What is Meditation
In Buddhism, meditation means “effortlessly remaining in what is.” This state may be brought about by calming and holding the mind, by working with the body’s energy channels and meditating on Buddha forms of light and energy. The most effective method is the constant identification with one’s own Buddha nature which is taught in the Diamond Way. By keeping the highest view during and between the times of meditation, the goal of the Great Seal (skt. Mahamudra) is reached.
Everything we experience is created in our own mind. This is why it is so important to experience the timeless, indestructible nature of mind. Through meditation, mind’s full potential is realized, which step by step leads to the goal of Buddhist practice: Enlightenment.
How can I try this?
In our centers we use several meditation practices, guided in English. The main practice is the Meditation on the 16th Karmapa. It is offered regularly – in some centers daily – and is ideal for new visitors. Of course, everyone can participate without any obligation or costs.