Re: Types of Meditation
- Hi - Welcome - There are actually an unlimited number of techniques.
The way it goes is that there are 108 techniques, and 108 variations
of each one, and 108 variations of these, and so on. I don't know if
the technique you have found is in any book, but I do feel that if it
"works" for you, go with it. The criteria for "works" is if it brings
you peace. If it does, it is "good". If it, or any technique, takes
your peace away, it is "bad". The best way to learn more about any
technique is by doing it. Reading is very beneficial, as are classes,
CD's and so on, but meditating is the best way to learn about
meditation. I wish you well and please don't hesitate to ask
questions when they arise, and share experiences as you feel the need
to. Providing a place to share and communicate about this precious
knowledge is the reason for this groups existance.
Peace and blessings,
I am new to meditation techniques and I wanted to ask a question
about a form I recently encountered. It was a stress reduction
technique where the class was instructed to imagine a warm fuzzy
animal crawling into our hearts. I wanted to look up more
information on this technique. Does it have a formal name or does
it fall under one of the formal headings of the 108 Meditation
Techniques on this website? Is there a book on this type of
meditation technique that you can suggest?