We live in an increasingly complex and busy world, with high-speed technology, tons of desires to satisfy and goals to achieve.
There are many things in life that are beyond our control. However, it is possible to take responsibility for our own states of mind – and to change them for the better.
Meditation is a means of transforming the mind. In our mind lies the possibility to find antidotes to our own personal sorrows, and to the anxieties, fears, hatreds, and general confusions that affect us as human beings.
Meditation practices taught at Agora come mainly from Tibetan and Japanese traditions. They are techniques that encourage and develop concentration, clarity, emotional positivity, and a calm seeing of the nature of things. By engaging with a particular meditation practice you learn the patterns and habits of your mind, and the practice offers a means to cultivate new, more positive ways of being. With regular work and patience these nourishing, focused states of mind can deepen into profoundly peaceful and energized states of mind. Such experiences can have a transformative effect and can lead to a new understanding of life.
Even if you are someone who finds it extremely difficult to let go of thoughts, even if you are highly stressed or overloaded with mental activity, you may gradually find more inner stillness and peace of mind by introducing a dose of meditation into your life.