Article by Lily Candice
Meditation centers are a feature which have become very popular in the country of India, having mushroomed all over the country in recent years. These meditation centers are usually developed, coordinated and run by experienced teachers – individuals who have a thorough knowledge of the practice of meditation. There are several types or schools of meditation as practiced at these meditation centers which are spread around India, taking their roots mostly from the age old Buddhist practices which have endured for centuries.
Meditation centers are basically a place set out for learning about the art and practice of meditation, meditation being the way and manner in which the individual seeks to attain a calmness of the mind, leading to freedom to live in love, peace and happiness with and within her surroundings.
The benefits of attending any of several meditation centers are quite numerous. For one, leaving your normal environment to another area of cultural differences has its natural benefits. But this is only the most basic of the benefits. The student who prepares himself and learns the processes involved in the practice of meditation, such as the processes of Deep Deconditioning Inquiry and Radiant mantras taught at the Z Meditation Center, will acquire a proper understanding of himself after successfully freeing himself from decades of preconceived ideas and notions that have been clouding his thinking, resulting in poor judgment calls and tainted information for decision making. As the mind is freed, so is the soul, which becomes more attuned to the nature of God and can thus relate to the concepts of good and evil more easily. Last but not the least, the body, a source of pain and discomfort to many, will begin to heal itself as the mind is elevated. The cause of most of our bodily ailments can be traced to an unsteady, disturbed mind.
Thus meditation centers approach the human being in a holistic manner, treating the mind to take care of our souls and bodies as well.
Apart from these most wholesome benefits, meditation centers may be seen as an alternative form of vacation. And meditation centers in India have become a major vacation destination. Most, if not all, of these meditation centers are located in peaceful, quiet and relaxed areas. The Z Meditation Centers are actually located in a small town in the popular Himalayas with an unadulterated peace and breathtaking views. As a vacation destination, meditation centers also have the advantage of being pocket friendly, costing a fraction of what most traditional vacations would require.
There is however a single caveat. The vacationer or student to meditation centers needs to be a sincere seeker of the true knowledge. Without this sincerity and focus of purpose, it would be difficult for him to develop the discipline and concentration needed to learn and ultimately reap the benefits of taking a vacation at meditation centers in India. With the conviction by the individual that she is ready and willing to do away with wrong teachings, usually gathered unconsciously, she may then be able to properly benefit from the teachings at meditation centers of the true knowledge, to rise to heights hitherto not experienced.
About the Author
Lily Candice is regular article writer for Meditation in India at Z Meditation in India