Welcome. This site is created to help us get started with meditation.
Below, I describe a simple, universal meditation practice — one that can carry us through our inner journey, from the very beginning all the way to the very end.
Meditation can be summarized in one sentence:
Rest our attention on our breath,
let go of impulses that pull away our focus,
aware of Infinite Potential within, moment to moment.
That’s it. It is as simple as this. Meditation need not be anything more complicated. That said, its mastery does take a lifetime (or lifetimes).
Here are some common questions we have about meditation. Let’s start with the big picture…
What is our Life Purpose?
Our reason for our existence can be summed up in two statements, known often as the Golden Rule:
- Connect with Inner Truth within us.
- Experience each other as ourselves. This includes our neighbors and enemies alike.
The fulfillment of these is the highest attainment we can achieve as a human being.
What is meditation?
Meditation is the process of tuning into Inner Truth within us. Some other names for Inner Truth are Source, Light, Dhamma, God, Spirit or Authentic Self.
Why on breath?
The reason our breath is such a perfect focus is that it can align with whatever our beliefs are, is always with us, is dynamic, is universal, and we focus on it while carrying out our lives. Also, since it is always arising and passing, it prevents getting stuck in our mind.
Breath has remained a central tenet of meditations throughout history and cultures.
What happens when I meditate?
With our attention on our breath, we are able to release burdensome perceptions and negativity in our mind. Our mind gets more and more clear and steadfast. Wisdom gradually descends into us.
We see more closely the Inner Truth within and more experience others, including our neighbors and enemies, not as others but as us.
What aids meditation?
In addition to breath (or for many, an alternate to breath), we might fix our lips on a mantra, our mind on a vision, our sensitivity on inner clarity, our contemplation on a noble quality.
Healing sounds, natural environment, supportive people, reading of scripture, and a positive attitude also helps. A journal can greatly aid our process as well.
That said, each one of us will resonate with a different flavor of practice. There is no one-size-fits-all.
What’s the finish line?
The end goal is having no break in our meditation process throughout all facets of our life. Every fiber of our being will be transformed.
The complete realignment of our perspective towards the Inner Truth is what we call Enlightenment. Other terms we use for this are Moksha, Nirvana, Salvation, Kensho, or Communion with God.
While it’s rare (if possible) for any of us to fully achieve this, it is the most worthy of all pursuits. Even momentary victories along the journey bring us immense fulfillment, solace and joy.
How much commitment does it take?
Make no mistake that meditation needs to be THE overriding priority in our lives. It doesn’t serve its real purpose otherwise.
We can set a few times a day for focused meditation. This could be 20 minutes to an hour for each session, perhaps two to five sessions per day.
In actuality however, meditation is a 24/7, lifelong commitment, with not a single experience left off-the-table.
That said, meditation is at the same time unrelentingly forgiving. Our mind is constantly getting stuck and scattered, but we can always get centered again, no matter how many times we lose it, or how hard we fall. No matter who we are or where we’ve been, we have yet another chance to connect more deeply within — so long as we remain committed.
Please get in touch if you’d like to discuss meditation, or if you’d like to avail my services in helping you chart out your life perspective.