Mindful Meditation

Meditation Monk

Meditation Monk

We all want to be happy, but what is happiness?
I was seeking answers in the 1990s. I tried many different kinds of meditation and enjoyed guided meditation, but I was not able to practice on my own. I did not have a CD to play, so I really did not get much out of it until I started to practice Vipassana meditation in 2001. Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is one of India’s most ancient meditation techniques. It was taught there more than 2,500 years ago as a universal remedy.

Vipassana is a silent meditation that allows you to go deeper within yourself.

The Vipassana centers use chant and a CD of the late teacher Mr. S.N. Goenka. You can also practice at home, without any sound or music. There are about 170 meditation centers and 130 temporary “non-centers” in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania.

All Vipassana courses are run on a strictly voluntary donation basis. At the end of your course, if you have benefited from the experience, you are welcome to donate for the coming course, according to your volition and your means.

For more information, visit the Vipassana meditation website.

I highly recommend practicing daily meditation for true happiness.

If you need support, please join our mediation practice at Studio Mugen.

The American Cancer Society summarizes some of the major benefits of meditation:
  • May help lower blood pressure
  • May help calm menopause-related symptoms
  • May help lessen anxiety, depression, and pain
  • Has been shown to decrease anxiety, depression, and fatigue, and improve sleep quality and mood in some cancer patients.