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Dzoghen Meditation

DZOGHEN MEDITATION Dzogchen meditation, pronounced Zog-chen, is known as the natural path in Tibetan Buddhism. This type of meditation is practiced by the Dalai Lama. Dzogchen meditation doesn”€™t use any special breath, mantra, or levels of concentration. It”€™s considered to be the most natural type of meditation. Often you practice with your eyes open. This …

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Sufi Meditation

SUFI MEDITATION Sufism is the path of the heart. Sufi’s believe that by pure devotion comes the subjugation of the lower self (ego). Through this love for God becomes the union of the lover with the beloved. Different Sufi paths use different meditation techniques. The Naqshbandi order uses the energy of love to go beyond …

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Mantra Meditation

MANTRA MEDITATION Chanting of sacred sounds has always been a delightful way to focus the mind. This type of meditation is very powerful and effective because of the vibratory effects of their sounds. Sound is produced when the vibration strikes the eardrum and is carried to the brain. This explains that sound is vibration. Specific …

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Kabbalah Meditation

KABBALAH MEDITATION Kabbalah meditation is being taught by Jewish spiritual leaders around the globe. These teachers believe that meditation will bring one closer to God. One of these techniques is visualizing God”€™s name. There are several different meditations. Beginners can start with what is called Shema meditation. Shema means to hear in Hebrew. The meditation …

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Zazen Meditation

ZAZEN MEDITATION Zazen meditation is Zen Buddhism. In Japanese this means sitting in Zen, or sitting in concentration. It”€™s about experiencing emptiness: nothing. The way to practice this is by counting each breath. For example, one…two”€¦three… Focusing on the breath needs to be complete. If there are any disturbances you should start the counting all …

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Raja Yoga

Raja Yoga is viewed as the “royal path” to attaining the state of yoga or unity with mind-body-spirit. Raja Yoga is so highly revered because it attains enlightenment from direct control and mastery of the mind. This approach makes Raja Yoga an extremely challenging and difficult practice to engage in. Hatha Yoga, what we usually …

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