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  Buddhist Meditation and Personal Construct Psychology
This Buddhist doctrine expresses the transitory nature of all things, the undeniable fact that all objects, concepts, indeed everything in the world, is ever-changing and impermanent (the suffering associated with bereavement, for example, is caused by an emotional attachment to individuals without accepting the fact of the impermanence of life).
This Buddhist doctrine of the non-existence of the self, or anatta, is important to understand; for the self, or rather the illusion of self, is the primary factor which keeps individuals in the cycle of suffering.
Though concentrative meditation aims at the cessation of all mental processes (leading to a direct experience of reality due to the purification of the sense organs), the general goal of meditation appears to be an awareness of one's mental contents; mindfulness meditation in particular encourages a detached observation of every emergent mental process.
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  Buddhist Meditation Info
Meditation usually refers to a state in which the body is consciously relaxed and the mind is allowed to become calm and focused.
Meditation can be done with the eyes closed (as long as one does not fall asleep), or with the eyes open: focusing the eyes on a certain point of an object or image, and keeping the eyes constantly looking at that point.
This form of meditation is often found in Hindu and Buddhist traditions (especially the Pure Land and Theravada schools), as well as in Christianity (Gregorian chant, for example), Jewish Kabbalah, and in some modern metaphysical schools.
www.chopa.com /ShopSite/Buddhist_Meditation_Info.html   (1654 words)

  
 Buddhist Meditation
The Buddhist embarking on a course of meditation does well to recognize this difference and to establish in his own conscious mind a clear idea of what it is he is trying to do.
The purpose of Buddhist meditation, therefore, is to gain more than an intellectual understanding of this truth, to liberate ourselves from the delusion and thereby put an end to both ignorance and craving.
If the meditation does not produce results tending to this consummation -- results that are observable in the character and the whole attitude to life -- it is clear that there is something wrong either with the system or with the method of employing it.
www.buddhistinformation.com /buddhist_meditation.htm   (4320 words)

  
 Meditation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Buddhist meditation, as we teach it, is not a mystical practice; we are not teaching people to become mystics.
Therefore, the purpose of the practice of Buddhist meditation is to grow to a higher level of emotional maturity, beyond the normal, and to experience a degree of happiness and kindness beyond the normal.
Buddhist meditation is a method of gaining emotional maturity through purification of the mind.
www.buddhistvihara.com /Home/meditation.htm   (2753 words)

  
 Meditation Handbook
Meditation is on the road to becoming a real science, however, and not just an intuitive art veiled in mystery.
Meditating with eyes fully closed is fine as long as the room remains brightly lit, so that enough light passes through the eyelids to keep your brain alert.
Meditation must not be thought of as something that is only done in a physically rigid state, far removed from the world of work and play.
home.att.net /~meditation/MeditationHandbook.html   (7692 words)

  
 Buddhist Meditation
Meditations in the Hinayana and Mahayana stress the psychological side, the calming of mental activities and the development of insight.
But in the Vajrayâna, meditation takes into account mind and body as mind and energy are both required for Tantric practice (here energy represents the body) it is necessary in the meditations of Mahayana and Vajrayâna that the posture of the body be well composed.
In deep meditation we may meet this ego, which we must then uproot through the doctrine of sunyata (realization of its void-ness); it would be difficult either to meet or destroy something which one believes does not exist at least in a conditioned way.
www.buddhistinformation.com /zen/buddhist_meditation1.htm   (16024 words)

  
 Buddhist Meditation
Prayer is a form of discursive meditation, and in Hinduism the reciting of slokas and mantras is employed to tranquilize the mind to a state of receptivity.
The Buddhist embarking on a course of meditation does well to recognize this difference and to establish in his own conscious mind a clear idea of what it is he is trying to do.
If the meditation does not produce results tending to this consummation -- results which are observable in the character and the whole attitude to life -- it is clear that there is something wrong either with the system or with the method of employing it.
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 Buddhist Meditation
This is the kind of meditation that Buddha himself engaged in under the bodhi tree, and is referred to in the seventh step of the eightfold path.
The bases for all meditation, as it was understood even in the earliest years of Buddhism, are shamatha and vipashyana.
Meditate for fifteen minutes a day, perhaps early in the morning before the rest of the house wakes up, or late at night when everything has quieted down.
www.ship.edu /~cgboeree/meditation.html   (1264 words)

