Article by Lily Candice
If you desire a sincere change for the better in a life filled with stress and discomfort, meditation retreats are an option for you. Meditation retreats are organized and carried out by meditation centers which are run by established and experienced meditation teachers. These meditation teachers have developed systems and procedures over many years which are employed at meditation retreats where student seekers may learn to disabuse their minds of years of conditioning and wrong notions and achieve a state of bliss, characterized by peace, love and happiness. Meditation is a systematic process which seeks to control activities of the speech, mind and body. The practice of meditation, which can be learnt at meditation retreats, will enable the individual to have overall control of all her senses and will consequently not be buffeted by the day to day exigencies of living. It has been also shown that control of the mind through meditation has tremendous health benefits as those who meditate on a regular basis are less prone to illness and disease.The practice of meditation was born out of ancient religious practices, most especially the Buddhist religion, with most religions the world over having a form of meditation or the other integrated into their practice. However, meditation retreats are mostly non-religious, having no religious affiliation whatsoever. The Z Meditation center offers meditation retreats to sincere student seekers of holistic peace at their meditation center in Dharamsala, a small town in the popular Himalayas of India. At these meditation retreats, students are taken through a course of study which will gradually wean them of the conditionings gathered over the years, which has created a cluttering of their minds, not allowing for proper action and reaction to the daily challenges of life.It is important that any aspiring student of meditation be sincere in her approach and disciplined enough to follow through the systematic process of DeConditioning, the primary tool employe d by Z M editation at their meditation retreats. Such a focused mindset will allow the student to quickly grasp the principles being taught; and it has been observed that some seekers display remarkable change within only a few days of taking up the course at meditation retreats. By the end of a typical course at good meditation retreats, the student should be well poised to deal effectively with any situation with which he may be faced. The success at meditation retreats does not mean the subsequent absence of problems and other issues. It only means that the individual is much better equipped to deal with just about anything.Meditation retreats are relatively cost efficient, costing merely a fraction of what you might expect to spend at a sea side resort, for example. And while you may achieve some level of peace and relaxation at a sea side resort, this peace is not lasting as you will most probably return to the status quo on your return home. The knowledge and ensuing peaceful state of well-being you will achieve at meditation retreats will last a lifetime, so long as you continue to observe the practice of daily meditation and living by the principles taught at meditation retreats. Everyone’s focus will be different as we all come from different backgrounds with different conditionings. The object of meditation retreats is not to produce a following of brainwashed robots, but for each and every individual to be able to face his or her life with a calm clarity of mind.
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Lily Candice is regular article writer for Meditation in India at Z Meditation in India