Frequently asked questions (questions from experienced meditators)

I have practiced the TM technique for many years now and it is very easy, enjoyable and relaxing. My question is whether those easy techniques can or cannot trigger safe Kundalini experiences, which I believe are milestones on one's spiritual way. Or does one have to...

Frequently asked questions (questions from beginning meditators)

My mind is so busy and restless; how could I ever meditate? If someone had a perfectly silent mind they would have no need for meditation. A healthy person doesn't need to take medicine. In truth we all have busy minds, for an ordinary human mind is nothing other than...

Making the Mind Subtle

Traditionally, meditation has been considered a means to mystical experience. Yet in recent decades, meditation has taken a surprisingly public turn, especially in the West. It has even enjoyed a growing stamp of approval from the medical and scientific communities—as...

Meditation: a purifying fire

It's a sultry summer afternoon in your hut in South India. The electricity is out and the fan isn't working. Beads of sweat flow down your face in rivulets. But just before the electricity went out, you dished up a large bowl of your favorite ice cream, which now sits...

True concentration

Meditation is all about innocence. That was the message of the previous article in this series. Effortlessness in meditation allows us to come into the center of the flow of grace, for it allows the very nature of the mind—which is to go towards more happiness—to take...

Innocence: The Secret of Meditation

Several years ago, while on Her summer tour of the U.S., someone asked the contemporary Indian saint Mata Amritanandamayi (Amma or Ammachi) the following question: "I have been meditating for many years, yet I am not having any spiritual experience. I try and try, but...

What Is Meditation?

Over the centuries, countless teachers and scriptures have recommended meditation as a great aid in growing towards peace, wisdom, and enlightenment. Today medical science has shown meditation to be effective in combating stress and in offering numerous benefits for...

The 11th Step – Meditation in Recovery

The 11th Step – Meditation in Recovery

Twelve-Step Programs have helped millions recover from devastating dependencies. As the name suggests, at the heart of these programs are 12 essential steps. And the eleventh of these names meditation as a basic means to "improve our conscious contact with God."* This...

Meditation for Students – Unlocking the Door to Creative Learning

Meditation for Students – Unlocking the Door to Creative Learning

Student life is not fun for everyone; it can also be stressful and difficult. This is true not only for those in schools beset with problems like soaring drug and alcohol abuse or unprecedented violence. In every school, no matter in what neighborhood, students face...

Meditation Improves the Bottom Line

In today's business world, keeping an edge on the competition is no small challenge. Top management can't do it alone. Every executive, every manager, every employee plays a vital role. The success of your company depends upon the motivation and creativity of all your...

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