There are many meditation techniques, but basically all involve the detachment of consciousness from it's usual objects. Here are several types of meditation
Very popular in the New Age movement. Involves directing positive imagery and emotions
by Master Mantak Chia
Patanjali (Raja) yoga, some Buddhist meditations, Mantra yoga (when
Focusing the attention in a single point
When thoughts arise one realises that they are not a part of oneself. Just as passing clouds don't touch the blueness of the sky, tho they might veil it, thoughts pass across the Consciousness (the awareness, the "I") can't affect it. You are not your thoughts - you are the observer of your thoughts
When you have some time and won't be disturbed, just sit down in a comfortable position, (back straight helps but not essential) and just focus on that realisation, be aware that u are the WATCHER, the OBSERVER, and just hold that detachment as long as u can....
When thoughts arise you just watch each one without getting caught up in it, until it passes and a new one comes up, & so on until finally they stop coming up and then suddenly for a moment there's nothing but this amazing stillness and vastness.....
Who are You?
The Buddhist Practice of Mindfullness
Nonduality Meditation - a mahamudra/dzogchen/tantra inspired meditation instruction, universal rather than tied to a particular tradition.
Rabbi Yossi Markel
Professor Tom Hickey
|Buddhist Meditation||Mindfulness (Buddhist Meditation)||Confucian Meditation|
|Taoist Meditation||Jain Meditation||Meditation in the Upanishads|
The Mystery Of Meditation - Dinu Roman - a synthesis of the traditional teachings about meditation. Does not give specific meditation techniques but rather a good general overview and introduction
|Meditation and Yoga - lots of links|
WHAT IS MEDITATION ? By SRI SWAMI SHIVAPREMANANDA
"The Art of Meditation" by Sant Rajinder Singh
and Meditation (Dhyana) - by Georg Feuerstein
more links an essays on meditation to be added soon....
page uploaded 2 December 1998
modified 3 & 6 December
and again 9 February 1999
and on 6 June
& 15 September