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A Look at Buddhist Meditation

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 Sean Winter (December 19, 2007)  Meditation is a difficult word to describe and can only truly be explained once experienced. It is the practice of mental concentration leading ultimately through a sequence of stages to the final goal of spiritual freedom, nirvana. The purpose of Buddhist meditation is to free ourselves from the delusion and thereby put an end to both ignorance and craving. The Buddhists describe the .. (Meditation)

Meditation Music

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 George Spence (December 18, 2007)  When meditating one of the simplest ways to control your breathing and relax your mind is to listen to music. For optimum health and to release the most alpha waves our pulse rate whilst resting should be between 60 and 110 beats per minute. Listening to something with a slower beat or a similar beat to our desired resting rate will effectively bring your body and mind to relax and .. (Meditation)

A Deep Insight Into Preksha Meditation

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 David Barrett (December 10, 2007)  Preksha meditation is one of the best methods to achieve the true sense of inner peace and pleasure. Let me give you a brief insight into the various steps involved in this type of meditation. Posture The first step is getting into the right posture. You get the liberty to choose a posture for yourself. You just have to keep in mind that your chosen posture must be something wherein .. (Meditation)

Golden 20 Minute Meditation & Hypnosis

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 Katie Evans (December 04, 2007)  Spending twenty minutes a day (which is about 1/100th of your day!) will add years to your life-quality years, too! The title of following meditation refers to the most powerful time of your day-the last 10 minutes before sleep and the first 10 minutes upon awakening, your “golden time". You can create more in your life during these times, when properly applied, than virtually all . (Meditation)

What Exactly Is Meditation Anyway?

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 Patrick King (December 04, 2007)  You will get a different form definition of meditation depending on who you ask and where you look. The definition of meditation that I will give you comes from the New Kadampa Tradition of Buddhism. “Meditation is a mind that concentrates on a virtuous object, and which is the main cause of mental peace. " The purpose is to become more familiar with our thoughts and to have more .. (Meditation)

How Exactly Do I Meditate?

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 Patrick King (December 04, 2007)  I will explain to you how to go about a basic meditation practice. The first thing that you need to do is find a nice clean and quite area to sit. The traditional way to sit is in a cross legged position, but you can sit in a chair if it's more comfortable. The most important thing is to keep your back straight. Keep your hands folded in front of you on your lap. Next you want to close . (Meditation)

The Wrong Way to Enter a Zen Monastery! (Part 5 of 5)

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 E. Raymond Rock (August 26, 2007)  Conversation was not encouraged at the Abbey. Actually, it was more or less forbidden. We spent the entire day in silent contemplation, or meditation, talking only when necessary during work periods or during group discussions. There were times when I would go for days, weeks, without speaking a word. I loved it, but then of course, I was always the quiet, anti-social, introverted, .. (Meditation)

Five Obstacles to Meditation Practice ... and to Life as Well

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 E. Raymond Rock (August 01, 2007)  1. DESIRES: These are troublesome, especially strong sensual desires. Basic needs such as simple food and shelter we can dismiss here; we are talking more about blind grasping where we are so caught up in acquiring pleasurable experiences that we lose our sense of balance. In meditation, thinking about these kinds of things distract us, and if we actually indulge in the quest for .. (Meditation)

Step Back In Time With A Set Of Melodic Wind Chimes

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 Stephen Betzen (July 30, 2007)  Wind chimes have long held significance in Feng Shui. Whether they were used as a cure or a decorate item to help one relax at the end of the day, wind chimes have traditionally provided benefits of both beauty and harmony. The number of rods in a set of chimes can be used to help achieve a variety of purposes. For example, a 6-rod wind chime may be used in order to weaken the negative . (Meditation)

Health Benefits Of Meditation

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 S. Wagner (July 25, 2007)  A lot of people I know laugh at it. Whenever I bring up the subject, they give me a smirk and change the subject. How could meditation have any kind of health benefits? Isn't it no different from sitting in a chair and watching some mindless TV? Well, in actuality, meditation, when practiced correctly, is a lot different from sitting in a chair and watching mindless TV. This article is .. (Meditation)

Do You Wish To Now Stand Freely As The One That Is Already True Of You?

