Meditation Myths

What you believe about meditation — your ideas about what is is, how it should be practised, what the goals of meditation are, and so on — will have a huge impact on how you go about it. In fact, these beliefs, whether you're aware of them or not, will largely...

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Types of Meditation

Types of Meditation

I began writing this post in late 2013, as a follow-up to the post What is Meditation? in which I set about introducing and defining the subject. My intention was to provide a more detailed and nuanced account of the diversity of meditation practices you might come...

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What is Meditation?

What is meditation? A simple enough question, yes? No. Here's something strange but true: I've read hundreds of books on meditation (and attended dozens of courses, classes and retreats) and every single author (or teacher) has defined meditation in a different way....

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Why Meditate?

Meditation has not always been as popular, nor as well accepted as it is now. Even today, there are plenty of naysayers and skeptics who might wonder why anyone would want to 'waste' time with such a peculiar practice.  And although meditation and mindfulness are...

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