A labyrinth is an ancient symbol that relates to wholeness. It combines the imagery of the circle and the spiral into a meandering but purposeful path. The Labyrinth represents a journey to our own center and back again out into the world. Labyrinths have long been used as meditation and prayer tools. Labyrinth walking … Continue readingLabyrinth meditation
Buddhists pursue meditation as part of the path toward liberation, awakening and Nirvana,[note 3] and includes a variety of meditation techniques, most notably asubha bhavana (“reflections on repulsiveness”); reflection on pratityasamutpada (dependent origination); sati (mindfulness) and anussati (recollections), including anapanasati (breath meditation); dhyana (developing an alert and luminous mind); and the Brahma-viharas (loving-kindness and compassion). These techniques aim to develop equanimity and sati (mindfulness); samadhi (concentration) c.q. samatha (tranquility) and vipassanā (insight); and are also said … Continue readingBuddhist meditation
“Meditation” in the Roman Catholic Traditions is a completely different experience from the concepts of eastern religions, where “meditation” involves not thinking about things and exercises emptiness of the mind. Catholic (or Christian) meditation is simply the opposite: it is a very active mental task, a kind of prayer … Continue readingWhat is Catholic Meditation?
What’s the Difference between Mindfulness & Meditation? Mindfulness and meditation are mirror-like reflections of each other: mindfulness supports and enriches meditation, while meditation nurtures and expands mindfulness. Where mindfulness can be applied to any situation throughout the day, meditation is usually practiced for a specific … Continue readingMindfulness Meditation