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Contemplative or analytical meditation

The second type of meditation is contemplative or analytical meditation. In this type of meditation we think about a certain topic like impermanence, compassion, or wisdom (shunyata). When we get some feeling, understanding, or an […]

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Meditation and mindfulness

Meditation and mindfulness are like dance-partners. They each support the other gracefully. There are two types of meditation: focused (shamatha) and contemplative (analytical). Focused meditation also is translated as calm abiding, concentration, and single-pointed meditation. […]

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Unconditional love and the wisdom realizing emptiness

Meditation is a transformative way of living. Shamatha or concentration meditation trains us to be focused. Contemplative or analytic meditation trains us to become the positive quality we are meditating on, like compassion. Eventually we […]