What is Meditation?

16 Jan 2013 5:55 AM | Lama Christopher Coriat (Administrator)

"Meditation, simply defined, is a way of being aware. It is the happy marriage of doing and being. It lifts the fog of our ordinary lives to reveal what is hidden; it loosens the knot of self-centeredness and opens the heart; it moves us beyond mere concepts to allow for a direct experience of reality. Meditation embodies the way of awakening: both the path and its fruition. From one point of view, it is the means to awakening; from another, it is awakening itself."

          ~ Lama Surya Das, "The Heart-Essence of Buddhist Meditation"

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