Articles in the category Meditation

7 European Retreats to Visit This Summer – and Beyond

The benefits of meditation have long been established. For example, more than having a calming and stabilizing effect, it can also help in managing pain. While meditating on a regular basis is the best thing to do, there is an added benefit to setting aside a specific, extended period where you can really focus on […]

The power of visualization

I’ve written several times on the Daily Mind about how I find it a constant challenge to maintain a positive outlook and keep negativity at bay. There are several tools I use in my daily quest to remain upbeat, and one of my favourites is visualization. Over the years I’ve learnt that visualization can be […]

The sound of silence

In today’s busy world it’s very rare that we get to experience moments of silence. Thanks to our smartphones and tablets, we can text, email, talk, watch TV, surf the internet or listen to music every minute of the day, no matter where we are in the world. And while this makes us feel very […]

Quotes to Keep Away the Negative Vibes

Meditating on your life and learning to empty your thoughts is a good thing, sometimes it’s good to be meditate on wise sayings. Quotes and wise sayings are like ammunition and picking a few of your favorites to repeat to yourself everyday or during specially difficult times can help you battle negativity and ensure that […]

Feel the Meditation Space

Creating a harmonious space is all about minimizing distractions; the idea is to keep much of the “everyday” world out to allow focus on developing inner serenity. So, reducing noise, limiting reminders of the so-called “real” world, and creating a calming space lead the list of tips for developing a meditation area.

Life lessons from Buddhism

After spending several months travelling round South East Asia a few years ago, I developed a fascination with Buddhism, and this has shaped my attitude to the world and my own life. I’m currently preparing for a trip to Thailand where I will learn Thai in Bangkok and I’m keen to further my studies into […]

5 self-help tips to beat anxiety

If there’s one thing in life that I’m really good at, it’s worrying. I’d get a gold star for it. Anxiety runs in my family and I often wonder whether it’s in my genes or whether it’s learned behaviour. Whichever way you look at it though, I spend a lot of my time fretting about […]

Meditation for Pain: How Meditating Can Reduce Pain More Than Drugs

photo credit: Ingrid Sørensen Have you ever had a chronic injury or illness that caused you a lot of pain no matter what you tried? It can be quite horrible. But did you know that science is now finding that meditation can help reduce pain just as much as pain killers? Fascinating isn’t it? In […]

13 Meditation Articles That Could Change Your Life

photo credit: mariskar For thousands and thousands of years meditation has been helping people achieve good health, a long life and lasting happiness. But just as little as 200 years ago you had to travel to India, China or Japan to learn anything about this wonderful practice. Now, however, with the help of scientists and […]

How to Let Go of the Past and Not Fear Your Future – PART 2

photo credit: lanuiop “When it comes to the future, there are three kinds of people: those who let it happen, those who make it happen, and those who wonder what happened.” – John M. Richardson, Jr. A few days ago we looked at how to let go of the past; the first article in our […]

6 Definitive Signs Your Meditation Practice is Not Working

photo credit: iLikeSpoons I know a lot of readers here at The Daily Mind dabble at meditation. Some do it for relaxation, some for enlightenment. And when you practice meditation you expect certain results. But sometimes those results don’t occur. Sometimes, in fact, signs arise that show that your meditation is not working properly at […]

Matters of the Mind: A Look into the Psychology of Meditation

This is a guest post by Psychology student Brittany Miller from Rose Tinted Glass. You’ve heard the popular mantra, you’ve seen the forms and know the behavior. It’s even prominent in the popular movie series Star Wars. Meditation is a mental discipline in which one “thinks” his or her way to a deep, relaxed state […]

How to Make a Cheap Fish Pond for Meditation and Good Feng Shui

To me there is nothing more relaxing than a nice pond with trickling water and fish swimming about. Ever since I was very little I have found great pleasure in sitting by a lake or river for a few minutes of relaxing meditation. Recently I also discovered that a fish pond is great for Feng […]

What Tibet’s Greatest Ever Yogi Can Teach Us About Living Life

His name was Milarepa and he was a murderer. The start of this yogi’s life was marred by violence, hatred and revenge. But mention his name to any Tibetan and their eyes will well up with tears of devotion and joy. For this is a story about change. This is a man who recognized his […]

Mediation Masters, Secret Yogis and Enlightened Beings (Videos)

Last week I showed you a video that contained rare footage of some of Tibet’s greatest meditation masters. Today I present you with the full series. What’s in the videos? In these videos you will see Tibet’s most famous meditation masters, its most secret yogis and its most enlightened beings. Anyone interested in meditation or […]

A Look at Some Real Tibetan Buddhist Meditators

When the Tibetans first fled their home land after the Chinese invasion a documentary maker called Arnuad Desjardin was on the scene. He was granted access to some of the highest lamas and the most secret practices in the name of preserving these ancient Tibetan Traditions. I thought I would show you this video seeing […]

9 Cheap Ways to Make Your Place Peaceful and Conducive to Meditation

photo credit: Eddi 07 Advanced yogis may be able to meditate in the midst of chaos and turmoil but we beginners need an environment that is peaceful and conducive to meditation. In this post I want to show you some cheap and easy ways to make your place a perfect venue for introspection, calmness and […]

How to Lose Weight and Get Fit and Healthy Using Your Mind

image thanks to bruceleedivinewind.com Want to know the real reason you are overweight and unhealthy? It is because your discipline isn’t up to scratch. It is because you have some depression and can’t find the energy to get to the gym. You see fitness and health starts with the mind. If your mind is off […]

Using Panic Attacks as Meditation

I want to show you a video by one of my buddhist teachers, Mingyur Rinpoche. Rinpoche is a very high lama of the Tibetan Kagyu tradition; he has spent over ten years in isolated meditation retreat working with his mind. He is known worldwide as a great meditation master and has been recognized by the […]

Give Up Coffee: How To Quit Coffee With Meditation

“Is the cup half full or half empty?” For a long time I have been addicted to coffee. Three to four cups a day addicted. After struggling with many different methods of giving up and quitting the world’s most popular drug I realized that my basic training in meditation could be the solution. In this […]