Types of meditation - Buddhism

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  • meditation
    • samatha
      • vipassana
        • try tp penetrate and gain insight into the nature of reality
        • main theravada meditation
        • helps buddhists understand how all things are characterised by the 3 marks of existence
          • essential to gain enlightenment
      • calming meditation
      • leads to a calm and focused mind
        • prepares you for meditation on the nature of reality
      • you can focus on your breathing or on a kasina
        • there are 10: earth, fire, wind, water blue, yellow, white, red, space, and consciousness
    • zazen
      • seated meditation
      • leads to a deeper understanding of the nature of existence
      • the meditator just sits there, in awareness of the present moment


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