What is meditation?

  The Tibetan word for meditation is gom, which translates as “to familiarize,” or “to habituate.” In this sense, meditation is a psychological process of familiarizing, habituating, oneself with two things: that which is positive or virtuous and that which...

There are two modes of meditation

  There are two modes of meditation. The accomplishment of the first one is single-pointed concentration and the accomplishment of the second is called insight.    What the world vaguely knows as mindfulness is a version of the first mode. And it’s...

Why meditate?

There are so many ideas in the world about what meditation is and why we would want to do it. And, I’d suggest, there are many misconceptions about it, too. The clichéd image of a person “meditating” has them sitting in full-lotus position, the incense wafting and the...