Meditation Techniques Approaches

Meditation Techniques Approaches

Between silence & activity. There are many forms of meditation

The manifold techniques of meditation differ according to their traditional religious origin, according to different directions or schools within the religions and often also to individual teachers within such schools. In many schools different techniques are taught depending on the progress of the meditators. In addition to the traditional meditation techniques, especially since the 70s of the 20th century many forms of meditation inspired by Far Eastern teachings and adapted to Western needs have been offered in the West.

Meditation techniques are understood as means of practicing a state of consciousness differentiated from everyday consciousness, in which the present experience is in the foreground, free from habitual thinking, above all evaluations and the subjective meaning of the past (memories) and the future (plans, fears, etc .). Many meditation techniques should help to achieve a state of consciousness in which extremely clear, wide-awake awareness and deepest relaxation are simultaneously possible.

You can roughly divide the meditation techniques into two groups

Passive (contemplative) meditation

Passive meditation. This form of meditation is also called “silent meditation” or “silent meditation,” and practiced mainly in quiet sitting. Also for this form there are …

The active meditation

This form of meditation is also called “movement meditation” or “dynamic meditation.” There are various approaches to technology in which everything can be found between …

The division refers only to the outer shape . Both forms of meditation may mentally involve both active attention control and passive letting go and action.

In general parlance, meditation is often understood to be only the passive form, as it is symbolized in images of the meditating Buddha.

Wise words & quotes

” Well then, my soul, completely detach yourself from everything external and gather you in a silent silence of the right inner being. “

Quote: Heinrich Seuse

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