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 E. Elysha (July 19, 2007)  You have forgotten who you are because you are so involved with the incarnatory process of a mindbody. In fact, you have been forgetting more and more of who you are, this “you" of you, throughout the sojourn and unfoldment of the incarnation of manifestation. Now, however, the tides have turned and the dormancy of the seed of the clarity of this “you" of you has come to .. (Meditation)

Meditation Is A Journey Inwards

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 Premansu Chand (July 18, 2007)  Meditation is a common term and a common technique used to concentrate mind on studies, work or worship etc. Everybody has an experience on this. But when meditation is used to keep body and mind healthy, it has a deeper meaning. Again when it is used to realize the spiritual truth it has a still more deeper meaning. Let us understand meditation so far as keeping body and mind healthy .. (Meditation)

Meditation and Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Is There A Connection

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 Vanessa A. Doctor (July 18, 2007)  Spastic colon, or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the term for a functional bowel disorder of the digestive system, that leads to such uneasy symptoms like abdominal pain, flatulence, cramping, bloating, and distinct changes in bowel habits. A lot of people with IBS experience frequent diarrhea and sudden, uncontrolled urges to use the toilet, and usually accompanied by incontinence. . (Meditation)

Who You Are Is Already Free Of All Of This Stuff

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 E. Elysha (July 16, 2007)  Transcendence of the very activity that keeps you so utterly bound up by its resistance and informancy of this mind body that you find yourself so intimately involved with, is freely available to you right now. You are not bound to carry on trying to be who you think you are any more, if you so wish to truly stand free of this imprisonment; you need no longer continue suffering what .. (Meditation)

How To Understand Chakra Meditation

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 Trevor John (July 10, 2007)  When it comes to Chakra Meditation a person needs to understand fully what the chakras in their body are. With this form of meditation a person needs to learn to focus on the different charka energies within their body to help them achieve a sense of calm and healing. In this article we will be taking a closer look at the 7 different charka energies which are found in different parts of . (Meditation)

Want 10 Years of Longevity?

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 H. Bernard Wechsler (July 04, 2007)  Longevity And How To Extend Your Life Are you a contrarian, a skeptic until the proof convinces you otherwise? Welcome friend, you have a scientific mind. Evidence is not all equal, and some researchers test 12 people and draw conclusions about the 6.5 billion on our planet. Remember the name Dr. Elizabeth H. Blackburn, a cell biologist. She is expected to win a Nobel prize for her .. (Meditation)

The Scent Of Relaxation - Aromatherapy Of Rome Candles

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 Kerry Ng (July 01, 2007)  Many people purchase candles as decorative objects while a few actually buy then for the scent they emit while burning. Candles provide a great way of brightening and freshening any room. Aromatherapy of Rome candles come in a wide variety of scents and colors. Each candle has been created to evoke a different set of feelings. Aromatherapy has been researched for many years and is now .. (Meditation)

Try This Chakra Meditation

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 Trevor John (June 27, 2007)  Chakra meditation helps to strengthen weak chakras and will benefit your health, wisdom and happiness. If you need to recharge your body, mind and soul then using chakra meditation is an excellent way to revitalize you from the inside out. How to perform a chakra meditation The first few times you practice a chakra meditation, make sure that you have an expert to guide you. Ideally .. (Meditation)

Success Secrets of Christian Meditation--Meditation as God Intended

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 Uzo Onukwugha (June 26, 2007)  Biblical meditation is the key to the God-kind of success. The greatest key to well-rounded success is the open Bible. Thus, the bedrock of Christian meditation is the Word of God. The words of God are the very thoughts of God that created the universe. All you need to do to succeed is to update your life with the thoughts of God by meditating on the word of God. There's no way you can .. (Meditation)