  
 The Samatha Trust Buddhist Meditation Homepage - meditation classes
Samatha meditation is an effective but gentle way of training the mind to develop inner strength and freedom from turmoil, leading on to clarity and understanding.
There are many kinds of Samatha meditation techniques: this one is based on attention to the breath, a subject which is said to be suitable for all types of people.
Meditation is a practical matter: increased awareness brings an ability to make the most of ourselves in our daily lives.
www.samatha.org   (223 words)

  
 BuddhaNet eBook Library: Buddhist Meditation
Meditation is the intelligent heart of the Buddha's way; the only criterion is that you should apply it to daily life.
The purpose of this handbook is to give the beginner to awareness meditation a guide to the basics of the practice, with the emphasis on its practical application to daily life.
Mistakenly, Buddhist meditation is frequently confused with yogic meditation, which often includes physical contortions, autohypnosis, quests for occult powers, and an attempted union with God.
www.buddhanet.net /ebooks_m.htm   (3651 words)

  
 Meditation / Buddhism
There are many practices which could be referred to as meditation and all the major religions include some meditative practices.
"Buddhist meditation" is also a general term, as there are a multitude of meditation schools and techniques which come out of the various Buddhist traditions.
Meditation has also been used through the centuries as a path to self understanding and the most profound and direct spiritual experience.
www.libertynet.org /meditate/meditation.html   (796 words)

  
 Padmaloka Buddhist Retreat Centre | What is Buddhist Meditation?
With regular Meditation these qualities begin to pervade the rest of one’s daily life, so that a new sense of abundance emerges and we feel better about our selves and are better able to cope with life’s ups and down’s.
Meditation has been shown to have many medical and psychological benefits, such as promoting a sense of wellbeing, enhancing the immune system, lowering blood pressure and reducing stress.
In this meditation you learn to sit in a calm and comfortable position and then relax into the sensations of the body, gradually allowing your mind to dwell upon the experience of the breath.
www.padmaloka.org.uk /meditation.html   (499 words)

  
 Buddhist meditation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The various methods of meditation can be divided into samatha meditation (tranquility meditation) and vipassana meditation (insight meditation).
Well-known samatha type of meditations include anapanasati (mindfulness of breathing), mindfulness of bodily movement, mindfulness on bodily posture (sitting, walking, standing and lying down), and mettā bhāvanā (development of loving kindness).
The vipassana meditations include contemplation on impermanence, the six element practice, and contemplation on conditionality.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Buddhist_meditation   (239 words)

  
 Buddhist Meditation - ReligionFacts
Buddhist meditation is a form of mental concentration that leads ultimately to enlightenment and spiritual freedom.
The sitting meditator attempts to focus entirely on his or her own breath as it moves in and out, and the abdomen as it moves up and down.
Finally, the practice of mindfulness in everyday activities applies the skills learned in walking and sitting meditation to everything one does: eating, washing dishes, washing, etc. As this skill is developed, one lives increasinly in the present moment and participates more fully in everything he or she does.
www.religionfacts.com /buddhism/practices/meditation.htm   (1230 words)

  
 Vipassana - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
While it is often referred to as Buddhist meditation, the practice taught by the Buddha was non-sectarian, and has universal application.
While the meditation practices themselves vary from school to school, the underlying principle is the investigation of phenomena as they manifest in the five aggregates (skandhas) namely, matter or form (rūpa), sensation or feelings (vedanā), perception (saṃjñā, Pāli saññā), mental formations (saṃskāra, Pāli saṅkhāra) and consciousness (vijñāna, Pāli viññāṇa).
The meditator gradually improve his perception of the three marks of existence until he reaches the step sensations constantly disappear, which is called bhaṅgānupassanā ñāṇa (Sanskrit: bhaṅgānupaśyanājñāna), knowledge of dissolution.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Vipassana   (1734 words)

  
 The Real Values of True Buddhist Meditation
Meditation is inseparable from the development of the power of mind towards Samadhi and the intimate study of what is true of nature towards the realization of the Truth.
As the course of meditation progresses, the student comes to the realization that there is no substantiality in his so-called self, and there is no such thing as the core of a being.
He then emerges out of meditation with a new outlook--egoless and selfless--alive to the fact that whatever happens in this Universe is subject to the fundamental laws of cause and effect.
www.webcom.com /imcuk/ubakhin/VALUES3.html   (1037 words)

  
 Buddhism & Meditation New York
Chakrasambara Buddhist Center is a Kadampa Buddhist Meditation Center in New York City.
Located in Chelsea, the center provides meditation classes and teachings throughout NYC and the greater New York area including Brooklyn, Queens, New Jersey, Upper West and East sides of Manhattan.
Meditation is a simple yet profound method to improve the quality of our lives.
www.meditationinnewyork.org /index.php   (336 words)

