Meditation is a state where you train your monkey mind rise towards the wise mind.
Buddha’s unmodified meditation was brought to India By S.N. Goenka, a Burmese by birth settled in India. He taught mediation to thousands of people. Buddha’s meditation was modified by adding different styles over a period. The Book of Secrets confirms 112 different methods. The intent of having these choices from these authors is to choose what works for you, but the sheer numbers and putting these to test can be a hindrance itself to many.
Vipassana, “which means seeing things the way they are” is the perfect way to start your meditation journey. They have a ten day residential course helping you train your mind. There is no chanting of mantras specific to Buddhism, Hinduism or any religion in these retreats. The best part about Vipassana is they don’t charge you anything for these ten days and only if you feel the experience worth should you donate. This also means that you lived on Dakshina (Donation) from other people. If you are interested start Here.
For beginners, it’s important to realize the reason they look forward to this Meditation. For some it could be peace, calmness, anger control or few, enlightenment. Whatever the reason, start somewhere because only then will you find the right fit. A ten minute daily meditation can do wonders for your emotional and physical health. It’s said that meditation burns your past karma and helps you to be more attuned to self.
Recommended app: Insight Timer (Iphone & Android)