Music To Meditate By

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 Trevor John (June 24, 2007)  Some people prefer to meditate silently without any music but there are others who prefer to meditate with music. Different people like different music to meditate by. Some like to have music playing in the background while they meditate while others like the form of meditation that involves making music to meditate by. Meditation is a simple and easy art and even children can easily .. (Meditation)

Calm Comes Full Circle - How Meditation Enhances Yoga, and Vice Versa

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 Laurie Desjardins (June 24, 2007)  Meditation and yoga go together like peanut butter and jelly! Yoga is an active, physical way to prepare the mind for meditation. Meditation relaxes the mind and body, preparing them for the physical demands of yoga. Together they form a circular relaxation technique that can renew the mind, body and spirit like nothing else. Getting the most out of your yoga routine To get the most .. (Meditation)

Escaping Sensory Overload Through Meditation

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 Laurie Desjardins (June 23, 2007)  In any given day, our senses are assaulted by the glare of city lights, the sounds of traffic and the smell of fast food. We touch a hundred different textures before we even leave our home. In a single meal our taste buds register sweet, salty and bitter with every bite. So is it any wonder that we have such short attention spans? We are stimulated for every waking second of every .. (Meditation)

How to Approach a Thoughtless Person

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 E. Raymond Rock (June 23, 2007)  A “thoughtless” person can be very dangerous to ourselves, and unpredictable as well. Thoughtless people are all over the place, we seem to run into them constantly these days, and when we do, we must be prepared to respond in the appropriate manner. Perhaps “thoughtless” is not the correct terminology here. When we typically think of a thoughtless person, we .. (Meditation)

The Many Benefits of Meditation

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 Sarah Freeland (June 22, 2007)  Meditation is a wonderful healing practice Meditation is a very valuable art form. Its healing powers are vast and long-lasting. When you engage in meditation, you can give yourself a wonderful lift by relaxing the mind and body at the same time. Enlightenment can be yours if you master meditation techniques. The origins of meditation You might be asking yourself, where did mediation .. (Meditation)

Paradise Lost - When Insights Slip Away

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 E. Raymond Rock (June 21, 2007)  We are meditating, or perhaps just walking on the beach, and WHAM! the insight strikes. Wow! But then what happens? In a millisecond, the interfering mind elbows right in, “WHAT WAS THAT? WHAT WAS THAT?” and our insight evaporates like ephemeral foam on a wave. If only we could keep that meddlesome, nosy mind away for one more moment, then the insight would remain, and .. (Meditation)

Learning to Meditate

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 Trevor John (June 21, 2007)  Learning to meditate can help you reduce stress and rejuvenate your soul. Science has proven that reducing the ill effects of stress can increase the quality of your life. It can also help prevent heart attacks and even cancer. In reality, meditation is simply learning techniques that help you to relax. Unfortunately, many people associate meditation with religious beliefs. Although .. (Meditation)

Walking Meditation- A Simple Way To Meditate Almost Any Time

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 Carl Walker (June 14, 2007)  Most Westerners think of meditation as someone sitting down, cross legged with their eyes closed and probably chanting some kind of mantra over and over again. But that is only one of the ways that people can practice meditation. Meditating can also be performed standing up, lying down or walking. Today, we're going to look at walking meditation. In this situation, the walking itself . (Meditation)

The Incremental Delight And Wonderment of Realizing Your Self

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 E. Elysha (June 10, 2007)  Coming to the place of realizing the seeing and the being of the immensity of this one that is the “you" that you have always been and yet have known it not because of the veil of ignorance that has clouded - and still clouds - your vision. You have believed yourself to be who you think you are without noticing that this stance is completely false - that you are not actually who .. (Meditation)

Using Meditation Tapes, CDs and MP3s

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 Trevor John (June 08, 2007)  One of the easiest ways of starting to meditate is to buy a pre-recorded meditation tape. Normally, these will have a couple of meditation tracks that are either designed to help you to meditate in general or, maybe, to provide a guided meditation for a specific purpose. The specific guided meditation topic could be almost anything. Often it is to do with healing your body. The relaxed . (Meditation)




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