Meditation

Meditation, regardless of any religious basis, is a cultural asset thousands of years old and has its origin in Asia. It is suitable for bridging the gap between one’s own (subjective) and external (objective) perception. This dissolution in the Asian philosophies of Buddhism and Daoism, among other things, is called enlightenment, nirvana or nibbana.

Meditation is very distinct compared to the western art of contemplation. It misses the „ob­ject“ orientation, which has ever been part of it since Greek times.

Practising meditation is a gift to myself, through myself and through my meditative experi­ences, it also is a gift for my fellow human beings.

It always has been capable to heal from stress and suffering and today it supports the he­aling of physical and mental suffering in many ways, even by Western standards.

Symptoms, such as inner restlessness, depression, burn-out feelings, lethargy, deprivation, anxiety, feelings of inferiority, to speak about the mental effects, as well as high blood pressure, skin problems, pain, especially headaches, shoulder and back tensions, when talking about physical conditions, can be treated by meditation to support eliminating their causes.

Meditation, as taught in our classes, means being mindful of the very moment and to con­centrate on just one object only – our breathing. Our meditation is the creation of calmness and generosity for the meditator, not through sedation, but through alertness. With the ef­fect that becomes effective for ourselves, we are thus also a valuable enrichment for our fellow human beings.

Meditation is nothing religious, solemn or linked with any other kind of mysterious attribu­tes. Meditation is the way to get closer to oneself and to restore our spiritual balance to its original state.