  
 Buddhist Meditation
This is the kind of meditation that Buddha himself engaged in under the bodhi tree, and is referred to in the seventh step of the eightfold path.
Beginning meditators are often asked to count their breath, on the exhale, up to ten.
Meditate for fifteen minutes a day, perhaps early in the morning before the rest of the house wakes up, or late at night when everything has quieted down.
webspace.ship.edu /cgboer/meditation.html   (1264 words)

  
 A State of Mind Called Beautiful - Buddhist Path to Happiness - Home
Buddhist practices such as meditation are means of changing oneself in order to develop the qualities of awareness, kindness, and wisdom.
The basic tenets of Buddhist teaching are straightforward and practical: nothing is fixed or permanent; actions have consequences; change is possible.
It teaches practical methods (such as meditation) which enable people to realise and utilise its teachings in order to transform their experience, to be fully responsible for their lives and to develop the qualities of Wisdom and Compassion.
www.keoshi.co.uk   (331 words)

  
 Meditation May Bolster Brain Activity
The results suggest that long-term mental training, such as Buddhist meditation, may prompt both short and long-term changes in brain activity and function.
The average age of the monks was 49, and each had undergone mental training in meditation for 10,000 to 50,000 hours over the course of 15 to 40 years.
The Buddhist monks had a higher level of this sort of gamma wave activity before they began meditation, and this difference increased dramatically during meditation.
www.webmd.com /balance/news/20041110/meditation-may-bolster-brain-activity   (552 words)

  
 Buddhism & Meditation in Los Angeles - Meditate in LA
Meditation is a simple yet profound method to improve the quality of our lives.
Khandakapala Buddhist Center is a Western Buddhist Meditation Temple in Los Angeles.
Taught by Westerners, the meditation classes are very easy to understand and apply to our daily lives.
www.meditateinla.org   (297 words)

  
 Amitabha Kadampa Buddhist Meditation Centre | Homepage
Everyone is welcome to attend the meditation classes and benefit from the techniques taught at them.
The classes cover all aspects of Buddhist thought and meditation and are held in Bristol and throughout the southwest region.
Whether you're new to Buddhism or an experienced Buddhist meditator you are welcome to learn more.
www.meditationinbristol.org   (234 words)

  
 Category:Buddhist Meditation - Dharmaweb
The Buddhist meditative path to liberation as viewed from the perspective of modern psychological theory.
If you meditate with a group of friends, try arranging for one member of the group to read a passage while the others are meditating.
The Purpose of Meditation By Lama Zopa Rinpoche
www.dharmaweb.org /index.php/Category:Buddhist_Meditation   (2112 words)

  
 Vipassana Meditation Website
For those who are not familiar with Vipassana Meditation, an Introduction to Vipassana by Mr.
The technique of Vipassana Meditation is taught at ten-day residential courses during which participants learn the basics of the method, and practice sufficiently to experience its beneficial results.
After reviewing the Code of Discipline for the courses in Vipassana Meditation and checking the schedule of courses in your area, you may then make an Application for a course at that location.
www.dhamma.org   (389 words)

  
 Buddhism & Meditation New York
Chakrasambara Buddhist Center is a Kadampa Buddhist Meditation Center in New York City.
Located in Chelsea, the center provides meditation classes and teachings throughout NYC and the greater New York area including Brooklyn, Queens, New Jersey, Upper West and East sides of Manhattan.
We offer a wide range of classes from basic introductions to Buddhist meditation, applying Buddha’s teachings to daily life issues such as anger and improving relationships, to comprehensive study programs of Buddhist view, meditation and action.
www.meditationinnewyork.org   (411 words)

  
 Hull Buddhist and Meditation - Homepage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Khedrupje Centre is a residential Mahayana Buddhist Centre located in the heart of the city of Hull.
The Resident Teacher at the Centre is Gen Kelsang Rigma, a Buddhist Nun who has been ordained for over ten years, she is an inspiration to us all.
Khedrupje Buddhist Centre belongs to the New Kadampa Tradition of Buddhism, a member of the International Kadampa Buddhist Union.
www.meditateinhull.org.uk   (230 words)

  
 Buddhist Meditation
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If the meditation does not produce results tending to this consummation — results which are observable in the character and the whole attitude to life — it is clear that there is something wrong either with the system or with the method of employing it.
The meditator is advised to analyze the hostile personality into its impersonal components — the body, the feelings, the perceptions, the volitional formations and the consciousness.
www.accesstoinsight.org /lib/authors/story/bl015.html   (4287 words)

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