Meditation is a practice where an individual uses a technique – such as mindfulness, or focusing the mind on a particular object, thought, or activity – to train attention and awareness, and achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm and stable state.
Practitioners come to meditation for a variety of reasons: anxiety, depression, relationship issues, spiritual inquiry, the list of challenges is long. Meditation can assist with all of these issues and more. Meditation is not a cure all. Most practitioners find that the intention to meditate develops into a commitment to bring harmony and loving kindness to all creatures and the earth.
Meditation instructions are incredibly subtle and profound. To properly understand and practice, a practitioner is encouraged to take a class or retreat from a qualified teacher. Qualified teachers typically have a consistent strong daily meditation practice. They are committed to following a code of morally which supports practice. Qualified teachers have meditated long retreats, anywhere from one week to 3 months.