(by Mila Diamond) There have been a number of TED talks on meditation, and since TED/TEDx is a platform for NEW ideas worth spreading, I crafted my talk to take the audience into meditation from a different angle, perhaps further than most TED talks on meditation, by introducing a concept of stopping thought - a concept rarely brought up outside of advanced and esoteric meditation circles.
All meditation involves focus until we enter into the quality-less, thoughtless essence. Detailed instructions for points of focus in meditation and for learning to re-focus the mind are discussed. As Rama says, "the practice of meditation is emptying the mind. When the mind is empty, completely empty, it's perfect meditation. It's really that simple."
“Everyone is psychic. You are psychic. It is an ability that we all have. It's a part of your mind.... Psychic perception does not come through the thinking mind, nor does it come through emotional feelings -- it comes from the psychic plane of intuition -- another avenue within mind. To reach into that avenue, a stillness has to be developed, because the impressions from the psychic plane are clouded over by emotions and thoughts.
"It is very, very difficult to hear a radio station that might have wonderful music if there are two larger stations next to it on either side of it on the dial. The signal can be lost in the disturbance.
"So within you there is a continuous signal -- a continuous perception is taking place deep within the mind -- but it's hard to hear that signal because it is blurred over by your own thoughts, your desires, your fears. It is blurred over by your emotional swings. And as you live in this world, unless you live a very different type of life, you lose your sensitivity. You become dull. Sensitivity can be regained by leading your life differently." Rama - Dr. Frederick Lenz
Meditation is about making your mind calm and quiet. And if the earth was not so overpopulated and toxic, that would be an easy thing to do. It's kind of tricky to meditate in this age. Rama figured out a way to make it easier -- which is to meditate to enlightened music. He explains that approach in this talk.
Buddhism involves bringing your mind into clearer and clearer states. We completely purify the mind and then we go beyond all states of mind. When there is no self and therefore no one to perceive states of mind, there is only enlightenment.
How to Meditate features all of Dr. Lenz's recorded talks on meditation and includes his book of lyrical poetry : The Bridge is Flowing but the River is Not.
How to Meditate provides a full range of meditation techniques, knowledge and wisdom to deepen meditation practice and understand meditation's essential role in daily life.
This volume is excellent for both newcomers and longtime meditators. Open the book at any time to any page, and you will receive your daily quota of inspiration.
A professional in meditation is someone who is able, no matter what the state of their mind or life, to sit down, meditate, stop thought and enter the quiescent state. But realize that no matter how high you go, no matter how deeply you perceive, you are only touching the bare surface of infinity.
This talk transmits the feeling of enlightenment or the timeless void, nirvana, ecstasy. God is in all things. You are God, and once you accept that with humility, you can transform.
It is not necessary to pretend you want to be a black belt when you just like to work out once in a while. Self-acceptance is necessary to make progress along the path. If you truly want to attain enlightenment there is no hardship in the practice.
Tantric Buddhism is a pathway to Enlightenment. In Tantra we do not avoid the world. We embrace it. We believe that God exists in everything. We focus on the clear light of reality in and through all experiences.