Meditation

Video coming soon: Healing through Buddhist meditation

Meditation is the most widely visible aspect of Buddhism that is associated with health in the popular American imagination. By no means do all Buddhists meditate, and not all Buddhist organizations in Philadelphia highlight meditation as a health-promoting practice. However, there are many groups that do enumerate meditation among the most important Buddhist therapies. Healing meditations range from mindfulness or awareness of breath, to regulating the body’s energy, mantra recitation, to more complex visualizations of deities or symbols. Different types of meditation are credited with helping to heal the mind and body in different ways.

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