Article by Lily Candice
Meditation centers are an institution of learning where the art and practice of meditation is taught to any willing student. You need to be willing as a student to participate in meditation centers because the life changing experiences that will be imparted on you are only for the disciplined and courageous, those willing to travel the road less traveled, to go where there is no path and make a track of your own. Meditation is a way of life in which the individual seeks to achieve a state of calmness, characterized by feelings of peace, love and happiness, a state in which she will be able to face the challenges of living with equanimity. Meditation should not be associated with religious practice, though meditation has many of its roots in most ancient and modern religious practices, meditation as it is practiced in the meditation centers of today usually have no religious leanings whatsoever.Z Meditation runs meditation centers mostly in Dharamsala, in the Himalayas of India, and also in other locations around the world, depending on student requests. The approach that Z Meditation takes to the art and practice of meditation is known as Deep DeConditioning Inquiry and Radiant Mantras, a systematic approach which has been found to be very efficacious in its application as can be testified to by numerous seekers who have found the way. The Z Meditation way of meditation encourages you to dig deep within to root out the wrong beliefs and conditionings which reside deep within, mostly acquired without any conscious act on your part, but from subliminal societal, parental, and peer group messages. These beliefs and conditionings create certain desires and expectations within you which put you in a constant chase mode. One that is forever chasing cannot, unfortunately, find lasting peace: as one desire is fulfilled, it gives rise to several others – so the person is always chasing after some elusive state of utopia and satisfaction.Meditation centers provide you with the opportunity to learn a usef ul skill within surroundings which are peaceful and balanced, the traits which you will leave with despite any turmoil that may be going on around you. This state of being is better experienced than thought about and the student who truly takes up the knowledge will have developed a way of coping with challenges, not in the short term, but for as long as he lives. The skills you can develop from attending meditation centers will also benefit your physical health as well. A calm and balanced mind has been discovered to greatly promote a healthy body, while a turbulent mind gives rise to several diseases of both the mind and body.Taking the step to make use of the knowledge which is available at meditation centers may be one of the most important decisions you will ever make. The benefits are much more in excess of the cost, and in fact, cannot be really quantified in monetary or other physical terms. It is the difference between try to see to the bottom of churning waters where all the mud at the bottom will be obscuring your vision, and seeing to the bottom of a clear body of water – you will be seeing things with a crystal clear vision, not disturbed by any foreign objects.
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Lily Candice is regular article writer for Meditation in India at Z Meditation in India
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