About Meditation and Wisdom
Meditation and mindfulness become immensely more effective when combined with wisdom. Wisdom arises from an openness to learn from both life experiences and study. Meditation and wisdom contribute to each other. To explain how meditation and wisdom work together lets start with meditation.
Meditation brings a state of simple relaxation combined with focussed alertness. It is a sense of clarity and deep seated inner peace. This state of meditation allows you to explore your inner world. It gives conscious access to otherwise sub-conscious levels of mind.
By gathering your attention you are able to gain insight into your inner world. Here we come familiar with the feeling, emotional, conceptual and intuitive elements of our experience.
With this self knowledge we can begin to direct the full energy of our inner world toward ever greater happiness. Thus we find greater fulfillment, freedom, success and abundance in life.
Meditation enables you to take control of your life while keeping you relaxed. While at ease and at peace with yourself and those around you, meditation provides the means to see through problems and difficulties. You start to resolve issues within yourself and so improve your relationship with those you love. At the same issues are smoothed over in career and social spheres.
Anyone, of any age, can meditate and many of us fall into states of meditation at times in our busy lives. Being able to do so at will is a learned skill and the subject of the meditation classes and retreats that we offer.
Meditating entails the development of mindfulness. This will further extend the benefits of meditation into daily experience.
Develop the skills you require at the meditation classes and Buddhist teachings offered at Melbourne Buddhist Meditation Classes.
Meditating can be the start of a new journey. It provides a platform of increased awareness and gives the emotional stability and sensitivity to build a sound spiritual life.
Your regular meditation puts you back in touch with your best self and your true sense of purpose in life. It frees you from feeling as though a victim of other people and events. We can assimilate life easily and shape it to the highest good. This benefit flows to both yourself and those around you.
A rich spiritual life is one of joy, even to the point of rapture, of peace, courage and strength. It enriches your quiet moments. Further, it improves interactions with family, friends, lovers, partners and business associates.
Meditation helps free us from constraints and burdens. It frees us from confusion and stress, from intemperance and craving.
Within this freedom we discover that deep within each of us is a blissful and peaceful state. It is spontaneous rather than a product of circumstances and just bubbles up all the time. Here we come to live in the bounty of the spirit of enlightenment.
About The Teacher
It is here that we need a teacher. Meditation is best learnt from an experienced teacher. This should be someone familiar with this vast ground beyond ordinary appearances. You need a guide who has travelled the path and can point the way for your own journey of discovery.
Venerable Toby Gillies
Without a teacher we can float around trying to pick up bits and peices of the practice. We try to sort the gold from the dross that we find in our google searches or self help bookshops, but it is all a bit hit or miss. We can learn to meditate from books or audio sessions. But often they present meditation as a psychological tool, a kind of secular therapy.
But meditation is far more than this. It is a path to enlightenment, an opportunity for complete and lasting happiness. It frees us from suffering forever. When we encounter a teacher rich in this tradition we receive all the tools we need. There is a transmission of the true teaching that is beyond the mere words. This is a grace, or blessing, which whispers a million words in the spirit of enlightenment.
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