Category Archives: Meditation

Meditation Resources: Books, CDs, Apps

Meditation Resources: Books, CDs, Apps

There are many, many books, CDs and even iPhone and iPad apps devoted to instructions on meditation practice. We’ve selected a few that are classics and very helpful especially for those who wish to learn how to meditate.

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Meditation Develops the Pearl

Meditation Develops the Pearl

By Sri Swami Vivekananda 

There is a pretty Indian fable to the effect that if it rains when the star Svati is in the ascendant, and a drop of rain falls into an oyster, that drop becomes a pearl. The … Full Story

Dhyana: Meditation Techniques

Dhyana: Meditation Techniques

By Sri Swami Vishnu-devananda 

Positive thinking and meditation constitute one of the 5 fundamental points of Yoga as taught by Swami Vishnu-devananda founder/Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers.

When the surface of a lake is still, one can see to the bottom … Full Story

Mantras in Meditation

Mantras in Meditation

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Sound has an immense power. In fact the power of sound has the power to create an entire universe. It is written that God originally manifested as sound. In ancient India it was believed that it was only sound which … Full Story

Tratak: Meditation on a Form or Yantra

Tratak: Meditation on a Form or Yantra

C071RThe mind can be steadied by practicing repeated  concentration and meditation on a visual form. The particular form can differ according to the individual’s temperament and taste. Some examples are: the steady flame of a candle, a picture of a … Full Story

Who Am I? A Guided Meditation

Who Am I? A Guided Meditation

c1714Some years ago, Sri Gurudev recorded a self-inquiry process that he recommended as a meditation technique. Here is the process as given by Gurudev.

One wonderful meditation technique is self-analysis. It’s a process that leads you to identify with the … Full Story