Vipassana Meditation – Looking Inward

What is Vipassana Meditation? Vipassana, or Insight Meditation, is the ancient practice of paying close attention to sensation, including thought, in an attempt to better understand the nature of reality and more specifically, one’s own internal perception of reality. It is believed to have been re-discovered by Siddhartha Guatama, more commonly known as “The Buddha” […]

Mindfulness and Exploring the Nature of Consciousness

Greetings and welcome! I am currently 23 days into a meditation course, specifically a mindfulness meditation course. I am going to outline what this means as well as describing my experience so far. The course is through the ‘Waking Up’ app by Sam Harris the author, philosopher, neuroscientist, and podcast host. The practice involves 10-15 […]

Voltaire and Meditation – Can 20 Minutes a Day Better Your Life?

Voltaire once said “Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in Eternal awareness or Pure consciousness without objectification, knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity.” The French historian and philosopher Voltaire proclaimed meditation to be some mystical tool for expanding your consciousness and being one with the universe. Or so it would seem after reading the […]