meditation

Posted by Wei April 14, 2017 1 29

Hey, what good does meditation do to oneself? How could one practice meditation without a guru’s guide? it seems exceptionally hard to even start...

Hey,
what good does meditation do to oneself? How could one practice meditation without a guru’s guide? it seems exceptionally hard to even start meditating. Can you please tell me a handy way to practice daily meditation? thanks a lot!

  • Answer from Pastors

    Pastors

    April 23, 2017 #1 Author

    Dear Wei,

    Thank you for your question. There are actually many different forms of meditation. Roughly speaking there are those that lead to a quiet, more concentrated mind, and the other is meditation on a particular object, such as meditation on a specific topic or emotion.

    To begin meditation, here is a very introductory article that you can follow to quiet the mind: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-accidental-meditator.html.

    The other form of meditation that one can engage in, which also acts as a practice to generate merit, is engaging in the practice of daily Sadhana or prayers. In this, when you engage in the prayers, there are certain visualisations that you engage in. When you engage in these, they act as the object of meditation, fulfilling the same function as meditation without relying on a particular deity figure. This is the one of the many benefits of engaging in a daily practice.

    One such daily practice you can engage in is the Diamond Path, which is the practice of Lama Tsongkhapa and Dorje Shugden: http://www.dorjeshugden.org/practice/diamond-path-a-daily-sadhana-of-dorje-shugden. There are multiple prayers in this practice that you can concentrate on and through visualisation, use it as your daily meditation. For example when engaging in the mantra recitation of either Lama Tsongkhapa or Dorje Shugden, there are visualisations that you can focus on, and doing so turns the prayer into meditation itself.

    This is a very good way to start a steady meditation practice on a daily basis. I hope this helps. Thank you.

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