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Nine Stages of Attaining Bliss

From a turbulent and restless mind to the calm-abiding mind, there are nine stages in Mahamudra meditation.

Nine States of Attention

To reach a state of deep absorption requires building your concentration. It's staged and measurable.

Six Principles of Meditation

Tilopa gave six short and profound instructions on meditation to his chief disciple. Every meditator should know them.

Images: The Fourth Hurdle in Meditation

As you sit down to meditate, trying to build your concentration, random images start bombarding you. It's a hurdle.

Thoughts: Third Hurdle in Meditation

Tidal waves of stray thoughts can rock your boat of quiet mind disrupting your meditation.

Laziness in Meditation

Elephant is a sign of dullness in meditation. A skilled meditator uses acceptance and alertness to tame it.

Restlessness in Meditation

A restless mind is comparable to a monkey, forever hopping and active. Mindfulness is the antidote.

The Practice of Concentrative Meditation

One of the best ways to increase your Brain Power

Two Types of Meditation

One who understands the reality of one thing, knows the reality of everything. - The Venerable One

The Three Legged Elephant

You can't not think about something by not thinking about it. Mind will cling to whatever you want to avoid.

Traṭaka — The Practice of Still Gaze

Trataka, or the practice of still gaze, is the art of perfecting and stilling your gaze. It's a must for a serious meditator.

Shravana – The Practice of Listening

Good listening requires that you attentive in the present moment. And living in present immediately makes you calm like an ocean.

Ekagrata — The Practice of Concentration

The practice of concentration is an absolute must for any meditator. It is the basis of meditation, in fact.

Sankalpa: The Practice of Resolve

Sankalpa is often compared to the perfectly stable and still Himalayas. A sincere seeker's resolve is like the Himalayas.

Tyaga: The Practice of Letting Go

No matter how attractive the flower, a butterfly must eventually let go of it and move on.