Whether you keep your eyes open or closed during meditation depends on your approach.
I’m confused about all the different terms for meditation, like shamatha, vipassana, zazen, mindfulness, calm abiding, insight, just sitting. What’s what?
Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse tells us that if it feels too good, it’s probably not Buddhism. If you want real, honest painful, transformation, then read on.
Shamatha meditation is the foundation of Buddhist practice. Lama Rod Owens teaches us a version from the Vajrayana tradition.
The classical Theravada model of meditation employs the practices of shamatha and vipassana, both. Ajahn Brahmavamso explains the path of tranquility and insight.
Gaylon Ferguson explains that through both shamatha and vipashyana meditation we bring our mind back to its original state.
Latest from the Under 35 Project: Maya Rook on discovering that being alone does not equate to loneliness.
Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche gives a brief instruction in Shamatha meditation.
Adeline Van Waning takes us inside a groundbreaking study that explores the effects of meditation on the brain and one’s overall well-being.
From a wild and busy mind to the perfection of equanimity, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche lays out the nine stages of training the mind.