Introduction to The Middle Way Meditation
When resting your mind at the center of the body or anywhere else inside the body, make sure not to strain the eyes. In meditation, we see with the mind, not with the physical eyes; that’s why we close them.
If your mind wanders, you can use visualization to help keep your mind still. To do so, imagine that a crystal ball is floating in the middle of your stomach. You can use other neutral objects that you’re familiar with such as an orange, a football or the moon. You can also repeat the mantra ‘Samma Arahang’ which means purify your
If you feel tense afterwards, chances are you might be trying too hard. Open your eyes, adjust your sitting position until you feel comfortable, and start over again. If you feel asleep, perhaps you need to focus more on the center of the body. Take a few deep breaths and silently repeat the mantra ‘Samma Arahang’ If sleepiness persists, perhaps you are physically tired, just allow yourself to doze off a bit before starting over again.
Stilling the mind is an art, and it is the key to mastering The Middle Way Meditation. There are many other ways to still the mind, which suit different individuals for different reasons. If you would like to explore other alternatives in detail, we’d suggest that you come to learn meditation and receive personalized guidance that best fits your unique character from experienced teaching monks at our meditation retreat.
This proven technique dates back to more than 2,500 years and was lost to the world about 500 years after the passing of the Lord Buddha. It was rediscovered in 1917 by the Most Venerable Phra Mongkolthepmuni, a renowned Buddhist Monk. The Middle Way Meditation aims at the attainment of the Dhammakaya, a state of purity and a path to