Buddhism: Know The Best Meditation Techniques


Buddhism: Know The Best Meditation Techniques

Buddhism offers a lot of meditation techniques and each of these offers benefits in different ways. Through these meditation techniques, it is possible to achieve all kinds of goals you have related to meditation. For example, it is possible to develop peace, cultivate compassion, eliminate anger, and you can move towards ultimate after years of practice. The best part is through meditation techniques you can achieve ever-lasting happiness that you were aiming for along with wisdom.

Among all, there are some common meditation techniques used in Buddhism that can be tried by even common man or beginner. These are the meditation techniques mostly followed in Buddhist schools. Let’s look into some of the meditation techniques offered by Buddhism.

Calm Abiding Meditation 

This is one of the meditation techniques that involve watching your breath. You can also focus on some object when you are performing meditation. This meditation technique mainly focuses on calming down your mind and along with that, you will learn to focus on your mind. Through this technique, you can improve concentration levels. If you are not able to focus initially you can start counting your breaths. This will easily help to focus and it will easily increase your concentration as well. Generally, the mind is distracted by surrounding noises and sounds. Through this meditation, it is possible to avoid all distractions and focus the mind on a single thing.

Buddhism: Know The Best Meditation Techniques
Buddhism: Know The Best Meditation Techniques

Walking Meditation

The majority of people find it really hard to sit in one place and perform meditation. Hence you can fill in the gaps through walking meditation. This will help in relaxing and it can be the best way to break up your sessions. It is better to plan well and use walking and sitting meditation interchangeably. For example, you can plan for one hour of sitting meditation and after that just 30 minutes of walking meditation. In this technique, you should try to pay complete attention to your movement.

Buddhism: Vipassana

This is the technique where you should be paying attention to the sensations all over your body. the sensations will be passing and arising in all parts of your body. This is the best method that helps to develop insights and it is followed in most of the Buddhist schools. Through this meditation, meditators can connect well with nature.

Buddhism: Metta

Through this meditation, it is possible to enhance the kindness within you. Metta is nothing but wishing for the happiness of others. Hence initially you should try to increase Metta within you and that should be towards things and persons you love. Later in the next stages, you can move to the most complex part that is developing Metta towards your enemies.

Tonglen

The word tonglen means receiving and giving. The aim of this meditation is we should cultivate our behavior so that we have the capabilities to receive other sufferings and give them back happiness. Through this, you should try to alleviate their suffering. This practice is also known as ‘the secret’ meditation.

Buddhism: Know The Best Meditation Techniques
Buddhism: Know The Best Meditation Techniques

Bottom Line

Along with all these, there are many other meditation techniques that are explained in Buddhism. Each and every technique comes with its own benefits and you should pick the one that is suitable for you.

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