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How to Meditate Buddhist meditation?

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  1. With the hectic pace and demands of modern life, many people feel stressed and over-worked. It often feels like there is just not enough time in the day to get everything done. Our stress and tiredness make us unhappy, impatient and frustrated. It can even affect our health. We are often so busy we feel there is no time to stop and meditate! But meditation actually gives you more time by making your mind calmer and more focused. A simple ten or fifteen minute breathing meditation as explained below can help you to overcome your stress and find some inner peace and balance.
    Meditation can also help us to understand our own mind. We can learn how to transform our mind from negative to positive, from disturbed to peaceful, from unhappy to happy. Overcoming negative minds and cultivating constructive thoughts is the purpose of the transforming meditations found in the Buddhist tradition. This is a profound spiritual practice you can enjoy throughout the day, not just while seated in meditation.

  2. It can take years to achieve the meditative states some can do naturally, and act like we can achieve in 10 easy lessons. You can bring Healing to the Earth/Humanity and the Heavens right now, by seeing in your minds eye, and feeling with your body, that you are breathing in the Light of God, and filling up with it. Having it all around you protecting you, and breathing the Light back out.
    I learned that from a Woman who has studied Buddhism.

  3. That question is easier to ask then to answer!
    Firstly, there are many different traditions in Buddhism, and all have their own variations on the practice. But even within one tradition, there are many different meditations one can practice.
    Some practices are directed towards achieving better concentration, others towards developing wisdom and insight. Still other variations are analytical meditation, and meditations using visualization.
    The aim is always to achieve control over the mind, so that we are not simply following every idea, thought or emotion that pops up in our mind, but we become more aware of what we are doing and why we do things. With that understanding and wisdom gradually arises.
    If you really want to learn meditation, it is probably best to try and visit a Buddhist center or study group near you, and follow some meditation classes under the guidance of a qualified teacher or experienced student.

  4. There are many ways of meditating in Buddhism.You may pick a certain tradition like Nyingma(the oldest school of Vajrayana Buddhism [meaning’unstoppable-indestructable’), or Zen,which is Japanese and was practiced by the Samurai in order to remain calm and cool during battle.
    Really more types of buddhism than one could count,there really isnt any fighting about the issues,but just the other day I report of Buddha having created several tens of thousands of different kinds of Buddhism,which means there is one for absolutely everyone, unconditionally.
    In the branch I’ve studied,there are about 16 levels of altered consciousness,4 levels divided into 4 each.You may see this refered to as ‘Jhana’ or ‘Jnana’,it is in English,called Gnossis(meaning a state of unity-knowledge),and is practiced by people who know nothing about buddhism at all.I’ll explain:
    Really the first or lowest states are,and remember you are,as all sentient beings,and the earth itself enlightened,you just may not yet be able to see it.More important is how: if youve ever heard of an athelete going into ‘the zone’,theres an example of gnossis,losing consciousness of all bothersome ideations and existing in a peaceful state.Another example is video games,some love to play for hours,but eventually nature calls and you have to do things like eat,drink,go to the bathroom,still because you are connected by mind to your body.
    So,I dont know specifically which one would be best for you,and there are also other methods,the yogic methods are hard to understand and a waste of time in my opinion,like staring at a spot on the wall for hours listening to yourself breath.
    Anything you do that leads you into that state of mind where you lose yourself.That’s the goal.It puts into perspective now what all the talk about
    ‘ego annihilation’ and all sorts of other martyrous sounding methods.
    You dont disappear,you just lose parts of your mind that irritate you.
    They say at the highest levels,any type of thought at all is irritating.I’ve never been that far above anything to know.
    Just lose yourself in an activity that contributes to the earth,or future generations,and you will come to exist at peace any time,with the option to tend to physical activities.Tantric means simply to intertwine your spiritual life with your physical life.It isnt sexual and thats it,sex is maybe 3% of it,there is the entire job of living in line with morals.
    So,when you lose yourself in an activity that benefits all life as much as possible,you will go in deeper the more work you do and the more it is helping people and all life.
    Good luck and Good Wishes to you –

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