Meditation to improve the mind and health

Anyone can practice meditation

Everyone can practice meditation. To make meditation more serious, a mentor, teacher, or instructor usually teaches a person to meditate. It is possible to learn meditation both in person and at home by practicing 10-day Buddhist Vipassana (Clear Insight) meditation courses, which take place regularly all over the world and online.

Celebrities who meditated

Spider-Man film actress Emma Stone says she started meditating in January and continues to do so regularly. Actress Emma Stone told USA Today that she meditates once or twice a day and started in January to deal with her anxiety.

About meditation actress Emma says:

"For some reason, I've never been able to do that before, now I can tell who I really am from the box of rats in my head. Your thought process is not what you are. It's a separate monkey chat mode. "

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You can also view these audio, video and other resources for your meditation practice

Meditation teachers

  • Bhante Saranapala (Buddhist monk), Satipatthana, a traditional form of mindfulness meditation
  • Satya Narayana Goenka (Vipassana, Theravada Buddhist vipassana meditation)

Vipassana, which means seeing things as they really are, is one of India's oldest meditation techniques. It was presented more than 2,500 years ago as a universal tool for solving universal problems, ie the art of living. For those unfamiliar with Vipassana meditation, SN Goenka's video "Introduction to Vipassana" is available.

  • Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche (Buddhist monk)

Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche is a Tibetan teacher and a master of the Karma Kagyu and Nyingma lines of Tibetan Buddhism. He has written two best-selling books and oversees them Tergar Meditation Community, an international network of Buddhist meditation centers.

Satipatthana meditation

Mindfulness meditation or Satipatthana [In Pali] (to keep your attention inside) is probably the most influential meditation text in modern Theravada Buddhism on which the teaching of the Vipassana movement is based. Although these teachings are found in all Buddhist traditions, modern-day Teravada Buddhism and the Vipassana movement are especially known for promoting the practice of Satipatthana as the development of consciousness to gain insight into volatility, thus reaching the first state of liberation. In the popular sense, consciousness has become an inner practice of consciousness to calm the mind.

What is the wheel of Dharma

The Dharmačakra comes from the Dharma, which is the path to attaining enlightenment and attaining nirvana (the highest state one can attain). It also means the wheel of the Law. Although there are many variants of the Dharma wheel, they are usually depicted with eight spokes and are golden in color. In the center of the wheel are three shapes, usually a Yin Yang shape, a wheel or a circle.

The meaning of the Dharmačakra usually refers to a typical Dharma chariot with eight spokes representing the eightfold path and is the oldest, universal symbol of Buddhism. There are several ways to interpret the Dharma chariot, so this symbol has several meanings. There are three different parts that make up the Dharma chariot: the cane, the hub and the bow. The edge of the Dharma wheel further signifies the ability to hold all teachings together by meditating and concentrating. The circular shape of the wheel symbolizes the perfection of the Buddha's teachings.

Meditation and water diving

The coach of the International Divers Association PADI, Valters Preimanis, is very positive about the meditation for the diver. Walter, a diving instructor at the Diving Club, writes about various meditation issues. Diver coach, instructor is finished Goenka, A 10-day full-time Vipassana meditation course as well Yoga teacher training 200 hour training course (Vinyasa and Hatha yoga) in 2019, the course lasted one month on a secluded island, and meditation with yoga is recognized as a great way to maintain health.