Category Archives: Meditation Techniques

Meditation for Children

By Chitra Suku Young children naturally enter a state of meditation as they play with their toys, become engrossed in their music, dance, or any other activity that allows them to be fully present. As they get older, though, their focus … Continue reading

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Calming a child’s mind

. By MAUREEN HEALY Calming a child’s mind is like tilling soil. It is the necessary preparation needed before planting any seeds. Adults, educators and parents alike all perform the awesome role of planting powerful metaphorical seeds in their children. Such … Continue reading

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From Thoughts to No-Thoughts

  By Dr. Krishna Bhatta Meditation is a journey from thoughts to no-thoughts. There are no thoughts, no waves and no mind-noises. There is just pure existence. Yet, when realized people have to communicate, they also have to use the … Continue reading

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Effective Prayer

 By Paramahansa Yogananda God is the love that upholds the universe — the ocean of life and power that pervades all creation. Through scientific methods of prayer, we can attune ourselves to that Infinite Power, and bring healing to body, … Continue reading

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Can the mind be subdued?

 By Pratichi Mathur Perfection lives inside us. Mind seeks it externally. Contentment is our true nature. The mind searches it, in everything it encounters. Peace is our very essence, so the mind hankers after peace, writes treaties, wages wars, negotiates; … Continue reading

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Conquest of Mind

By Swami Ishwarananda  Just as breathing is an involuntary activity of our physiological system, thinking is an ability of the physiological system too.  Whether we watch our breathing or not, it goes on. Subtler than this activity is thinking.  Here we … Continue reading

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Mind at Meditation

  By Swami Chinmayananda  An alert undisturbed mind is the Mind at Meditation.  Here is how to attain this: When we look at an object through our mind, we never see the object as it is.  We always see it … Continue reading

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What is ‘Mantra’

 By Chamunda Swami The word ‘Mantra’ is a Sanskrit word, made up of two root words. Man means ‘mind’ or thinking, tra means ‘to release or to free’.  Therefore the meaning of mantra is to free the mind and thinking from … Continue reading

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Cultivate the joy of meditation

Cultivate the joy of meditation By Paramahamsa Yogananda “Have you thought why you love fleeting, deceiving pleasures in preference to the lasting peace and joy of the Soul – found so distinctly and ever-increasingly in meditation? It is because in … Continue reading

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Awakening Excercises for Stillness

Developing Still and Alert Attention Adapted from: The Seeker’s Guide by Elizabeth Lesser Set aside a certain amount of time when you can be alone and undisturbed. Five to 10 minutes is a good amount of time for those who … Continue reading

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