Eastern Spirituality

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Buddhist meditation refers to the meditative practices associated with the religion and philosophy of Buddhism.

Core meditation techniques have been preserved in ancient Buddhist texts and have proliferated and diversified through teacher-student transmissions. Buddhists pursue meditation as part of the path toward Enlightenment and Nirvana. The closest words for meditation in the classical languages of Buddhism are bhāvanā and jhāna/dhyāna. Buddhist meditation techniques have become increasingly popular in the wider world, with many non-Buddhists taking them up for a variety of reasons.

Buddhist meditation encompasses a variety of meditation techniques that aim to develop mindfulness, concentration, supramundane powers, tranquility, and insight.

Example video: Krishna Das talks about how his Hindu Guru, Neem Karoli Baba, told him to "Meditate Like Christ".

Example via www.ramdass.org: Ram Dass ‘Radiating Love’ Meditation

Example via www.mindpodnetwork.com: Tara Brach – Guided Mindfulness Meditation

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