Core meditation techniques have been preserved in ancient Buddhist texts and have proliferated and diversified through teacher-student transmissions. Buddhists pursue meditation as part of the path toward Enlightenment and Nirvana. The closest words for meditation in the classical languages of Buddhism are bhāvanā and jhāna/dhyāna.
Buddhist meditation techniques have become increasingly popular in the wider world, with many non-Buddhists taking them up for a variety of reasons. Buddhist meditation encompasses a variety of meditation techniques that aim to develop mindfulness, concentration, supramundane powers, tranquility, and insight.
Wildmind are committed to bringing practical information on meditation to anyone who has internet access. They realise that not everyone is able to get to a face-to-face meditation class (although if that’s possible they recommend that you make the effort) and want the benefits of meditation to be available to all.
A great resource and in particular we liked:
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