Contemplation vs. Meditation: Defining the Difference

with Sandra Anderson

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Often, there is confusion surrounding meditation and its adjunct, though helpful practices.  While contemplation is a train of thought about something, meditation is training the mind to rest in a particular focus that leads to a connection to the source of consciousness itself.  Knowing the difference can give us clarity in our spiritual pursuits and help us to realize that there is no substitute for meditation and what it can offer.

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Sandra Anderson

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For over 20 years Sandra Anderson has shared her extensive experience in yoga theory and practice with students from all over the world. A senior faculty member and resident at the Himalayan... Read more>>  

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