To receive beginning instruction in zazen at the Monastery, come to the Sunday Morning Program or Wednesday Evening Zazen. All of our weekend retreats, including the Introduction to Zen Training Weekend, also include beginning instruction for newcomers. Zazen is the form of meditation at the very heart of Zen practice. In fact, Zen is known as the “meditation school” of Buddhism. Basically, zazen is the study of the self. The great Master Dogen said, “To study the Buddha Way is to study the self, to study the self is to forget the self, and to forget the self is to be enlightened by the ten thousand things.” We tend to see body, breath, and mind separately, but in zazen they come together as one reality. Burmese Position There are several different leg positions that are possible while seated cross-legged. Half Lotus Position Another position is the half lotus, where the left foot is placed up onto the right thigh and the right leg is tucked under. Full Lotus Position Seiza Position
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Pema Chodron Foundation — Buddhist Monastic Life in the West - Gampo AbbeyHow to Meditate: 10 Important TipsWhy meditate? On one level, meditation is a tool. It can help combat stress, fosters physical health, helps with chronic pain, can make you sleep better, feel happier, be more peaceful, as well as be more present. But on a deeper level, meditation is a doorway into the unknown. It can help us get a sense of the mystery of who we are. When you start meditating, you’ll notice how unruly the mind is. I remember being quite shocked by this! At first, my mind was all over the place. Profound thoughts about my past or future jostled with mundane thought clips about what groceries I needed to buy. It was like sitting in a crazy cinema! So, if you’re starting out with meditation, please don’t beat yourself up about your wild mind. Here are some simple tips on how to meditate.. 1. Whether you sit on a chair or cross-legged on the floor, make sure that your spine is upright with head up. 2. Try and keep you eyes open. 2. In ordinary consciousness we are hardly ever present. Attention comes from nowhere.
Meditations - Healing Meditations and VisualizationsCollection of guided meditation and visualizations to bring about calmness, serenity, healing, and balance. Simple Visualization Exercises Park Bench Meditation If you are a people watcher like I am then this type of meditation will come easily to you. Doing this "Park Bench Meditation" is an interesting way of pulling back your energy and simply allowing the world to revolve all around you while you sit quietly for thirty minutes. And, at the same time you will be sharpening your awareness skills. Breakthrough The focus of this guided meditation is in relation to rebirthing, or breaking through the physical barrier to reclaim our personal power. Drumming Meditation Take five minutes to do this pre-drumming visualization to relax you and to draw energies to begin your meditative drumming session. Bathing Your Chakras Visualization Of course you take a bath or shower everyday to keep yourself clean and presentable. Rose Quartz Meditation - Clearing the Heart Chakra Metta Practice Kirtan Kriya
Les étonnantes vertus de la méditation | Sciences | ARTEComment (re)voir ce programme Diffusion : samedi 23 septembre à 22h40 Disponible en direct : oui En ligne du 21 septembre au 13 octobre 2017 La méditation est devenue un nouveau champ de recherche pour les scientifiques. Un documentaire éclairant sur ses bienfaits pour notre santé. Psychiatres, neurologues et biologistes moléculaires s'intéressent de plus en plus aux effets bénéfiques de la méditation sur le fonctionnement de notre cerveau et de notre organisme. Des liens complexes Véritable gymnastique cérébrale, la méditation réduirait les effets toxiques engendrés par les hormones du stress et aurait ainsi une action bénéfique sur les inflammations chroniques, les défenses immunitaires ou la dégradation de nos cellules. Générique Réalisation : Benoît Laborde Pays :FranceAnnée :2017Origine :ARTE F