Purpose of meditation

…is to make our mind calm and peaceful. If our mind is peaceful, we will be free from worries and mental discomfort, and so we will experience true happiness; but if our mind is not peaceful, we will find it very difficult to be happy, even if we are living in the very best conditions. If we train in meditation, our mind will gradually become more and more peaceful, Eventually, we will be able to stay happy all the time, even in the most difficult circumstances.

Buddhist Meditation

Meditation is at the heart of the Buddhist way of life—it is a method for understanding and working on our own mind. Through meditation we can first learn to identify our different negative mental states known as “delusions”, and then learn how to develop peaceful and positive mental states or “virtuous minds”.

Rather than seeking happiness from external, material things we aim to establish happiness from within.

Getting Started with Meditation

Gen Kelsang Varahi on some meditation basics:

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