The middle way meditation...
The Middle Way Meditation Institute is a non-profit educational organization serving people of all ages, races, nationalities, religions and faiths; dedicated to the development of inner peace education and research, geared towards adults, youth and organizations.
The Middle Way Meditation Institute offers meditation and educational training programs, based on mental and spiritual confluence, and organization of various cultural activities to promote unity and harmony.
The ultimate aim of the Institute is to promote peace and happiness in people’s lives and create everlasting peace in the world at large.
Originally the Middle Way Meditation technique was lost since 500 years after the passing of Lord Buddha and rediscovered in 1917 by the Most Venerable Phramongkolthepmuni, a renowned Buddhist Monk through the attainment of Dhammakaya, a state of purity and a path to wisdom within.
This technique is simple, effective for self-discovery and enhance purification of the mind. This technique is effective for all ages, nationalities, religions, faith and believes.
The late Phra Mongkolthepmuni, a celebrated meditation master
Meditation and technique
To begin, you can select your comfortable position either on the floor or on a chair as long as you are comfortable and relax. Close your eyes very gently as if you are about to sleep. Empty your mind of all thoughts. Breathe in deeply and gently exhale a few times. Release all tension in your body including all muscle. Imagine that inside your body is hollow —with no internal organs. Rest your mind inside your body around the abdomen.
Softly and gently observe any experiences or images that arise.
When resting your mind at the center of the body or anywhere else inside the body, make sure not to strain the eyes. In meditation, we see with the mind, not with the physical eyes; that’s why we close them. If your mind wanders, you can visualize or feel an object or the light to help keep your mind still. To do so, imagine or feel the moon, an orange, flower or the light floating in the middle of your stomach. You can also repeat the mantra ‘Samma Arahang’ which means purify mind or the mantra ‘Clear and Bright’.
Depending on the degree of stillness and clarity of your mind, after a while you will experience a sense of peacefulness and refreshing joy as if you’ve just come out of an inner spa.
If you feel tense afterwards, chances are you might be trying too hard. Open your eyes, adjust your sitting position until you feel comfortable, and start over again. Stilling the mind is an art, and it is the key to mastering The Middle Way Meditation
During the retreat, we provide guided meditation sessions on the Middle Way Meditation technique and advises on self-development which is beneficial for everyone to continue practicing after the retreat to help you live happier and more peaceful with your life and the world.
Many have found regular practice of meditation helps them overcome physical ailments and emotional issues. Others have expressed satisfaction from an increased self-esteem, better work performance, and improved relationship with colleagues and family members.
Whether you are happy or sad, looking for the real meaning of life, or wishing to discover more about yourself, The Middle Way Meditation has the answer for you.
There are so many advantages to meditation. Below is the definitive list of benefits that meditation can provide you with:
It increases blood flow and slows the heart rate; Helps in chronic diseases like allergies, arthritis etc.; Enhances the immune system; Cure headaches & migraines and more
Builds self-confidence; Helps control own thoughts; Helps with focus & concentration; Increase creativity; Improved learning ability and memory; Increased emotional stability and more.
Provides peace of mind, happiness; Helps you discover your purpose; Increased self-actualization; Increased compassion; Growing wisdom; Deeper understanding of yourself and others; Attain higher wisdom and more.