Tibetan Meditation – You Can Seek Nirvana, or Simply Peace of Mind
How is Tibetan Meditation different from other kinds of meditation? In most ways it is amazingly similar. In the beginning stages of Tibetan meditation you are seeking to quiet your mind, focusing on your breathing, and doing almost identical things to any other form of meditation.
If you ask a Tibetan Monk about his form of meditation, and whether it is better than other forms, you may be surprised by his answer. He will probably tell you all forms of meditation are equal and can lead to the same results. Tibetan meditation itself contains hundreds of different techniques, methods, and ideas which you can explore, but the overall depth of intent is where this form of meditation steps away from most other forms.
Tibetan meditation can lead you to peace of mind, relieve stress, and give you greater clarity of thought like all other forms of meditation. A Tibetan Monk practicing meditation is seeking something a little more. They are striving and meditating to reach a state of Nirvana. Nirvana is a hard concept to wrap our thinking minds around. Nirvana is basically allowing your spirit, mind, or inner self to join with and expand into the immensity of everything. If you conceive of everything being composed of energy, thought, or vibrations from the origin of all time, they are seeking to allow their mind to enter into this state of immensity.
For most people, they are not moving into meditation to initially experience Nirvana, but are beginning into meditation to free their minds from the endless thoughts and talk streaming through their minds. At no moment in their busy day is there a second where thoughts, internal dialog, and often self-criticism are not at work. Using meditation to still these thoughts for even a few moments, and to be able to experience your quiet being is uplifting, relaxing, and inspiring. For a few moments you experience the core of yourself and not all of those endless streams of words you are hurling through your mind. How often have you wished you would just shut up, so you could think? Our own voice in our head is often the most distracting and harmful voice in our lives.
The quietness of meditation is the state where you first find the peace of mind, which leads to the lowered stress, and other healthy benefits. With continued practice of meditation most people begin to experience it on a more spiritual side, feeling closer to a universal power or their Creator. If you continue to practice meditation, seeking to move deeper and deeper into the spiritual revelations and feelings is where you begin moving towards the ideals of Tibetan meditation. You may even begin to seek the same goal as the Monks practicing in their temples, on mountains, and in their quiet sanctuaries.
Try Tibetan meditation to begin seeking your own healthy benefits, and then see where it leads you in your spiritual growth. It can be a road of great joy, peace, and success.