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Meditation

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November 09, 2020

 Meditation

10 min lesson IP&T 371

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Emily T

November 09, 2020
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  1. Meditation

  2. What is it?

  3. meditate think deeply or focus one's mind for a period

    of time, in silence or with the aid of chanting, for religious or spiritual purposes or as a method of relaxation
  4. Where did it start? India - 1500 BC - Vedantism

    -- based in a Hindu school of thought (there are others) China - Between 3rd and 6th century BC - Shou Zhong – roughly translated as ‘guarding the middle’ - Bao Yi – roughly translated as ‘embracing the one’ - Shou Jing – roughly translated as ‘guarding tranquility’ - Bao Pu – roughly translated as ‘embracing simplicity’
  5. Pema Chodron Buddhist nun and author Leader, teaches the Western

    world more about the effectiveness of Buddhist practices
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  7. Vulnerability and being still Meditation is hard for many people

    in our fast-paced world - Not used to slowing down, feel like you’re wasting time - Sometimes feel like you’re failing because your mind is going constantly when you should be focused on the breath - Doing nothing is not encouraged or practiced generally Mediation is about making the voice in your head more gentle and nonjudgmental
  8. Pema Chodron explains the purpose of meditation

  9. It’s ok to be afraid or confused at first

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  11. Resources: Headspace YouTube Try it during your prayers Deep breaths,

    mindfulness during the day