What monks know—and we can learn—about the fruits of meditation.
What is meditation? How does it work?
Studies by major institutions indicate that meditation is helpful in overcoming illnesses.
When our peaceful, loving, inner divinity calls us and invites us inside, all we have to do is acknowledge it and show up. This is the beginning of a love story called meditation.
When we lose self-confidence, we have lost the ability to see who we really are. Meditation is the formula for realizing that true confidence and strength lies in the deeper dimensions of ourselves.
Recently modern science has developed sophisticated tools to explore meditative practice for clues to how it affects our body and brain. And what they have been finding sheds new light on the power of meditation to make a measurable difference in our experience of the world.
Training the mind is very much like training a puppy—we have to start over and over again, and frustration comes with the territory. Since we want to end up with a friend, what we need in both is a cup of understanding, a barrel of love, and an ocean of understanding.
Meditation cleans and brightens the mind and brings spontaneous happiness. For Sarah, it has become an incredible refuge and source of peace.
Master teacher Rod Stryker reflects on his personal practice and the essential role meditation plays in it.
Mantra japa, Lakshmi Tantra, and the fourth state of consciousness.