you’re holding in your body and feel more relaxed and calm. The technique is simple: working through...Read More
Buddhahood defines a form of meditation based on equanimity cognition and freeing the mind from totality and distractions. The answer should be considered written to get attention.
Shikantaza (只管打坐) is a Japanese translation of a Chinese term for zazen introduced by Rujing, a monk of the Caodong school of Zen Buddhism, to refer to a practice called “Silent Illumination” (Chinese: 默照禅), or “Serene Reflection”, by previous Caodong masters....Read More
The Yoga Sutras of Patañjali is a collection of Sanskrit sutras (aphorisms) on the theory and practice of yoga – 195 sutras (according to Vyāsa and Krishnamacharya) and 196 sutras (according to other scholars including BKS Iyengar). The Yoga Sutras was compiled in the early centuries CE, by...Read More
Sāmāyika is the vow of periodic concentration observed by the Jains. It is one of the essential duties prescribed for both the Śrāvaka (householders) and ascetics. The preposition sam means one state of being. To become one is samaya. That, which has oneness as its object, is sāmāyikam. Sāmāyika...Read More
Meditation is the practice of focusing on the present moment. This practice has many benefits including reducing stress and improving focus. If you have been wanting to try meditation or even if you have been practicing for a while, it is a great habit to incorporate into your weekly routine. I...Read More
Tonglen (Tibetan: གཏོང་ལེན་, Wylie: gtong len, or tonglen) is Tibetan for ‘giving and taking’ (or sending and receiving), and refers to a meditation practice found in Tibetan Buddhism.Tong means “giving or sending”, and len means “receiving or taking”....Read More
Transcendental Meditation (TM) is a form of silent mantra meditation advocated by the Transcendental Meditation movement. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi created the technique in India in the mid-1950s. Advocates of TM claim that the technique promotes a state of relaxed awareness, stress relief, and access...Read More
When I closed my eyes for meditation for the first time, I saw only darkness- a vast ocean. I continued my practice for a few months; a tiny dot started appearing in between that darkness. The size, colour and stability of that dot changed for the next few months. Then, it became brighter, wider...Read More
Visualization meditation is a form of meditation that requires you to concentrate on imagery to cultivate a sense of mindfulness. Those who practice visualization meditation may experience benefits that meditation can provide, such as emotional stability, pain relief, and more.
Walking meditation, sometimes known as kinhin (Chinese: 經行; Pinyin: jīngxíng; Romaji: kinhin or kyōgyō; Korean: gyeonghyaeng; Vietnamese: kinh hành), is a practice within several forms of Buddhism that involve movement and periods of walking between long periods of sitting meditation. In different forms, the practice is common in various traditions of both Theravada and in Mahayana Buddhism.
If you’ve been curious about meditation but don’t know how to start, you might want to try yoga meditation. Yoga meditation combines the benefits of yoga’s physical exercises with the positive energy of meditation practice. It’s also one of the most accessible meditations for many people to do
Zazen (literally “seated meditation”; Japanese: 座禅; simplified Chinese: 坐禅; traditional Chinese: 坐禪; pinyin: zuò chán; Wade–Giles: tso4-ch’an2, pronounced [tswô ʈʂʰǎn]) is a meditative discipline that is typically the primary practice of the Zen Buddhist tradition....Read More
A kōan (公案) (; Chinese: 公案; pinyin: gōng’àn, [kʊ́ŋ ân]; Korean: 화두, hwadu; Vietnamese: công án) is a story, dialogue, question, or statement which is used in Zen practice to provoke the “great doubt” and to practice or test a student’s progress in Zen.