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Religion and Meditation

Religion and meditation have been associated for centuries. In an attempt to clarify how religion and meditation are related, I will simplify some popular beliefs and their associated practices.

I do not mean any disrespect towards any religious beliefs by doing so and if you feel offended, feel free to contact me and I will update this page.

While most of us are familiar with a handful of religions, there are a very large number of religions, cults, and spiritual practices out there. Here is a simplification of how some popular religions use meditation in their day-to-day routines:

How Religion and Meditation are Related

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  • Shamatha: a type of meditation that focuses on a single entity.
  • Vipassana: a type of meditation that sees the big picture without the lies, i.e., that allows the meditator to see true reality.

While these two types of meditation are important, several other types of meditation are practiced by Buddhists.

You should also know that Buddhism varies according to the country where it is practiced. For example, some meditate in the sitting position in silence, while some chant.

Meditation and Religion Are Compatible

As you can see, religion and meditation have been complimentary pursuits for many centuries, and will likely continue to be that way for years to come.

Learn how to incorporate religion and meditation in your daily life

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