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How to Meditate - What Is Meditation


Yuttadhammo Bhikkhu




First (of six) in a series of videos on how to practice meditation without the requirement of religious dogma or spiritual mumbo-jumbo. This video discusses both the meaning of meditation and the foundations of meditation practice.


Hi, and welcome to this series of videos on how to meditate. In this, the first video I'll be talking about what is the meaning of the word meditation. First of all, the word meditation can mean many different things to different people. For some people, meditation means simply a calming of the mind and creating of a pleasurable or a peaceful state of, of being.

For some, Sort of like a vacation or an escape from the reality around us. For other people, meditation can mean a, uh, extraordinary or a special experience of some alternate state of reality, perhaps creating magical, uh, states of or super mundane states of awareness. In this video, I'd like to take the word meditation, first of all, back to its root, and explain it based on the meaning of the word meditation.

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